Tech giants face no contest when it comes to competition law | John Naughton

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Tech giants face no contest when it comes to competition law | John Naughton
Amazons acquisition of Whole Foods Market ought to be blocked by monopoly regulators, but as long as they keep delivering the goods no one seems to mind The news that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and rapidly became the dominant provider of cloud computing services. And so it went on, to the point where people began […]

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Mark Zuckerberg loves Iowa in his latest Facebook story

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Mark Zuckerberg loves Iowa in his latest Facebook story
A man who loves Iowa.Image: LISA HORNAK/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Everyone’s best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he’s having a great time in Iowa. Zuckerberg used Facebook storiesthat product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn’t quite caught on yetto document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO traveled to Iowa as […]

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Limited-edition Nikes get an AR twist on the SNKRS app

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Limited-edition Nikes get an AR twist on the SNKRS app
Available through AR.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Nike’s SNKRS app will soon move shopping for sneakers on the app partly into the real world. The app is adding augmented reality technology for the drop of the Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Momofuku.” App users have to find a copy of the menu for the New York restaurant Fuku, […]

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Walmart and Amazon are battling for retail’s future. Is anyone else in the running?

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Walmart and Amazon are battling for retail’s future. Is anyone else in the running?
Image: Getty Images How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That’s the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon’s blockbuster $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content to just dominate ecommerceit’s coming for your real-world stores too. Walmart […]

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Raids on trolls’ homes show Germany’s done with online hate speech

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Raids on trolls’ homes show Germany’s done with online hate speech
Police secure a stadium entrance prior to the German DFB Cup final soccer match.Image: clemens BILAN/EPA/REX/Shutterstock German police searched the homes of three dozen people on Tuesday, all of whom are accused of writing hateful messages on social media. The raids illustrate significant differences between how Germany treats hate speech online when compared with the […]

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Take these 9 online courses to help boost your resume

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Take these 9 online courses to help boost your resume
Image: istock Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. It’s a developer-eat-developer world out there. If you want to stand out from the pack, you’ve got to show potential employers that you are well-versed in the latest and greatest trends and technologies. These 9 skills […]

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Sellers say China’s Amazons are forcibly putting discount stickers on their stuff

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Sellers say China’s Amazons are forcibly putting discount stickers on their stuff
Gotta keep those goods moving.Image: VCG via Getty Images As the Amazons of China try to elbow each other out of the way, a couple of retailers are coming forward to reveal some of the lengths that China’s ecommerce players will go to, to get you to add items to your cart. Liebo, a mid-sized […]

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Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe makes a play against all those at-home shopping subscription boxes

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Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe makes a play against all those at-home shopping subscription boxes
Stich Fix, Fabletics, Trunk Club … watch out. Amazon just took aim at all those at-home try-on shopping subscription servicesand every other e-commerce sitewith Prime Wardrobe. Prime Wardrobe is Amazon’s entry into the apparel box space. The “fitting room that fits into your life” allows you to choose a bunch of clothes and accessories on […]

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5 crowdfunded projects that delivered on the hype

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5 crowdfunded projects that delivered on the hype
Crowdfunding glory.Image: Extreme Fliers Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Online crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo can make you an overnight success if you play your cards right. Whether its getting a VR prototype off the ground (before being sniped by Facebook, […]

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Amazon locks down patent to block you from online price checking in its stores

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Amazon locks down patent to block you from online price checking in its stores
Amazon's first brick-and-mortar store in Seattle.Image: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon has earned plenty of sales from shoppers comparing its prices to those of items on the store shelves in front of them. Now the online retail giant has locked down a patent on technology to prevent people from doing just that in its own stores. […]

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists
Image: clutter Clutter is disrupting its own name. SEE ALSO: This startup wants to be the QVC of your smartphone The two-year-old startup takes the stuff you don’t use out of your home and makes sure you don’t just put it in a disorganized storage unit. Clutter, based in Los Angeles, employs movers and software […]

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Amazon Books’ new IRL stores misses everything that makes a bookstore special

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Amazon Books’ new IRL stores misses everything that makes a bookstore special
People enter the newly opened Amazon Books on May 25, 2017 in New York City.Image: Getty Images There is an open secret in the book world: Booksellers give the best book recommendations. I can trace my favorite New York City bookstores by the book recommendations I’ve been given at various bookstoresDelicate Edible Birds by Lauren […]

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Too hip or too dull? The many reasons J Crew lost its spot in Americans’ closets

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Too hip or too dull? The many reasons J Crew lost its spot in Americans’ closets
The retailer that once reliably supplied wardrobe basics for many has struggled with the transition to online sales, risky stylistic decisions and corporate debt In the end, not even Christy Turlington could save Mickey Drexler, widely regarded as one of the most talented apparel merchants in US retail history. Drexler, 72, stepped down as the […]

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet
AmazonBasics is the top battery seller online.Image: amazon/mashable composite Amazon is many things: online retail juggernaut, Oscar-winning studio, proprietor of the cloud that powers half the web. Now it’s added number-one battery maker and leading baby wipes brand to the list. SEE ALSO: Amazon has quietly turned its mobile app into a weird and wonderful […]

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos
A YouTuber unboxes a "loot crate."Image: youtube Eric Feng thinks he’s found the perfect intersection of media and online retail, and it’s, well, a little outside the box. The former Hulu executive and Kleiner Perkins partner is launching a new shopping platform built entirely around an obsession among certain parts of the internet with so-called […]

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