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betakit

Colleen Johnston tapped to join Shopify’s board of directors

“Colleen brings deep expertise in financial services, strategic growth, and organizational development,” said Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify.


Digital Main Street

DMS Recommends: Digital Transformation Grant Program Interest Ramps Up Fast – Apply Today!

Through the recently announced Digital Transformation Grant Program, there are 2,000 Digital Transformation Grants of $2,500 being awarded until March 2020 to qualifying main street small businesses to help them invest in digital technologies and training to compete and grow. Do not miss out on your opportunity to potentially receive a Digital Transformation Grant to assist your business! Apply today before they are gone.


forbes

Is 2019 The Year That Robot Delivery Takes Over The Retail World?

As the sight of a robot, drone, or even a robot dog out for delivery becomes more familiar, here’s why autonomous will make a viable alternative to our usual last-mile delivery options, but won’t become widespread…yet.


bk

Government of Canada invests $60,000 to help Halifax SMEs learn ecommerce skills with eBay

The collaboration is rumoured to come out of direct discussions between Prime Minister Trudeau and eBay president and CEO, Devin Wenig.


techcrunch

Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises $4M

The Chowbus platform focuses on meals rather than restaurants. While scrolling through the mobile app, a user is connected to various independent restaurants depending on what particular dish they’re seeking.


bk

Instacart taps Wealthsimple CTO for VP Engineering as company secures new Toronto office space

Based in Toronto, Karney Li will in charge of Instacart’s retail engineering division, which is focused on building the products and APIs to help Instacart’s retail partners launch and maintain their Instacart storefronts.


techcrunch

How Jyve secretly raised $35M & built a $400M retail gig economy

“I believe the skill economy is way bigger than the gig economy.”


finsmes

Vangst closes $10M Series A financing

Vangst provides a proprietary, bi-directional technology platform that matches employers looking to fill temporary positions with job seekers looking for temporary employment.


bk

North now shipping Focals smart glasses

The company also announced it will launch mobile pop-up stores in other major cities across North America, starting in April.


theverge

Target is adding Apple Pay and Google Pay to all US stores

All 1,850 Target locations across the US will add support for three of the most popular mobile payment systems.


techcrunch

Postmates brings on two new execs from Pinterest

Eric Edge joins Postmates as the SVP of Brand & Communications, while Andreas Lieber joins as SVP of Business Development and Corporate Development.


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