Amazon plans to open six more cashierless Go stores

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Amazon.com plans to open as many as six more cashierless stores this year, Recode reported. The e-commerce giant is considering locations in Los Angeles and Seattle, where the first and only Amazon Go store opened to the public last month. Source: Seattle Times Date: February 23rd, 2018 Link: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon-plans-to-open-six-more-cashierless-go-stores-recode-says/ Discussion 1) Why is Amazon doing this? 2) What could… Read more »

Amazon Is Turning These Four Cities Into Grocery Battlegrounds

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The Amazon-fueled grocery price war may have finally arrived.  News that Amazon.com will start offering two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores in four U.S. cities has the food world buzzing that competition is about to heat up in an industry that survives on razor-thin margins.  In the six months since Amazon acquired the organic grocer, the e-commerce giant has… Read more »

Apple, Amazon, Alphabet: The race to a trillion dollars

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When it comes to predictions for 2018, most financial analysts agree on one thing: one tech firm is likely to become America’s first ever trillion dollar company.  The question is: which one will it be? Source: BBC Technology News Date: February 1st, 2018 Link (includes a 2 min 38 sec video): http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42901143 Discussion 1) At “$999 – the iPhone… Read more »

Is Amazon Going to Rule the World?

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Amazon wants to deliver everything you want to your doorstep, anywhere in the world. But the e-commerce giant faces several challenges in its pursuit of a global empire. WSJ’s Karan Deep Singh breaks down the basics with the help of an Amazon delivery box. Source: Wall Street Journal Date: January 11th, 2018 Link to video: http://on.wsj.com/2AP4DTY Discussion 1)… Read more »

Amazon’s Alexa going live in Canada

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The Toronto Star’s publisher is one of several Canadian companies that have partnered with Amazon as the company’s voice-activated digital assistant heads north. Source: Toronto Star Date: December 7th, 2017 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/tech_news/2017/12/05/amazons-alexa-going-live-in-canada.html Discussion 1) This article notes that the Toronto Star “is one of several Canadian companies that have partnered with Amazon as the company’s voice-activated digital assistant… Read more »

Amazon to add second Vancouver office and 1,000 more jobs by 2020

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While Amazon has yet to reveal where in North America its second headquarters will be, the Seattle headquartered ecommerce behemoth has got Canadians excited by announcing it’s opening a second corporate office in Vancouver — and planning to double its staff headcount in the city, adding 1,000 additional jobs by 2020. Source: Tech Crunch Date: November 16, 2017 Link: https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/04/amazon-to-add-second-vancouver-office-and-1000-more-jobs-by-2020/… Read more »