On this episode, I’ll be talking about key developments and news headlines in the month of May, that everyone involved in ecommerce should be aware of.
#1: Magento’s Acquisition – Adobe Acquires Shopify Rival Magento for $1.7B – May 21, 2018
EBay spinoff’s value goes from $150 million to $1.68 billion in Adobe buyout. The acquisition is expected to help Adobe compete with cloud-based marketing, sales and service offerings from Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), which bought Demandware Inc. for more than $2 billion in 2016 to be able to offer a similar set of functions.
#2: Google I/O May 8-10
I talked about it in detail on SE03 EP35
Key announcements were –
more natural voice based on John Legend’s voice
No need to say ‘OK Google’
It remember’s your past angers and parses multiple questions in one sentenceDuplex – schedules appointments for Google uses play the youtube video
#3: GDPR – 25 May 2018
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679
is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).
It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA.
The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
#4: House of Fraser slides to £44m loss ahead of Chinese takeover
10 May 2018
C.banner told investors it agreed to buy a 51% stake in House of Fraser to “enhance the company’s presence in the retail market in [China] as well as to facilitate the company to lay a good foundation for a new brand and retail roadmap overseas”
#5: Mothercare to close 50 outlets and reinstate ousted CEO
Mothercare to close 50 stores as part of rescue package
Mothercare is to close about 50 of its 137 stores by June next year with the potential loss of about 800 jobs after landlords approved a financial …
4:20 Acquisition of Magento by Adobe for 1.7 billion dollars on May 21st
8:00 Big Google event, the 10th Google I/O event
8:40 Google Duplex
9:02 Google Android P
9:17 Google Lens is an object recognition machine
10:26 The double down support for PWA
11:16 General Data Protection Regulation update from EU
12:21 How does GDPR impact advertising in eCommerce?
14:55 Set up a Facebook advertising campaign
17:58 Paypal also acquired iZettle on May 22nd
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