Tuesday, May 21

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SoftBank led $19.5 million funding round in Splyt
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SoftBank led $19.5 million funding round in Splyt

TOKYO, 19th June 2020: Softbank Corp led a $19.5 million funding round in startup Splyt, which helps app operators integrate mobility options with other services, as it seeks to build its own super app. Japanese tech firms have lagged peers such as Tencent Holdings, with its WeChat app, in creating super apps, which offer access to a range of services via a single interface. SoftBank will take a "significant stake" in Splyt, which has helped integrate ridehailing into apps such as Alibaba Group's Alipay and Grab, backed by SoftBank Group Corp, with the deal focused on using the technology with its own services. SoftBank is poised to control two top contenders for a local super app, the chat app from Line Corp, which will be brought under the SoftBank umbrella in October after str...
Shopify and Mailchimp Partnership comes to an end
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Shopify and Mailchimp Partnership comes to an end

The leading newsletter sharing platform Mailchimp decided to end a partnership with Shopify due to Shopify's new policy of data sharing. In its statement Mailchimp said, "Yesterday, we asked Shopify to remove the Mailchimp for Shopify integration from their marketplace. We made this decision because Shopify released updated terms that would negatively impact our business and put our users at risk." The Atlanta based company said that the data-sharing provisions of the new terms are set to take effect on May 12, when the data sharing provisions of Shopify’s new terms take effect. According to the media reports, Shopify wants to control which providers their partners work with and how they conduct their business. The MailChimp integration will no longer available on Shopify a...