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betakit

Spocket raises $1.5 million to power dropshipping for retailers

Spocket allows Shopify retailers to dropship EU and US products, and post items on their stores with one click.


Digital Main Street

DMS Recommends: Digital Marketing Survival Guide during Slow Summer Months

You want business to continue as usual during summer, but it’s bound to get a bit slower. But don’t worry, because you can use the slow summer months to your advantage.


techcrunch

Target’s same-day delivery reaches 1,100+ stores, Drive Up to reach 1,000 by year-end

Target said it’s expanding its Drive Up service, which allows shoppers to place orders online, to two more key markets, Colorado and California, where it will begin to roll out over the next month to 128 stores.


finsmes

The Sill raises $5M in Series A funding

The Sill, and online and offline seller of potted plants, raised the funding from Raine Ventures.


retaildive

How will Google bust into brick-and-mortar?

It’s reportedly only a matter of time before the tech giant signs the lease on its first permanent store — and just what its physical strategy will look like remains to be seen.


betakit

Digital Main Street launches across Ontario to help small businesses adopt digital practices

Digital Main Street services that will be available include digital training and grants of up to $2,500 to help businesses adopt digital technology.


techcrunch

Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store

Walmart is capitalizing on its relationship with Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten with the launch of a full e-book and audiobook catalog on Walmart.com, alongside its assortment of physical books.


bloomberg

Adyen’s first earnings after record IPO excite investors

Adyen, which processes payments for Uber, Netflix, and Spotify, reported a 67 percent rise in net revenue for the six months ended June 30, to 156.4 million euros ($181 million).


geekwire

Underwear maker TomboyX raises $4.3M, aims to tackle ‘lack of inclusivity’ in fashion industry

The Series A round was led by TAU, with participation from Redbadge Pacific and SBI Investments Korea.


techcrunch

Lolli launches to give you free Bitcoin while you shop

Lolli is a rewards platform that offers users BTC when they shop at participating online retailers.


betakit

Grocery brands are caught in the middle of the ecommerce transformation of food delivery

In recent years, the competition between grocery stores has become even more complex.

techcrunch

Walmart completes its $16 billion acquisition of Flipkart

Flipkart will continue to be run by its leadership with Tencent and Tiger Global retaining board seats.


venturebeat

Amazon’s Alexa Fund Fellowship adds 14 more universities

Participating education institutions will use the funding to support novel applications of voice technology, advances in conversational AI, and initiatives to teach students how to create conversational experiences.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.