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With its new ‘Interests’ feature, eBay again tries to personalize its marketplace – TechCrunch

With its new ‘Interests’ feature, eBay again tries to personalize its marketplace – TechCrunch Remember when eBay bought Hunch in 2011 to improve its personalization technology and attract shoppers based on their interests? Or when  it launched a Pinterest-like tool called Setify in 2012 for creating personalized collections and wishlists? Or when …

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Target’s next-day delivery service, Target Restock, launches nationwide with lower fees – TechCrunch

Target’s next-day delivery service, Target Restock, launches nationwide with lower fees – TechCrunch Target is lowering the price of its next-day delivery service for household essentials, Target Restock, which will now be free for Target REDcard purchases and $2.99 for all other orders, as the service expands nationwide. Previously, the …

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Southeast Asia’s Carro raises $60M for its automotive classifieds and car financing service – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s Carro raises $60M for its automotive classifieds and car financing service – TechCrunch Carro, an automotive classifieds service and car financing startup based in Singapore, has closed a $60 million Series B round to scale its business in Southeast Asia. The deal was co-led by SoftBank Ventures Korea, …

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South African tech and media conglomerate Naspers made $2.2 billion from Flipkart sale – TechCrunch

South African tech and media conglomerate Naspers made $2.2 billion from Flipkart sale – TechCrunch Naspers, the South African tech and media conglomerate, continues to have an incredibly hot hand when it comes to global tech investment. Famous for owning a huge chunk of the Chinese Internet powerhouse, Tencent and a …

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Southeast Asia’s ShopBack moves into personal finance with its first acquisition – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia’s ShopBack moves into personal finance with its first acquisition – TechCrunch Singapore-based e-commerce startup ShopBack came on the radar when it raised $25 million last November, and now the company is making its first acquisition. ShopBack said today it has picked up Seedly, a fellow Singaporean startup that offers a …

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Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world – TechCrunch

Barnes & Noble teeters in a post-text world – TechCrunch Barnes & Noble, that once proud anchor to many a suburban mall, is waning. It is not failing all at once, dropping like the savaged corpse of Toys “R” Us, but it also clear that its cultural moment has passed …

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Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line’s VC arm – TechCrunch

Southeast Asia e-commerce startup iPrice raises $4M led by chat app Line’s VC arm – TechCrunch iPrice, a service that aggregates Southeast Asia’s e-commerce websites in a single destination, has pulled in new funding led by messaging app Line’s VC arm, Line Ventures. The round is officially undisclosed, but TechCrunch …

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How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? – TechCrunch Back in 2008, as the global financial crisis was only just beginning to tear at the fabric of the U.S. economy, entrepreneurs in San Francisco were already hard at work on potential patches. This was the beginning of what’s now …

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