Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox

Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox

Walmart is getting into subscription-based fashion with today’s announcement of a partnership with Kidbox — a sort of “StitchFix for kids” where parents receive a personalized, curated box of children’s clothing on a seasonal basis. The deal will see Kidbox offered to Walmart.com’s online shoppers, where they can fill out a short style quiz, then Read more about Walmart partners with subscription-based children’s clothing startup, Kidbox[…]

Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia

Tinder parent company Match Group, also the owner of a suite of dating apps including OKCupid, Meetic, Match, PlentyofFish and others, announced this morning plans to restructure its leadership team in order to better focus on the market opportunities for dating apps in Asia. Specifically, the company has appointed three new General Managers in Asia Read more about Match Group restructures exec team with focus on Asia[…]

Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app

Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app

Apple has added another step to prevent users from accidentally signing up for an iOS app’s subscription – or, from being tricked into it by a scammy app not playing by the rules. The company recently rolled out a subscription confirmation dialog box that pops up as one final step to ensure you meant to Read more about Apple’s iOS will now confirm you meant to subscribe to that app[…]

Cashierless Amazon Go stores are planning to accept cash

Cashierless Amazon Go stores are planning to accept cash

Amazon Go convenience stores will begin to accept cash, according to a report this morning from CNBC, which Amazon confirmed. The retailer didn’t say when cash would be added to existing stores as a payment option, however, only that it was planned. The issue with the cashierless, automated Amazon Go stores is that they require Read more about Cashierless Amazon Go stores are planning to accept cash[…]

Sony’s streaming service Crackle sells to Chicken Soup for the Soul

Sony’s streaming service Crackle sells to Chicken Soup for the Soul

Crackle sells to Chicken Soup for the Soul. That’s not an early April Fool’s joke, but rather the news that Sony’s aging streaming service Crackle has now found a new home with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, or CSS Entertainment – the same company that today runs the streaming service Popcornflix and other streaming Read more about Sony’s streaming service Crackle sells to Chicken Soup for the Soul[…]

Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google Read more about Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal[…]

Amazon Prime members can choose a weekly delivery date with launch of ‘Amazon Day’

Amazon Prime members can choose a weekly delivery date with launch of ‘Amazon Day’

Amazon this morning launched a new delivery option for Prime members that will allow them to control when their orders arrive, Amazon Day. The option lets shoppers pick a day of the week to take delivery of their recent orders. The boxes arrive together on the selected Amazon Day in fewer boxes, the company says, Read more about Amazon Prime members can choose a weekly delivery date with launch of ‘Amazon Day’[…]

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’

Twitter has made a name for itself, at its most basic level, as a platform that gives everyone who uses it a voice. But as it has grown, that unique selling point has set Twitter up for as many challenges — harassment, confusing way to manage conversations — as it has opportunities — the best Read more about A first look at Twitter’s new beta app and its bid to remain ‘valuable and relevant’[…]

Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik

Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik

Knack, a peer tutoring platform aimed at college students, is taking a different approach than some online tutoring marketplaces have in the past. As a result, the Florida-based startup has raised a $1.5 million seed round co-led by Charles Hudson’s Precursor Ventures and Tampa Bay Lighting owner and Fenway Sports Group Partner, Jeff Vinik. Other Read more about Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik[…]

Microsoft’s game streaming service Mixer adds more ways for streamers to make money

Microsoft’s game streaming service Mixer adds more ways for streamers to make money

Microsoft today is rolling out a new version of its game streaming service, Mixer, which it’s calling “Season 2” to reflect the fact that the changes are ongoing, not a one-day release. The company says it’s specifically investing in new areas around expression, monetization, and creator communities. The first of these, called Skills, are focused Read more about Microsoft’s game streaming service Mixer adds more ways for streamers to make money[…]