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Why Wal-Mart Needs Jet.com to Take On Amazon

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Why Wal-Mart Needs Jet.com to Take On Amazon

Wal-Mart's $3B purchase of Jet.com seems like a pretty good deal for a fledgling startup that prompted premature obituaries as recently as seven months ago. Jet started with grand ambitions, hoping to usurp - or come very close to competing with - Amazon, but started to fade as Amazon users proved more loyal than strong discounts could sway. The company launched with steep discounts and a $50 fee, the fee was waived to drive growth. Much like many startups, the company - which has raised $570M - has been losing money, and Jet.com's one-year anniversary (late July) brought many somber think pieces about its uncertain future.

Five Minutes With: Meaningful Relationships, not Meaningless Messages, says Berkley Bowen

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Five Minutes With: Meaningful Relationships, not Meaningless Messages, says Berkley Bowen

Berkley Bowen, CEO of Cue Connect, talks about the importance of social sharing and 'wishlists' for online retail marketing, and avoiding multitudes of meaningless messages

Spotlight On: Amazon's Data Bet and Another Attempt at Curation

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Spotlight On: Amazon's Data Bet and Another Attempt at Curation

Is Dash just about the data? But what if no one's pushing the button?

Advantage, Remote Sales Tax

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Advantage, Remote Sales Tax

A Circuit Court decision clears the way for Colorado to tax e-coms and catalogers. Could the DMA be headed back to the Supreme Court?

Amazon Offers Stiff Challenge to Digital Wallets

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Amazon Offers Stiff Challenge to Digital Wallets

PayPal, Google Wallet, and Apple Pay will vie against a known quantity as Amazon offers its payment system to other merchants.

Amazon Prime Gets a Boost From Sprint

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Amazon Prime Gets a Boost From Sprint

Sprint wireless users will be the first Amazon Prime members able to take part in the program though their wireless carriers on a monthly basis.

Salesforce Deploys Retail Consultants

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Salesforce Deploys Retail Consultants

A new service features consulting from top retail practitioners of the company's marketing cloud.

Adobe Buys Big Into Retail

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Adobe Buys Big Into Retail

It introduces several innovations to its marketing cloud at NRF designed to help merge physical and digital retailing efforts.

B2B: Glass Is Half Empty on Digital Commerce

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B2B: Glass Is Half Empty on Digital Commerce

Digital commerce revenues in the B2B market are still surprisingly small, a new report says.

ACMA Makes Urgent Appeal for Help Fighting Alabama Tax

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ACMA Makes Urgent Appeal for Help Fighting Alabama Tax

On Friday the state will order remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax. Catalogers want to mount a legal challenge.

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