If you’ve placed an online order for a gift or for a self-gift this holiday season, it most likely came from Amazon. How likely is it? According to statistics released this week, 39.3% of all money spent by Americans shopping online is spent at Amazon, which is more than the next 20 biggest sellers in e-commerce combined. [More]
One day, Walmart was walking down the street, probably whistling or twirling an umbrella, when it saw a Fresh Direct Delivery truck and a big ol’ lightbulb dinged on above its head. Even if that didn’t happen, the mega-chain is said to be considering offering its own version of online grocery shopping, complete with home delivery.
As the time-honored adage goes, if at first you don’t succeed at buying a company in a multi-billion dollar deal, try to out perform it with a competing service of your own. Such is the tack Google is apparently taking against Groupon.
Google just loves being helpful – and being the go-to source for anything and everything you could ever wish or desire. Which is why it’s not surprising that new reports are saying Google is extending its long arm into the online travel business, and could be in talks to acquire fare-shopping developers ITA Software.