ICYMI: What’s New in SMB SaaS

“ICYMI (in case you missed it) What’s New in SMB SaaS” is a periodic series on LSA Insider that curates and offers brief commentary on recent events related to the emerging SMB SaaS ecosystem that you may have overlooked. WeWork IPO on the Rocks WeWork’s IPO woes do not appear to be abating. Tech Crunch…

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:…

Apple Launch: Why Do We Still Call it a Phone?

Yesterday, while I was preparing to moderate sessions for LSA’s upcoming Place 2019 event in Austin, TX. I took a timeout to watch some of Apple’s launch announcements. First, I was struck by the lead session – devoted solely to the launch of Apple Arcade – a gaming destination – to be available on September…

Is Order-Ahead the New Check-In?

Data Scout is LSA’s series that curates and draws meaning from third-party data. Running semi-weekly, it adds an analytical layer to the industry data that we encounter in daily knowledge building. For LSA original data, see the separate Modern Commerce Monitor series. Ordering things ahead to pick them up is quickly growing as a consumer…