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Will Amazon Go Reinvent Retail?

Friday, April 14th, 2017


Every time I walk into a retail store, I complain. I grumble to my wife about the same pet peeve every time we go shopping. After walking the aisles and filling the basket, you then must go through the most inefficient checkout process. First you unload everything, then it’s rung up, then you put the items in bags that go back into your basket before you can walk out of the store. There must be a better way. Amazon Go suggests there is. Shouldn’t it be easy, with today’s technology, to cut through the mess and reinvent this process?

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Twitch Aims to Get Ahead of Steam

Thursday, April 6th, 2017


Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming video platform, on Tuesday launched its highly anticipated online game store. It includes goodie bags and other incentives, both for gamers who take the plunge and streamers who provide the content. Twitch earlier this year announced that it would be selling games and in-game content directly through the online store, competing directly with major gaming sites like Steam. Twitch is starting out with about 50 titles, including Ubisoft’s For Honor and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Room: Wildlands.

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Walmart Launches ‘Store No. 8′ E-Commerce Venture

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017


Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up to Amazon in the e-commerce retail space. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Lore took the helm of Walmart’s e-commerce business after Walmart acquired Jet.com, the company he cofounded. ore Walmart acquisitions are in the works, he said.

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Walmart Launches ‘Store No. 8′ E-Commerce Venture

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017


Marc Lore, CEO of Walmart eCommerce U.S., on Tuesday discussed the company’s plans to launch a new venture, called “Store No. 8,” which will operate as a Silicon Valley incubator for new online stores. The move reflects Walmart’s ambition to catch up to Amazon in the e-commerce retail space. Lore unveiled the plans at the annual Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Lore took the helm of Walmart’s e-commerce business after Walmart acquired Jet.com, the company he cofounded. ore Walmart acquisitions are in the works, he said.

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Amazon to Build $1.5B Prime Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky

Saturday, February 4th, 2017


Amazon, which has moved forward aggressively in recent years to take control of its retail distribution chain, this week announced plans for a $1.5 billion Prime Air cargo hub in Kentucky. Amazon already employs more than 10,000 people at 11 fulfillment centers in the state. The company received about $40 million in government incentives to base its new air cargo hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, which will add an additional 2,000 jobs to the local economy.

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