Sudi Navile

1,547 Flips | 15 Magazines | 5 Likes | 17 Following | 28 Followers | @snavile | A Technology evangelist, believe in the future of humanity and still wonder why the humans have not willed their way to solving some of the fundamental problems.​Love learning, nature, reading non-fiction books and also why and how people learn.​While I love nature, Nurture is what will make or break what the future holds

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Birkenstock vs. Amazon feud extends to search typos

In 2016 Birkenstock chose to stop doing business with Amazon, citing problems with counterfeit goods on the site and shady resellers. Now, the shoe company has a court win too, where a German judge ruled that Amazon can't even buy ads on variations of the name that shoppers may mistype. …

Amazon did a lot of funky stuff this year and it’s paying off

Holy hell, it’s been a year for Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ former-online-bookstore dumped $13.7 billion to buy a bunch of grocery stores, that speaker you talk to in your living room that Amazon makes is <i>really popular</i> and a bunch of server farms Amazon runs generate more than $10 billion in revenue …

17 Business Books Everyone Will Be Reading in 2018

The memoirs, career guides and analyses to get most excited about.<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>As the year draws to a close and we catch up with the best business books of 2017, we're also looking toward what's coming up in 2018.<p>We've looked through titles that have already …

University of California

Amazon is killing Walmart in paid search, study says

While the e-commerce battle continues to brew between top retailers Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), one of them is the clear winner when it comes to paid search, according to a new study.<p>Analysis from Adthena, an AI-search intelligence company, showed that Amazon’s share of ad spend on …

Amazon introduces host of new IoT services

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>At its Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference last week, Amazon announced a number of new services for its AWS IoT platform.<p>AWS IoT is one of the leading cloud-based IoT …

Cloud Computing

UPS, overwhelmed by online orders, warns of delivery delays

United Parcel Service Inc. said it is taking longer than expected to deliver some packages because of an "unprecedented" surge in online orders.<p>UPS is adding one or two days in transit time on an unspecified number of deliveries following record sales around Cyber Monday, spokesman Steve Gaut said …

Google Lashes Out at Amazon by Blocking YouTube

A fight between two of the world’s biggest tech companies, Amazon and Google, just got nastier. It’s unclear who will win in the end, but one thing …

Amazon unveils $250 AI camera and machine learning tools for businesses

Off-the-shelf artificial intelligence services to take on Google<p>Amazon wants companies to take advantage of artificial intelligence — and, more importantly, it wants to sell them the tools to do so.<p>Today, the online retailer’s business subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled a suite of new …

Amazon may have patented the next big thing in online shopping

User-generated Amazon reviews are one of the most important ways that consumers find products and decide what to buy. So much so that Amazon has consistently shown itself to be Google’s competitor in e-commerce search. Almost all Amazon product reviews are written but, as business research firm L2 …

eCommerce

Cyber Monday topped Prime Day to become Amazon’s biggest shopping day ever

On the heels of record holiday sales over the Black Friday through Cyber Monday timeframe, Amazon announced this morning that Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day worldwide in company history. The company earlier this week noted it had sold record numbers of Amazon devices on Cyber Monday, but …

eCommerce

9 Actually Inspirational Podcasts To Listen To If You Want To Start Your Own Business

• Grazia<br>• Life<br>• Music<p>by Anna Heaton | 11 07 2017<p>Grab your headphones and prepare to take note, guys.<p>The rise of entrepreneurship in recent years has been a …

Entrepreneurship

Amazon adds its own discounts to third-party seller products

For the first time, Amazon is cutting the prices of third-party seller items at its own expense to be more competitive with other online sites, a move first spotted by the <i>WSJ</i>. Such items are labelled as "Discount provided by Amazon," marking a new policy that even many of the retailers aren't aware …

Amazon Has Reportedly Won Approval for Wholesale Drug Distribution in 12 States

The idea that Amazon might dive into the pharmacy business has received a lot of buzz recently, with Morgan Stanley earlier this month issuing a note …

Amazon Turns a Financial Report Into a Marketing Event

Big technology companies had a wonderful romp in after-hours trading. Following Thursday’s third-quarter earnings, most of the big names were up. …

Microsoft and Amazon struck a brilliant partnership to take on Google in the next big thing for cloud computing

Microsoft and Amazon have joined forces to help spread artificial intelligence across apps.<p>The two companies released a new tool for developers, called Gluon, as an open-source project, meaning anyone can use it, work on it, or contribute to it for free.<p>Releasing new programming tools like this as …

Machine Learning

Google is essentially building an anti-Amazon alliance, and Target is the latest to join

Voice-shopping partnerships to combat Alexa are just the beginning.<p>Google and the country’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailers have one main problem in common: Amazon. Now both sides are acting like they are serious about working together to do something about it.<p>On Thursday, Target and Google …

Is Amazon Dooming Retailers or Are Retailers Dooming Themselves?

Retailers are focused on competing instead of creating.

Innovation

Amazon's Clever Solution to Stolen Deliveries: Your Trunk

A recent study suggests that nearly eight out of 10 Americans shop online. This is a boon for companies like Amazon that specialize in home delivery, …

Jeff Wilke: The Amazon Chief Who Obsesses Over Consumers

No matter how hard he works, Amazon.com Inc.’s chief executive of world-wide consumer is only the second most important “Jeff” at the company.<p>Still, Jeff Wilke’s supervision now spans many of the Seattle-based company’s core businesses, including retail, operations, technology and its marketplace …

Amazon is buying up old shopping malls

But the latest company news regarding a fulfillment center caught my attention as the project will be built on land where a former shopping mall once stood. Let's find out why this former mall site is so complementary to the company's expansion plans.<p>Amazon posted 25% year-over-year revenue growth …

eCommerce

UPS, FedEx down on report of Amazon's own delivery service

(Reuters) - Shares of United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp fell on Thursday after a report that Amazon.com Inc was testing its own delivery service, potentially encroaching on the territory of the package delivery companies.<p>FILE PHOTO The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in this June …

Enterprise Tech

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve …

360i Launches Amazon Marketing Practice to ‘Help Clients Succeed in That Ecosystem’

Amazon’s impact on the marketing industry is now impossible to ignore.<p>Recognizing the importance of developing strategies specifically for the …

Europe hits Amazon with tax bill of nearly $300 million

The European Union has ordered Amazon to pay €250 million ($293 million) after finding that it benefited from an illegal tax arrangement with Luxembourg.<p>"Luxembourg gave illegal tax benefits to Amazon. As a result, almost three quarters of Amazon's profits [in Europe] were not taxed," said …

The Place Where American Dreams Are Stolen By Chinese Counterfeiters

At 7am on November 14, 2016 Mark Lopreiato received a surprise phone call from two executives at Amazon.<p>“They were like ‘We’ve got great news,’” Lopreiato recollected as he told me the story, “and then they said, ‘You’re going to be a part of the first litigation ever by Amazon versus a third …

eCommerce

Amazon to open its first AWS cloud region in the Middle East by 2019

Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has announced its first data center region in the Middle East, with three availability zones planned for Bahrain by “early 2019,” according to the company.<p>Launched in 2006, AWS serves companies of all sizes with cloud computing capabilities, …

Amazon Prime teams up with the NFL to launch live Thursday Night Football

For NFL fans with Amazon Prime memberships, a new perk is sure to liven up your Thursday nights. Starting September 28th, with Chicago Bears v Green …

How Can Smaller Retailers Fight Amazon's Growth? The Answer Is AI And Personalization

The volatile condition of small American retail is no longer a secret. 43% of all U.S. online sales — amounting to $136B — were through Amazon in 2016, a 10% increase over 2015. The U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed that while total ecommerce sales increased by 15.6% in 2016, the majority of …

eCommerce

After losing Emmys to Netflix and Hulu, expect Amazon shows to be much different

From our friends at<p><b>BY SAM GUTELLE</b><p>At last night’s Emmy Awards, Amazon Studios found itself upstaged by rivals Netflix and Hulu, both of which claimed …