Google buys UK retail forecasting firm Rangespan

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Internet giant Google has bought Rangespan, a UK start-up that uses data science to help retailers determine which products to sell and when. Founded in 2011 in London by former Amazon employees, Rangespan is the third UK start-up to be acquired by Google this year. On its website, Rangespan wrote: “We are very happy to […]

Amazon launches shopping via Twitter

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Online retailer Amazon has announced a partnership with Twitter that allows users to add products to their shopping carts by tweeting a special hashtag. They can do so by replying to tweets containing a link to an Amazon product with #amazoncart in the US and #amazonbasket in the UK. Users will still need to go […]