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Amazon Treasure Truck in Denver

Amazon announced that it was bringing its popular (over-hyped?) Treasure Truck to Denver not too long ago. While the city waited for the Amazon Denver Treasure Truck deal to arrive, the company did a good job of keeping what the deal would be, and when

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Angie’s List Sells to Home Advisor

Angie’s List spent years as the sort-of premier review site. The thing that made them different was that in order to review a company, you had to be a paying member. The idea was that having people pay meant that they actually cared more, and

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The Gig Economy Is Fine for Gigs

Recently, there has been a lot of hand wringing about the so-called Gig Economy. For those of you who don’t know the term, the concept of the gig economy is businesses and labor that operate on a per gig, that is per single transaction, basis.

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How Can Twitter Not Be Profitable

Something keeps bothering me about Twitter losing money. The company claims 330 million active monthly users. If they were overly optimistic, or using a very generous definition of “active,” lets cut that in half to 150 million active users each month. Now, if they could

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Amazon Makes Prime Cheaper

There are a lot of articles out there this week about Amazon raising the minimum purchase for free shipping. This is not a price increase, so much as a price cut for Amazon Prime. Consider that Amazon Prime makes up a lot of Amazon’s revenue

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The Real Reasons Tesla Sells Its Own Cars

Last month, Tesla’s general council gave an explanation to the FTC about why Tesla sells its cars directly to customers instead of using the traditional car dealership model. Of course, the remarks were carefully researched, vetted, and tested so as to not create any unpleasant