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Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Zulily's $2.4B acquisition, below $9B peak and IPO price, disappoints some who saw it as a model for successful public e-commerce company competing with Amazon   —  Why Zulily's $2.4 Billion Acquisition is Actually a Disappointment  —  A $2.4 billion sale is rarely going to be viewed as a failure.
Aug 24, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Groupon lays off 39 at Ideel, a flash-sale site it bought last January for $43M   —  More Layoffs at Groupon, This Time at Flash Sale Site Ideel  —  In the same week that Groupon cut at least 20 percent of the staff in its restaurant software unit, it also announced cuts inside Ideel …
Aug 14, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Samsung Pay to launch September 28 in the US on Galaxy S6, S6 edge and edge+, Note5   —  Samsung Pay to Launch September 28 in U.S. But Will Businesses Accept It?  —  Samsung plans to announce today that it will roll out its mobile wallet next month, but there are still open questions …
Aug 13, 2015, 11:20 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Groupon cuts 20 jobs in its restaurant software unit Breadcrumb as founder Seth Harris leaves   —  Layoffs Hit Groupon's Restaurant Software Unit as Breadcrumb Founder Leaves  —  Earlier this year, Groupon considered spinning off its restaurant software business, Breadcrumb, as Re/code previously reported.
Aug 12, 2015, 11:10 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC May Not Launch Until Next Year   —  Google and Samsung are gearing up to join Apple Pay in the battle to replace your wallet later this year, but another payments app backed by big retailers like Walmart may wait a little longer before entering primetime.
Aug 12, 2015, 3:10 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Webvan founder Louis Borders working on $99/year shopping club offering same day delivery that will rely on heavily-automated warehouses   —  Webvan Founder Plots an Amazon Prime Competitor Powered by Robots  —  Fourteen years after his first same-day delivery service went belly up, Webvan founder Louis Borders is working on a redo.
Aug 9, 2015, 5:10 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Twitter Will Offer ‘Buy’ Buttons to as Many as 100,000 Merchants With New Shopify Deal   —  Twitter has been deliberate in its rollout of Buy buttons.  But it's about to make a bigger splash.  —  The social network is in the process of integrating with Shopify and other e-commerce software companies …
Aug 5, 2015, 8:15 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
India's Snapdeal, an Amazon Competitor, Raises $500 Million From Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank   —  Alibaba finally has its ally in India, perhaps the world's hottest e-commerce market.  —  The Chinese e-commerce giant has invested in Snapdeal, an India-based e-commerce startup …
Aug 2, 2015, 9:10 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too   —  Credit card companies think they have found an ally in the increasingly competitive world of online payments.  Its name is Stripe.  —  Visa has inked a commercial agreement with the payments startup …
Jul 28, 2015, 12:20 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Amazon's Latest Prime Perk: A Five Percent Cash-Back Credit Card   —  Amazon continues to make a concerted effort to add new perks to Amazon Prime as it tries to funnel new shoppers into the membership program that turns casual shoppers into Amazon addicts.  Here's another Prime benefit …
Jul 22, 2015, 11:05 PMIn context

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