#eCommerce / Facebook Boosts eCommerce Platform With ‘Accelerator’

… Facebook unveiled plans for a Commerce Accelerator that will work with 60 startups picked from a pool of applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Latin America.

The selected startups will work with Facebook to help expand the reach and ease of its eCommerce tools, with a vision of “one unified shopping experience across all Facebook apps” … “Facebook is doubling down on commerce and accelerating its work to enable every business to sell online and help people gain inspiration and discover and buy the products they love… We can’t achieve this alone, so we are looking for startups to build technology with us.”

In addition, Facebook… will pick 30 startups from Latin and North America for a program called “Connectivity” to help improve internet access in underserved regions.