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Will Uber save e-commerce in Mexico?

Will Uber save e-commerce in Mexico?

Federico Antoni is managing partner at ALLVP, an early-stage VC based in Mexico. He is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network In May 1999, I joined one of the hottest startups in Latin America at the peak of the Internet […]

Amazon debuts its first live show that lets you shop while you watch

Amazon debuts its first live show that lets you shop while you watch

Amazon’s foray into fashion continues today with the launch of what will be the company’s first daily live show, called Style Code Live, which will feature fashion and beauty tips and advice from style experts and viewers. However, the more interesting aspects to the new program will be the ability to shop the products while you’re […]

Amazon leases 20 Boeing jets to speed up deliveries

Amazon leases 20 Boeing jets to speed up deliveries

Amazon’s logistics arm is taking a big step forward by leasing a fleet of Boeing 767s that will ship packages to customers in North America. Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), an air cargo transportation provider, said that Amazon has agreed to lease twenty of its planes for 5-7 years. The announcement confirms reports from late […]

Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials

Amazon eyes up education, plans a free platform for learning materials

Back in 2013, Amazon acquired (and continued to operate) online math instruction company TenMarks to gain a foothold in the online education space. Now it looks like Amazon is taking those learnings to the next level. The e-commerce giant plans to launch a free platform for schools and other educators to upload, manage and share educational materials. Signs indicate that the platform will […]

Amazon Alexa can now pay your Capital One bill

Amazon Alexa can now pay your Capital One bill

Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, embedded in devices like the Echo speaker and Fire TV, is today taking on a new role: she’s now a banking assistant, too. Capital One announced this morning the rollout of a new “skill” (like an app for Alexa-powered devices), which will allow consumers to do their banking by voice, including […]

Why unicorns falter

Why unicorns falter

In early February 2016, a study of financing deals reported by The Wall Street Journal found that investors are increasingly protecting themselves from IPOs that don’t perform as expected. This fallout is a continuation of the demise of the so-called “unicorn,” a tech startup with a pre-IPO valuation of over one billion dollars. As these companies […]

Why unicorns falter

Why unicorns falter

In early February 2016, a study of financing deals reported by The Wall Street Journal found that investors are increasingly protecting themselves from IPOs that don’t perform as expected. This fallout is a continuation of the demise of the so-called “unicorn,” a tech startup with a pre-IPO valuation of over one billion dollars. As these companies […]

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