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betakit

Intuit releases report on state of small business cash flow in Canada

The survey revealed that 67 percent of small business owners in Canada have been kept up at night by concerns about cash flow, even if their company has never experienced issues with cash flow.


Digital Main Street

DMS Recommends: Holiday Window Display Contest 2018

Winner will receive a free 1:1 digital transformation session with a member of the DMS Service Squad in the new year!


engadget

Walmart buys Art.com to take on Amazon in home decor

The art seller will continue to operate as a standalone online storefront, but some of the platform’s more than two million products will be available through Walmart.com, Jet and Hayneedle.


cnbc

Untuckit, the company known for its untucked shirts, is looking to raise money at a valuation greater than $600 million

Untuckit is seeking a deal that will value it at more than $600 million and has Morgan Stanley out looking for the funds.


techcrunch

Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may be coming to airports

Both the San Jose and Los Angeles airports have confirmed Amazon’s interest. Dallas appears to be on Amazon’s list of potential spots, as well.


bk

Uber could be looking into grocery delivery in Toronto

A new job posting on Uber’s Linkedin page suggests that the ride-hailing company is looking into grocery delivery in Toronto.


techstartup

Visual AI startup Syte partners with luxury fashion platform Farfetch to launch the new in-app visual search feature on iOS

The Syte’s visual search camera button allows users to upload any image and shop the most visually similar in-stock options from the entire look.


bk

Ribitt raises $600,000 to help independent retailers offer rewards programs

Toronto-based Ribitt has raised $600,000 in seed round funding from an undisclosed group of angel investors.


techcrunch

Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost

The Uber Specials feature demonstrates the massive leverage awarded to food delivery apps that aggregate restaurants.


bk

Small Business Minister Mary Ng appoints Sheldon Levy as special advisor

Canadian Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion Mary Ng has announced that CEO of NEXT Canada Sheldon Levy has been named special advisor on scaling up small and medium-sized enterprises.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer at BetaKit. As a fourth-year journalism student who has written primarily about entrepreneurship, Amira has developed a growing interest in Canadian startup, business, and tech news. In her free time, Amira enjoys reading, baking and watching legal shows.