Walmart to sell Handy’s in-home installation and assembly services in over 2,000 stores

Walmart this morning announced a partnership with home services provider Handy, which will allow customers to purchase in-home installation and assembly assistance in over 2,000 of Walmart’s sto

Alibaba rival posts first annual profit as a public company

When you hear ‘e-commerce in China’ you’ll probably ‘Alibaba,’ but another company is making progress to challenge the assumption that $450-billion company is China&#8217

Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain

Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers, an innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains th

Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide

Cargo, a startup that wants to let every rideshare driver open their own convenience store in their car, has just raised $5.5 million in a round it's calling seed preferred financing. They have 2,500

Apple Pay now in 20 markets, nabs 90% of all mobile contactless transactions where active

While we are going to have to wait a little longer for Apple to launch payments in iMessage, this weekend, Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Apple Pay, announced a series of other milestones for th

Sneaker and streetwear reseller Stadium Goods just launched their first app

Stadium Goods, the online (and brick and mortar) marketplace for highly sought after sneakers and streetwear, is launching its first app. Live today to coincide with the startup’s two year anniv

Target rolls out Bluetooth beacon technology in stores to power new indoor maps in its app

Target is adding an improved indoor mapping component to its mobile app, designed to help shoppers find their way through stores and locate the products they need, the retailer announced this morning,

Alexa Shop Assistant directs you to the right aisle, answers product questions

Can Alexa help shoppers in large, retail stores where store associates are spread out and often hard to find? That’s the premise behind the hack, “Alexa Shop Assist,” presented today

WePay now accepts Apple Pay and Android Pay on the web

Apple Pay and Android Pay may be best known as Apple and Google’s mobile wallets, designed to expand their businesses in making payments with smartphones. But today comes an advance that und

Korea’s top financial services startup lands $48M from PayPal and others

Viva Republica, the company behind Korean financial services app Toss, has closed a $48 million Series C funding round that includes a strategic investment from payment giant PayPal. The deal is PayPa

Alibaba’s local commerce platform, Koubei, raises $1.1 billion

Alibaba just reported a very impressive quarter of business, but there was a small nugget of notable funding news tucked away in its announcement. Koubei, an Alibaba affiliate company focused on enab

Crunch Report | Instagram Shoppable Photos

Today’s Stories  Instagram tests shoppable photo tags Google launches Tango AR smartphone system Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds Sony’s profit down 86% but

Kohl’s rolls out its own mobile payments platform, Kohl’s Pay

Larger retailers are beginning to offer their own alternatives to emerging mobile payment systems, like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Today the latest to launch its own, independent mobile

Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech startup, lands additional funding

Garena, Southeast Asia's most valuable technology startup, has closed additional funding three new investors: SeaTown Holdings International, an affiliate of Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek,

Meesho wants to make selling through WhatsApp more efficient and less painful

Meesho is a Shopify for mobile that targets the many thousands small business that rely on WhatsApp for sales and marketing.

Memebox raises $66M for its e-commerce platform for Korean beauty products

Memebox, an e-commerce company specializing in beauty products from Korea, has closed a significant $65.95 million Series C funding round to fuel further expansion.

Pinterest is soon launching a way to search for products with your smartphone camera

Pinterest today has a new tool for finding things that you might want to buy — and they’ll be things you see in the real world. Here’s how it will work: go to Pinterest search and tap th

Salesforce buys Demandware for $2.8B, taking a big step into e-commerce

Salesforce made its name originally with cloud-based software to help salespeople manage their leads and close deals; and today the company took a big step into the business of sales itself. Today the

PayPal to halt operations in Turkey after losing license, impacts ‘hundreds of thousands’

Turkey has been making moves to bring tech business in the country under more localised control, and today big U.S. online payments company PayPal became the latest casualty. The company announced t

Why Wallapop CEO Agustin Gomez Doesn’t Want To Talk About Fundraising

Wallapop, so far, has reportedly raised a ton of money. But despite that, Wallapop CEO Agustin Gomez doesn’t want to talk about it because he thinks it’s a distraction. Gomez spoke on st
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