Shopify’s revenue jumped 110% in the first quarter to $988 million, as the ecommerce software platform continued to benefit from the shift among merchants to online retailing. The revenue lift translated to an operating profit of $118.9 million in the quarter, compared with a loss of $73 million a year earlier. Shopify also reported a $1.3 billion unrealized gain on its stake in fintech...
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