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Tokyo-based ecommerce giant Rakuten hosted their first ever conference Rakuten Optimism this week in
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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.
Tokyo-based ecommerce giant Rakuten hosted their first ever conference Rakuten Optimism this week in SF. Rakuten is the largest e-commerce site in Japan and among the world’s largest by sales (5th) and has recently formed partnerships with Wal-Mart to launch an audio and eBooks platform.
Have a great weekend.
Kyle

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Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Buys a Bitcoin Exchange - Bitcoinist.com

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Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store – TechCrunch

Lolli launches to give you free Bitcoin while you shop – TechCrunch

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Farfetch files for IPO to trade on NYSE as FTCH; has nearly 1M active users of its luxury goods marketplace – TechCrunch

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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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