NYtechcouncil

Join the New York Technology Council here at Magnet HQ on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30pm for its event focusing on the rise of Bitcoin, online marketplaces, and social commerce. The Council summarizes the event as follows:

“The early days of e-commerce began with individual merchants utilizing the Internet as a secondary channel to offer their goods and services to a brave new online world. Then came the success of Amazon’s online marketplace, which brought together various merchants selling a variety of goods and services, all made available through a single website. Today, the “one-stop-shopping” trend has become more focused, with online marketplaces focusing on specific sets of goods or services made available by competing merchants, from vacation property owners to rideshare providers to charities…Furthermore, the integration of social commerce – where online properties leverage social media (like user reviews and recommendations as well as Likes, Pins and Shares) for marketing as well as part of the property’s core service feature – has enhanced the utility and value of these online marketplaces.”

Sound interesting? We certainly think so and are eager to hear speakers Kari Jorgenson, Diane Musi, Sarah Feingold, and Lynn Loacker tackle the complex, influential topic.

According to NY Tech Council, the program will discuss:

  • Why online marketplaces have become popular from the consumer’s and the individual merchant’s perspective
  • What are some of the business and legal issues involved with connecting buyers with marketplace sellers
  • How has social commerce transformed marketplaces and what are some of the legal concerns of social commerce today
  • Presented in partnership with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, the goal of this presentation is to assist non-lawyers in recognizing and understanding some of the important legal issues confronting their businesses. With ample time for Q&A and networking, this session will be an outstanding source of practical, real-world guidance and useful contacts.

Light food and beverages will be served as the event, which is free to NY Tech Council members, and is $20 for all others.

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