Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may be coming to airports

According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from airport operators suggesting meetings with the head of the retail service. Both the San Jose and Los Angeles airports have confirmed Amazon’s interest. Dallas appears … Read moreAmazon’s cashier-free Go stores may be coming to airports

Walmart acquires art and wall décor retailer Art.com

Walmart’s acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands ELOQUII and Bare Necessities, respectively, the company on Thursday announced its plans to acquire the assets from online art and wall décor retailer Art.com. The all-cash deal is expected to close in early 2019, and includes Art.com’s catalog, IP, trade … Read moreWalmart acquires art and wall décor retailer Art.com

Mogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO

Mogu, a Tencent-backed service that offers fashion content and products to young women, has joined a string of Chinese tech companies pressing ahead to sell their shares through initial public offerings in the US before the year-end. Mogu priced its sale at $14 per share on Wednesday, toward the lower end of a marketed range. … Read moreMogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO

Sweetgreen is opening up order-ahead locations inside WeWork

Salad startup Sweetgreen is expanding on a pilot program with WeWork that provides free delivery to WeWork members. Though, it’s more accurate to describe it as an order-ahead service that lets you pick up your food from your WeWork of choice. Geared toward WeWork employees and members, Sweetgreen at WeWork outposts are going live in … Read moreSweetgreen is opening up order-ahead locations inside WeWork

UrbanClap, India’s largest home services startup, raises $50M

UrbanClap, a four-year-old startup that offers home services across India, has closed a $50 million Series D round for expansion. The round was led by Steadview Capital, a hedge fund with more than $1 billion under management, and existing investor Vy Capital. It takes UrbanClap to $110 million raised to date, according to data from Crunchbase. … Read moreUrbanClap, India’s largest home services startup, raises $50M

Skype co-founder snags $105M for fintech lending venture in Southeast Asia

A fintech whale quietly going about its business in Southeast Asia has come out from under the radar after Oriente, a Hong Kong-based business headed by Skype’s first employee, announced that it has raised a whopping $105 million. It may not be well known at this point, but the company has some serious street cred. Oriente … Read moreSkype co-founder snags $105M for fintech lending venture in Southeast Asia

Amazon’s Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in the company’s history

Amazon said on Tuesday it just had its biggest shopping day in the company’s history on Cyber Monday (Monday, November 26), based on the number of products sold worldwide. That means the shopping event topped Black Friday and even Amazon’s own sales event known as Prime Day, which this July had become the biggest sales … Read moreAmazon’s Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in the company’s history

Alexa can now help you donate to Toys for Tots and other charities

Fresh off its biggest shopping day in history, Cyber Monday 2018, Amazon today is making it easy for Alexa owners to participate in Giving Tuesday, the international day of charitable giving that follows the holiday shopping spree kicked off by Thanksgiving Day sales. Starting today, Alexa owners can donate a toy to a child in … Read moreAlexa can now help you donate to Toys for Tots and other charities

Alibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO

A lot of Chinese millennials may be delaying or opting out of childbearing, but those who have committed to parenting often go all out to ensure their children grow up healthy and do well in school. One company capitalizing on China’s booming mother and infant industry – which is expected to double in market valuation … Read moreAlibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO

Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services

Quip, the dental care startup that got its start selling electric toothbrushes directly to consumers, has raised $40 million. The money comes in the form of equity and debt financing, with about half of the funding coming in an equity deal lead by Sherpa Capital and the other half in debt financing from Triplepoint Capital. “I … Read moreQuip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services