Device Squad: The Podcast for the Mobile Enterprise

Evolution of eCommerce with Upshot Commerce founder Neal Kaiser

Steven Brykman | May 15, 2016 | Device Squad


 

In this episode of Device Squad, the podcast for the mobile enterprise, two old college buddies, Neal Kaiser and Steve Brykman, reminisce about the scams they pulled in the glory days of the internet and discuss the 20-year evolution of Neal’s eCommerce platform, Upshot Commerce.

As promised in the episode, here are links to some of Steve & Neal’s earliest websites (circa 1995) in the Internet Archive:

Make A Store (now Upshot Commerce): https://web.archive.org/web/19980207090739/http://make-a-store.com/

Joke City: https://web.archive.org/web/19961221003117/http://jokecity.com/

Joke City: Main eCommerce Menu: https://web.archive.org/web/19961108053338/http://jokecity.com/cgi-bin/jokecity/Shop/frontpage.pl

Feldheim Publishers: https://web.archive.org/web/19990922042915/http://www.feldheim.com/aa/index.shtml

Click the Wayback Machine timeline to follow the evolution of these early designs.

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Steven Brykman

Steven is a Digital Strategist and UX Architect focusing on Mobile Products with a diverse background in writing and literature. He spent much of the last decade as Creative Technologist/Lead Strategist of his own design company, helping Fortune 500 companies define the direction of their digital campaigns, websites and mobile applications. Additionally, he co-founded Apperian, a Boston-based mobile technology startup.

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