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Walmart is acquiring Memomi, an AR startup powering virtual try-on for eyewear

Walmart is expanding its array of virtual try-on services for shoppers with today’s news that it’s planning to acquire Memomi, an AR...

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Nautical Commerce sails away with new funding to bring marketplace tech to the masses

The company is boiling down the time it takes for businesses to create an e-commerce marketplace from two to three years to about 90 days.

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Robinhood almost imploded during the Gamestop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around...

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To drive more sales, use shopper-generated content to personalize emails

What separates the most effective companies from their competition is how marketing teams focus their efforts and put the data to work to deliver...

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Shopify breaks out of the website with 100+ new features including NFTs, local shopping and more

Shopify made a name for itself in its early days with a platform for letting retailers keen to establish their own online shops an easy and quick way...

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African healthtech startups in the supply chain segment show rapid growth, spurring a $7M investment initiative

While Africa’s health systems are still reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic, the adoption of digital health services has been revved in...

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An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union

This historic victory comes after concentrated efforts from Apple to discourage its retail workers from unionizing.

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Brex leaving adrift some SMB customers roils corporate spend market

Given how competitive the corporate spend world has proved, Brex has kicked off an interesting strategic conversation in the well-funded fintech...

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Roku and Walmart partner up to bring shoppable ads to streaming

Roku and Walmart announced a new partnership that aims to crack the code on making purchases via TV streaming and shopping with remotes. On Thursday,...

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Alibaba extends logistics arm to Pakistan for e-commerce unit Daraz

Cainiao, the logistics service operated by Alibaba, is launching two automated distribution centers in Karachi and Lahore as its first entry into...

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Rohlik bags $231M despite the market cooling on food delivery startups

The salad days are over for many startups in the online food delivery sector. Following a long period of cash injections, splashy and high profile...

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JOKR leaving U.S., ‘for now,’ to focus on LatAm

The company's U.S. operations accounted for about 5% of the grocery delivery startup's overall business.

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Zoovu lands $169M to drive online product discovery experiences

Zoovu, a company developing tools to build and drive product discovery experiences online, has raised $169 million in venture capital.

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Khazenly, an Egyptian on-demand warehousing and fulfiLlment platform, raises $2.5M seed funding

The e-commerce market in Egypt is expected to grow 30% to $7.5 billion this year, spurred by a growing number of younger shoppers and rising incomes....

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Influencer shopping app LTK adds creator product reviews in its latest update

Most of us dread the thought of having to return a piece of clothing we purchased online. In recent years, a newer generation of shoppers —...

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As Celsius accelerates the crypto sell-off, who pays the price?

Many market participants indicated Celsius may be a riskier firm than many originally believed it to be, with some pointing toward a lack of...

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Cereal maker Magic Spoon scoops up $85M as it lands spot on Target shelves

Gaining a place on retail shelves is just the start to Magic Spoon's plan to evolve into an omnichannel brand that eventually goes beyond the...

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Gander closes $4.2M seed round to ‘humanize’ online shopping

The product was a hit with investors, and it took less than three months to raise $4.2 million.

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Amazon gets into AR shopping with launch of ‘Virtual Try-On for Shoes’

Amazon is tapping into augmented reality in an attempt to appeal to sneakerheads shopping its site. The retailer this morning announced a new feature...

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Multicoin Capital leads $60M investment in Delphia to give retail investors edge against hedge funds

The startup’s “share-to-earn” data token model will reward users for contributing valuable information, which it will then use to help its...

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Agrotools farming for M&A with new $21M funding round

Agrotools analyzes over 1,300 layers of data to provide information on what is happening with agriculture suppliers and customers across Brazil.

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How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

“The end of the girlboss era? What does that even mean?”

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Gemini lays off 10% of workforce as the ‘crypto revolution’ enters its ‘contraction phase’

Despite the layoffs, Gemini co-founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss noted the market volatility in crypto was somewhat expected

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Onramp Funds accelerates e-commerce financing platform with $42M in equity, credit

The company provides working capital based on sales forecast data for shipping, fulfillment, advertising and inventory cost of goods for e-commerce...

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Betastore gets $2.5M to solve stock-outs, financing challenges for informal retailers in West and Central Africa

Betastore eyes Ghana, the DRC and Cameroon markets after raising $2.5 million in pre-series A funding from 500 Global, VestedWorld, and Loyal VC.

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TechCrunch Podcasts this week: Scaling web3, bulls and bears, falling tech valuations, and UFOs

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating...

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Apple issues friendly reminder that it’s employees’ right not to unionize

As a handful of Apple retail locations begin the process of unionizing, the trillion-dollar company’s vice president of people and retail...

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Amazon flexes its retail muscle with a brick-and-mortar clothing store

Months after announcing it would do so, Amazon has opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, near the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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