S|W: The SaaS Weekly – Shopify rings up augmented reality shopping

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Shopify launches AR Quick Look allowing iOS 12 users to preview products in AR (BETAKIT)

AR Quick Look will allow users on iOS 12 devices to preview products in AR from Safari instead of having to download specific apps.

Standard Cognition raises another $5.5M to create a cashier-less checkout experience (TECHCRUNCH)

As Amazon looks to increasingly expand its cashier-less grocery stores — called Amazon Go – across different regions, there’s at least one startup hoping to end up everywhere else beyond Amazon’s empire.

Singapore logistics startup Yojee raises US$5.9M in oversubscribed share placement (E27)

With services on the blockchain, Yojee sells its software to logistics companies to help them stay on top of the digital age.

CloudHealth adds support for Google Cloud amid growing demand (TECHCRUNCH)

CloudHealth now supports AWS, Azure, VMware and Google, giving customers a fairly comprehensive view of their cloud usage.

Edmonton-based Showbie acquires classroom assessment platform Socrative (BETAKIT)

Both Showbie and Socrative will continue to operate as separate apps.

SaaS activity alerts can mitigate manual misconfigurations (TECHTARGET)

SaaS activity management is becoming more important for infosec teams to combat issues of insider theft and unintentional exposure of sensitive data, BetterCloud’s David Politis says.

Sweden’s Engaging Care raises $800,000 for its digital healthcare SaaS (TECHCRUNCH)

In a more patient-friendly and patient-centred way than traditional electronic medical record systems, Engaging Care is developing a SaaS and accompanying apps to bring together patients, healthcare providers and partners to be “smarter and better connected.”

CloudKPI helps SaaS businesses to see beyond the clouds (SILICONREPUBLIC)

Initially focused on software businesses that provide their services in the cloud (think Gmail) or SaaS (software as a service), CloudKPI helps them succeed by enabling them to accelerate their growth, by helping them make data-driven decisions.

NestReady appoints former Mashable exec as co-founder and CTO (BETAKIT)

Frederick Townes was previously the CTO at Mashable. Before that, he served as co-founder, president, and CTO of Placester, a real estate marketing platform in the US.


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.

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