Microsoft Injects New AI Features Into Dynamics 365

Microsoft has unveiled several new artificial intelligence capabilities across Dynamics 365 applications and a new solution to help project-centric services organizations transform their operations. The AI enhancements include first- and third-party data connections in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Microsoft's customer data platform. "The work in AI and CDP is new and a key part of Microsoft taking their products to an AI-driven approach," noted Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation...
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3 Important Factors for Long-Term E-Commerce Success

You've heard all the reasons why businesses fail: lack of capital, poor product execution, or too much competition seem to be the most frequent excuses. Lately, it's become more common to hear about retail stores closing due to competition with online stores and marketplaces such as Amazon. If e-commerce businesses are the killers of brick-and-mortar success, what makes an e-commerce store successful in the long term? One of the biggest advantages of an e-commerce business, without a doubt, ...
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Jeff Bezos Puts Up $10B From His Pocket to Fight Climate Change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced a commitment of $10 billion of his personal money to the newly launched Bezos Earth Fund to fight climate change. "Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet," Bezos wrote. "This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs -- any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world." The fund will begin issuing grants this summer, Bezos said. The $10 billion commitment is to start the effort, which sugges...
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Daily Crunch: Blue Apron might sell itself

Blue Apron considers “strategic alternatives,” Facebook experiments with different News Feed formats and Twitter buys a startup focused on the Stories format. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 19, 2020. 1. Blue Apron is considering selling itself Meal kit company Blue Apron has been struggling for a long time, with its lackluster debut on the public market, employee lawsuits and layoffs. So it should come as no surprise that the company announced that it’s exploring “strategic alternative...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Adobe, Tech, Blue Apron, Coinbase, John Barnett, Instagram Boomerang, Linda Findley Kozlowski, Daily Crunch, ForgePoint, Chroma Labs, Visa Principal

Liquid Death raises $9M to make canned water cool

It sounds like Liquid Death has won over investors with its promise to “murder your thirst” — the startup is announcing that it’s raised $9 million in Series A funding. Liquid Death sells water in a tallboy aluminum can, and it’s expanding the lineup with a sparkling water can that it plans to start shipping in March. A 12-pack of either regular or sparkling mountain water currently costs $18.99 on the Liquid Death website. Co-founder and CEO Mike Cessario has worked as a creative director and c...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Funding, Tech, Midwest, Blake Mycoskie, Michael Lazerow, VaynerMedia, Sophia Amoruso, Science Inc, Nick Green, Jamie Siminoff, Jen Rubio

Shogun raises $10M to help e-commerce brands build faster websites

Amazon may have a market cap of more than $1 trillion, but Finbarr Taylor, CEO of Y Combinator-backed startup Shogun, said the e-commerce giant is “kind of dropping the ball.” Specifically, he argued that the experience of shopping on Amazon — not what happens after you buy the product, but browsing the website itself — is pretty bad, full of sponsored results and fake products. “What we’re seeing happen is that all this vast wave of direct-to-consumer brands is nibbling around edges of Amazon a...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Funding, Tech, Taylor, Squarespace, Initialized Capital, Shogun, VMG Partners, Leesa, Brett Gibson, Nick Raushenbush, Finbarr Taylor CEO of Y Combinator

Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads

Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a similar partnership with Walmart. CEO Alasdair McLean-Foreman said that on both platforms, the startup’s Flywheel platform can improve the ad-buying process using retailer data about things like transactions, inventory and pricing. McLean-Foreman praised A...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Boston, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Mit, Ed Baker, Alasdair McLean Foreman, McLean Foreman, Teikametrics, Jerry Hausman

Are High Shipping Prices Killing Your Ecommerce Sales?

Are we coming to a point where people prefer free shipping? One recent article states that customers want items shipped fast and for free. Read more at
Tags: Ecommerce, Seo, Google Shopping, Conversion Rate Optimization, Ecommerce PPC, Google Ads

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