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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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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Digital Transformation

There’s a lot riding on digital transformation. It could be the future of your business. However, the sheer velocity and invasive nature of digital disruption can be overwhelming to many organizations, as can piloting strategies to address it. Rather than keeping up with the status-quo, CEOs must act fast to get ahead of it.

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BlueGrace’s Social Media Ambassadors

More companies are turning to the true last frontier of social-media use in business: allowing employees to leverage social media on behalf of the company. BlueGrace Logistics, for instance, encourages all 160 staffers at its $150-million Riverview, Florida-based company to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and other social media to talk about the company and its services and to mingle such ...

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