News 

Amazon shares to rally another 15%, Credit Suisse says

“Amazon’s burgeoning cloud computing platform and central retail business should lead to a “steady and iterative” year for the company, according to Credit Suisse” writes Thomas Franck for cnbc.com. That implies more than 15 percent upside for shares over the next 12 months from Thursday’s close.Ju said that updates to the Credit Suisse estimates came after reviewing Amazon’s updated asset and cash flow figures for Amazon Web Services and retail operations, recently disclosed in a 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.”E-commerce growth for the next two decades will…

Read More
News 

Nebraska spring game: Preview, time, TV channel, how to watch online

“The Scott Frost era begins in earnest on Saturday” reports sportingnews.com. Nebraska has a lot of work to do in the first season of the Frost era, starting by improving on a 4-8 season that saw Mike Riley ousted in Lincoln. That said, here’s everything you need to know to key in to Nebraska’s 2018 spring game: MORE: Big Ten spring game dates, times, where to watch.  Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

Read More
News 

Ikea-owned TaskRabbit hit by apparent data breach

“Acquiring a company doesn’t just mean you’re buying its assets, but also the risk exposure from the target company.”” writes Dan Alaimo for retaildive.com. TaskRabbit has apparently suffered a data breach of unidentified size and scope.While we don’t know what type of cyber due diligence Ikea performed on TaskRabbit, we know it’s an important piece of the M&A puzzle.Cybersecurity risk exposure needs to be at the forefront of all M&A activity. Source: retaildive.com Share This:

Read More
News 

VCs hold contest for best augmented reality pitch

“Twenty-seven venture capital funds and investors are uniting to hold the Global AR Online Pitch Event, a contest aimed at identifying stellar augmented reality startups” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Gree’s investment fund, dubbed the GFR Fund, organized the event with Super Ventures and the Venture Reality Fund.Eight startups will be selected as finalists to present at the online pitch event, which will take place live before investors.The deadline for contest entries is April 23, and contestants will submit their entries online to an audience of accredited global AR investors…

Read More
News 

RealSelf raises $40 million for online plastic surgery review site

“RealSelf has about 2 million reviews online from patients sharing their plastic surgery experiences, and thousands of doctors answer basic questions on the site” writes Rachel Lerman for seattletimes.com. Seattle tech company RealSelf has inked its first funding round in 10 years, and added $40 million to its coffers.RealSelf, which offers an online marketplace where people can review plastic surgery procedures and discuss doctors, says the new financing will help it expand its service across the world.RealSelf, which offers an online marketplace where people can review plastic surgery procedures and…

Read More
News 

Target Is Rolling out 150 New Makeup Products Specifically for Darker Skin Tones

“The new brands are currently available online and will become available in select stores on May 20” writes Lauren Adhav for cosmopolitan.com. Many of these brands have only been available online in the past, so Target’s new launch would mark the first time they’re available in stores.”We’ll continue to listen to our guests to understand what beauty products they’re looking for at Target, and look forward to seeing their response to these new cosmetic brands,” said Hennington.On Tuesday, Target announced, via its newsletter “A Bullseye View,” that they’re introducing eight…

Read More
News Platforms 

Square rival iZettle now lets people make their own online stores

“European payments firm iZettle launched a platform Thursday that lets merchants set up online stores, in its biggest product release since 2011” writes Arjun Kharpal for cnbc.com. The e-commerce platform will allow a merchant to create an online store, accept payments, and also link inventory from its physical store.Small businesses find it complex to begin selling online, according to iZettle CEO Jacob de Geer. Last year, U.S. rival Square launched its payments and card reader service in the U.K. It also has an e-commerce platform but that is not available…

Read More
News 

Amazon and Best Buy, better together?  Smart TV deal is online giant’s latest move into physical retail

“Under the Best Buy deal, the companies are expected to sell eleven Fire TV Edition smart TVs starting this year, from Toshiba and Best Buy house brand Insignia” writes Todd Bishop for geekwire.com. The surprise deal, announced this morning, represents the online retail giant’s latest move into physical stores.Best Buy will sell new TVs running Amazon’s Fire TV Edition in an unusual partnership that will make the electronics retailer a third-party seller on Amazon for the first time.Best Buy’s new status as a third-party seller on Amazon is especially notable,…

Read More