Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may be coming to airports

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According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from airport operators suggesting meetings with the head of the retail service. Both the San Jose and Los Angeles airports have confirmed Amazon’s interest. Dallas appears […]

FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping

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Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers can screenshot something they want to buy and use Messenger to send it to the seller, who can then request payment right through the chat app. […]

22 geeky gifts that every type of fandom will love

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If you’re looking for a geeky gift, you’ve come to the right place. Because we believe that holiday shopping should be more like free roaming and less like a big boss battle. Which is why we’ve thrown together a list of nerdy gifts that any type of geek would go crazy for–including gifts for Harry Potter […]

Alibaba replaces video streaming boss amid anti-corruption probe

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A top-level reshuffle is sending shockwaves across one of China’s biggest online video businesses. Yang Weidong has stepped down as the president of Alibaba’s video streaming unit Youku, the ecommerce operator’s digital media and entertainment business group confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. Yang is understood to be assisting the police with an investigation into “an […]

Resisting Amazon – Why Retailers Choose AWS Alternatives

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geralt / Pixabay Although Amazon dominates the market share of cloud services, there’s been a trend among retailers to choose AWS alternatives. Big-name retailers, in verticals from clothing to electronics, are moving away from maintaining their own data centers in favor of the public cloud’s agility and better access to customers worldwide. To highlight a […]

AWS wants to rule the world

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AWS, once a nice little side hustle for Amazon’s eCommerce business, has grown over the years into a behemoth that’s on a $27 billion run rate, one that’s still growing at around 45 percent a year. That’s a highly successful business by any measure, but as I listened to AWS executives last week at their […]

Magento Performance Optimization Explained

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Magento is an extremely popular eCommerce platform used by businesses of all sizes, so what can we do to make it faster and more efficient? In this article, Toptal Freelance Magento Developer Paul Mestereaga explains what you can do to improve the performance of your Magento site. Read more: toptal.com

Sweetgreen is opening up order-ahead locations inside WeWork

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Salad startup Sweetgreen is expanding on a pilot program with WeWork that provides free delivery to WeWork members. Though, it’s more accurate to describe it as an order-ahead service that lets you pick up your food from your WeWork of choice. Geared toward WeWork employees and members, Sweetgreen at WeWork outposts are going live in […]