Startup Culture

Play With Me! Etsy Posts Prototypes in the Marketplace

Etsy users.

Etsy may have lost its founder-CEO, but it hasn’t lost its drive. The startup is heavy on data and metrics and it has a history of turning its users into guinea pigs and slashing features that aren’t popular. Today Etsy announced three initiatives in one: Prototypes, an opt-in sandbox where¬†users can “kick the tires” on new features; and the two inaugural prototypes, an HTML5 non-Flash version of the Color Browser and Seller Opportunity Tools, which allow sellers to see voids in the marketplace by displaying what people are searching for. Read More