Still seeking social commerce

Pinterest wannabes with tighter commerce hooks are raising good money. But social commerce likely needs to be multi-channel for a big payoff.

Techstars-backed Pickie raises $1M for Flipboard-like app for shopping

Pickie, a recent graduate of TechStars New York, announced Monday that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from a range of investors, including DFJ Gotham, Betaworks and Liberty City Ventures. The startup uses social data regarding products to generate personalized iPad-based magazines for shopping.

Mapping Session results: Mobile shopping

Participants in a Mapping Session identified personalization as the key disruptive technology companies can exploit to jump-start mobile shopping. Other Disruption Vectors included location sensing and big data.