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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Home design firm Houzz is raising a $400M round at a $4B valuation, source says led by Iconiq Capital   —  The company expects to close a deal for a new $400 million investment.  —  Houzz, the popular photo site used by homeowners to plan renovations, is finalizing a new funding round …
Jun 9, 2017, 12:55 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
E-commerce startup Spring raises $65M round led by Fidelity Investments, bringing the total raised to around $100M   —  As legacy players stumble, an e-commerce upstart gets a big cash infusion.  —  With traditional department stores struggling, the mutual fund giant Fidelity is placing …
May 12, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: NBCUniversal paid around $230M for Craftsy, a site that sells videos of crafts classes, as well as craft supplies and kits   —  Put one in the win column for content + commerce.  —  It turns out content and commerce can be a valuable mix.  —  Earlier this week …
May 12, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Founder of Nucleus, which raised $5.6M from Alexa Fund, and now faces competition from similar Echo Show device, says Amazon crippling its Alexa Fund ecosystem   —  Another cautionary tale for would-be Amazon partners.  —  When the investment arm of Amazon's Alexa division led …
May 10, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Square is rolling out debit cards that draw money from users' Square Cash accounts   —  It's a prepaid card, not a real debit card.  But it's like the one Jack Dorsey recently showed off.  —  Last month, Jack Dorsey teased the launch of a Square debit card.
May 6, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Recode:
Sources: Amazon and Apple close to an agreement to launch Amazon video app on Apple TV; Amazon employees expect the app in Q3   —  Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet.  —  Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce.  —  The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers' time …
May 5, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Apple in talks with payments industry partners to launch Venmo-like P2P money-transfer service; one source says service could be announced this year   —  Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?  —  Apple's on-again, off-again flirtation with building …
Apr 27, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35B in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever   —  Bigger than Walmart's deal for Jet.com.  —  PetSmart has agreed to make the biggest e-commerce acquisition in history, putting a deal in place to snatch up fast-growing pet food …
Apr 18, 2017, 3:23 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Amazon execs told employees they expected Quidsi, including Diapers.com, to be profitable in 2017, raising speculation about real reasons for shutdown   —  The e-commerce giant blamed profitability issues, but sources say execs expected the subsidiary to be profitable in 2017.
Apr 3, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Industry insiders shed light on how pricing war between Amazon and Walmart is putting pressure on suppliers of consumer packaged goods   —  Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.  —  Last month, Walmart gathered some of America's biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk.
Apr 2, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context

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