Anyone who ever tried to return something to the now thankfully defunct Circuit City remembers the walk of shame and accusatory interrogation whenever anything needed to be returned or exchanged. Amazon simply smiles and give you your money back -- a breeze.
You shouldn't expect all your wish list items to magically appear tomorrow, but Amazon does have an idea that may help it get ahead in the same-day delivery war.
Chen Guangbiao said that if succeeded in his quest to purchase The New York Times, "he would like every Chinese household to subscribe to the paper." In my humble opinion, the statements by Chen are precisely why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plucked down $250 million of his $27 billion personal fortune to purchase The Washington Post.
It's every indie authors dream, to be discovered, to be picked out of the ranks. When indie author Russell Blake began his journey writing thrillers...
Capitalism and really big money have colluded in all these companies -- and the Internet itself -- to induce a sea change so rapid it's less of a sea and more of a tsunami wrapped in Wikileaks disguised as Candy Crush Saga.
Here are the top 10 examples of corporate welfare and welfare for the rich. There are actually thousands of tax breaks and subsidies for the rich and corporations provided by federal, state and local governments, but these 10 will give a taste.
When one of my books came out recently, I did what all authors must do these days -- unless you are Stephen King or Alice Munro or Snooki -- promote your own book.
In a little over two months, my sixth book will be released: The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions...
The Whole Egg is based on a consumer view; the understanding that there is no perfectly symmetrical way to pigeonhole a person's viewing/watching/listening/doing habits and the deep insight that data is a key to delivering value to said consumer.
The Post is supposed to expose CIA secrets. But Amazon is under contract to keep them. Amazon has a new $600 million "cloud" computing deal with the CIA. The situation is unprecedented.
One of the great challenges McKinsey faces is that they have to find new ways for their advice to be relevant for the Internet economy.
Amazon beats local bookstores on price, and beats them on digital sales completely. Most people think local bookstores don't stand a chance. Plenty have done well enough, but there's a way out of this mess anyway. We can fix bookstores so they survive for decades to come. In two easy steps.
To: Martin Baron, Executive Editor, and Kevin Merida, Managing Editor, The Washington Post Dear Mr. Baron and Mr. Merida: On behalf of more than 2...
7 Things Most Authors Don't Know About Amazon When my first book debuted in 2013, I thought I had prepared for everything. My press had arranged medi...
Negging out is my new virtue of 2014. It may be the new word of the year once it enters the American English Oxford Dictionary. Someone may end up negging out of the Selfie by then.
I have seen the future, and it is robots. Because I am old and did not grow up gazing at electronic screens or playing with high-tech toys like I-pods and I-pads, I may be among the last to come to this realization -- that the human race is seriously threatened by the creation of ever more sophisticated robots.