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  • Why Amazon is eating the world Crunch Network

    Why Amazon is eating the world

    I recently co-founded a software startup. Each month, I send out an update to our investors. But the past month was a bit different. Instead of just writing about our “internal” news, I wrote about the impending apocalypse in the broader world of retail. More specifically, I included some thoughts on Amazon and why their commanding lead is only going to get larger. Read More

  • OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM

    OpenAI sets benchmark for sentiment analysis using an efficient mLSTM

    The researchers over at OpenAI were able to use a recurrent mLSTM character-level model trained on Amazon reviews to identify the sentiment of blocks of text. And perhaps more interestingly, the team was able to generate new text with customizable sentiment. Read More

  • Amazon debuts AmazonFresh Pickup, drive-up groceries delivered to your trunk

    Amazon debuts AmazonFresh Pickup, drive-up groceries delivered to your trunk

    Amazon’s grocery efforts just got a new level of convenience for shoppers: AmazonFresh Pickup, a drive-in grocery delivery right to your car’s trunk, launching in beta on Tuesday. Shoppers just order online from AmazonFresh’s selection, pick a time slot (as soon as 15 minutes after you make your order), and then drive to an AmazonFresh Pickup location and pull into a… Read More

  • Amazon’s retail ambitions include furniture and appliances, plus groceries in India

    Amazon’s retail ambitions include furniture and appliances, plus groceries in India

    Amazon’s brick-and-mortar retail plans currently focus on its ongoing roll-out of physical book stores, as well as its very limited experiments with cashier-less convenience, but it could expand those ambitions significantly with a number of plans currently in the works. The New York Times reports that it’s also exploring ways it might retail appliances and furniture, two categories… Read More

  • Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

    Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

    Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk. Bezos’ plan, uncovered by The Washington Post via a draft proposal presented to NASA and Trump’s administration, outlines Blue Origin’s plan to create a cargo spacecraft destined for the Moon that would help it ferry supplies… Read More

  • What’s next for books?

    What’s next for books?

    I like Digital Reader editor Nate Hoffelder. He is one of the few bloggers about publishing who doesn’t suck up to the industry, nor does he particularly gild the lily. He basically believes that books are great, publishing is probably doomed and that writing is really important. That’s why I was happy that he surfaced and debunked the claims of Chip McGregor, an agent who… Read More

  • Amazon hints at Prime sales in latest filing

    Amazon hints at Prime sales in latest filing

    Amazon Prime has driven growth for the e-commerce company for years now. But Amazon has traditionally been cagey about disclosing too many details regarding the popular service. In a 10-K filing summarizing performance throughout 2016, the business did something that drew the attention of Wall Street analysts. It designated a category entitled “retail subscription services”… Read More