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UK & International Ecommerce & Digital News Roundup - 1 November 2021

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This week we thought we'd share a fun (or rather slightly geeky) fact.

One of Apple's new computer chips has 57bn transistors, which is 2x all the CPUs in all the Macs shipped in 1984, while Pixar’s render farm for Toy Story only had 1bn in total.

Seriously impressive!

However, it leads us to wonder what will drive the 'metaverse' that Mr Zuckerberg has his beady eye on... maybe he's intending on harnessing the power of the sun!?  

Indeed we're not sure if he's starting to sound more like the next super villain or Captain Kirk after his declaration that it will take us to "the next frontier" but the brouhaha is bound to continue for some time.

Anyway, if you're after your latest fix of all things e-commerce & digital, here's this week's newsletter to enjoy.

UK ECOMMERCE NEWS - Jigsaw, Toys R Us & More

Jigsaw back in the black.
(Drapers Online)

Gorillas teams up with Tesco as grocery delivery battle rages.
(The Drum)

Toys R Us set to return to UK with high street and online stores.

Serial entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den winner Lex Deak scores £2M for his new shopping app BASKET.
(UK Tech News)


INTERNATIONAL ECOMMERCE NEWS - Michael Kors, eBay, Jean-Paul Gaultier & More

Michael Kors launches on Zalora.
(The Retail Bulletin)

eBay's Q3 revenues increase 11 percent.
(Fashion United)

Ceconomy made one third of profits online.
(Ecommerce News)

Jean-Paul Gaultier Ventures Into Vintage, Rentals.

Zalando launches Care & Repair program.
(Ecommerce News)

Moncler's Q3 revenues increase 55 percent.
(Fashion United)


DIGITAL NEWS - Made for TikTok, Shopify & More

TikTok launches 'Made for TikTok' content tips series for marketers.
(Social Media Today)

Shopify partners with Microsoft to bring new product listings.
(Charged Retail)

Alphabet profits hit record as Google and YouTube rack up ad revenues.
(The Times)

BigCommerce launches Ads and Listings on Google.
(Enterprise Times)

Sphere has been acquired by Twitter.


IN THE MARKETS - Birchbox, Storfund, Groww & More

Birchbox acquired by women's health science start-up FemTec Health.
(UK Fashion Network)

UK Start-Up Storfund Lands £300M ($410M) eCommerce Financing Deal.
(Business Wire)

Investment Tech Unicorn Groww Raises $251 Mn, Valuation Triples To $3 Bn.

Security analytics startup hits 'unicorn' status with $250M, eyes IPO.
(Biz Journals)

Bridgit secures $24m in funding.

Private equity rivals join forces to make €3.7bn bid for Zooplus.
(Private Equity News)

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