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RSA, COVID-19 and Risk

Two things are happening simultaneously: The RSA Security Conference is in full swing and so is COVID-19. It's a strange juxtaposition. The conference is going on undeterred just a few blocks from where the mayor declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing spread of the virus. There's also topical alignment since the RSA Conference, itself a pillar in an industry intimately concerned with risk management, makes starkly clear the risk management decisions made by the attendees at the eve...
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Amazon Goes Big With Automated Grocery Store

Amazon has opened its first large-scale fully automated Amazon Go grocery store. The 7,700 square foot store, located in Seattle, offers baked goods sourced locally, fresh seasonal produce, meat, seafood and ready-made meals, as well as beer, wine and spirits. There are no cashiers. To make purchases, shoppers need an Amazon account and the free Amazon Go app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore, which they can download onto a recent-generation iPhone or Android phone. Th...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Seattle

Amazon all set to enter India’s food delivery market

Weeks after Uber exited India’s food delivery market, conceding defeat to local giants Swiggy and Zomato, a new player is gearing up to challenge the heavily-backed duopoly: Amazon. The e-commerce giant plans to enter the Indian food delivery market in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The launch of the service, which would be offered as part of Amazon’s Prime Now platform, could happen as soon as next month, we are told. In the run up to the launch, the e-comm...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, India, Tech, Zomato, Bangalore, Diwali, Prosus Ventures

Apple to begin online sales in India this year, open first retail store in 2021

For a decade, Apple has solely relied on third-party sellers, stores, and marketplaces to sell its products in India. That will begin to change this year. At the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday, chief executive Tim Cook told investors that Apple will open its online store in India, the world’s second largest smartphone market, at some point this year, and set up its first flagship brick-and-mortar store next year. “I’m a huge believer in the opportunity in India,” said Cook....
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Asia, Cook, India, Tech, Tim Cook, New Delhi, Foxconn, Wistron, Canalys, Counterpoint, Madhumita Chaudhary

The Architectural Imperative for AI-Powered E-Commerce

We've been promised, repeatedly, that AI would revolutionize e-commerce. Has it lived up to expectations? If not, the problem may lie not in the technology you've deployed on your site, but in the architecture and data that support it. The effectiveness of AI-powered features ultimately depends on a high level of discipline about data and architecture -- and to a degree that few site managers recognize. The e-commerce customer experience is made up entirely of data. The quality of the underl...
Tags: Ecommerce, Architectural Imperative for AI Powered E Commerce

2020: The Year for Custom CX and Privacy

With the introduction of the CCPA this year and GDPR in 2018, the age of data privacy has begun, bringing the opportunity for businesses to harness it to gain competitive advantage. There are both challenges and opportunities for businesses that aim to deliver superior customer experiences while adhering to data privacy regulations. Data privacy protection concerns are driving new regulations around the world. As they act to protect data privacy online and improve personal data protection, ...
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Amazon opens its first cashierless grocery store

Amazon today is opening its first grocery store to pilot the use of the retailer’s cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology that has previously powered 25 Amazon Go convenience stores in a handful of major U.S. metros. Based in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle, the new Amazon Go Grocery store allows customers to shop for everyday grocery items like fresh produce, meat, seafood, bakery items, household essentials, dairy, easy-to-make dinner options, beer, wine and spirits and more. The store is 7,700 s...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Shopping, Tech, Retail, Grocery, Seattle, Beecher, Amazon Go, Cashierless, Amazon Go Grocery, AVA Capital Hill, Eat Local Sri Bella Carso, Pasta Company

‘American e-commerce cos have harmed e-commerce market’: CAIT tells Donald Trump

In a letter to the US President Donald Trump, traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said the Indian e-commerce market has been harmed by the “malpractices” and “unethical” policies of American e-commerce companies. American companies habitually violate India’s FDI policy through predatory pricing, deep discounting and other practices in both e-commerce and retail […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Government, India, US, Policy, Donald Trump, Flipkart, Fdi, Cait, FDI In E-Commerce, Press Note 2, All India Traders CAIT

Venmo prototypes a debit card for teenagers

Allowance is going digital. Venmo has been spotted prototyping a new feature that would allow adult users to create a debit card connected to their account for their teenage children. That could potentially let parents set spending notifications and limits while giving kids more flexibility in urgent situations than a few dollars stuffed in a pocket. Delving into children’s banking could establish a new reason for adults to sign up for Venmo, get them saving more in Venmo debit accounts where...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Finance, Tech, Paypal, Financial Services, Debit Cards, Venmo, Mastercard, Revolut, Greenlight, Wong, Step

Target breaks into the top 10 list of US e-commerce retailers

Target’s investments in store remodels, same-day delivery and drive-up services are paying off. The retailer, which used to rank No. 11 in U.S. e-commerce sales, is now forecast to jump three spots to break into the top 10 list as the No. 8 retailer, according to a new report from analyst firm eMarketer. This puts Target ahead of declining businesses QVC and Qurate Retail Group (HSN’s owner), as well as No. 9 Costco and No. 10 Macy’s, the new forecast says. The firm estimates Target’s e-commerc...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Ecommerce, Home Depot, Ebay, US, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retail, Costco, Target, Hsn, Qvc, Macy

Flipkart petitions Karnataka HC against CCI probe order: Report

We missed this earlier. Walmart-owned Flipkart last week filed a legal challenge against the anti-trust investigation ordered against the company by the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reported Reuters. CCI had in January ordered a probe (download copy here) into alleged violations of competition law by Amazon and Flipkart, following which, Amazon petitioned the Karnataka […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Ecommerce, News, Walmart, Antitrust, Flipkart, Karnataka, CCI, Competition Commission of India, Competition Commission of India CCI, Reuters CCI

سويسرا تمنع استخدام الـ 5G لأسباب صحية

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The Truth About Documents and SMB Security

There's a major myth about "going paperless" that needs to be dispelled. A paperless office doesn't mean that paper is outright banned. There likely will be a need for physical paper in business for a long time, so don't throw out your printer just yet. Rather, being paperless means being able to embrace a shift from traditional paperwork processes to those that take advantage of documents that can be in a digital state. This approach accepts that hard copies no longer are the sole means -- ...
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Ecommerce SEO: Optimizing and Ranking Category Pages

Category pages tend to contain the least content, thereby making them difficult to optimize. Here are some tips & examples of how best to optimize them. Read more at
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Microsoft Injects New AI Features Into Dynamics 365

Microsoft has unveiled several new artificial intelligence capabilities across Dynamics 365 applications and a new solution to help project-centric services organizations transform their operations. The AI enhancements include first- and third-party data connections in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Microsoft's customer data platform. "The work in AI and CDP is new and a key part of Microsoft taking their products to an AI-driven approach," noted Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation...
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3 Important Factors for Long-Term E-Commerce Success

You've heard all the reasons why businesses fail: lack of capital, poor product execution, or too much competition seem to be the most frequent excuses. Lately, it's become more common to hear about retail stores closing due to competition with online stores and marketplaces such as Amazon. If e-commerce businesses are the killers of brick-and-mortar success, what makes an e-commerce store successful in the long term? One of the biggest advantages of an e-commerce business, without a doubt, ...
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Shogun raises $10M to help e-commerce brands build faster websites

Amazon may have a market cap of more than $1 trillion, but Finbarr Taylor, CEO of Y Combinator-backed startup Shogun, said the e-commerce giant is “kind of dropping the ball.” Specifically, he argued that the experience of shopping on Amazon — not what happens after you buy the product, but browsing the website itself — is pretty bad, full of sponsored results and fake products. “What we’re seeing happen is that all this vast wave of direct-to-consumer brands is nibbling around edges of Amazon a...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Y Combinator, Funding, Tech, Taylor, Squarespace, Initialized Capital, Shogun, VMG Partners, Leesa, Brett Gibson, Nick Raushenbush, Finbarr Taylor CEO of Y Combinator

Are High Shipping Prices Killing Your Ecommerce Sales?

Are we coming to a point where people prefer free shipping? One recent article states that customers want items shipped fast and for free. Read more at
Tags: Ecommerce, Seo, Google Shopping, Conversion Rate Optimization, Ecommerce PPC, Google Ads

Liquid Death raises $9M to make canned water cool

It sounds like Liquid Death has won over investors with its promise to “murder your thirst” — the startup is announcing that it’s raised $9 million in Series A funding. Liquid Death sells water in a tallboy aluminum can, and it’s expanding the lineup with a sparkling water can that it plans to start shipping in March. A 12-pack of either regular or sparkling mountain water currently costs $18.99 on the Liquid Death website. Co-founder and CEO Mike Cessario has worked as a creative director and c...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Funding, Tech, Midwest, Blake Mycoskie, Michael Lazerow, VaynerMedia, Sophia Amoruso, Science Inc, Nick Green, Jamie Siminoff, Jen Rubio

Retail optimization startup Teikametrics raises $15M as it expands beyond Amazon and beyond ads

Teikametrics, a startup that helps retailers optimize their online ad spending, has raised $15 million in additional funding. The company launched with the goal of helping Amazon sellers advertise more effectively. More recently, it launched a similar partnership with Walmart. CEO Alasdair McLean-Foreman said that on both platforms, the startup’s Flywheel platform can improve the ad-buying process using retailer data about things like transactions, inventory and pricing. McLean-Foreman praised A...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Advertising Tech, Boston, Funding, Tech, Walmart, Mit, Ed Baker, Alasdair McLean Foreman, McLean Foreman, Teikametrics, Jerry Hausman

Jeff Bezos Puts Up $10B From His Pocket to Fight Climate Change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced a commitment of $10 billion of his personal money to the newly launched Bezos Earth Fund to fight climate change. "Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet," Bezos wrote. "This global initiative will fund scientists, activists, NGOs -- any effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world." The fund will begin issuing grants this summer, Bezos said. The $10 billion commitment is to start the effort, which sugges...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Bezos Earth Fund

Daily Crunch: Blue Apron might sell itself

Blue Apron considers “strategic alternatives,” Facebook experiments with different News Feed formats and Twitter buys a startup focused on the Stories format. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 19, 2020. 1. Blue Apron is considering selling itself Meal kit company Blue Apron has been struggling for a long time, with its lackluster debut on the public market, employee lawsuits and layoffs. So it should come as no surprise that the company announced that it’s exploring “strategic alternative...
Tags: Facebook, Ecommerce, Adobe, Tech, Blue Apron, Coinbase, John Barnett, Instagram Boomerang, Linda Findley Kozlowski, Daily Crunch, ForgePoint, Chroma Labs, Visa Principal

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Amazon Vendor Negotiations

That time of year is upon us once again, and stress levels for Amazon vendors are starting to build. The arrival of spring means renegotiating your vendor terms with Amazon, which seem to grow stricter year-after-year. However, with more than 50 percent of all Amazon sales coming from third-party sellers, the pressure is also on for the other side of the table. The platform's new terms could include a higher percentage for accruals, increased freight costs, more marketing spend, raised AMS b...
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Walmart reports lower-than-expected Q4 earnings, despite e-commerce sales growth of 35%

Walmart’s holiday quarter didn’t perform as expected. That’s the big news today from the retailer’s weak Q4 2019 earnings, which saw revenue of $141.67 billion versus the $142.55 expected and adjusted earnings per share of $1.38 versus the $1.44 expected. The company cited a number of factors, including “softer” than anticipated holiday sales in U.S. stores — particularly softer sales of toys, media and gaming, and apparel during the month of December. Overall, the earnings point to the challeng...
Tags: Amazon, Holiday Shopping, TC, Ecommerce, Shopping, Sales, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Chile, Retail, Retailer, Sam, Instacart, Flipkart

GGV Capital says mom-and-pop shops can boost e-commerce in emerging markets

Despite the rapid growth of e-commerce in India, Southeast Asia and other emerging markets, the vast majority of retail transactions there still happen offline in small stores that also serve as neighborhood hubs. The central role these stores play in their communities led GGV Capital to develop what the firm refers to as its mom-and-pop shop investment thesis. This means backing startups that help small retailers digitize operations, tap into better supply chains and serve as delivery points...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, United States, Vietnam, Latin America, Ggv Capital, Tung, India Southeast Asia, Hans Tung

E-Commerce PPC in 2020: Platform Updates, New Features, and Must-Try Tactics

Join Elliot Kemp, Digital Marketing Account Manager, from Hanapin Marketing as he walks through the latest e-commerce strategies on digital marketing platforms. Read more at
Tags: Ecommerce, Seo, Webinars, Hanapin Marketing, Ecommerce PPC, E Commerce PPC, Elliot Kemp

NYU Governance Lab Calls on Congress to Use Tech for Citizen Engagement

The Governance Lab at the  NYU Tandon School of Engineering  has called on Congress to use its new CrowdLaw for Congress platform to promote citizen engagement and participation in the federal lawmaking process. In support of CrowdLaw for Congress, Professor Beth Simone Noveck, who is the director of the Governance Lab, appeared before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee last week, announcing its launch and advocating for its usage. CrowdLaw as a concept means tapping public expertise to...
Tags: Ecommerce, Smart City, Congress, Spain, United States, Chile, E-activism, Oklahoma City, U S Congress, Beth Simone Noveck, U S House Financial Services Committee, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Noveck, NYU Governance Lab Calls

New IDC Spending Guide Forecasts $124 Billion Will Be Spent on Smart Cities Initiatives in 2020

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., February 10, 2020 – A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide shows global spending on smart cities initiatives will total nearly $124 billion this year, an increase of 18.9% over 2019. The top 100 cities investing in smart initiatives in 2019 represented around 29% of global spending, and while growth will be sustained among the top spenders in the short term, the market is quite dispersed across midsize and small citie...
Tags: Ecommerce, Smart City, Japan, London, China, Singapore, New York City, Tokyo, Latin America, Idc, International Data Group IDG, United States Western Europe, Ruthbea Yesner, Serena Da Rold, IDC s Customer Insights Analysis, Spending Guide

Beyond the Shopping Cart: Top Tech Solutions for International E-Commerce

The Internet has made convenience a top consideration for consumers when it comes to browsing and making purchases. This trend has led to more consumers opting to shop online. As a result, retailers are racing to make their products readily available. With U.S. e-commerce sales increasing by 17 percent year-over-year to $154 billion in the third quarter of 2019, it's clear that the competition for online dollars has become intense. Increased competition and market pressure are forcing many U...
Tags: Ecommerce, Top Tech Solutions for International E Commerce

Tinder founder funds sex tips app Lover

Want to spice up the bedroom without paying for pills or awkward visits to a sex therapist? A new app called Lover lets you take a sexual personality quiz, explore carnal knowledge tutorials, and discretely figure out which turn-ons you share with your partner. Built by board certified sexual medicine clinical psychologist Dr. Britney Blair, Lover launches today on iOS with $5 million in seed funding from Tinder founder Sean Rad and other investors. “It is strange that there are such taboos aro...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Europe, UK, Education, Tinder, Sean Rad, Sex, Stanford, Tech, Sex Education, Sexual health