Shopify Adds to Its Anti-Amazon Arsenal

Shopify just plopped down $450 million to raise its logistics game as part of its push to not just be an Amazon alternative, but to take the eCommerce Megatron on directly. Not too long ago, we were talking about Shopify being in a battle with Square and Squarespace to become a single source for presence,…

What Keeps SMBs Up at Night?

This is the latest in a series of LSA Insider posts citing data from our . The LSA’s Modern Commerce Monitor survey was brought into being to learn what motivates small businesses to acquire B2B cloud technology. But before claiming to understand what motivates SMBs to buy software, it’s helpful to know what motivates them.…

Can AR Streamline Home Services?

Tech Vision is LSA’s series that spotlights emerging tech. Running semi-weekly, it reports on new technologies that LSA analysts track, including strategic implications for local commerce. See the full series here. Augmented Reality (AR) use cases are often divided between enterprise (B2B), and consumer (B2C). But there’s a third category emerging somewhere between the two:…

Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new iPhones

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Here’s everything Apple announced today at the iPhone 11 event The biggest announcement was a new lineup of iPhones, including the…