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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Stripe debuts Express accounts for Connect, allowing sellers to sign up to marketplaces in under “two minutes”, and rolls out new payment routing infrastructure   —  Stripe, the fast-growing fintech startup that's now worth around $9 billion, has announced that it's making it easier …
May 25, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Etsy is under pressure from activist investors to grow revenue, reduce spending and perks, and give up its ethical ideals   —  “There is one and only one social responsibility of business,” the economist Milton Friedman famously wrote in 1962.  And that is “to use its resources and engage …
May 21, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Reinhardt Krause / Investor's Business Daily:
Shopify shares dip 3.5% after it announces secondary stock offering of 5.5M shares at $91, raising $500.5M   —  E-commerce platform provider Shopify (SHOP) could be a buyer as opposed to takeover bait for the likes Adobe Systems (ADBE), Amazon.com (AMZN) or eBay (EBAY) following its surprise $490 million stock offering.
May 19, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Phil Wahba / Fortune:
Walmart online sales grew 63% YoY in Q1 as the number of items sold on Walmart.com increased to 50M from 10M a year ago   —  Walmart's wmt massive e-commerce investments are starting to pay off.  —  The discount chain reported on Thursday that U.S. online sales rose a staggering 63% …
May 19, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google says there are 2B pages and 900K domains using AMP; pages now load twice as fast   —  As Google looks for ways to keep people using its own mobile search to discover content — in competition with apps and other services like Facebook's Instant Articles — the company is announcing some updates to AMP …
May 18, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google quietly debuts Chatbase, a chatbot analytics platform   —  Just ahead of Google's I/O event kicking off later today, some details have leaked out about a new service that Google is launching for developers that are building chatbots.  TechCrunch has learned that Google has developed …
May 17, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Partnership on AI adds Intel, Salesforce, SAP, others as it formalizes Grand Challenges, which provide incentives to tackle big issues with social ramifications   —  Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI …
May 16, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Mobile auction marketplace Tophatter raised $21M Series B from Goodwater Capital, says it's profitable and expects $100M in 2017 revenue, up from $40M in 2016   —  Early stage startups that achieve profitability are a rarity in Silicon Valley.  Tophatter, a startup you have probably never heard of, may be an exception.
May 14, 2017, 10:35 PMIn context
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
Profile of Baillie Gifford, a £159B Scottish investment firm famous for backing tech unicorns such as Airbnb, Spotify, and Dropbox   —  How an old-school money manager became one of the world's most important tech investors  —  Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder and chief executive officer …
May 10, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sarah Tavel leaves Greylock Partners to become general partner at Benchmark Capital, the first woman in that role at the firm   —  Sarah Tavel has joined venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as its sixth general partner, after having been with rival Greylock since 2015.
May 9, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context

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