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In The Streaming Showdown Between Amazon And Netflix, Which Is The Better Long Term Play?

Source: Business Balla | May 6 2014, 2:06pm CDT | by Forbes

It’s almost poetic that Tony Soprano is in Jeff Bezos’ corner. Not because the two men share similar senses of...
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Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever

Aug 27 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Ask Randall White, the 72-year-old CEO of the Educational Development Corporation, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, why he decided pull his company’s 2,000 titles — including the acclaimed potty bestiary, “Everyone Poops” — from, and the longtime publishing executive makes reference not to a book but to a movie. “Remember ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ when they’re on the cliff and getting ready to jump and one ...
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Amazon to buy videogame platform Twitch for $970 mn

Aug 25 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

New York (AFP) - US online retail giant Amazon has bolstered its Internet video presence, whistling past Google to snatch up Twitch and its huge audience for live-streamed gaming.The acquisition, announced Monday, is one of the largest in Amazon's history: $970 million in cash for the three-year-old Internet company.The costliest takeover by Jeff Bezos's group was online shoe store Zappos, valued at $1.2 billion in 2009 but partly in shar ...
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Modi government selling off Indian assets: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi led BJP government of selling out the country's assets by embracing FDI across sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday warned that such policies would put Indian economy in grave crisis. | by IANS
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Amazon buys Twitch for almost $1 billion -- Google left empty-handed

Aug 25 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: BetaNews

To call Amazon a book-seller at this point is simply not accurate. The company has blossomed into so much more; manufacturing smartphones, tablets, e-readers and pretty much selling everything under the sun. Hell, as a retailer, it is a one-stop-shop for anything, such as streaming media, groceries, and hygiene products to name a few. Yes, Amazon is trying to be all things to all consumers and quite frankly, it is working. Today, the company's tentacles g ...
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Online Shopping Isn’t as Profitable as You Think

Aug 21 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Harvard Business Review

When I argue that e-commerce isn’t likely to destroy innovative omnichannel retailers, I typically receive passionate responses. Am I really suggesting that the growth of e-commerce will slow before it annihilates most physical retailing? And how could I possibly argue that the economics of omnichannel retailers are as favorable as those of pure-play e-tailers? Growth rates first. Several organizations track e-commerce sales, including the U.S. Census Bureau, ComScore, eMarketer ...
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Zillow, Zulily, Tableau and other local tech CFOs get soaked for the Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Aug 20 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: Seattle Business Journal

Many campaigns lose steam after their initial push, but the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association seems only to be mounting. The challenge started circling the Seattle tech network with Bill Gates, Satya Nadella and Jeff Bezos, and now has moved on to a round of eight local chief financial officers. Eight finance executives of local tech companies gathered at the Lake Washington Rowing ...
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On Leadership: CEOs doing the ice bucket challenge

Aug 19 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: The Washington Post

Everyone's doing the ice bucket challenge. Britney Spears. Lady Gaga. Jimmy Fallon. Your mother-in-law. Yet unlike past celebrity-fueled hashtag activism movements or viral video campaigns, the current social media phenomenon benefiting ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's Disease, has attracted a noticeably high number of CEOs — and particularly, tech CEOs. Bill Gates filmed himself engineering a contra ...
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Has Amazon Gone Too Far?

Aug 18 2014 9:23am CDT | Source: SeekingAlpha

By Douglas Ehrman:Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently released its own offering in the smartphone game, known as the Fire, in an attempt to further drive traffic to its ecommerce empire. While the concept makes sense, Consumer Reports recently complained that the company's attempt at a unique ecosystem "traps" consumers, leaving them cut off from some of the most basic apps that are favorites amongst other Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android users. While the Fir ...
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Online retail growing fast in India while big box rivals lose way in maze of restrictions

Aug 14 2014 2:23am CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

MUMBAI, India – Finding a way into India’s vast but vexing market has long frustrated foreign retailers. Now, overseas investors are pouring billions of dollars into e-commerce ventures that are circumventing the barriers holding back retail powers such as Wal-Mart and Ikea. Some investors see India as the world’s next big e-commerce opportunity, with the upcoming mammoth public stock offering of Chinese online giant Alibaba hinting at the potential. Online shopping is still in its infancy in In ...
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