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Reserve Raises $15M To Help With Your Restaurant Reservations And Payments

Reserve, the app promising to serve as your “personal dining concierge,” is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding.<p>The company was incubated at Expa, the startup studio created by StumbleUpon and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp. The app launched on iOS last fall.<p>To use Reserve, …

Groupon Quietly Launches Groupon Stores, a Marketplace for Its $2 Billion Goods Business

If Groupon's history was as a virtual coupon shop, it's future is starting to look more like a more traditional online store.<p>If Groupon’s history was as a virtual coupon shop, it’s future is starting to look more like a traditional online store.<p>Case in point: The Chicago-based company has quietly …

Pinterest makes a push into ecommerce with “Buy” button

Possibly an attempt to generate affiliate revenue through user pinned content, Pinterest is planning on launching a “Buy” button on the site that …

Amazon opens web store inside of Chinese archrival

US retailer sells items on Alibaba-owned Tmall<p>Amazon has opened a store on Tmall, an online marketplace owned by Chinese retail giant and Amazon archrival Alibaba. The new store, which sells food, shoes, toys, kitchenware, and other items imported from outside China, shows Amazon's intentions to …

New VAT tax rules are making a mess out of online retail in Europe

Changes to European rules on value added tax (VAT), aimed at closing loopholes for giant digital sellers, are having the added effect of putting small businesses in a tizzy.<p>As of Jan. 1 this year, sales of digital services—including web hosting, digitized media and database subscriptions—in the 28 …

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