The Secret Recipe of Amazon

Before you proceed with the amazing recipe of the world leader e-tailer Amazon’s recommendation engine check out the video of Hunch. For those people who don’t know about Hunch, you should definitely check out Hunch.com which is one of the biggest recommendation engines depending on its own way of collecting data from its custom designed surveys.…

Subscription based e-commerce

The comparison to the flash sale model and to group buying seems to fit because the subscription commerce category has a few leaders and a ton of “me too” companies. On the surface it looks like all of them are just putting shit in a box and money in the bank but this is pattern…

One Hour in Square’s World

What Are Those Circles? The circles represent single transactions going through the Square payments system during a one-hour period on a recent Thursday afternoon–the larger the circle, the bigger the dollar amount of the sale. These transactions happened around 4 p.m. Eastern. So think happy hour in New York, and lunch hour in San Francisco,…

The future is about mobility

While the globe grapples with uncertain economic realities, “mobile” appears to be gold. Facebook is expected to announce their uniquely targeted mobile advertising model before the end of the month. Amazon is talking to Chinese manufacturer Fox Conn with ambitions of building their own mobile device to serve as a complement to Amazon’s considerable digital…

Mobile Payment by Mastercard

MasterCard unveiled what it calls “the future of payments for consumers, merchants and partners” at the CTIA Wireless conference in New Orleans on May 2012. Here you may watch some new mobile payment technologies designed by Mastercard which personally I believe is similar to what “paypal” gets to offer for a long time. I was…

Five Trends Driving Social Commerce Evolution

Before you start reading the article I’ll like you to watch a San Francisco startup GumRoad’s video to get some clear and visual idea in the real effect of Social Commerce: A recent Bloomberg article ignited controversy over whether or not social commerce offers any real value to online retailers. Specifically, the article cited the…