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Running marketplaces is a cut-throat job. Who will survive?

  Anjali Krishnan      August 16, 2018

2017 was the year of retail apocalypse. Now it looks like the worst has passed. The SPDR S&P Retail fund (XRT), a collection of traditional…

Ecommerce marketplaces have a product content problem, and its killing them.

  Anjali Krishnan      May 09, 2018

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. At the point of writing, there are approximately 40–50 ecommerce marketplaces available…

Here’s our top retail tech prediction for 2018

  Hari Viswanath      January 16, 2018

What do the shopping season, the 2018 Tax Bill, Artificial Intelligence and Omnichannel all have in common?

Where are the REAL deals this Thanksgiving?

  Semantics3      November 21, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Holiday Sales Dashboard, by Semantics3 & Slickdeals. Get the bird’s eye view to the best deals.

The “Amazon Amendment” could hand the retailer an unfair advantage in government procurement

  Hari Viswanath      November 07, 2017

Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act is a sweetheart deal for Amazon and is unfair to the retail industry

Amazon is big. Omnichannel Amazon will be an even bigger, all-consuming giant.

  Anjali Krishnan      October 24, 2017

Amazon in 2017, is like Morgoth back in the day before Sauron turned up. A better, badder version of what might come next. Its laser sharp…

Of ecommerce & false promises — How product matching can deliver on long forgotten promises.

  Anjali Krishnan      September 12, 2017

We were promised transparency and variety. Neither is a given.

Retail companies that are winning 2017

  Anjali Krishnan      August 30, 2017

How to thrive, not just survive.

Retail Tech Weekly Roundup — June 29th

  Anjali Krishnan      June 29, 2017

Who’s raising money successfully.

Retail Tech Weekly Roundup — June 21st

  Anjali Krishnan      June 22, 2017

The most interesting take on why Amazon acquired Whole Foods.