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When you tally up all the stores that have opened and closed this year, there’s a net loss of 3,300 stores, shares today’s WSJ.

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April 16, 2019

Only Tiffany & Co. could buy a full page in the Wall St. Journal magazine to advertise one glass. :)

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April 15, 2019

Facebook is filled with so many fake ads that Dr. Oz (yes, that doctor) has to write a letter to the Wall St Journal.

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April 12, 2019

YouTube is likely filled with a lot of fake entities posting content, reports today’s WSJ. Why is this notable? Because YouTube is increasingly carrying kids videos geared to our kids. I believe knowing who is broadcasting videos to our nation’s children is important. YouTube should require a entity posting certain content to authenticate their identity—and maybe should do this for all content posted. Truth should have a true author.

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April 3, 2019

NYC is forming a new group to help protect its infrastructure. I'd like to see a similar group formed to help protect its residents and businesses, as well as police business websites and hosting companies to ensure they're meeting accepted standards for security. Currently, our cyber security laws are reactive vs preventative.

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Tags: cyber crime, nyc, ccsi, vance
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March 30, 2019

Nice to see Smart Brand Royal Copenhagen in today’s WSJ

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March 30, 2019

Today’s WSJ shares that hacking is at an all time high and the FBI is dedicating more agents to it. ...finally law enforcement is taking this more seriously.

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March 27, 2019

How big a deal is cyber security? It’s about as important as car and highway safety—that’s the last time that insurers teamed up to tackle a topic, according to today’s WSJ.

The number of retailers that purchased stand alone cyber security doubled from 2014 to 2018, shares insurer Marsh.

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March 16, 2019



Today’s WSJ does a review of Sears’ downfall. In the same WSJ edition, we see how Amazon and Apple—two of the world’s most valuable companies—have had their stock price rise.

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March 16, 2019

Amazon continues to wage war—on its own customers. Amazon charges steep fees and now seeks to grab third-party seller’s customers.

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March 7, 2019

Iranian hackers have wreaked havoc on more than 200 businesses, reports Microsoft.

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March 6, 2019

There are some notable statistics and developments in this article including:
+ More than 10% of Target’s sales came via digital channels.
+ Stores are promoting in-store pick up.
+ Stores are shrinking their sizes. Kohl’s is subleasing space to Planet Fitness.
+ Stores continue to create new private labels—a strategy that is very popular with Amazon.
+ Stores are benefitting from other stores failing. For example, Toys R Us closing helped Target and Kohl’s.

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March 6, 2019

China hackers keep wreaking havoc, per today’s WSJ.

Hackers recently targeted Bridge and other U.S. businesses including Boeing and T-Mobile.

Read the WSJ article about China hackers attacking colleges here

Tags: Hackers, china, asia
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March 5, 2019


Facebook and Instagram disabled about 2 billion suspect/fake accounts in just the first nine months of 2018. (Notice they don’t use the word ‘closed.’)

Facebook is suing a company’s network or businesses based in a China for $100k for selling fake accounts. The fake accounts were used to spread misinformation and scams. $100k doesn’t seem like much. No word on what the companies charged customers.

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March 2, 2019


This article about small banks could’ve very well been written about small retail stores. The future is tech. Bank of America has spent $20b on tech since 2012. Big retailers have likely spent that or more. And small businesses often don’t have the resources to make customers happy online. Much less survive a hacking attempt. I spent the last 2 weeks dealing with hackers from Asia. It took 3 tech people 2 weeks. Expensive. Time consuming. If small stores had to deal with this on thei...
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February 27, 2019

We post a good deal about Walmart and Amazon. What’s to be made of retailers like Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Neiman’s? It appears they’re just struggling to stay alive, shares today’s WSJ. Macy’s net sales fell 2.5% and it’s even considering new uses for its flagship Herald Square location. One may ask: is a sale of the flagship in the works like what Lord & Taylor did? Macy's could sell the location and lease it back.

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February 27, 2019

Walmart continues to immitate Amazon by seeking to grow its advertising platform, shares today’s WSJ.

I think I read that Amazon currently accounts for 10% or ad dollars spent and is expected to become a top 3 player soon, along with Google and Facebook.

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February 26, 2019

Retailers: You may have to cut your shipping rates. :)

As as a reference, Etsy is encouraging its sellers to reduce their shipping rates shares today’s WSJ.

Offering free shipping can often be written off as the cost of getting a customer. Wayfair pays almost $200 to acquire a new customer, so a store offering free shipping which may cost $20 seems like a bargain.

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February 25, 2019

India is continuing to raise the bar for e-commerce companies operating in it but may be going too far. One element of the draft rules says that entities available in India have to be a registered business entity in India. According to this, if a person accessed Bridge in India to buy a gift for a friend in Florida, the Florida business would have to be registered in India? That barrier to entry may be too for the small business in Florida.

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February 23, 2019

“Wayfair reports it spent $196 each on its 3.6 million new customers this year. Customer acquisition costs have an adverse effect on the company's bottom line.” ~ CNBC

I looked up the above information after reading in today’s WSJ that Wayfair reported an increase in active users to 15 million—but it’s still spending amost $200 to acquire each new customer. Wayfair, which has negative cash flow (debt?) of $137m, appears to be open to exiting its predicament by selling itself to...
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