In today’s top connected economy news, Warby Parker is making it easier to renew contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions with an update to its iOS offering, while Rent The Runway has filed a confidential request for be made public. Additionally, Zoom is looking to buy Five9 in a roughly $ 14.7 billion deal.
Warby Parker Adds Contact Lens Prescription Renewal to Mobile App
Warby Parker, the digital eyewear retailer, is making it easy to update contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions with an update to its iOS program. The new mobile program joins Warby Parker’s algorithm with an Apple-exclusive software called Vision Framework to make the virtual vision test work only on a phone. This is the first time that the company will offer a contact lens prescription refill choice on its app.
Rent track files confidentially to make them public
Rent The Runway has confidentially filed an Initial Public Offer (IPO) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company said in an announcement that it has not determined the amount and price of Class A common shares to be provided at this time. The IPO is also subject to the SEC review workflow and “subject to market and other conditions.”
Zoom signs $ 14.7 billion acquisition agreement for Five9
Zoom, the video conferencing system, intends to buy cloud-based contact center company Five9 in an approximately $ 14.7 billion deal. Investors in the shares of Five9 will get 0.5533 Class A common shares of Zoom Video Communications for each share of Five9. Zoom Founder and CEO Eric S. Yuan said in the announcement that the company “is always looking for ways to improve our platform, and adding Five9 is a natural fit.”
KUKApp wants to help Shopify merchants publish apps
KUKApp, the white label solution, is now available to retailers on Shopify, allowing businesses to publish apps with Google Play and the App Store in one day. The company says it seeks to “replace both development teams and application builders” by offering a shorter release cycle than other offerings.