Facebook Adds Ecommerce to Profile Pages

Ecommerce within social media platforms has been a trend for some time and the pandemic makes it even more important. So it’s not surprising but still worth noting that Facebook has launched Shops, which lets small businesses set up an online store within their Facebook and Instagram profile pages. There’s no altruism here: Facebook will charge a small fee for sales and expects this will generate more advertising.

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Adobe Adds Predictive Features to Audience Manager and Experience Platform

May 22, 2020

You do love Adobe headlines, Dear Reader. So although I’m not entirely impressed that Adobe Audience Manager has added an ability to predict which segment a new Web site visitor will eventually join, I’ll mention it. For good measure, I’ll throw in a separate Adobe announcement from earlier this week, that they are adding AI-based predictive model scores and multi-touch attribution to Adobe Experience Platform.

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Amazon Backs Down on Charging Sellers Who Don’t Use Its Fulfillment Services

September 25, 2023

There’s probably no limit to Amazon’s greed – because capitalism – but there are constraints as governments regulate BigTech more aggressively and, just maybe, the free market works its wonders. Amazon cited “seller sentiment related to the fee” in its statement pulling back from its planned 2% fee on sellers who don’t use its Prime fulfillment services.  But looming antitrust cases likely had something to do with it.

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