The Week of November 23rd: 10 things eft's been reading

Amazon was in the news a LOT this week. One article we didn’t include was the new regulations opening up the potential for drones.

1. How the real world can fight back against the internet. ‘The Disruptors’. [BBC]

2. Ikea is looking to further enter the eCommerce game, but not through their own channels. ‘IKEA Furniture Is About to Get Easier to Buy Than Ever.’ [Fortune]

3. Amazon continues its home invasion. ‘Amazon Key system will allow delivery drivers to unlock customers' doors.’ [The Guardian]

4. Understanding how consumers are using mobile is key to a retailer’s success. ‘People are spending more time in top shopping apps like Amazon’s.’ [Recode]

5. Is Amazon competing against traditional logistics? ‘How UPS and Fedex Pushed Amazon to Become their Competitor.’ [LinkedIn]

6. The fight against Amazon continues – but with a big ally this time. ‘Google is essentially building an anti-Amazon alliance, and Target is the latest to join.’ [Recode]

7. 2 hour shipping is becoming standard. ‘This is how Walmart, Amazon, Target and others are coming up with new ways of getting more stuff to you faster.’ [Recode]

8. Could returns save the store? ‘Americans love shopping online, but they want to return things in person.’ [Washington Post]

9. Prime for work. ‘Amazon Launches ‘Business Prime’ to Bring Quick Delivery to Work.’ [Bloomberg]

10. The European logistics tech market heats up. ‘Convargo grabs $19 million to improve road freight.’ [TechCrunch]

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