1. Amazon challenges Google with cloud email service for business market
Amazon WorkMail sounds like a easy sell to both users and IT managers. It will allow users to email, manage contacts, share calendars and book resources using their existing email applications.
2. House of Fraser aims to bridge gap between store and online with new app
When the app is used in ‘store mode’, features such as barcode scanning mean customers can access product information such as reviews and additional images. Via GPS the app can identify where the customer is shopping, giving them real time stock availability in their preferred store.
3. Parse.ly launches new analytics platform with visitor engagement & retention data
Parse.ly, a popular analytics platform used by some of the biggest publishers on the web, has launched a new version that brings new data surrounding audience engagement and retention into the mix.
4. Postmates launches its one-hour delivery service on the web
Delivery startup Postmates made major moves on the web today with the launch of online ordering. Starting yesterday, Postmates’ customers can order anything the service usually offers: food, flowers, stationery, you name it — just as long as it can make it up a five-floor walkup.
5. Payment solution Mangopay expands to the UK
Mangopay, a payment solution for marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms, has expanded its service to the UK. Mangopay has a pan-European Union e-money issuer license (EME) and helps companies to accept third-party payments, create and manage (white label) e-wallets, split funds and collect feeds in a simple and secure way.