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Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers

Google Cloud lands Lufthansa Group and Sabre as new customers Google’s strategy for bringing new customers to its cloud is to focus on the enterprise and specific verticals like healthcare, energy, financial service and retail, among others. It’s healthcare efforts recently experienced a bit of a setback, with Epic now telling its […]

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Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland

Drone delivery startup Manna boosts seed funding ahead of launch in Ireland Listening yo the radio (yes it still exists) the other day I realized that the ‘futurist’ that was being interviewed was speculating that drones would “one day be delivering food, but not any time soon”. Well, so much for that […]

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Chatbots spotlight machine learning’s trillion-dollar potential

Chatbots spotlight machine learning’s trillion-dollar potential Gustavo Parés Contributor Share on Twitter Gustavo Parés is CEO of NDS Cognitive Labs, a leader in cognitive computing and AI business solutions. A Professor at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), he’s partnered with Microsoft, IBM and Google to deliver digital transformation […]

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Cyber Monday totalled $9.2B in US online sales, smartphones accounted for a record $3B

Cyber Monday totalled .2B in US online sales, smartphones accounted for a record B Cyber Monday — the final day of the extended Thanksgiving weekend that traditionally kicks off holiday season spend — broke another e-commerce record: US shoppers racked up a total of $9.2 billion in online sales, according to figures […]

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Cyber Monday on track to deliver $9.4B in U.S. online sales

Cyber Monday on track to deliver .4B in U.S. online sales Cyber Monday online sales are on track to hit $9.4 billion today, a figure that’s up 18.9% year-over-year, and even larger than Black Friday’s record-breaking $7.4 billion in online sales, according to analytics from Adobe. As of 9 AM Eastern on […]

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Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises $22M

Trouva, an online marketplace for independent boutiques, raises M Amazon helped pioneer and now dominates the online marketplace business model, where a variety of merchants post items for sale on its platform for billions of consumers to discover and buy them. Today, a London startup that’s taken that idea but is applying […]

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Target integrates Shipt’s same-day delivery service into its mobile app

Target integrates Shipt’s same-day delivery service into its mobile app Same-day delivery is coming to Target’s app. The retailer announced this morning that its same-day shopping service Shipt, which Target acquired two years ago for $550 million, will now be integrated directly into the Target mobile application. Though Shipt is widely known […]

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Wayfair’s app adds 3D visualization tools, including interactive photos & a room planner

Wayfair’s app adds 3D visualization tools, including interactive photos & a room planner Home furnishing retailer Wayfair was among the first to adopt AR technology as a means of helping people better visual furniture and accessories in their own home, ahead of purchase. Today, the company is expanding its feature set to […]

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Shopping ads come to YouTube’s home feed and search results

Shopping ads come to YouTube’s home feed and search results There’s a new kind of ad coming to YouTube . Google announced today the launch of Shopping ads on YouTube, which lets brands advertise their products and services right in the YouTube home feed and search results. For example, if a user […]

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Walmart and Green Dot to jointly establish a new fintech accelerator, Tailfin Labs

Walmart and Green Dot to jointly establish a new fintech accelerator, Tailfin Labs Walmart announced today an expansion of its existing relationship with financial services provider Green Dot, which will continue to serve as the issuing bank and program manager for the Walmart MoneyCard program for another seven years. The two companies […]

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