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Will Small Businesses Flock to TikTok?

Earlier this month, the ubiquitous Chinese social media company TikTok launched a self-service ad platform to extract ad dollars from small businesses. This shouldn’t come


Is the BigCommerce IPO a Big Deal?

eCommerce player BigCommerce filed to go public earlier this week. One publication commenting on the news described BigCommerce as an “American Shopify”. While BigCommerce is

gig economy

Opportunities in the Growing Gig Economy

I clearly remember a BIA/Kelsey event about five years ago here in San Francisco at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference center. At that event, the

delivery apps

Uber Eats Its Competitor Postmates

To no one’s surprise, Uber announced today that it would spend $2.65 billion to acquire fourth-ranked restaurant food delivery service Postmates. For that, they gain