Uppercase raises $3.5M to help e-tailers open brick-and-mortar stores

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People like to say that brick-and-mortar retail is dead, but direct-to-consumer businesses continue to dabble with physical stores all the same. Why? Because brick-and-mortar retail provides businesses with benefits an online shopping platform can’t, namely consumer experiences that create and sustain shoppers’ relationships with brands. To help the next generation of digitally native stores expand into the… Read more »

Terminal makes it easy for companies to open international offices

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Born out of a frustration with recruiting within the peninsula-trapped City of San Francisco, Terminal is a platform allowing companies to tap into talent abroad. Starting with campuses in Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal and Vancouver, the startup aims to plant physical flags in as many of the world’s global talent centers as possible. Source: Tech Crunch Date: October 27th, 2017 Link: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/terminal-makes-it-easy-for-companies-to-open-international-offices/ Discussion 1)… Read more »

Toronto, Ottawa Look to Legalize Uber

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Description: City staff in Toronto and Ottawa have developed draft regulations that would create a new set of rules for app-based ride hailing services. Source: Tech Vibes Date: April 11, 2016 On Friday, Ottawa City Council’s community and protective services committee voted to approve the new regulations. That means they’ll go before the entire city council… Read more »

Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for blue-collar and service workers, raises $5M

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Description: Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need a better way to communicate with blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has beefed up its coffers with $5 million in new funding. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 15, 2016 Founded back in 2012, Beekeeper has its roots in a mobile… Read more »

PayPal Redesigns Mobile App with New Focus on Paying Friends

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Description: The new app makes it easier for users to request payments and to pay friends, family, and coworkers. Source: TechVibes Date: February 18, 2016 The free app, available on iOS and Android, reflects a change in how people move their money today. “You’ve shown us that sending and requesting money from your friends and family… Read more »

Spotify’s fastest rising star is a 24 year-old Norwegian

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Description: DJ and producer Kygo reached a billion streams on Spotify faster than any other artist. He’s now selling out arenas across North America, and he hasn’t even released an album. Instead he’s part of the $6 billion EDM industry… a market that’s made up of 20-year-old DJs who embrace the internet. Source: CNN Money Date:… Read more »

Facebook Plans To Put Ads In Messenger

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 18, 2016 A leaked document Facebook sent to some of its biggest advertisers reveals that Facebook will launch ads within Messenger in Q2 2016. The document, obtained… Read more »

The world’s cheapest smartphone is cheaper than expected, launches in India for $4

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: Mashable Date: February 17, 2016 A little-known Indian company is launching the cheapest smartphone in the world today. The Freedom 251, manufactured by Ringing Bells, is priced at just Rs… Read more »

Foursquare Expands On-Demand Food And Alcohol Delivery Options

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Description: Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. Source: TechCrunch Date: February 11, 2016 The integration is made possible thanks to a mobile commerce platform called Button, which also works with companies like Uber, Airbnb and Ticketmaster. For you,… Read more »