There’s Been a Lot of Advances In Machine Learning, Says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
There’s Been a Lot of Advances In Machine Learning, Says Etsy CEO

“There’s been a lot of advances in machine learning that take things that would have been literally impossible ten years ago and made those things much more possible today,” says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman. “The key is understanding what an item is with relatively little data and then being able to determine for each individual person how to personalize search results.”

Amazon VP Nick Denissen Says 58% of Sales Come From Small Businesses
Amazon VP Says 58% of Sales Come From Small Businesses

Over 50% of everything that gets sold on Amazon actually comes from small and medium-sized businesses. Their success is our success so we’re definitely focused on doubling down on that. We have over 1.9 million small and medium-sized businesses in the US who work together with Amazon to conduct their business.

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The Secrets of YouTube’s Ranking Algorithm with HubSpot SEO expert Braden Becker
View Velocity Is The Secret To Ranking On YouTube

“To determine rankings on their platform, YouTube uses a metric called the View Velocity,” says HubSpot SEO expert Braden Becker. “The View Velocity metric measures the number of subscribers who watch your video right after it’s been published. The higher your videos view velocity the higher your videos will rank.”

We Enable Small Sellers To Compete With the Big Guys, Says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman
We Enable Small Sellers To Compete With the Big Guys, Says Etsy CEO

We allow small sellers to be able to compete head-to-head with the big guys, says Etsy CEO Josh Silverman. We do that by giving them a super simple and easy way to build a business online and market themselves while we do all the business work for them. They can just focus on making great products and serving their customers.

Alibaba.com Opens World’s Largest B2B Marketplace To US Businesses - John Caplan
Alibaba.com Opens World’s Largest B2B Marketplace To US Businesses

Today is a great day for US small businesses. Manufacturers and wholesalers can join Alibaba.com today to sell to the world. The platform is now open to enable those businesses to reach the 190 countries at four corners of the globe where we have ten million business buyers on the platform.

We’ve Seen Active Buyers Consistently Grow, Says eBay CEO Devin Wenig
We’ve Seen Active Buyers Consistently Grow, Says eBay CEO

“The most important thing that we look at is the underlying health of the marketplace,” says eBay CEO Devin Wenig. “For me, that really comes down to three things. It’s how many people are shopping with us? How many people are selling with us? And how much inventory is in the marketplace?”

Designed From the Ground Up To Be a Great Medium Of Exchange, Says Facebook Calibra Head David Marcus
Designed From the Ground Up To Be a Great Medium Of Exchange, Says Facebook Calibra Head

Today we’re sharing plans for Calibra, a newly formed Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide financial services that will let people access and participate in the Libra network. The first product Calibra will introduce is a digital wallet for Libra, a new global currency powered by blockchain technology.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: We Need To Have Billion Dollar Scale Failures
Jeff Bezos: We Need To Have Billion Dollar Scale Failures

“At Amazon, we still take risks all the time,” says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. “Our failures have to grow with the company. We need big failures if we are going to be moving the needle. We need to have billion dollar scale failures. If we are not, we are not swinging hard enough.”