The Untold Story of Books.com [Part 1] - This New Economy

The year was 1992. The location… Cleveland, Ohio. The birthplace of online commerce. That’s right. Cleveland Ohio. Not Silicon Valley, Not San Francisco. Not even Seattle Washington. This is the story of Books.com, the internet’s very first e-commerce store, its founder, Charlie Stack, a lawyer-turned-self taught software developer — and what happened when they created internet history… and later… faced a new entrant in Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com. Sponsors: Freshbooks. The all-new FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Go to http://www.freshbooks.com/economy to get a 30 day unrestricted trial. CloudSponge. CloudSponge is the easiest way to import your users contacts into your app. Used by AirBNB, Yelp, Nextdoor and many more. Deploy CloudSponge into production you'll be entered to win a free Parrot SWING Minidrone plus you get a 3 month extended trial. Go to http://www.cloudsponge.com/rocketship to get started for free. Slidebean. Pitch deck templates for startups. Create a deck in minutes. Track investor activity on your slides. Professionally curated templates are the fastest and most stunning way to present your ideas: deliver powerful messages that stand out. Go to http://www.slidebean.com/rocketship to get started for free.

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