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Amazon Business is coming for the construction industry: Part 1

The procurement process for buyers of construction equipment, parts and tools is complex and challenging, and one that Amazon is gearing up to serve in its typically powerful way, writes Luke Powers, CEO of Gearflow.com, in this first of a two-part series.

BigCommerce integrates with marketplace Wish

The integration is part of a broader update to BigCommerce’s Channel Manager tool designed to help retailers more easily sell beyond their own ecommerce sites.

Google antitrust case by US sets the stage for multi-pronged attack

Google, which controls about 90% of the online search market in the U.S., is the “unchallenged gateway” to the internet and engaged in a variety of anticompetitive practices to maintain and extend its monopoly, the government said in a complaint filed Tuesday in Washington.
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Hims, a men's wellness brand selling direct to consumers, is going public

New Zealand craft paper, cacti and telehealth helped this DNVB tap into the under-served male beauty market. The brand—focused on destigmatizing uncomfortable topics like hair loss and erectile dysfunction—grew online revenue by more than 200% year over year in 2019 and recently launched its line in Target.

Ocado faces patent infringement lawsuits in US, UK

AutoStore said that Ocado’s recently signed agreements with grocers Kroger Co. in the U.S., and Marks & Spencer Group Plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc in the U.K. “rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property.”

Ecommerce tech firm VTEX gets $225 million

The provider of ecommerce software to such companies as tools manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker and beverage giant Coca-Cola says it will use the funds to accelerate global growth and make “strategic acquisitions.”

Marketplace technology firm Mirakl raises $300 million

Mirakl, a provider of B2B and B2C online marketplace software, says it will use the funds to hire more than 300 technology engineers and also expand its customer service and sales teams.
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