Spain’s Glovo inks real-estate tie-up to add more dark stores for speedy urban delivery –

Spain’s Glovo, an on-demand delivery app, has announced a strategic partnership with Swiss-based real estate firm, Stoneweg. The deal will see the latter invest €100M in building and refurbishing “prime … Read More

Tresl’s Segments Analytics gives small online stores the same data analytics as large sellers –

Tresl’s flagship product, e-commerce intelligence platform Segment Analytics, is designed to give small brands on Shopify access to the same kind of analytics larger online retailers have. Founded by former … Read More

Apple launches its new app privacy labels across all its App Stores –

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company announced it would soon require developers to disclose their app’s privacy practices to customers via new, glanceable summaries that appear on … Read More

The year’s best apps, 2020’s biggest downloads, the App Store’s newest hire –

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, … Read More

Black Friday on track for $8.9B+ in online sales as shoppers stay away from brick-and-mortar stores –

Black Friday — the day that launched 1,000 other shopping holidays — may have lost its place as the “start” of the Christmas shopping season by now (it gets bigger … Read More

Amazon introduces the Amazon One, a way to pay with your palm when entering stores –

In the middle of a pandemic when customers are often wearing plastic gloves to stores alongside their face masks, Amazon’s physical retail team is introducing a new biometric device that … Read More

Google to better enforce Play Store in-app purchase policies, ease use of third-party app stores –

Under threat of regulation, Google announced today it’s updating its Google Play billing policies to better clarify which types of transactions will be subject to Google’s commissions on in-app purchases. … Read More

iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday –

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is … Read More