Hootsuite today announced its acquisition of Heyday, a Montreal-based conversational AI platform that enables brands to deliver personalized customer experiences through 1:1 messaging conversations. Hootsuite, a pioneer in the social media management category will now allow brands to fully leverage conversational AI to create a better customer experience with this acquisition.
In late June, Google has announced that it will delay blocking third-party cookies in Chrome by the end of 2023. However, you should be aware of this: Even if Google is done with Google cookies in browser, that doesn’t mean it’s done tracking you. Indeed, Google gathers data on users in many other ways.
Amazon has just announced it has acquired the encrypted messaging app Wickr. The messaging app should be incorporated in its Amazon Web Services (AWS). Wickr, which was founded in 2011 and is based in San Fransisco, describes itself as the “most secure” video conferencing and collaboration platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Google reveals first canadian cloud accelerator Cohort. This program offers a three-month digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in Canada.
WeCommerce, , a Canadian e-commerce technology holding company managed by Andrew Wilkinson’s Tiny Capital, is set to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV). WeCommerce is expected to start trading under the symbol “WE.V” at the opening of the markets on December 14, 2020.
Heroes, a European e-commerce business operating a similar model to unicorn Thrasio in the U.S plans to become Europe’s largest acquirer and operator of “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) brands. Heroes exits stealth mode and raises $65 million in funding round.
MTL+Ecommerce is partnering with job platform Jobbio to give readers and community members access to career opportunities in some of Canada’s top Ecommerce, startups , ecommerce businesses and tech Hubs. The partnership will combine Jobbio’s impressive technology with MTL+Ecommerce’s dynamic community to showcase the best companies in Ecommerce, Startup & Tech that are hiring in Canada. it will also allow the MTL+Ecommerce’s audience to apply to these companies directly.
The #62 edition of MTL+ECommerce (held at Lightspeed’s Montreal office) was focused on Millennial shoppers and included talks around app marketing, influencer marketing, and ads automation.