Posted in ecommerce
The weather, Amazon and the sluggish economy were all cited as reasons for this season’s weak retail earnings. However, another, less-talked about threat is hovering over the beleaguered sector: So-called resale sites.
WhenDropbox transferred most of its data away from Amazon Web Servicesearlier this year,itpartnered with HP Enterprise tobuild out its data centers, the two companies revealed at a conference on Tuesday according to the Wall Street Journal. HPE provided custom hardwarefor thenew data centers, which will theoretically help the cloud storage app cutcosts compared to renting space from AWS.
The transaction volume for bitcoin is predicted to more than triple this year, helped by the prospects of a Donald Trump presidency, according to a market study released this week. The price of the digital currency could climb in the event of Trump winning the U.S. presidential election, which some market commentators expect to lead to market turmoil.
As industry moves beyond the virtual machine (VM) consolidation paradigm, several types of containers have become prominent. Two flavors in particular currently enjoy the lions share of deployments on the Linux operating system: Docker and LXC.
Posted in devops
Alibaba plans five-day ‘farmer’s festival’ to drive e-commerce in Chinese hinterlands over Lunar New Year
Alibaba Group, which pioneered the Singles Day retail event in China that falls on November 11, is poised to make an all-out assault on the mainlands largely untapped rural e-commerce market, with the launch of a five-day Lunar New Year online shopping festival from Sunday. The worlds largest e-commerce services provider has mobilised affiliate Cainiao Logistics to bolster its last-mile delivery network in more than 270 counties and about 13,000 villages to support the new festival, an Alibaba spokeswoman said.
Hong Kong e-commerce start-up Popmap offers universal check-out cart to take the pain out of global shopping sprees
Online shoppers who prefer shopping at independent boutique shops but are tired of website-hopping will be pleased to hear that Hong Kong-based e-commerce start-up Popmap now offers a universal check-out cart. Customers can now shop from a list of boutiques around the world and check out all of their items in one transaction with Popmaps universal shopping cart, regardless of where the stores are located.
Buying a couch sucks. Not unlike when buying a mattress, most people find themselves picking one of two* options: heading to a chain couch store and haggling with someone who needs to keep the price up for the sake of commissions, or saying screw that and heading for IKEA.
Docker unveiled version 1.12 of its core software-containerization systemtoday, along with the first full desktop editions of the software for development on Mac and Windows machines. Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which debuted as beta products earlier this year, provide developers on those platforms withsomethingthat had always seemed out of reach: the ability to do container work with Docker as a native application.
Posted in devops
Ad blocking software could cost digital publishers over US$27 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Juniper Research. Use of the software has been on the rise.
Drizly, the on-demand booze delivery startup, has today announced the close of a $15 million Series B funding round, led by Polaris Partners, with participation from other existing investors. Drizly operates in a very similar manner to Uber, providing the technology infrastructure that allows liquor retailers the opportunity to provide their own on-demand service, as well as an e-commerce platform through Drizly Connect.