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Former Walmart CEO says Amazon is "Predatory" Almost by Definition
Former Walmart CEO says Amazon is “Predatory” Almost by Definition

Former Walmart CEO Bill Simon says that Walmart has been “predatory” by selling goods below cost subsidized by profits from their cloud and advertising businesses. Simon says that this strategy put major competitors like Circuit City and Toys R Us out of business.

UNCS CEO: It’s an Amazing Time To Be a Consumer... Every Day is Black Friday
UNCS CEO: It’s an Amazing Time To Be a Consumer… Every Day is Black Friday

The CEO of United National Consumer Suppliers, Brett Rose, says that it’s an amazing time to be a consumer because every day is Black Friday. Rose predicts that this is going to possibly be the biggest Q4 in our history.

RingCentral CEO: All of the Legacy Providers Are in Secular Decline
RingCentral CEO: All of the Legacy Providers Are in Secular Decline

RingCentral founder and CEO Vlad Shmunis spoke with Jim Cramer on CNBC about how they are competing and leading in cloud communications, winning business from huge legacy companies such as Cisco and Avaya.

Western Union CEO on Amazon Partnership: Buy Globally and Pay Locally
Western Union CEO on Amazon Partnership: Buy Globally and Pay Locally

Hikmet Ersek, President, CEO, Western Union, recently discussed the new partnership with Amazon, competition with Zelle and Vinmo, and the overall health of the business.

Chipotle CEO Going Digital to Create a ‘Frictionless Experience’
Chipotle CEO Going Digital to Create a ‘Frictionless Experience’

The company has introduced a new app, digital lines, digital pickup shelves and a mobile pickup window in an effort to create a “frictionless experience” for its customers according to Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol.

Trade Expert says Amazon Uses a Loophole to Import Almost Everything Duty-Free
Trade Expert says Amazon Uses a Loophole to Import Almost Everything Duty-Free

Amazon is using creative tactics that enable it to avoid import taxes on almost everything it sells by making every item sold a single sale that is under $800 according to trade expert and former Trump advisor Curtis Ellis.

Kynetic CEO Michael Rubin: We Owe All of Our Success to Amazon
Kynetic CEO Michael Rubin: We Owe All of Our Success to Amazon

Kynetic CEO Michael Rubin says that they owe all of their success to Amazon. “I owe all of our success to Amazon because we are such a big believer in what they were doing, a completely differentiative business model,” Rubin said.

Apple Search Advertising: Their Next Multi-Billion Dollar Business?
Apple Search Advertising: Their Next Multi-Billion Dollar Business?

Senior Analyst at Berstein, Toni Sacconaghi, released a note today predicting that Apple’s advertising business will be worth billions 2020. Similar to Amazon, Apple is incrementally focusing on expanding adverting opportunities, especially within the App Store.

Uber is Planning to Start an On-Demand Staffing Agency for Businesses
Uber is Planning to Start an On-Demand Staffing Agency for Businesses

Uber is preparing to launch a new on-demand staffing business ahead of its first initial…

Why Would I Want My Underpants Connected to the Internet?
Why Would I Want My Underpants Connected to the Internet?

There was a session at the recent GeekWire Summit on how the IoT explosion will impact retail stores where underpants were discussed. It’s humous but very illustrative of how every item in every store, electronic or not, will be tracked.