Baillie Gifford, the Edinburgh-based asset management firm long known to have a penchant for pre-IPO tech companies, has reduced its shares in African e-commerce giant Jumia, per the latest 13G/A filing released by the asset manager. According to the filing, Baillie Gifford disclosed ownership of 18.75 million shares in Jumia, representing 13.69% of the company. In […]
Jumia’s investors rethink their stakes — for better and worse by Tage Kene-Okafor originally published on TechCrunch
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Walmart recently introduced a new way to shop: via text. Last month, the retail giant launched its “Text to Shop” experience which allows mobile consumers across both iOS and Android devices to text Walmart the items they want to purchase from either their local stores or Walmart.com, or easily reorder items for pickup, delivery, or […]
Hands on with Walmart’s new (but buggy) ‘Text to Shop’ feature by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch
Conversational AI Is a Revolution That’s Just Getting Started. Here’s How It Can Boost Your Business.
Match Group, the parent company of several popular dating apps, including Tinder and Hinge, has announced a revamped executive leadership team. Most notably, the company is bringing on former Vice President of Product at Snap Will Wu as its new Chief Technology Officer in a newly-created role. Wu will oversee product innovation across Match’s portfolio […]
Match restructures executive leadership, hires former Snap VP of Product as new CTO by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch
With two activist investors taking significant stakes in Salesforce, Marc Benioff will be challenged in ways he probably hasn’t been before.
As activist investors target Salesforce, what’s next for the CRM giant? by Ron Miller originally published on TechCrunch
This month was filled with announcements from major crypto firms that were laying off employees. Of course, this “trend” is not limited to this industry.
Crypto job hunters should build personal brands and be ‘obsessed with web3’ by Jacquelyn Melinek originally published on TechCrunch
Conor Burke spent much of his career in the back office of a big bank in Ireland. His team was tasked with digitizing the onboarding process — particularly document-heavy manual review workflows — that were costing the bank millions of dollars every year and not catching fraud. According to him, the biggest challenge was figuring […]
Inscribe bags $25M to fight financial fraud with AI by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch
Before they were robots, they were “androids” or “automatons.” The word “robot” is commonly accepted as having arrived in English through — of all places — a Czech play. “R.U.R.” made its public debut in Prague 102 years ago, yesterday. It would arrive in the States a year and a half later, with Spencer Tracy […]