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Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea – TechCrunch

Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea – TechCrunch Sujay Seetharaman Contributor Sujay Seetharaman is a Customer Success Manager and a Market Analyst at eCommerce market intelligence firm PipeCandy As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Shopify’s merchant marketplace, may be the boost that …

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Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch

Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm – TechCrunch Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of Focus Media, a Shanghai-based company that operates outdoor digital advertising screens across China, …

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Prime Day boosted other large retailers’ sales by 54%, says report – TechCrunch

Prime Day boosted other large retailers’ sales by 54%, says report – TechCrunch Amazon’s Prime Day again broke records this year, but the sales holiday also boosted sales across the broader U.S. e-commerce industry. According to Adobe Analytics data released this morning, larger retailers – meaning those with over a billion …

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund MallforAfrica and DHL are giving African merchants a global stage. This week the online retailer and delivery …

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Japanese startup Paidy raises $55M Series C to let people shop online without a credit card – TechCrunch

Japanese startup Paidy raises $55M Series C to let people shop online without a credit card – TechCrunch Paidy, a fintech startup that enables Japanese consumers to shop online without using a credit card, announced today that it has raised a $55 million Series C. The round was led by …

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Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch

Aspire Capital offers fast finance for SMEs in Southeast Asia – TechCrunch Southeast Asia’s digital economy is tipped to grow more than six-fold to reach more than $200 billion per year, according to a report co-authored by Google, with e-commerce accounting for the dominant share. The emergence of e-commerce platforms …

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Morgan Stanley says, ‘Hey Google, give away the Home Mini for free!’

Morgan Stanley says, ‘Hey Google, give away the Home Mini for free!’ In a dramatic report to investors this week, financial services giant Morgan Stanley said Google should defend its market by giving away its signature Google Home Mini smart speaker for free. The post Morgan Stanley says, ‘Hey Google, …

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