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Happy Friday. The F8 Facebook Developer Conference took place in San Jose this week, gathering market
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Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
We provide the latest news and information about retail technology platforms and e-commerce from around the world.
Happy Friday. The F8 Facebook Developer Conference took place in San Jose this week, gathering marketers, developers, and others to experience what’s next from Facebook’s evolving ecosystems, products, and technologies. 
I could tell everyone is feeling this excitement that we’re on the cusp of a huge tidal wave of opportunity around AR/VR, the continued pervasiveness of voice, and ambient technologies.
The company has also expanded the Instagram API to allow for more shoppable posts with major cloud-platform eCommerce.This year was a reminder that Facebook is going to be a major player in shaping the next platform to enter our lives. 
Check out the on-demand videos here: https://developers.facebook.com/videos/

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Techstars Startup Digest Retail Technology & Ecommerce is curated by:
KYLE KELLY KYLE KELLY - Senior Director, Commercial Innovation & Global Business Development at Pitney Bowes
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