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Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker – TechCrunch

Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker – TechCrunch CM Group, the organization behind email-centric services like Campaign Monitor and Emma, today announced that it has acquired marketing automation firm Sailthru and the email personalization service Liveclicker. The group did not disclose the acquisition price but noted that …

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TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat – TechCrunch

TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat – TechCrunch ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and …

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Alibaba taps Kabbage to loan up to $150K to SMBs after it quietly acquired OpenSky to ramp in North America – TechCrunch

Alibaba taps Kabbage to loan up to $150K to SMBs after it quietly acquired OpenSky to ramp in North America – TechCrunch Alibaba’s long-term ambition to grow its business in the US is taking another step forward. To increase sales to US small businesses, the company has partnered with Kabbage, …

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Some US government websites won’t load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown – TechCrunch

Some US government websites won’t load after HTTPS certificates expire during shutdown – TechCrunch In a government shutdown, everything deemed non-essential stops. As we found out, renewing the certificates on its websites is considered non-essential. Several government sites are currently inaccessible or blocked by most browsers after their HTTPS certificate …

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Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law – TechCrunch

Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law – TechCrunch Well, that didn’t take long. We’re less than ten days into 2019 and already Vietnam is aiming threats at Facebook after it violating its draconian cybersecurity law which came into force on January 1. The U.S. social …

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It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days – TechCrunch

It’s the golden age of traditional retail, not its end days – TechCrunch A lot of people that will say that traditional retail is dying. They’ll point to the rising prominence of e-commerce, which accounts for under 10% of total retail in the U.S. and a whopping 15% or more …

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Parcel Guard’s smart mailbox protects your packages from porch thieves – TechCrunch

Parcel Guard’s smart mailbox protects your packages from porch thieves – TechCrunch Maybe you won’t need a glitter bomb to protect your Amazon packages from porch thieves after all. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Canadian appliance maker Danby is showing off its newly launched smart mailbox called …

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Amazon debuts Showroom, a visual shopping experience for home furnishings – TechCrunch

Amazon debuts Showroom, a visual shopping experience for home furnishings – TechCrunch Amazon just over a year ago launched its first in-home furniture brands, with private labels Rivet and Stone & Beam. This past fall, it began experimenting with a new, more visual way to shop for furniture and other …

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DiscountMugs.com says four months of customer credit cards stolen by hackers – TechCrunch

DiscountMugs.com says four months of customer credit cards stolen by hackers – TechCrunch DiscountMugs.com, a large online custom mug and apparel store, had a four-month long data breach just before the busy Christmas holiday season. The company said in a letter to state attorney generals that hackers siphoned off credit …

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