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Amazon Is Asking Customers To Hand Over Their House Keys

Would you feel comfortable giving Jeff Bezos your house keys? Amazon is hoping that the answer is yes. The e-commerce behemoth and creator of a global deflation impulse on Wednesday introduced a connected door-lock and security-camera system to let package carriers, guests and dog walkers into your home using an app, WSJ reports. The so-called […]

Is Decentralization a Threat to Amazon?

Amazon is a world dominator and has slowly transformed into a multi-industry overlord since its 1994 inception as a used book marketplace. CEO Jeff Bezos wields his influence in many areas, and entire US states compete for his company’s next warehouse location by offering tax credit deals. Even established industry giants fearfully anticipate his next acquisition. Recently, the company […]

Is Blockchain-Driven Bandwidth the New Super Currency?

It may not be talked about as much anymore but bandwidth continues to be a prime commodity that powers the internet. The rise of cloud computing may have created the notion that scaling up capacity is easy whenever an app or service demands more. However, the ability to scale up doesn’t mean that computing resources […]

If Amazon Takes Over The World…

Authored by Scott Galloway op-ed via The Wall Street Journal, Four tech giants – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – have added $2 trillion to their combined market capitalization since the 2007-09 recession, a sum that approaches the GDP of India. The concentrated wealth and power of these companies has alarmed many observers, who see […]

Bezos Back To Second Richest After AMZN Slides On Earnings Miss, Soft Guidance

Jeff Bezos enjoyed the title of world’s richest man for several hours, before he had to relinquish it back to Bill Gates after AMZN stock dumped after hours when the company reported Q2 net income of $197 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, down 77% from $857 million, or $1.78 in Q2 2016. This was […]

It Begins: WalMart Warns Truckers It Will No Longer Work With Them If They Move Goods For Amazon

The cold war between America’s two largest retailers just turned hot. In a note this morning from Deutsche Bank’s freight and logistics analyst Amit Mehrotra, he notes that  the “WMT vs. AMZN battle is heating up” and points to a report by DV Velocity, according to which a well respected transportation industry consultant told attendees […]

Amazon Cloud Reporting “Increased Error Rates”, SEC.gov Possibly Impacted

A disturbance among several prominent websites has been tracked to services hosted by Amazon’s AWS, which while not reporting any explicit failures, has posted a notice on its service health dashboard, that it has identified “Increased Error Rates” and adds that “We’ve identified the issue as high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which is […]