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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
The latest news and information from the retail technology and ecommerce 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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📢 NEWS
Six Hundred Four Rolls Out VR Sneaker Store  | PYMNTS.com
Through the virtual experience, customers can “walk” around Six Hundred Four’s flagship store and add items to their shopping carts.
Deliv now offers same-day delivery for Shopify retailers – TechCrunch

Instagram launches payments, allowing users to buy products in the app

Twenty Thousand Amazon Millionaire Sellers - Marketplace Pulse

WompMobile CEO on PWAs and AMPs | Practical Ecommerce

CoinGeek Conference hashes out Bitcoin Cash's vital role in eCommerce - Coingeek

The Rise of 'Instagram Brands': How the Platform Is Leveling the Fashion Playing Field - Fashionista

Pulling off a $10k Instagram Launch (Without Any Automation or Ad Spend) by Shopify Masters Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud

💰FUNDING and M&A
 Zola Founder and CEO Shan-Lyn Ma
Zola Founder and CEO Shan-Lyn Ma
Zola (wedding startup) $100M Series D Link
Poq (apps-as-a-service for retailers) S£9.5M  Link
🌟 SPOTLIGHT: Stripe RADAR
Stripe: Radar

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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
kyle.kelly@startupdigestmail.com
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