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E-Commerce and the Internet of Things

by Ian Rosenwach 8.3.2014

On Friday ReadWriteWeb offered up the below quote from eBay’s VP of innovation – Steve Yankovich, eBay’s VP of innovation and new ventures, sees the future of mobile commerce as various shopping interfaces that will be woven effortlessly throughout daily life—shoppable screens at the airport, at a bar table, at a mall. He heads up the company’s Zero Effort Commerce initiative, […]

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Your Move, New York Times Company

by Ian Rosenwach 3.24.2014

Last week the Washington Post announced a program for partner newspapers to provide their subscribers with access to paid digital Washington Post content. Initial partner companies will be local papers like the Dallas Morning News and Honolulu Star-Advertiser. It’s an ambitious first move of the Post under Jeff Bezos, and provides a window into his long-term strategy […]

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Anecdotes from “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the age of”

by Ian Rosenwach 11.7.2013

I just finished reading “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the age of“.  Appropriately, it was the first book I read on the Kindle.  Overall it was a good reading experience, I especially liked the highlighting and popular highlights features. Thanks to highlight, I’m just going to share a few snippets that I highlighted […]

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Another reason why Amazon won’t commission on sales from shortened URL’s

by Ian Rosenwach 7.24.2009

There’s a post on Search Engine Journal about a new Amazon policy of not paying out commission to Amazon Associates who drive a referral (sale) using a “shortened” URL. The post focuses a lot on implications to social media marketing, but it may be about something different – PageRank and natural search. Amazon leverages it’s […]

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Amazon to Acquire for $847 Million – Bits Blog –

by Ian Rosenwach 7.22.2009

Amazon to Acquire for $847 Million – Bits Blog – Big news in the e-commerce world.  Zappos was always great at humanizing their brand and being very customer-focused.  That philisophy is in sync with some of Amazon’s core beliefs, and I don’t doubt it played a major role in the acquisition.  That, plus […]

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