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Blatant Hypocrite Ajit Pai Decides To Move Forward

Source: Techdirt.
Date: 2020 10 15

“As elected officials consider whether to change the law, the question remains: What does Section 230 currently mean? Many advance an overly broad interpretation that in some cases shields social media companies from consumer protection laws in a way that has no basis in the text

Two Thirds of Sales During Prime Day Were by Amazo

Source: Marketplace Pulse
Date: 2020 10 16

During Prime Day, the third-party marketplace dropped from the typical 60% of GMV to less than 35% as Amazon’s first-party sales’ share grew to nearly 70% from just 40%. Amazon featured heavily-discounted deals for devices like Echo and Fire TV, and thus they, unsurprisingly, gat

The Guardian view on Amazon's dominance: we have t

Source: E-commerce | The Guardian
Date: 2020 10 16

Even before the pandemic Amazon’s aggressive pricing strategies made it difficult for smaller companies to compete. This is exacerbated by the fact that the company does not pay enough back to the state. In 2018 it paid £14.3m in corporation tax on £13.7bn in UK revenues. Withou

Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack for $200M+ to e

Source: eCommerce – TechCrunch
Date: 2020 10 15

When Stripe announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographies. Today the company is coming good on that plan in the form of some M&A. Strip

How Linus Torvalds Invented Today's Work From Home

Source: Techdirt.
Date: 2020 10 14

Working from home is beginning to move from being a necessary but temporary way of achieving social distancing in offices, to a radical shift in how many companies will operate. Until now, most of the evidence of that change has been anecdotal. But a Twitter thread by Chris Herd,

GANksy

Source: Waxy.org
Date: 2020 10 14

256 GAN-generated Banksy artworks, with the purchase price increasing one pound for each sale

Uninspiring Record-Breaking Prime Day 2020

Source: Marketplace Pulse
Date: 2020 10 13

This year’s Prime Day is going to be another record-breaker. However, in its sixth year, it stands out the most by how little Amazon is trying. As e-commerce expands to exclusives, personalization, social networks, live streams, and video media, Amazon sticks with doing none of i

If Something Is Advertised As A Knockoff Product..

Source: Techdirt.
Date: 2020 10 13

Indeed, we've always said that (unlike with the other two) trademarks are mostly a consumer protection law, so that you know who is actually making the things you're buying, and you know the origin of it. That is, we let Coke have a trademark on the Coca-Cola branding so that con

YouTube expands shopping tools with video creators

Source: Mobile Marketer
Date: 2020 10 12

Google also is testing an integration with Shopify, the provider of e-commerce software and services, to sell products through YouTube, with the broader goal of turning its vast trove of video content into a digital catalog for viewers. YouTube is letting creators control which p