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Best Buy Needs to Fund the Hardware Revolution by Launching a Kickstarter Competitor

2 years agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Best buy is getting left behind. No longer the the tentpole company in electronics retailing, the big box chain has been relegated to little more than an unofficial showroom for Amazon. With declining numbers and newly appointed CEO Hubert Joly taking the place of the company’s departing founder, it’s apparent that now is the time to start thinking differently. Joly needs to differentiate crusty old brick and mortar retailer from its we-can-deliver-anything-immediately, ecommerce-only competitors by offering consumers exclusive access to new and innovative products.
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Don’t cry for Box and Dropbox: Amazon’s real targets are Google and Microsoft

Technology : GigaOM (yesterday)

Amazon Web Services' new file-sharing service might be bad news for for companies like Box and Dropbox, but if they're hurt they'll only be collateral damage. The real targets are cloud platform competitors Google and Microsoft. Read Post

Amazon Launches ‘Zocalo,’ a Cloud Storage and Collaboration Service

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (2 days ago)

To the list of companies that are competing with the up-and-coming cloud storage and collaboration services like Dropbox and Box in the enterprise, you can now add Amazon. The Web retail giant, which also happens to be the biggest p... Read Post

Best Buy’s Low-Price Guarantee: The End of Showrooming?

Technology : Techland: News (last year)

Bloomberg’s Chris Burritt reports that retail behemoth Best Buy is introducing a permanent price-matching policy. It covers other chains which sell electronics, but also 19 major online competitors including Amazon, which often aggr... Read Post


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