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Discount-shopping app Wish gets a premium $50M investment

Investors are not done pouring money into shopping apps. Proof: Wish just landed a sweet new round of funding for its “wishlist” app for discounted shopping.<p>The San Francisco-based company just announced that it has raised $50 million, its third round of institutional funding.<p>Wish, as its name …

Google Shuts Down TalkBin, A Feedback Platform For Businesses That It Acquired In 2011

TalkBin, a customer feedback platform for businesses that was incubated at Y Combinator and then acquired by Google in 2011, is being shut down on July 31, citing “dwindling usage.”<p>Enquiries sent to the company are receiving a brief autoreply saying that the service is no longer being maintained or …

Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Have One Big Advantage Over E-Commerce Companies

Of course, this has led many to assume physical stores will simply become showrooms for online shoppers — places where consumers go to check out what they want to buy, before heading online to complete their purchase.<p>But it turns out this isn't really the case. Or at least, it's far from the most …

Dropbox Buys E-Commerce A/B Testing Service Predictive Edge, Shuts It Down

Dropbox has made another acquisition: Predictive Edge, a startup that had built a way to personalise e-commerce offerings, along with dynamic pricing, for marketers to send out to users and run A/B tests around them.<p>The service will be shut down, and the founders will be working on something …

Apple, Facebook and Google will tell you when the government wants your data

The companies that asked the US government for permission to publish federal data requests last year have apparently lost their patience waiting for a reply. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are updating their privacy policies to expand the types of disclosure notifications they give …