Will Amazon Go Kill Supermarkets, Costco, and Walmart?

An intriguing possibility is that automated stores might be more competitive because they will offer a higher level of customer service. By freeing the cashiers up to help customers, many grocery stores might be able to offer a Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) level of customer service at Walmart price. That will be the real game changer.

If history is anything to go by, Amazon Go is likely to be superseded by semi-automated stores. Nor is Amazon necessarily the company to take automated stores mainstream.

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An AI- Powered Investment based on Market Sentiment?

The goal at Sharpe is to fix one of the biggest shortcomings in AI-based investing. AIs are very good at technical or fundamentals analysis; but are unable to judge market sentiment which is based upon human emotions and beliefs.

Sharpe Capital hopes to correct that by teaching AI how to spot patterns of behavior and sentiment in the market, a whitepaper indicates.

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Can Etsy Survive the Age of Amazon?

Etsy has proved it is incapable of making money and demonstrated that online companies can fall into a familiar retail trap.

The trap is the old one of ever-increasing sales that generate no real money. Dozens of retailers; ranging from Whole Foods to Rite Aid to Overstock.com, have fallen into over the years. The only way a company can profit from this trap is to sell itself to a larger retailer or private equity organization in search of market share or other resources.

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What Will Amazon Acquire Next?

The question we need to ask is: “what companies will Amazon acquire next?” Some probable candidates for Amazon acquisition include:

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Amazon Moves Closer to Total Retail Domination

The incredible momentum has made Amazon America’s dominant retailer. It is setting the trends for the industry and effectively dictating some aspects of business practice such as prices and return policy to brick and mortar competitors.

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Can Amazon Stop Growing?

Amazon’s revenue growth for 2016 now exceeds the total revenues for Alibaba (NYSE: BABA); which reported $21.48 billion in revenue on December 31, 2016. The revenue Amazon added in 2016 is also larger than all of Macy’s (NYSE: M) revenues; which were $26.31 billion on October 31, 2016.

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Will Falling NFL Ratings Destroy CBS?

It looks as if two entire generations; the 18-35 year-old Millennials and the 35-50 year-old Generation Xers, are tuning out network TV; or at least CBS. One has to wonder how long the company can survive with older viewers dying off, and younger couch potatoes tuning out.

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