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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #240 on: October 08, 2013, 05:01:28 PM »
Nice 30min interview with Marc Lore and Vinnie Bharara founders of Diapers.com (Quidsi)

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/18/223785364/marc-lore-and-vinnie-bharara-founders-of-diapers-com

They talk about founding the business and the early years.

Thanks!  There also appears to be an interview with the founder of Kiva Systems in that show as well.

In another AMZN news, they are releasing a "Pay with Amazon" feature for third party websites:
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/10/08/amazon-targets-rival-paypal-with-online-payment-option/


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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #241 on: October 08, 2013, 09:48:09 PM »
Online payments can be a brutal business.

Amazon.com pushes a Visa credit card on its main website instead of its ACH payment system.  This suggests to me that Amazon (like Paypal) is having a difficult time with fraud.  If you pay through ACH, you can't make unusually large purchases or buy digital downloads or buy gift cards.  That's the payment network side of things.

On the payment gateway side of things, both Paypal and Amazon help merchants accept credit card payments.  I think Paypal has an advantage in that area as its anti-fraud technology is pretty good.  (Unfortunately, it also has a very high false positive rate... which is frustrating for legitimate customers.  And you can't buy gift cards with Paypal in many cases.)
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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #243 on: October 10, 2013, 07:10:02 PM »
Just read it.
Can't wait to read the book when it's released on tues!

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #244 on: October 10, 2013, 07:22:39 PM »
Just read it.
Can't wait to read the book when it's released on tues!

Let us know what you think of the book when you're finished. :) 

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #245 on: October 10, 2013, 07:59:24 PM »
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-10/jeff-bezos-and-the-age-of-amazon-excerpt-from-the-everything-store-by-brad-stone


This article was fantastic!  The author, during the writing of the book, actually informed Jeff's father that his long-lost son, whom he hadn't seen since Jeff was three years old back in '67, was the founder of Amazon.com and a billionaire, at the end of 2012! 


That blew me away....


I'll read the book the day it comes out.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2013, 08:30:55 PM »


"Let us know what you think of the book when you're finished."

Sure!
I've had it on pre order on amazon for at least two months.
The date was delayed after bezos bought the post presumably so the author could cover it in the book.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #248 on: October 15, 2013, 08:45:46 AM »
Soap Opera: Amazon Moves In With P&G
E-Commerce Giant Sets Up Shop Inside Warehouses of Suppliers
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304330904579135840230674458

Article talks about how Amazon is working inside supplier warehouses and highlights a 3yr relationship working with P&G in their warehouses.

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Re: AMZN - Amazon.com Inc.
« Reply #249 on: October 18, 2013, 10:50:43 AM »