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Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone!  Big news in the ecommerce platform world, Adobe buys Mag
Issue #7  •  May 25  •  view online
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Retail Technology & Ecommerce
The latest news and information from the retail technology and ecommerce world.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone! 
Big news in the ecommerce platform world, Adobe buys Magento Commerce. I’ll be at the Subscription Summit in Denver, CO next week, if you’re there also let’s connect.
-Kyle

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📢 NEWS
Adobe to buy e-commerce platform Magento in $1.68 billion deal - MarketWatch
Adobe Systems Inc., the elder software-business statesman behind photo-editing software Photoshop and PDF reader, is buying e-commerce firm Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion, adding a key piece to its platform.
AR to Inject $122 Billion in E-commerce Revenue by 2022 – WWD

CyberMiles (CMT) Review – A Decentralized Ecosystem for Ecommerce | ChainBits

Zara trials smart retail-tech in new 50,000 sq.ft UK store - TechHQ

Mattress retailer Emma is fastest-growing startup in Europe

Shopify rival Engine hopes to blaze a trail for Arkansas' ecommerce startups | VentureBeat

Amazon Prime Launches Free Beer and Wine Delivery in Miami | Miami New Times

Liberty Media CEO Says QVC, HSN Ready to Battle Amazon in TV Shopping Arena | Hollywood Reporter

Science Blockchain backs Spl.yt to help scale e-commerce smart contracts

How Food52 Strikes a Winning Balance Between Content and Commerce | First Round Review

7 Reasons to Consider USPS Flat Rate Shipping | Practical Ecommerce

Crypto E-Commerce Marketplace Copico Rebrands to CazCoin

💰 FUNDING and M&A
Zivelo acquired Oak Labs (interactive retail technology) Link
Quip (subscription dental care) raises $10MM Link
Provi (eCommerce marketplace) raises $3.5MM seed Link
Mobisy (SaaS-based distribution) raises $3.5MM Link

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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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