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EasyShip, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises $4M – TechCrunch

EasyShip, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises $4M – TechCrunch Easyship, a Hong Kong-based startup that aims to make international shipping for e-commerce as easy as payments, has closed a $4 million Series A round. The company was founded in 2015 by former Lazada duo Tommaso Tamburnotti and Augustin Ceyrac, …

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Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch

Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch GraphQL, the Facebook -incubated data query language, is moving into its own open source foundation. Like so many other similar open source foundation, the aptly named GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. Facebook announced GraphQL back in …

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Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund – TechCrunch

Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund – TechCrunch It was once unusual for venture capital funds to cross the billion-dollar threshold. Now, multiple billion-dollar fund announcements in the same week is nothing to gawk at. Bessemer Venture Partners, an investment firm founded more than 100 years ago, …

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Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch

Shopify opens its first brick-and-mortar space in Los Angeles – TechCrunch Shopify, the provider of payment and logistics management software and services for retailers, has opened its first physical storefront in Los Angeles. The first brick and mortar location for the Toronto-based company, is nestled in a warren of downtown …

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Deliverr raises $7M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon Prime – TechCrunch

Deliverr raises $7M to help e-commerce businesses compete with Amazon Prime – TechCrunch When Amazon rolled out its membership-based two-day shipping service in 2005, e-commerce and customer expectations around fulfillment speed changed forever. Today, more than 100 million people use Amazon Prime. That means, 100 million people are fully accustomed …

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FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch One of the underlying trends of VR/AR investment in 2018 is that money has become harder to come by for startups which may have had no trouble pulling together a round in 2016. Who better to chat …

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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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States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court – TechCrunch

States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court – TechCrunch In a five-to-four decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that states can make online businesses collect sales taxes — even if they don’t have a physical presence in that state. Today’s …

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