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Alexander MacGregor
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Chinese E-Commerce Marketplace Alibaba Records $5.78 Billion in Sales, Topping Last Year’s Sales in Half a Day. The country’s biggest online shopping day of the year, also the biggest on the planet, have set another record. After only about half a day,…
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The CEO of the tech giant sits down with Fortune's Alan Murray for an exclusive one-on-one interview in San Francisco.
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The WSJ has another interesting piece on the hotly covered ecommerce startup Jet.com. If you’re selling third party brands online you’ll know this but if you’re thinking about it please read on: Over the summer, the company said it would spend $100…
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Understand Baidu Baidu is the largest and the most dominant search engine in China. The influence of Baidu on the Chinese digital market is unprecedented. If you want to enter the Chinese market it is vital for any e-commerce platform to have a strong…
Understand Baidu Baidu is the largest and the most dominant search engine in China. The influence of Baidu on the Chinese digital market is unprecedented. If you want to enter the Chinese market it...
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Fortune touches upon how Holiday Season shopping is a bit different to times gone by: This suggests a shift in the way that Americans shop. In the past, retailers had to hire more people to work cash registers and sales floors; Amazon’s holiday workers…
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Believe it or not, when you have an all powerful platform with millions of users (and billions in this case) you think you can do anything. Like Windows in the 90’s, Facebook is the platform of the moment and now they’re extending it further – this time…
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Hi folks, it's taken a year of my life but I'm finally ready to announce the launch of my startup company, Legend. The first product is a running armband that we want to be the best. It's on Kickstarter now: http://buff.ly/1SUzcKZ so If you're into running or know someone who is I'd be grateful if you could share the campaign.
Revolutionizing athletic performance, starting with a custom designed running armband that helps you run further, faster.
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Jet is charting a difficult path: offering sufficient savings to entice customers from Amazon without alienating suppliers who don’t want to undercut other distributors, and squeezing out a profit for itself.
Jet.com is close to completing a $550 million cash infusion that would prevent the e-commerce startup from running out of money by the end of the year.
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An article from WSJ highlighted the massive yet relatively overlooked world of B2B ecommerce. From the journal: E-commerce sites that aim to help old-line industries find new customers, streamline sales and improve profit margins have proliferated and…
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MENTION artificial intelligence and the image that most quickly springs to mind is an anthropomorphic automaton, a robot. It’s a recurring metaphor that peaks at times of torrid technological change and angst about where technology is taking us.
Attention is better directed toward the promise and peril of artificial intelligence software.
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A interesting piece by Fool notes just how powerful and influential Amazon is in the product search funnel. They mention a recent survey result: Nonetheless, a recent survey commissioned by BloomReach found that 44% of online shoppers in the U.S. began…
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Alphabet (née Google) shows the limits of technological advances in moving the needle on productivity
Greg Ip’s Capital Account: Google’s reorganization highlights an overlooked reason why productivity is struggling—the transformative and profitable innovations in the Internet, technology and media are glaringly absent in the rest of the economy.
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  • The University of Hong Kong
    M.Sc., Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing, 2014 - present
  • Robert Gordon University
    BA, Management, 2005 - 2009
  • Tel Aviv University
    Doing Business In Israel (DBI), 2013 - 2013
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