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And remember, the past is always horizontal.
Forget online shopping
With its newly published patent, Walmart looks to bring the physical store directly into consumers’ homes and eliminate delivery gaps entirely.
The patent outlines tools and systems for an “unattended retail storefront” that would live right inside your residence — giving you access to buyable goods from the “retail-access portal” installed in your wall. Read about it here.
Round 3 of our latest bracket opened earlier this week, and the votes are pouring in. Here’s what’s happening so far:
Uber and Baidu are neck and neck
Facebook is pulling ahead of Nvidia
Tesla is trailing behind Alibaba
So, which company would you invest in and hold for 10 years? Vote now.
So this was bothering me
As I read the article excerpt about entitled American kids above, the author used the word “maths” versus “math.”
So which is it? Click below to vote.
Jet, upstarts, and everything
In 2013, Bloomberg Businessweek executive editor Brad Stone published “The Everything Store,” one of the first in-depth looks at the rise of Amazon.
In 2015, he wrote a cover story about a hot new company that promised to disrupt Amazon (see The Blurb for the article).
That company was Jet.com, which was acquired by Walmart for $3.3B in August 2016.
One of the conversations I’m most excited about at A-ha! is the fireside chat between Jet.com president Liza Landsman and Brad that is happening on Dec 13th at SFJAZZ.