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Kabbage Signals Continued SMB Recovery

There’s a certain feeling in the air that the world is recovering. To validate that, Kabbage’s Small Business Recovery Report surveyed 550 SMBs on various recovery criteria. Things are looking good in the aggregate, and we break down the results.

Amazon’s Next Trojan Horse, Part II: Touchless Payments

Following Part I of this series, we move on to Amazon One, the company’s palm-reading technology to streamline the retail POS. Beyond its surface-level dynamics, how does this play into Amazon’s broader retail tech play?

How Much Will Tracking Opt-outs Impact Ad Tech?

In iOS 14.5, Apple sends users notifications about apps that are tracking them. Moreover, it offers a quick and easy way to opt-out of tracking, which otherwise lingers in the background unnoticed. What will be the impact?

Benchmark Bytes: How Are SMBs Adopting Mobile Apps?

Benchmark Bytes is a series that examines Localogy’s original data on SMB tech deployment. Based on its recent Small Business Trends report, each installment drills down on a data excerpt and draws out meaning for Localogy Insider readers.

Reputation Jumps into Messaging

The latest company to join the conversational commerce trend is Reputation (formerly Reputation.com). It launched a new feature this week that makes it easier for its business customers to directly communicate with their customers on various platforms.

E-Commerce Roundup: Shopify, Pinterest & Mailchimp

E-commerce continues to show strong momentum. Even as the world re-opens to retail and other IRL activity, there are several signs that 2020’s e-commerce inflections could sustain into the post-Covid era. We round up the latest evidence.

Video: Apple’s App Transparency Escalates

Apple’s latest privacy move is in-app notifications in iOS 14.5 to inform users about what’s being tracked and let them easily opt out. As part of the rollout, Apple released a new video which we examine for Localogy Insider readers.

Amazon’s Next Trojan Horse, Part I: Salons

Amazon this week announced that it’s opening a tech-fueled salon. It will serve as a test-bed for Amazon’s “Point and Learn,” technology and other digital integrations that could be key pieces in its broader “retail as a service” play.

SMB SaaS Veteran Gail Goodman Joins Jobber’s Board of Directors

SMB-focused home services startup Jobber registered a win today by announcing that SMB SaaS veteran Gail Goodman will join its board of directors. This brings notable experience and perspective to Jobber, given Goodman’s rap sheet of leadership roles at Constant Contact, MindBody, Hubspot and Shopify.