Samsung has just announced that it is now adding and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assitant to its phone. On the surface it would sound like that's almost old news since Siri has been out for awhile now. And Google has been chasing -- but in my opinion has a significant advantage over Amazon, simply because their business IS data. However, Samsung has what Apple and Google and Microsoft (oops almost forgot Microsoft) has, that is they have TONS of devices. And appliances.
This is a trend that should not surprise anyone. In fact, I am surprised it has taken so long. There is an implicit understanding that if you are buying a product from Amazon that you will get what you want or send it back. Or leave a Negative comment. Either way Amazon has created a relationship with their customers that -- I believe -- no other online mass retailer has done. To create a bond. There are other very good experiences. Etsy comes to mind. So once you have
This is a clear sign: Lore is taking over. Just so happens though that I know a few inside folks at Walmart.com -- which is based in San Bruno, CA -- are visiting New Jersey. So maybe they are trying to create a bridge. I don't know if I personally would leave a bridge. I think I would burn it and move on. They need massive changes. But who knows what diamonds are in San Bruno worth keeping. Sure we will find out soon. Read the Article Here
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Great article in Forbes. I think everyone saw this coming. The prediction is that by 2020 that Amazon will surpass Walmart as the worlds' largest retailer. But its much bigger than that. Walmart has to decide if it can even compete. Just buying Jet.com for $3B is not going to be enough. Unless they hand over the entire web business to them, that purchase was about probably -- in my humble opinion -- about $2.5B more than it was worth. Great job Mark Lore! Wow, haven't