Tag: E-commerce

  • A private equity bet in Latin America proves the strength of fintech investments there

    Latin America is getting another fintech unicorn thanks to Advent International’s acquisition of a 51 percent stake of Prisma Medios de Pago, an Argentine payments company formed as a joint venture between Visa International and local banks. The deal, which values Prisma at $1.42 billion, is yet another sign of Latin America’s growing prominence for […]

  • TikTok is giving China a video chat alternative to WeChat

    ByteDance, the world’s most-valued startup, just launched a new social media product under its Douyin brand in what many people see as a serious attempt to challenge WeChat. Tencent has long dominated China’s social networking space with WeChat and QQ. WeChat claims to have one billion monthly active users worldwide, most of whom are in China. […]

  • Campaign Monitor acquires email enterprise services Sailthru and Liveclicker

    CM Group, the organization behind email-centric services like Campaign Monitor and Emma, today announced that it has acquired marketing automation firm Sailthru and the email personalization service Liveclicker. The group did not disclose the acquisition price but noted that the acquisition would bring in about $60 million in additional revenue and 540 new customers, including […]

  • DiscountMugs.com says four months of customer credit cards stolen by hackers

    DiscountMugs.com, a large online custom mug and apparel store, had a four-month-long data breach just before the busy Christmas holiday season. The company said in a letter to state attorneys general that hackers siphoned off credit card numbers from customers who made orders through its site between August 5 and November 16, 2018 using code injected […]

  • AppOnboard raises $15 million to let Android users try before they buy apps on Google Play

    Pitching app developers with a new way to convert app browsers into actual customers, AppOnboard has raised $15 million in a new round of funding, the company said. Based in Los Angeles, AppOnboard sees itself as one of a new breed of LA startup that’s steeping itself in the local ecosystem and trying to be […]

  • One billion 3D views and counting

    Alice Lloyd George AD: Three months ago. AMLG: Congratulations. Maybe we can start with a bit your history, how you got into graphics, came over from France for Techstars and the origins of the company. AD: Initially wood sculpture, then for this piece it had to be clay because it was too big for wood […]