3PM Snacks – Wednesday, September 18

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... The Cost of Doing Business In an update of a study performed this time last year, Recode reported that 11 percent of all product views on Amazon come from sponsored listings, up 3 percentage points year-over-year. Why the increase? Amazon has increasingly dedicated more real estate on its search results pages to advertising placements. To [...]

3PM Snacks – Wednesday, August 21

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... A David Vs. Goliath Story Amidst antitrust investigations by the DOJ and FTC, Amazon now faces a new threat: its own third-party sellers. Business Insider reports that third-party sellers on Amazon -- frustrated by Amazon's practice of introducing private label products that seemingly uncut popular third-party products and by Amazon's practice of suspending accounts with [...]