Ever since the first classified ad appeared in the Boston News-Letter in 1704, many companies have built large businesses charging sellers (advertisers) to add supply (listings) to their marketplaces. For the better part of the past 300 years, these “listings marketplaces” have played a critical role in local commerce and [...]
Bitcoin, Ripple, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies have the potential to revamp everything from how we split the check to how we buy our homes. Stanford business school professor Susan Athey explains how.
Don't tell the kiddies, but Santa's workshop isn't at the North Pole. It's here in Tracy, California, about an hour east of San Francisco, at Amazon's latest-generation warehouse, a robot-powered marvel of efficiency that in some ways feels even more improbable than flying reindeer.