Volkswagen’s new business strategy puts software and autonomous driving front and center – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Volkswagen will ramp up its software, mobility as a service and battery tech to stay competitive in the coming decades, as it and other automakers prepare for the largest transition in personal mobility since the invention of the car. Laying out the company strategy Tuesday, Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess emphasized a top-to-bottom transformation in … Read more

Shogun, a front end e-commerce page builder, nabs $67.5M as retailers look for alternatives to marketplaces – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 11 minutes E-commerce marketplaces continue to play a major role in how consumers buy goods online and how retailers show off and sell goods to those consumers, accounting globally for 47% of all e-commerce sales. But today, one of the startups that has built technology to help retailers build and run more direct relationships — by way … Read more