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Jet.com Is Still Trying to Take On Amazon

fortune.com — A year ago yesterday, Jet.com, the e-commerce upstart gunning for Amazon, opened for business. It premiered with a huge amount of hype after getting hundreds of millions in funding and a nearly $600 million valuation before selling a single purse, microwave, or bottle of laundry detergent.

PayPal And Visa Make Nice

fortune.com — PayPal and Visa, longtime frenemies, looked more like friends on Thursday afternoon after announcing a new partnership. The deal calls for PayPal to start sharing data with Visa about transactions that are funded using Visa cards.

While Growth Stalls on eBay's Marketplace, StubHub Skyrockets

fortune.com — A year after separating from PayPal, eBay has been unable to supercharge growth in its marketplace of used cars, designer jewelry, and second hand clothes. But the one bright spot in eBay's business continues to be fast-growing online ticket site StubHub.

IBM Watson Wants to Be Your New Salesperson at Macy's

fortune.com — Artificial intelligence is popping up everywhere these days, whether it be diagnosing diseases or even creating new recipes. The next frontier may be stores. Shoppers will soon be able to start talking to an artificial intelligence-powered digital assistant while strolling around Macy's, courtesy of IBM Watson, the centerpiece of IBM's artificial intelligence push.

Can Elmo Diagnose Your Kid’s Illness?

fortune.com — Taking the temperature of a sick and fussy toddler is a no small feat. Kinsa, a startup that has developed an FDA-approved smart thermometer, is not only hoping that Elmo will help parents accurately take their child's temperature, but also potentially diagnose the illness as well.

This Former eBay Executive Helps Stores Track Their Return Customers

fortune.com — One of Jack Abraham's goals when he founded his startup Milo back in 2008 was helping bridge the gap between brick and mortar retailers and online search. His site, which he sold to eBay in 2010 for $75 million, told shoppers whether the products they wanted were available at local stores like Best Buy and Target.

Prime Day Shows How Amazon Is Winning Mobile

fortune.com — Amazon's mobile app saw its usage increase by 35% last week, thanks to an influx of consumers wanting to cash in on Prime Day deals on July 12, according to new data from Survey Monkey. The e-commerce giant debuted Prime Day last year as a one-day sale exclusively for members of its Prime subscription shopping service.

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Just Backed Fintech Company ZestFinance

fortune.com — Baidu is making an investment in a U.S.-based fintech company, the Chinese search juggernaut announced on Monday. Baidu is making an undisclosed investment in ZestFinance, a startup that blends machine learning with big data analysis to pinpoint more accurate credit scores. This isn't the first Chinese investment in ZestFinance.

StubHub Just Bought a Ticket Software Company

fortune.com — eBay owned online ticketing site StubHub continues on its acquisition spree by buying Ticket Utils, a software company that helps large ticket sellers manage their inventories and online distribution. Ticket Utils allows major sellers sell directly through StubHub, eBay, and Ticketmaster using software that automates some of the process.

Technology Leaders Call Trump a 'Disaster For Innovation'

fortune.com — A group of over 100 technology CEOs, founders, and executives have published a letter saying that presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "would be a disaster for innovation" if he is elected to office.
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Jul 11, 2016

Iger is a huge fan of the Disney character Tinkerbell (so is my four-year-old!). #FortuneTech

Jul 11, 2016

Disney's Iger: Almost 1 million people have visited Disney Shanghai since it opened a month ago. #FortuneTech

Jul 11, 2016

Disney's Bog Iger: 100K people worked on building Disney Shanghai, from breaking ground to the day the park opened. #FortuneTech


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