Articles by tag: amazon

Streaming the Game: Transforming Sports Broadcasting in the Digital Era

The recent rise of streaming services over traditional terrestrial television has marked a significant shift in how audiences consume sports content. This evolution is propelled by advancements in digital technology and changing viewer preferences, emphasizing the need for a more immediate and interactive broadcast experience. The stakes are high, with platforms like Peacock streaming record-breaking […]

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Amid Concerns Over Organised Retail Theft, Retailers Must Turn to Tech to Safeguard Stores and Enhance Customer Experience

Target it set to close nine stores in cities including New York, Seattle, and San Francisco by October 21, amid concerns over theft and safety. In response to the growing concern of organized retail theft, Texas has established the Organized Retail Theft Task Force, with Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar appointing ten members from various sectors, […]

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Plastic Packaging Isn’t Necessarily the Enemy in the Pursuit of Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

In the evolving world of ecommerce, the debate between paper and plastic packaging is not as straightforward as it might seem, especially for massive online retailers like Amazon. The company has announced a significant reduction in its use of single-use plastic packaging by moving to recyclable paper packaging and eliminating its blue and white […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Edition
The Future of Advanced Manufacturing is Here: Part 3

Original Post: Oct. 21, 2022 Post Updated: May 18, 2023   In the 3rd and final episode of DisruptED’s special manufacturing edition, host Ron Stefanski continues the conversation on 3D printing with CEO and Founder of Divergent and Czinger Vehicles, Kevin Czinger, and U.S. manufacturing expert Cynthia Hutchison. Hutchison began, “We’re beginning to look at […]

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Amazon’s HQ2 Pause Should Force Businesses to Rethink Workplace Flexibility Office Space Expansion

As Amazon decides to pause the construction of its HQ2 project amidst an uncertain economic climate, businesses are forced to grapple with the strategic viability of their workplace and work model. Major tech companies, faced with significant workforce reductions, are reevaluating the need for traditional office spaces and whether it’s a wise decision to consider […]

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Amazon Grocery Stores Are Struggling. Experts Say They Were Unprepared to Handle Grocery’s Thin Margins.

Amazon went big and bold with its diversified brick and mortar strategy when it bought Whole Foods and launched cashier-less Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go stores across the U.S. Turns out this may have been a miscalculation for the e-commerce giant. Amazon’s CEO, Andy Jassy, speaking on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, revealed that […]

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Weighing the Risks of AI Tools, From Demographic Bias to Privacy Violations

With Microsoft announcing a multibillion dollar investment into ChatGPT, Google launching Bard, and China’s search engine giant Baidu, Inc. entering the race with Ernie, the AI party has officially begun. More companies are integrating ChatGPT into their daily operations as the tool proves itself as flexible for a variety of use cases, and adoption […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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What Does a Potential Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon Mean for Sellers and Consumers?
February 18, 2023

U.S. regulators are preparing to drag Amazon through the jungle; Amazon is apparently the target of an antitrust lawsuit prepared by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The Wall Street Journal first reported on this potential legal action, which is anticipated to target a variety of Amazon’s business practices, however it’s still unclear what […]

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Amazon Launches Virtual Health “Storefront”
November 21, 2022

A telehealth solution named Amazon Clinic has been launched by Amazon. Amazon Clinic describes itself as a virtual health “storefront”, where users can search a database of telehealth providers who offer consultations for a wide range of conditions. A total of 32 states will be the first to launch Amazon Clinic. At present, it […]

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What We Can Learn From the Major Tech Layoffs Across the Corporate Spectrum
November 21, 2022

In recent news, Amazon has reportedly made plans to let go of 10,000 corporate and tech employees, about 3% of white-collar staff. According to Financial Post, in addition to laying off workers from the company’s devices unit, which houses voice-assistant Alexa, the number of layoffs remains uncertain. With news of these major tech layoffs […]

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Why Amazon Fashion Was the Answer For GAP Expansion
November 21, 2022

GAP just launched a dedicated storefront on Amazons fashion platform, marking the most recent of big brands turning to Amazon for e-commerce launches. What should onlooking retail businesses make of this trend? Co-Founder of Riverbend Consulting, Lesley Hensell gives her take on the news and highlights why the current cost of innovation could be a major […]

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A Perspective on Gap’s Recent Announcement to Sell on Amazon’s Marketplace
November 17, 2022

Spieckerman Retail, President, Carol Spieckerman provides her perspective on Gap’s recent announcement to sell on Amazon’s marketplace. What is the impact of this on the strategy for big brand eCommerce launches of proprietary marketplaces? Amazon’s marketplace has become so popular that even big brands are turning to it instead of building their own. Carol’s Thoughts: […]

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Amazon’s One Medical Acquisition is Critical for Proving Subscription-Based Primary Care
August 16, 2022

Affordable and accessible healthcare is a problem that has plagued Americans for decades. For companies like Amazon, this dysfunction is a prime opportunity to further disrupt another legacy market. Amazon has announced plans to buy One Medical, a subscription-based healthcare company, for nearly $4 billion U.S. dollars. One Medical provides 24/7 on-demand virtual care coupled […]

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How Retailers and Vendors Should Approach Discounts on Amazon
September 10, 2021

Amazon is encouraging its vendors to try out some new deals strategies for their Q4 product marketing, including short-term discounts and digital coupon clipping. Which of these strategies will have the biggest ROI for smaller retailers, and why? Jennifer Ruscin joined us to share her thoughts and explain why she isn’t a fan of […]

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Amazon-Backed Rivian in Talks for Texas Factory
August 12, 2021

Transcript: Kailey Leinz: Amazon backed Electric Vehicle Startup Rivian is in talks to invest at least five billion dollars to build a factory near Fort Worth, Texas. Bloomberg has learned the factory would be designed to produce 200,000 vehicles a year and would create at least 7,500 jobs. For more, we’re joined now by Bloomberg’s […]

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Amazon’s Q2 Online Sales Rise 16% to $53.1 Billion
August 9, 2021

On July 29, Amazon said it saw a 16% increase in online sales to $53.1 billion in 2021. Product sales and digital media products available in both a physical and digital format, such as books, videos, games, music and software all count as online sales. Subscription revenue for the company broke $7.9 billion, up 32% […]

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