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By Lauren Fruncillo February 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Customer experience insight platform Chattermill raises $8M

Chattermill the platform giving brands a complete insight into their customer experience have just raised $8million in a series A funding round according to TechCrunch. Customer feedback is vital in furthering business and gaining quick insights into what is working and why through the honest

CMA pauses sale of StubHub to viagogo for investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) kicked off an investigation into the proposed sale of StubHub to viagogo, owned by Pugnacious Endeavors. They opened for questions regarding the proposed sale in December and have now issued an enforcement order to pause the merger until such

Amazon withdraws from Mobile World Congress over Coronavirus concerns

Amazon AWS were due to attend the Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona, due to coronavirus concerns they are the latest company to withdraw from it. “due to the outbreak and continued concerns about novel coronavirus, Amazon will withdraw from exhibiting and participating in

Amazon lends Deliveroo money to avoid cash crunch

'You've got a friend in me' says Amazon to Deliveroo as they offer the online resturant food delivery company a loan whilst their last funding round is being investigated. Bloomberg reports that despite it being uncertain how much money was lent by Amazon, Deliveroo now

When is free speech not free speech according to Amazon

When your employer puts out a statement with their long term aims and objectives and then you decide to disagree and go to the press as an employee saying you disagree with your employer you should expect a certain level of intolerance to come your

Connectivity & mobility from Amazon at CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) began today and Amazon have announced that they will be displaying their automotive exhibit in booth 5616 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The stand will present information including how the company is working to help auto manufacturers and

Amazon fulfill hundreds of AmazonSmile charity lists

Amazon have surprised hundreds of charities across the US this holiday season by fulfilling their AmazonSmile charity wishlists. Hundreds of thousands of items have been donated to charities including but not limited to those involved with STEM education, homelessness, hunger and disaster relief. The act

New InPost UK senior management team aims for rapid growth

There is a new InPost UK senior management team who have ambitious growth plans as well as leading an environmentally positive change in consumer online delivery in the UK. Key to this growth is their aim to expand their national network of 850 automated lockers

Vinted speeds up its European growth by raising €128 million

The largest C2C online marketplace in Europe, Vinted have raised a staggering €128 million in their latest equity funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. It is hoped that this money will support the second-hand fashion site by furthering it's rapid growth throughout Europe. The

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