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Ebay Finally Kills Off Its Same-Day Delivery Service in the U.S.

cnbc.com — Either way, the initiative seemed like a stretch for eBay, since it had little experience in delivering goods to customers' doors. It acquired a startup called Shutl to help lead the project, but it still struggled to compete in the space as Amazon, Google and well-funded startups such as Instacart and Postmates spent hundreds of millions of dollars to get orders in customers' hands as quickly as possible.

Top Target Digital Exec Alan Wizemann Is Leaving

recode.net — Alan Wizemann, the Target executive who leads product teams for its website and apps, is leaving the company, multiple sources told Re/code. Wizemann announced the move to his team earlier today, these people said. It's not clear if he has another job lined up. A Target rep declined to comment.
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Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too

recode.net — Credit card companies think they have a found an ally in the increasingly competitive world of online payments. Its name is Stripe. Visa has inked a commercial agreement with the payments startup, and has separately made an investment in the San Francisco-based company that values it at $5 billion.
Jul 28, 2015

Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too on.recode.net/1LOipYG

Jul 28, 2015

RT @DelRey: Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too on.recode.net/1LOipYG

Jul 28, 2015

RT @Techmeme: Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too (@delrey) recode.net/2015/07/27/vis… techmeme.com/150728/p2#a150…

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eBay Finally Kills Off Its Same-Day Delivery Service in the U.S.

recode.net — In October, eBay's then-CEO telegraphed that the company's same-day delivery service, eBay Now, was on the chopping block. Today, the company finally made it official. In a a blog post, eBay said it was discontinuing the service and shutting down a pilot test in Brooklyn that was the only remaining remnant of a multiyear delivery initiative that at one point included a standalone eBay Now app.

With Square IPO on Tap, Jack Dorsey Needs to Pull Out of Twitter CEO Search

recode.net — Jack Dorsey has said he's not leaving his CEO role at Square. Twitter has said its next full-time CEO has to be, well, full time. In a rational world, the two parts of this equation should equal Jack Dorsey, the interim CEO of Twitter and full-time CEO of Square, not becoming Jack Dorsey, the next full-time CEO of Twitter.
Jul 24, 2015

RT @Recode: With Square IPO on tap, Jack Dorsey needs to pull out of Twitter CEO search on.recode.net/1CZwAst by @DelRey pic.twitter.com/LQngTPmmvg

Jul 24, 2015

so Jack Dorsey still harbors the fantasy of being the first full-time CEO of 2 companies. recode.net/2015/07/24/wit…

Jul 24, 2015

With Square IPO on tap, @jack needs to pull out of Twitter CEO search on.recode.net/1CZwAst via @DelRey

Jul 24, 2015

RT @karaswisher: With Square IPO on tap, @jack needs to pull out of Twitter CEO search on.recode.net/1CZwAst via @DelRey

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Amazon Crushes Q2 Results as AWS Growth Skyrockets

recode.net — Amazon's stock climbed more than 17 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday as the company posted second-quarter financial results that easily exceeded analyst expectations. Amazon earned 19 cents a share on $23.2 billion in revenue for the period, easily surpassing estimates of a loss of 14 cents per share on $22.4 billion in revenue.

Jet, the New Amazon Competitor, Hits $1 Million in Sales on Launch Day

recode.net — Jet.com CEO Marc Lore has said his startup's online shopping marketplace needs to eventually be selling $20 billion of goods annually to make its complex business model work. On launch day yesterday, the company got $1 million of the way there.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @Recode: Jet, the new Amazon competitor, hits $1 million in sales on launch day on.recode.net/1GE4oWQ by @DelRey

Jul 22, 2015

RT @Recode: Jet, the new Amazon competitor, hits $1 million in sales on launch day on.recode.net/1GE4oWQ by @DelRey

PayPal’s Former Retail Chief Kingsborough Joins Capital One

recode.net — Don Kingsborough, the retail and payments veteran who was, most recently, a high-ranking PayPal executive, has joined Capital One to work on a team that invests in and acquires startups. The move comes about six months after Kingsborough left PayPal, where he led the company's high-profile initiative to push PayPal as a payment method in brick-and-mortar stores.
Jul 22, 2015

PayPal's former retail chief, Don Kingsborough, joins Capital One on.recode.net/1IjgLgK

Jul 22, 2015

RT @sammaule: It's official. PayPal's former retail chief, Don Kingsborough, joins Capital One on.recode.net/1IjgLgK via @DelRey

Amazon Quietly Launches Amazon Prime Credit Card

recode.net — Amazon continues to make a concerted effort to add new perks to Amazon Prime as it tries to funnel new shoppers into the membership program that turns casual shoppers into Amazon addicts. Here's another Prime benefit that many people might not know about: Access to an Amazon credit card that pays back 5 percent on every Amazon.com order.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @Recode: Amazon quietly launched a big Prime perk: A 5-Percent Cash-Back Credit Card on.recode.net/1IbNG2p by @DelRey pic.twitter.com/T0APTkYiY0

Jul 22, 2015

Amazon quietly launched a big Prime perk: A 5-percent cash-back credit card on.recode.net/1IbNG2p via @DelRey

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Jet.com Will Launch With Amazon Prices Front and Center

recode.net — Jet, the new shopping site that launches on Tuesday, promises shoppers "the lowest prices on everything." To hammer home the point, the online mall will compare its price with Amazon's price on every one of its product pages.
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Jul 29, 2015

@mccarthyryanj thanks for that linkedin endorsement, bud. Have been wondering for months what was taking you so long

Jul 29, 2015

RT @ischafer: OMG. Sandy just said the trade talks are dead? Kind of? This is BIZARRE. #Mets.

Jul 29, 2015

Enjoyed the latest @karaswisher podcast with guest @cdixon, one of the most interesting investors to me right now recode.net/podcasts/andre…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @pkafka: "I’ll help you achieve your dreams. I’ll fund you. I know the True Ventures guys." @carmeldea visits @abcsharktank. recode.net/2015/07/29/ent…

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