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Receipt management startup Sensibill raises $41 million CAD Series B

oronto-based receipt management app Sensibill has raised a $41 million CAD ($31.5 million USD) Series B, led by Radical Ventures.

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China’s Alipay adds sought-after beauty filters to face-scan payments

As Alibaba’s e-wallet affiliate Alipay has recently demonstrated, the way software presents a user’s look is also crucial to its success.

Some of Amazon and Google’s biggest rivals tell the government they’re ready to assist antitrust probes

A leading retail group sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission outlining its concerns over the dominance of major tech companies, such as Amazon.

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Janice Sousa named travel startup Groupdesk’s CEO

Toronto-based Groupdesk, a B2B SaaS company focused on group travel, has announced that Janice Sousa will join the company as co-founder and CEO to expand the company’s client portfolio.

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Appeals court rules Amazon can be held liable for third-party products

In a blow to Amazon, a U.S. appeals court ruled that the mega-retailer can be held accountable for faulty third-party sales.

How do consumers feel about changing retail technology?

Change is happening fast in brick-and-mortar retail, and consumers appear to be happy with what’s happening, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Thai virtual queuing startup QueQ raises US$2.8M; launches in Malaysia

QueQ, a Thailand-based virtual queuing system provider, has secured US$2.8 million in Series A round of funding from local startup investor True Incube and South Korea’s Bon Angels Venture Partner.

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Cozycozy is an accommodation search service that works with hotels and Airbnb

This isn’t the first aggregator in the space and probably not the last one. But this time, it isn’t just about hotels.

Emerging travel group raises $10 million: Travel startup funding this week

Travel startups announced more than $360 million in funding in the last couple weeks. Here’s this latest in tech funding.

Uber Eats ditches deliveries for in-restaurant dining test

Uber is piloting a new option for its Uber Eats service which lets you eat your preordered food in the restaurant, rather than at home.

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Pinduoduo cements position as China’s second-largest ecommerce player

Alibaba and JD.com have been in a war over the Chinese e-commerce space for a decade or so, but a third player has managed to shake up the duopoly in recent times.

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