PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO … Continue reading PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If You Love Great Wine, Visit This Village In Italy

The Viale dei Cipressi, lined with thousands of cypress trees.Getty The Castle of Bolgheri. (Photo by De Agostini/Getty Images)Getty The town.Getty Italy has many outstanding wine towns like Barolo, Montepulciano and Montefalco, but the beautiful village of Bolgheri in central Tuscany has remained a lesser-known destination for many, even though the region bearing its name … Continue reading If You Love Great Wine, Visit This Village In Italy

Amazon Pay inks Worldpay integration as it branches out in the wider world of e-commerce

Amazon rules the roost when it comes to e-commerce marketplaces in countries like the US, but today it’s announcing a deal that it hopes will be a start its plan to have that same kind of ubiquity outside of its walled garden. The company has inked a deal with Worldpay for the latter to become … Continue reading Amazon Pay inks Worldpay integration as it branches out in the wider world of e-commerce

Amify raises its first venture round on a promise: to boost revenue for third party sellers on Amazon

Small businesses have a complicated relationship with Amazon. While they fear the company because they have no control over it, Amazon’s platform is also a great way to reach shoppers, particularly small businesses that rise to the top of its results pages. Amify, a nine-year-old, Alexandria, Va.-based company, says it can get them there, and … Continue reading Amify raises its first venture round on a promise: to boost revenue for third party sellers on Amazon

A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other

Techno-optimist prognosticators will tell you that driverless trucks are just around the corner. They will also gently tell you—always gently—that yes, truck driving, a job that nearly 3.7 million Americans perform today is perhaps on the brink of extinction. At the very least, on the brink of uncomfortable change. A startup called Peloton Technology sees … Continue reading A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other