Category: Ecommerce

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November 18, 2020

Jinx launches a text-to-buy dog food platform, with help from Initialized Capital

Jinx is launching a simple way to buy dog food and manage orders via text message. The startup says it has developed “the first text-to-buy platform in the legacy pet food space,” in partnership with its investor Initialized Capital and the firm’s co-founder Alexis Ohanian (who...


by Anthony Ha in dog food
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November 3, 2020

PayPal details its digital wallet plans for 2021, including crypto, Honey integration and more

PayPal this week laid out its vision for the future of its digital wallet platform and its PayPal and Venmo apps. During its third-quarter earnings on Monday, the company said it plans to roll out substantial changes to its mobile apps over the next year...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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October 28, 2020

Current and upcoming trends in Latin America’s mobile growth

Jen Laloup Contributor Jen Laloup is CEO of Mobile Growth Association. Latin America (LATAM) is home to one of the fastest-growing mobile markets in the world. In 2018, there were 326 million mobile internet users in the region, and that figure is anticipated to increase...


by Walter Thompson in 5g
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September 24, 2020

Airship acquires SMS commerce company ReplyBuy

Airship is announcing that it has acquired mobile commerce startup ReplyBuy. The startup (which was a finalist at TechCrunch’s 1st and Future competition in 2016) works with customers like entertainment venues and professional and college sports teams to send messages and sell tickets to fans...


by Anthony Ha in Advertising Tech
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September 9, 2020

Postmates becomes the official on-demand food delivery partner of the NFL

The National Football League is naming Postmates as its very first on-demand food delivery partner. In this context, a partnership means a multiyear sponsorship, which also makes Postmates a sponsor of the Super Bowl. And as the season kicks off with the Kansas City Chiefs...


by Anthony Ha in Ecommerce
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September 9, 2020

U.S. holiday shopping season on mobile expected to be largest to date, topping 1B hours on Android

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the holiday shopping season is already underway. Amazon has delayed its annual sales event, Prime Day, from July to October 2020, while top e-commerce retailers, including Walmart, Target and Amazon, are becoming more powerful than ever. According to a new...


by Sarah Perez in Apps
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September 1, 2020

Bambuser raises $45M after shifting focus to live video shopping

Bambuser is a name that you may not have heard in a while, but the Stockholm-headquartered company is announcing today that it’s raised $45 million in new funding this year, with $34.5 million of that amount raised during the pandemic. Bambuser’s history goes back more...


by Anthony Ha in bambuser