Paypal Goes Big in Japan with Paidy Acquisition

The payments giant Paypal doesn’t intend to be outdone in the race for global dominance in the white-hot buy now, pay later space. Today it announced its plan to acquire Japanse buy, now pay later platform Paidy for 300 billion yen, or roughly $2.7 billion. Paidy was founded in 2008 and has become a leader […]

Uber Quietly Advances its Advertising Business

One ongoing possibility that we continue to track is Uber’s moves into advertising. Its its position as a transportation platform could enable it to launch a location-based ad play for mobile devices and in-ride marketing. We examine the latest

Another Player Raises Millions to SaaSify the Local Barber Space

We continue to write about the SaaS companies that are pursuing a vertical strategy for product development and marketing. We recently covered the impressive metrics coming out of restaurant SaaS player Toast’s S-1. And last month we wrote about Squire, a company addressing the haircutting and barber space. We learned last week that another startup […]