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Amazon's Vendor 'Purge' Proves Why a Marketplace Strategy is a Smart Move

The Marketplace Strategy Blog – Adrien Nussenbaum – A few weeks ago, Amazon dropped a bomb on thousands of wholesalers, many of which depend on the world's biggest retailer for their very existence. The company first suspended or canceled millions of dollars' worth of weekly wholesale orders…

Why Amazon's Canceled Move To New York Matters To Every City

oliverwymanforum.com – Just days after New York City was declared by one study to be the world's best home for tech companies (above San Francisco), Amazon canceled its plans to invest in a new tech hub in the Big Apple on February 14. The decision was made in reaction…

Why Apple, Amazon, and Google are making big health care moves

Vox – Some of the biggest and most famous brands in America are making big bets on health care. The blue chips of Silicon Valley — Amazon, Apple, Google, Uber — have announced in the past few weeks they're interested in disrupting an…

Five Reasons Why Amazon Is Moving Into Bricks-And-Mortar Retail

Forbes – Anna Schaverien – Amazon is the world's largest e-commerce company. But in the past few years, the online store has begun to make its first steps into the world of bricks-and-mortar retail. The first physical bookstore, Amazon Books, launched in Seattle in 2015 and…

Amazon Could Acquire Toys 'R' Us. Here's Why It's a Brilliant Move

Inc – Robbie Abed – Toys 'R' Us made three big mistakes. The first mistake was in early 2000, when it signed a 10-year contract to be the exclusive vendor of toys on Amazon, instead of investing in its own e-commerce site. The second mistake was not testing out new…

Why Apple, Amazon, and Google are making big health care moves

Vox – Some of the biggest and most famous brands in America are making big bets on health care. The blue chips of Silicon Valley — Amazon, Apple, Google, Uber — have announced in the past few weeks they're interested in disrupting an…

Why Amazon is moving into finance, and what it means for advisers

InvestmentNews – Ryan W. Neal – The moment many have long speculated, and feared, is finally here - Amazon is entering the financial services world. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is in talks with large financial institutions including JP Morgan Chase to…

Amazon CTO: Why more companies are moving to the cloud

Yahoo – JP Mangalindan – Amazon is unfazed by President Donald Trump 's recent criticism of Amazon (AMZN), which is vying for a lucrative government contract, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels told Yahoo Finance. “We've had a long and great relationship with the White House…

From ActiveMQ To Amazon MQ : Why And How We Moved To AWS's Managed Solution

Bench Engineering – Phil Whelan – In any reasonably successful startup that proves the test of the time (more than a few years) and grows to a reasonable size (300+) there's always a trail of technical debt left in the wake of the numerous software engineers who have come and gone.