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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon's jobs website shows Echo and Alexa groups are currently looking to fill 400 positions   —  Alexa, we're going to need some more recruiters.  —  When Jeff Bezos revealed in May that Amazon employed more than 1,000 people working on Echo and Alexa products, he warned: “It's just the tip of the iceberg.”
Oct 1, 2016, 9:50 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Online grocery service FreshDirect, popular in New York, raises $189M round led by JPMorgan Asset Management to expand in new cities   —  One of the oldest online grocers gets a huge cash infusion.  —  FreshDirect, an online grocer that has a large following in the New York metropolitan area …
Sep 26, 2016, 7:45 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: online home-furnishings retailer One Kings Lane sold for less than $30M this year after being valued at $900M in early 2014   —  In the wake of two huge e-commerce acquisitions, a reminder of the tough ones.  —  One Kings Lane, an online home-furnishings retailer …
Aug 23, 2016, 7:00 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Square is chasing growth by expanding its lending business to non-Square merchants   —  A partnership with the startup Upserve will give 7,000 restaurants access to Square Capital.  —  Square's lending business, Square Capital, has been a pleasant surprise from the start.
Aug 11, 2016, 12:30 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Jet CEO Marc Lore will run Walmart's US e-commerce operations after the acquisition closes   —  Jet.com CEO Marc Lore will also run Walmart.com  —  Walmart, the world's largest retailer, announced it will acquire two-year-old online retailer Jet.com for $3.3 billion in cash and stock …
Aug 7, 2016, 8:14 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Earning $857M in Q2, Amazon posts record profit for the third straight quarter   —  Yes, that Amazon.  —  Amazon — yes, Amazon — is on a profits streak.  —  The company with the long-time reputation on Wall Street as a money-loser just revealed a record-setting quarterly profit for the third straight quarter.
Jul 28, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon stops honoring partial refunds on items that drop in price after purchase, except TVs, amid entry of startups like Earny that track item prices   —  Except for TVs.  —  The company that prides itself on customer centricity may have just alienated some customers.
May 23, 2016, 3:25 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
BigCommerce raises $30M led by GGV Capital to help retailers, merchants, and brands sell across marketplaces, bringing total raised to $155M over seven years   —  The Shopify competitor wants to move upmarket.  —  BigCommerce has raised $30 million in new funding, as investors continue …
May 10, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Jet.com starts selling fresh groceries in 875 zip codes in “pilot test”; deliveries may take up to two days and will be free for orders over $35   —  No delivery or subscription fees could be a differentiator.  —  At least one thing about Jet.com is certain …
May 10, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Pinterest confirms hire of about 15 people from mobile ad firm URX including CEO   —  Pinterest confirms ‘acqhire’ of mobile advertising startup URX  —  Pinterest has hired about 15 people from now-defunct mobile advertising startup URX, including its co-founder and CEO, the company announced today.
May 3, 2016, 3:45 PMIn context

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