Largest e-commerce deal ever: Chewy.com bought for $3.4 billion

PetSmart has agreed to make the biggest e-commerce acquisition in history, putting a deal in place to snatch up fast-growing pet food and product site Chewy.com for $3.35 billion, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. The deal is Continue reading Largest e-commerce deal ever: Chewy.com bought for $3.4 billion

Hooked got 10 million teens to read fiction on their phones

By Prerna Gupta, Founder & CEO @ Hooked Hooked’s Aha Moment We started initially by testing comic-book inspired ideas. We thought that if we told more of the story through images, teens might find reading more engaging. We tested many iterations, but nothing Continue reading Hooked got 10 million teens to read fiction on their phones

Power VC Mike Kwatinetz’s top 10 predictions for 2017

Mike Kwatinetz is a Founding General Partner at Azure Capital Partners and a Venture Capitalist investing in application software (SaaS), ecommerce, consumer web and infrastructure technology companies. Successful exits include: Bill Me Later, VMware, TripIt and Top Tier. This top ten Continue reading Power VC Mike Kwatinetz’s top 10 predictions for 2017

Just when you thought life was getting boring again—2017 will be a boom in cool new personal technology.

The Wall Street Journal’s personal tech columnists talked to industry insiders to identify the tech that will make the biggest impact in 2017.  Take a look at what’s next for big tech advances, from AI and augmented reality to videogame consoles Continue reading Just when you thought life was getting boring again—2017 will be a boom in cool new personal technology.