News Cart for July 24th

Below is your eCommerce News Cart for July 24th, 2018:

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In the News:

Amazon’s Prime Day The Biggest Sales Day in its History (Again)

  • Prime members worldwide purchased over 100 million products
  • Glitches and tech bugs caused problems for shoppers, resulting in millions of lost sales (details here)
  • Amazon doesn’t disclose actual revenues, estimated around $1.5 – $2 billion

Shopify to Roll Out Augmented Reality This Fall

  •  Shopify’s Head of VR/AR tweeted about the feature but no official announcement
  • Tweet shows a video demo of how the functionality will work (click above)
  • Hat tip to Allen Walton for finding/sharing this!

Google Hit With Fine from EU, Major Implications for Mobile Business Model

  • Google fined $5 Billion by EU for illegally bundling software with Android
  • Mobile generates more than 50% of ad revenue for Google, strongly facilitated by pre-installed apps
  • Google may start charging android licensing fees if not allowed to bundle apps

Apple Updates Macbook Pro

  • Featuring faster processors and increased RAM capacity to 32MB
  • The infrequently-used Touch Bar remains a feature
  • Faulty keyboards in previous generation have been fixed

Wistia Decides Against Sale, Raises Debt to Pay Back Investors and Maintain Control

  • The popular video hosting SaaS took raised $17 Million in debt to maintain control
  • Decision was largely driven by desires to grow more slowly, have more creative freedom

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Andrew’s Musings

This week Andrew talks about some tweaks to his schedule that are allowing him to dive deeper on new topics and be more effective.  To listen, click the play button on the audio player above.

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