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BetaKit

Lightspeed sees 36% revenue growth in first quarterly report since IPO

The company, which went public in March, reported a 36 percent year-over-year increase in both quarterly and total annual revenue.



TechCrunch

Upsie nabs $5M to build a direct-to-consumer warranty service

The startup out of Minneapolis, Minn. has decided to wage war on the old warranty, with more reasonable pricing (typically 70% lower than what the retailer offers) and a much more modern approach to selling and managing the warranty.


CNN

Walmart’s new tech chief comes from Google, Microsoft and Amazon

Walmart has tapped a veteran of Google, Microsoft and Amazon to lead its growing tech operation around the world.


Manchester retail tech firm secures £15M

A fast-growing Manchester-based retail SaaS firm has secured £15 million in funding.


BetaKit

Uber Eats goes up against Ritual, brings new pickup feature to Toronto

Although Ritual has released a series of other services, its baseline offering is almost indistinguishable from that of Uber Eats’ Pickup.


TechCrunch

Soda Says, a curated consumer electronics retail platform, launches in the US

Soda Says has launched in the United States with a new vertical: women’s sex tech.


GeekWire

Amazon to boost advertising business with acquisition of assets from ad tech company Sizmek

Amazon has acquired parts of a global ad tech company to bolster its rapidly growing advertising business.


Forbes

How tech is driving innovation in the retail sector

New technology is one way retailers are working to outpace the competition, with innovations bringing new solutions to market while also spurring improved customer experiences across various touchpoints.


TechCrunch

Kurly, a grocery e-commerce startup in Korea, closes upsized $113M Series D round

Kurly, a startup that operates a grocery delivery service in Korea, said that it has closed an upsized Series D round that reached a total of $113 million.


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