Big Players Scored in the E-Commerce Battles of 2017


Moves that allowed major e-commerce players to jockey for position both off and on the Internet made headlines in 2017. “The year was a triumph for market leaders,” said Mike Comstock, a senior adviser at GrandCanals. “Leading companies like Amazon, Target and Walmart just got stronger, as they have the resources to either build or buy whatever they need to win.” Walmart had been out of the e-commerce race for a long time, but that changed with the $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet in 2016, which led to more acquisitions.

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Google's artificial intelligence computer 'no longer constrained by limits of human knowledge'

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.

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'The sins of Silicon Valley': Backlash mounts against Google, Facebook, Amazon

The populist backlash against the tone-deaf and arguably reprehensible actions of certain players in Silicon Valley has increased in recent months. A new essay in Silicon Valley suggests that despite the benefits companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon provide to consumers, the costs are starting to outweigh the benefits.

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Robots are a match for Japan's best volleyball players

Japan has turned to a team of robotic players to help its best volleyball players improve elements of their game. The automatic blockers mimic the actions of real players, helping the human players to hone their skills.

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Internet's Biggest Companies Ask FCC to Please Leave Net Neutrality Alone

Here we are again: Years after the last big net neutrality fight, key players are once more setting down their stakes, drawing their lines in the sand, and every other metaphor for preparing to w…

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Man suffers fatal heart attack after catching one of the rarest creatures in 'Pokemon Go,' report says

“Pokemon Go” has gotten countless players up off of the couch and on their feet in search of the endlessly charming creatures, and it’s been hailed as a great fitness tool for that very reason.

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Government considers first 'Pokemon GO' regulations

“Pokemon GO” players have certainly had their fair share of run-ins with the law this week — mostly on the wrong side of it. But the app itself is now the target of lawmakers, who want to regulate the game, claiming that the app poses a significant risk to public safety, and the fun must end.

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Pokemon Go leads teen to dead body

“Pokemon Go” is a wildly popular new smartphone game that has players exploring their real-life neighborhoods. And in rural Wyoming, it led a teenager to discover a dead man’s body in a river.

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Tehran blocks sale of video game depicting Iran's 1979 revolution

The Iranian regime has banned the sale of a video-game that gives players a first-person perspective of the 1979 Iranian revolution.

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Get Ready for the Mobile Pay Explosion


Who is leading the mobile payment race? There are several players competing today. PayPal started the revolution 15 years ago, and Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay have joined the fray. Many newcomers are entering this space on a regular basis. The traditional money space has undergone change with innovations like debit cards and ATM machines. Though they took a while to catch on, they eventually transformed the way we interact with banks and money. Mobile Pay is expected to offer explosive growth opportunities.

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Video game depicts Iran's 1979 revolution, angers Tehran

An Iranian-born video-game designer wants players to relive history with a new game that gives users a first-person perspective on the 1979 Iranian revolution.

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Injured Panthers linebacker playing in the Super Bowl with 3D-printed arm brace

When it comes to the Super Bowl, not even a broken arm will keep dedicated players from participating in the championship game.

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