The redesign blitzkrieg continues: Webvan
is getting a new look, complete with light influences from Aqua and - yes - amazonesque tabs
. As an added bonus, it won't work with Macs. I'm interested to see how this plays out.
posted by hijinx
on Oct 31, 2000 -
Amazon dead by Mar 19, 2001
Just thought you like to know the exact time of death of Amazon.com That's according to Downside's Deathwatch is a cash-flow analysis. The death date is simply the day the company will run out of cash, based on their reported liquid assets and loss rate. When the cash runs out, something bad for stockholders has to happen.
posted by lagado
on Oct 23, 2000 -
Give It Away?
Seth Godin's book Idea Virus
is available for free on his website, but the book is ranked #973 on the Amazon.com
best-seller list (which means more than a few people are buying it anyway). Interesting...
posted by owillis
on Oct 8, 2000 -
Barnes And Noble steps up for sloppy seconds.
After Amazon elected not to renew their agreement with Yahoo, Barnes and Noble replaced the online bookseller as Yahoo's premier advertiser for books. It is uncertain as to whether or not Yahoo and BN have had the grueling discussion regarding the number of partners they've each shared in the past, but it looks like an optimistic relationship regardless.
posted by Hankins
on Sep 20, 2000 -
I have no doubts that people will get exercise from watching this workout video
, but somehow, I don't think it's going to be aerobics. Check the reviews, I didn't even know there was a genre like this. This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen at Amazon, anyone seen anything weirder?
posted by mathowie
on Sep 16, 2000 -
More Amazonian sneakery
- Depending on a number of factors, among them the type of browser you are using, Amazon will charge you a different price for the same DVD. According to Amazon it's all in an effort to better serve the customer.
posted by Nyarlathotep
on Sep 6, 2000 -
Does Amazon deserve my statistics?
I knew this
was coming but I was hoping that it would all turn out for the better and Amazon would come to their senses. So the question is, are Wish Lists
worth my data? Will ownership of my spending habits, phone number, address, credit card, browsing habits, and email address become the new price for using the Internet as a consumer?
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Sep 5, 2000 -
makes any information you give them a saleable asset. I could have sworn that I saw a link to Amazon's new policy here on MeFi, but now I can't find it. Anyway, when I saw the link my first question was how the old and new policies differed. Then a friend pointed me at this CNNfn article. Whaddy think? Gives me the creeps...
posted by silusGROK
on Sep 4, 2000 -
Amazon.com's new navigation
Opened my mailbox and lookee-here, a message from Amazon.com's Jeff Bezo's for me? Yup. Looks like he's not only trying to push every product under the sun, but also acceptance of his company's new navigation.
posted by Christopher
on Aug 13, 2000 -
finally ditched the unsustainable and cluttered one-tab-per-store interface? And if so, is this how they react to their stock falling?
posted by tranquileye
on Jun 30, 2000 -
Why tab based interfaces suck
This site finally fell into interface hell. Originally they used tabs as navigation and still are now... BUT it doesn't work...
Watch... every ecommerce company that copied its interface will also fall into the same interface hell...
The others include ebags.com, urbanfetch and more....
posted by efader
on Apr 8, 2000 -
Bing! Bing! Amazon moves to two rows of tabs! Interesting . . .
I've been part of dozens of conversations about what they were going to do when it *just got too wide*. The Amazonization Effect principle dictates that it will take 30-60 days before other big etailers follow suit because now it's OK to do it
Just in case I'm a test case here, I've posted the gif here
posted by sylloge
on Apr 5, 2000 -
History lesson time.
With all the Amazon patent hubbub, I thought it'd be nice to remind people that the same thing happened in the beginning of the automobile industry. (6th paragraph)
Let's hope history repeats itself again, and a few large corporations are put in cha . . oh wait.
posted by alan
on Mar 6, 2000 -
is approved for a patent on the technology behind their affiliate program. Wow, this really has the potential to shake things up a bit. Will software patents
like this destroy internet commerce?
posted by webshaping
on Feb 27, 2000 -
Wow, check Amazon's new holiday look
. They've added even more new product lines (home improvement, software, and video games). How many folder tabs can they stuff into that navigation bar?
posted by mathowie
on Nov 11, 1999 -
looks like they're doing the same thing that Bizrate
is doing: rating the dotcommerce companies. It seems like a lot of companies have been copying the Amazon interface, now I see why. In the 'Ease of Use' category, Amazon is number one in books
, and music
(they would have swept all their categories but Borders won for Video
posted by mathowie
on Oct 29, 1999 -
Wow, never pay more than necessary for anything!
This is a nutty little app, it automatically queries dozens of ecommerce sites while you surf. The downside is someone might be convinced to buy a book after reading several reviews at Amazon, but their RUSure app would tell them that it's 2 bucks cheaper at Buy.com
, so they'd get it there. Before a shopper had to do this deliberately, now it's done automatically. This app could be as big as ICQ, since the founders of both companies are family.
posted by mathowie
on Oct 19, 1999 -
If you thought Microsoft
's Amazon.com Purchase Circle was amusing, check out the ecletic cocktail
of the members of the United States Senate, with their Federalist papers, sugar diets, and Geisha memories. And, of course, there's their George Stephanopoulos fetish.
posted by tdecius
on Aug 27, 1999 -