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Join hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at Razorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder & Executive Chairman at Channel Advisor, as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.
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Mar 18, 2016

EP018 - Target "Goldfish", Instacart, and Amazon Peeves

Amazon News:

  • This week is the 10th anniversary of AWS.  Stratechery has a great piece about how Amazon leverages AWS with it's novel strategy for scale 
  • Journalists touring Amazon Fulfillment centers, noticed that Amazon uses video shaming to discourage theft.  You can take your own tour of an Amazon FC by signing up here
  • Dropbox announced that they are (mostly) moving off of AWS and developing their own storage.
  • Walmart has released OneOps, their platform for deploying cloud based infrastructure apps, such as Walmarts own e-commerce platform.  Apps can be agnostically deployed across Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Rackspace, and OpenStack.
  • Amazon has VR guru Avi Bar-Zeev, and filed for a patent on room based headset-less VR.  Amazon also filed for a patent around using selfies for payment.
  • Amazon private label suits have been favorably reviewed by business insider.: 

Jason & Scot discuss our Amazon peeves:

  • Prime now not well integrated website
  • Amazon Echo App Store (Skills) is just a 37 page list of apps.
  • Delivery drivers, pantry GUI, and customer service edge cases could all use improvement.

Non-Amazon news:

Target project "goldfish"

Target is running ads for engineers for a mysterious new project, codenamed "Goldfish".  The job listings specify "You must have a deep understanding of the fundamentals of retail marketplaces, social commerce and influencer networks," which caused Jason & Scot to speculate about what the project might be.

Scot is in Florida this week for the Bronto conference, giving a talk on "E-Commerce and the On-Demand Economy"

Episode 18 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016.

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Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at Razorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder and Executive Chairman of Channel Advisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.

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