3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 28

Welcome to 3PM Snacks, a mid-week (and mid-day!) rundown of what's going on in the worlds of eCommerce, big data, and artificial intelligence. We hope you find it informative and easy to digest. Let's go... Reviewjacking on Amazon If you didn't know by now, Amazon is filled with sketchy reviews. In fact, the problem is so bad that fake reviews fuel an entire economy. Amazon denies this, of course, touting its hefty ($400 million!) investments to "protect customers from reviews abuse, fraud, and other forms of misconduct" and highlighting all [...]

3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 14

Welcome to 3PM Snacks, a mid-week (and mid-day!) rundown of what's going on in the worlds of eCommerce, big data, and artificial intelligence. We hope you find it informative and easy to digest. Let's go... Sold By Amazon: The Right Program At The Wrong Time? As first reported by CNBC, in late July, Amazon quietly launched a new program called Sold by Amazon (SBA), which lets the company control third-party product prices in exchange for a minimum payout to sellers. The new program comes at a time when Amazon’s pricing [...]