November 29, 2012

Why Amazon Beats Wal-Mart

Farhad Manjoo, Slate

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Last Friday morning, I woke up with a single abiding need: I had to have a new Xbox 360. My old one died a few weeks ago—well out of warranty, it came down with the dreaded “Red Ring of Death” technical failure. This wasn’t a big deal, because I never have time to play games, but this weekend my parents were in town and were happy to take care of my pesky toddler. I had a free day. And for me, on a day off, there’s nothing more relaxing than a few hours with the new Call of Duty. So, you see, I was desperate.

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TAGGED: E-Commerce, Amazon


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MG Siegler, TechCrunch
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Amazon Phone Good, Surface Phone Bad
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The Book Publishers Can't Beat Amazon
Sarah Lacy, Pando Daily
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November 19, 2012
The Amazon of China E-Commerce
The Economist
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