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Former CFL vice president Glen Johnson joins Smooth Commerce as chief commercial officer

As chief commercial officer, Johnson will be developing the company’s partnerships, market expansion, and product management.


Digital Main Street

DMS Recommends: Tech trends for business in 2018

Three talked-about technology trends could change the way you and your team work in the coming year. Here’s what you need to know.


techcrunch

Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx

The so-called “Shipping with Amazon” program will be an end-to-end shipping solution, with pickups from businesses and shipments made to consumers.


retailexperience

Insights from NRF’s Big Show: Key retail tech trends to watch for in 2018

If 2017 was the year of the so-called ““Retail Apocalypse,” then 2018 may well become the year of the Retail Renaissance. Here are several key retail technology trends to watch for in 2018.


recode

Walmart has acquired a virtual reality startup as part of its tech makeover

Walmart has acquired a small virtual reality shop, called Spatialand, to be the centerpiece of VR efforts that the company hopes will someday transform the shopping experience across the company’s different websites and stores.


techcrunch

Same-day delivery service Deliv launches Deliv Rx for same-day prescriptions

At launch, Deliv Rx, as the service is being called, will power same-day delivery of prescriptions for select Walgreens, as well as Kay Pharmacy, Phil, Phox Health, and others.


e27

Singapore’s foodtech startup Grain raises pre-Series B funding from Majuven, others after clocking 330 per cent growth

Grain’s meal boxes are focused on individuals and small groups while its buffets cater to corporate offices and events.


betakit

Rubikloud hiring 60 people in Toronto to meet global demand for its service

The news comes just over a month after Rubikloud, which helps retailers migrate legacy data onto the cloud, raised a $46 million Series B from Intel, iNovia Capital, and OTEAF.


techcrunch

Echo Look to dole out fashion advice from Vogue and GQ

Vogue and GQ are working with Amazon to insert fashion recommendations into the companion app for Echo Look users, some of which will be shoppable.


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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.