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The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta – TechCrunch

The company behind YouCam Makeup app launches a new set of AR tools for beauty brands like Ulta – TechCrunch Released in 2014, the year before Snapchat put face filters on the road to ubiquity, Perfect Corp’s YouCam Makeup app gave many smartphone users their first taste of augmented selfies. …

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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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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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New e-commerce restrictions in India just ruined Christmas for Amazon and Walmart – TechCrunch

New e-commerce restrictions in India just ruined Christmas for Amazon and Walmart – TechCrunch The Indian government is playing the role of festive party pooper for Walmart and Amazon after it announced new regulations that look set to impede the U.S. duo’s efforts to grow their businesses in India. Online …

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Target’s same-day delivery service Shipt will include ‘all major product categories’ in 2019 – TechCrunch

Target’s same-day delivery service Shipt will include ‘all major product categories’ in 2019 – TechCrunch Target has grand plans for Shipt, the same-day grocery delivery service it bought a year ago for $550 million. While generally known today as something of an Instacart competitor – essentially Target’s answer to Walmart …

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Walmart is testing its own, in-house visual search technology on Hayneedle – TechCrunch

Walmart is testing its own, in-house visual search technology on Hayneedle – TechCrunch Hayneedle, the home furnishings retailer that joined Walmart by way of an acquisition by Jet back in 2016, is now serving as the testing grounds for Walmart’s own in-house visual search technology. Built in collaboration between Hayneedle …

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The limits of coworking – TechCrunch

The limits of coworking – TechCrunch It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like there are more WeWorks than office buildings. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection with regulation, …

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This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent – TechCrunch

This early GDPR adtech strike puts the spotlight on consent – TechCrunch What does consent as a valid legal basis for processing personal data look like under Europe’s updated privacy rules? It may sound like an abstract concern but for online services that rely on things being done with user …

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China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch

China’s JD.com teams up with Intel to develop ‘smart’ retail experiences – TechCrunch Months after it landed a major $550 million investment from Google, China’s JD.com — the country’s second highest-profile investor behind Alibaba — has teamed up with another U.S. tech giant: Intel. JD and Intel said today that …

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