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Amazon inks deals for Toronto office space after rival Shopify’s expansion (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
The e-commerce company has taken an additional 100,000 square feet in two buildings in the south part of Toronto’s financial district.
DoorDash shares soar 80% after IPO (FORTUNE)
Initially priced at $102 in the IPO, the company’s shares began trading at $182 before quickly jumping to $188.50. That gives the delivery business a market value of nearly $60 billion.
Highline Beta CEO Marcus Daniels argues that the “always be pitching” mantra is the wrong one for startups looking to scale.
Shipageddon is here. Can Route, which helps manage delivery expectations and even insure packages, soothe nerves? Investors have $35 million riding on it.
Amazon warehouse workers in Canada saw injury rates double. Then COVID hit. Inside a hidden safety crisis (TORONTO STAR)
Amazon’s internal safety records show mounting injury rates across Canadian warehouses.
Montréal’s tech funding dipped in the third quarter of 2020, propped up by one megadeal into a locally-born but now US-headquartered e-commerce startup.
The car as your cellphone: How BlackBerry’s deal with Amazon could transform your ‘in-vehicle experiences’ (FINANCIAL POST)
Analysts say it’s a new frontier in the auto industry and could be a game changer for the Waterloo-based maker.
Sobeys parent Empire ramps up e-commerce expansion as pandemic drives online demand (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect Canadians’ food-buying habits, Sobeys owner Empire Co. Ltd. EMP-A-T is planning to accelerate the expansion of its e-commerce business.