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Instacart says it mistakenly withheld tips from some of its workers

Retail
TreeHugger.com

Today is National Skip the Straw Day

Materials
The Verge

Caterpillar has an updated version of its thermal phone, but it costs as much as an iPhone X

Mobile devices Cameras
Re/code

Rent the Runway, DoorDash and The Cheesecake Factory are coming to Code Commerce at Shoptalk

Robotics Startup events
TechCrunch

Equity podcast: Uber’s losing billions, Amazon lays off hundreds and somehow Instacart gets more money

Bloomberg Business , VentureBeat , TechCrunch , +2

Instacart Adds $200 Million to Defend Against Amazon Delivery

Retail Funding
VentureBeat

What cities with fast-growing tech companies have in common

Employment City life
$25,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , Tech.eu , FinSMEs

Uberall scores $25M Series B for its location marketing platform

Apps & Services
Mashable

DoorDash helps users combat food waste

Food & Beverage
$125,000,000
TechCrunch , ZDNet , Xconomy , +1

GoDaddy is acquiring social media marketing platform Main Street Hub for $125M

Apps & Services
Bloomberg Business

Caterpillar Earnings Outlook Improves Most Among Dow Members

Earnings
Acquisition
SiliconANGLE Media , PE Hub

Instacart acquires Unata, a digital shopping platform for grocery stores - SiliconANGLE

Bloomberg Business , VentureBeat , TechCrunch , +2

Instacart Acquires Coupon and Voice-Shopping Startup Unata

Retail Funding
ZDNet

AU$800m invested into Aussie startups by VC partnerships in 2016-17

Funding
@davewiner via Quartz

Amazon buying Whole Foods was the best thing that ever happened to Instacart

Retail
TechCrunch

Instacart promotes Sarah Mastrorocco to new position of VP of Business Development

Retail
Re/code , TechCrunch , ZDNet , +3

Target is acquiring Instacart competitor Shipt for $550 million to fight back against Amazon

Retail
Techvibes

Instacart and Loblaw Will Bring Groceries to Your Doorstep

Retail
GeekWire

Instacart and Kroger’s QFC strike grocery delivery deal to counter Amazon-Whole Foods

Retail
GeekWire

Instacart signs up Albertsons, continues to surge following Amazon-Whole Foods megamerger

Retail