Amazon Prime growth means the coming of a new utility

Amazon Prime growth means the coming of a new utility

Amazon Prime growth Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 March 2019 Amazon Prime growth means the coming of a new utility Consider the incredible rate of Amazon Prime growth. By the end of 2019, Amazon Prime is predicted to be used by more than 51% of...
Amazon Dash never really made sense

Amazon Dash never really made sense

Amazon Dash Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 March 2019 Amazon Dash never really made sense I admire Amazon’s product ingenuity. So much that I own just about as many Amazon devices as I do from Apple — which is quite the feat for an uber-Apple fan like me....
Amazon FreeTime frees kids and grandparents

Amazon FreeTime frees kids and grandparents

Amazon FreeTime Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 February 2019 Amazon FreeTime frees kids and grandparents As I am living it up as a grandfather, I’m developing a fond new appreciation for kid brands. Take, for instance, Lego. I hadn’t thought about the...
The power of the Amazon brand: Inviting it into our lives

The power of the Amazon brand: Inviting it into our lives

Amazon brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 November 2018 The power of the Amazon brand: Inviting it into our lives Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Amazon brand receives some of its biggest shopping days. In fact, Cyber Monday was the single...
Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon.

Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon.

Minimum Wage Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 October 2018 Doubling the minimum wage? Good on Amazon. Call it a response to critics of its labor practices or call it a response to a tight labor market. Amazon increasing its minimum wage in the US to $15 an...
Amazon Alexa and good manners

Amazon Alexa and good manners

Amazon Alexa Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 September 2018 Amazon Alexa and good manners Anyone else thinking this generation of kids could use a bit of behavior adjustment? I think there is a place for Amazon Alexa in all of this. But I digress. I have...
Amazon’s Echo Auto will be another smash

Amazon’s Echo Auto will be another smash

Echo Auto Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 September 2018 Amazon’s Echo Auto will be another smash If you think about it, the greatest technological impact on our lives in the last three years is Amazon’s Echo. Yes, it’s only been three years since Alexa...
Amazon reviews: Fact or Fiction?

Amazon reviews: Fact or Fiction?

Here are two of my favorite things to do, as I am lay awake in bed: The first is to visit the Amazon App on my iPad and check out the “Deals of the Day.” While the deals aren’t anything to write home about most of the time, there are those rare...
The Amazon corporate culture

The Amazon corporate culture

As a business owner (and someone who has worked in the corporate world for more than 30 years), I found The New York Times story on the Amazon corporate culture to be appalling. Supported by interviews with more than 100 current and former employees, NYT found a...
“Make an offer” from Amazon could backfire

“Make an offer” from Amazon could backfire

It will be interesting to see what happens with Amazon’s latest enhancement Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 December 2014 “Make an offer” from Amazon could backfire Amazon is rolling out a new feature in which shoppers can make offers on a selected...
Amazon tablets fail to catch fire. Whoops Amazon?

Amazon tablets fail to catch fire. Whoops Amazon?

Amazon tablets fail to catch fire Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 October 2014 Should Amazon even make a tablet? A few weeks ago, Amazon tablets were announced: the Fire HDX 8.9, 7, 6 and Kid’s Edition, as well as an updated E-Reader that Amazon is...
Amazon drones are unlikely to change retail

Amazon drones are unlikely to change retail

Amazon drones are unlikely to change retail Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 December 2013 Amazon drones clogging the air? Unlikely. When I first heard of Jeff Bezos’ lofty plan to add Amazon drones to its delivery service, I flinched. The whole drone...