e-commerce

Amazon invests $700 million to retrain a third of its U.S. workforce by 2025

July 11, 2019 0

Amazon announced this morning a plan to invest over $700 million to retrain workers across the U.S. to allow them to move into skilled technical

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club launches same-day pickup across the U.S.

July 11, 2019 0

Walmart’s grocery pickup business has been scaling quickly in recent years, and is now on track to reach 3,100 U.S. stores by year-end. Now, Walmart’s

Cartier, Bulgari and other luxury brands are flocking to WeChat

June 24, 2019 0

Not long ago, people in China would need to visit a posh, stylish mall for luxury shopping. That’s rapidly changing as high-end brands race to

Week-in-Review: YouTube’s awful comments and Google’s $1B tech-free investment

June 23, 2019 0

Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of

Millions of Venmo transactions scraped in warning over privacy settings

June 17, 2019 0

A computer science student has scraped seven million Venmo transactions to prove that users’ public activity can still be easily obtained, a year after a

Days after pledging to expand internet, Ethiopia’s government shuts it off

June 15, 2019 0

Days after Ethiopian ICT officials made public pledges to improve net access, the government began playing on-again, off-again with the internet — shutting it down

Walmart Grocery is now offering a $98 per year ‘Delivery Unlimited’ subscription

June 15, 2019 0

Walmart is taking aim at Instacart, Target’s Shipt and Amazon Prime Now/Whole Foods with a new grocery delivery subscription service called simply, “Delivery Unlimited.” Before,

Amazon Spark, the retailer’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, has shut down

June 15, 2019 0

Amazon’s two-year-old Instagram competitor, Amazon Spark, is no more. Hoping to capitalize on the social shopping trend and tap into the power of online influencers,

FedEx ends express delivery contract with Amazon

June 8, 2019 0

FedEx will not renew a contract with Amazon to provide express delivery for the e-commerce giant’s packages in the United States. FedEx, which made the

Amazon sellers to hit UK high streets in year-long pop-up pilot

June 3, 2019 0

Internet shopping has been blamed for boarding up high streets across the UK. So it looks politically judicious for Amazon, the original ecommerce behemoth, to