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Amazon surpasses Google to become the world’s most valuable brand

Amazon is the world’s most valuable brand, overtakes Apple and Google Amazon, the e-commerce giant, has raced ahead of last year’s number one, Google, to become the world’s most valuable brand, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report for the year 2018. Amazon’s brand value has increased by 42% year-on-year […]

Southeast Asian e-commerce startup Carousell closes $70-$80M Series C round

 Singapore-based startup Carousell is in the money this week after it closed a Series C round of between $70-$80 million, two sources with knowledge of the deal told TechCrunch. Started by three graduates from the National University of Singapore in 2012, Carousell operates a mobile-first listings service for second-hand goods […]

Predictive marketing startup Reflektion raises $12M for international expansion

 Reflektion, a marketing startup that uses predictive analytics to increase conversion rates on e-commerce sites, has raised $12 million to support its international expansion plans. The new funding is an extended Series B round led by Hasso Plattner, with participation from returning investors Battery Ventures and Clear Ventures. Read More […]

Amazon takes on office supply retailers with launch of Business Prime Shipping

 Amazon is going after corporate customers in a big way today, with the announcement of a new paid membership program aimed at multi-user businesses in the U.S. and Germany. Called Business Prime Shipping, the program extends Prime’s free, two-day shipping benefits to all users with an Amazon Business account, allowing […]