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Jet.com: Amazon’s Flank Attacker

Alibaba, Google and Walmart aside, there are many small challengers nipping at Amazon’s heels. Chief among them is Jet.com, whose founder and CEO Marc Lore previously founded Quidsi, which owned Diapers.com. Lore sold the company to Amazon and stayed on for two years to run it. Now he is biting the hand that fed him.

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Are Middle-Market Retailers Headed for Extinction?

Brick-and-mortar retailers are still going strong, 20 years after the invention of the World Wide Web. But, researchers caution, as the U.S. population becomes increasingly more saturated with digital natives, we can expect retail stores to “go the way of the dodo bird,” according to a recent Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CIT, a financial services firm.

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Why CEOs Should Care About Smart Automation

Technology is shaking up all types of markets today, obliterating old business models everywhere with newer, more dynamic approaches. In particular, machines have gotten smarter, and can perform high-level analysis and make decisions—processes that used to be exclusive to the human brain. This is a quantum leap in processing, and we’re at a point now where machines are able to think for themselves.

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