Is Amazon Opening Bookstores or not?

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Description: Maybe Amazon isn’t getting ready to open up hundreds of bookstores after all? Source: CNN Money Date: February 4, 2016 Questions for discussion: 1. Why would an online-based platform and service want to open physical locations? 2. Should other companies be worried about Amazon opening physical locations? Why? What can they do to combat the… Read more »

Amazon Launches Dash Button for Instant Product Ordering

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Description: The ‘Dash button’, which is connected with the Amazon app through Wi-Fi, is brand specific and the company has tied up with household names such as Tide, Huggies and Gillette. Source: CBC News Date: April 1, 2015 Keep Dash Button handy in the kitchen, bath, laundry, or anywhere you store your favorite products. When you’re running low,… Read more »

Alibaba Jumpstarts Small Fashion Brand

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Description: Alibaba is basically a one-stop-shop for Amazon, PayPal, Google Maps and more. They have helped this small Chinese clothing company sell more product, to more people, and a lot more faster. Source: CNN Money Date: September 19, 2014 7gege, a Chinese fashion startup, has utilized Alibaba’s online sales platforms to reach more customers, more quickly. Watch… Read more »

20th Century Fox Puts Movies Online First With A Big Push Behind “Digital HD”

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Description: 20th Century Fox has recently shown some innovation in attempts to boost their online movie sales. Going forward, new movies released by Fox will be offered online in “Digital HD” 3 weeks ahead of In-store DVDs. This shift in priorities may just inject some life into a floundering industry. Source: TechCrunch Date: September 18th,… Read more »

Why Amazon Succeeds

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Description: Amazon’s (AMZN) earnings this past week are a sign of how corporate strategy has shifted. Amazon does things differently, but only as differently as Apple. What is their secret? Source: forbes.com Date: April 29, 2012 Like Apple, its platform is closely linked to a device (in this case the Kindle), and is tied into… Read more »

Textbooks Finally Take a Big Leap to Digital

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Description: Amazon, which got its start selling books online, announced this year that, for the first time, its digital books had outsold paper books. This trend of going digital does not hold true for all books. Source: www.nytimes com Date: Nov 23, 2011 Textbooks are gaining, though, as publishers take advantage of the popularity of… Read more »

Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal

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Description: Amazon will publish 122 books this fall in an array of genres, in both physical and e-book form. It is a striking acceleration of the retailer’s fledging publishing program that will place Amazon squarely in competition with the New York houses that are also its most prominent suppliers. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Oct 16, 2011… Read more »