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Fab Is Close to a Fire Sale but CEO Goldberg Gets Yet Another Chance

recode.net — One chapter in the bizarre story of e-commerce startup Fab.com is nearing its end. But somehow, some way, CEO Jason Goldberg still has tens of millions in the bank and investor support to attempt another giant strategy shift.

Square’s Checkout App Goes Global With 130 Currencies

recode.net — In an effort to test global demand for its payments services, Square is updating its free checkout app to support 130 currencies and two new languages -- Spanish and French (it already supports English and Japanese). Square's payments processing service is still only available in the U.S.

Bigcommerce Raises $50 Million Investment Led By SoftBank Capital

recode.net — Bigcommerce, a software service that helps small and mid-sized businesses set up online shops, has taken on a new $50 million investment, led by SoftBank Capital, as it pursues its goal of becoming the dominant back-end provider for online storefronts.

As Teespring Raises $35 Million, Trademark Issues Persist

recode.net — Teespring, a three-year-old company that helps anyone manufacture and sell custom T-shirts online, has raised a $35 million investment led by Khosla Ventures. But the company's mission to turn anyone with a good idea into a clothing entrepreneur has also left it open to a lawsuit alleging trademark infringement.

Square Goes Old-School With Physical Gift Cards

recode.net — Two years ago, Square introduced a digital gift-card program that never took off. This holiday season, it'll try its hand at physical gift cards. The payments and local commerce company announced this morning that it will start offering gift cards to businesses that run on Square's point of sale sof...

Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Launches in Philadelphia

recode.net — Amazon announced Monday evening that its Fresh grocery delivery business was expanding to Philadelphia, beginning with the city's Center City section. The news confirms a Re/code report from September that Amazon would use a New Jersey warehouse to store fresh foods to be delivered to Philadelphia, in addition to New York City.

Amazon Fresh Grocery Delivery Launches in Philadelphia

recode.net — Amazon announced Monday evening that its Fresh grocery delivery business was expanding to Philadelphia, beginning with the city's Center City section. The news confirms a Re/code report from September that the company would use a New Jersey facility to deliver to Philadelphia in addition to New York City.

Bitcoin Company Coinbase Raising New Investment at $400 Million Valuation

recode.net — Coinbase, a company that lets people store and buy the digital currency bitcoin, is in the process of raising a giant new investment that will value it around $400 million, multiple sources told Re/code.

Yes, Google Wallet Shut Down One Service. No, It’s Not a Big Deal.

recode.net — Google quietly announced yesterday that it would be discontinuing a service that allowed some Web developers to sell digital goods on websites using Google's Wallet payment service. Because Google is Google, the announcement got a lot of press coverage. But a lot of that coverage was confusing or misleading.

Amazon Offers Free 30-Day Kindle Trial

recode.net — With the holiday season fast approaching, Amazon is bringing back a special offer for some customers in its Prime membership program: 30-day free trials for Kindle tablets and e-readers. The offer, which is shown below, appeared on Amazon's homepage when I visited it this morning.
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Nov 22, 2014

@nichcarlson @AustinCarr @BuzzFeedBen @fmanjoo full list of disclosures there but we reference specific disclosure in piece. Happy weekend!

Nov 22, 2014

Fab is close to a fire sale -- $7 million in cash plus some stock -- but CEO Goldberg gets yet another chance on.recode.net/14YIDX9

Nov 22, 2014

@HerringWSJ @mccarthyryanj damn, early morning for you. My excuse is toddler. Yours a flight? (Sup, Ryan!)

Nov 21, 2014

PCH still running through due diligence on acquisition of Fab, which would involve $7 million in cash on.recode.net/14YIDX9

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Recode: Fab Is Close to a Fire Sale but CEO Goldberg Gets Yet Another Chance on.recode.net/14YIDX9 by @DelRey

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