#SMTLive Schedule


June 29, 2017
Here's a review of how the social conversation evolved around Amazon's recently announced deal to acquire Whole Foods.
Amazon, Whole Foods and the Transformation of Retail - The View from Social | Social Media Today
March 17, 2017
Virtual assistant tools are on the rise, and that could have a major impact on how people search for and discover new products in future.
On the Rise of Virtual Assistants, and the Evolution of Search and Discovery | Social Media Today
August 17, 2016
One of the biggest challenges for aspiring entrepreneurs is building an audience - and one avenue that can help with this is Amazon.
Using Amazon to Boost Your Personal Brand Profile | Social Media Today
September 08, 2015
In news that continues to sound a bit weird even after hearing it a few times, according to Bloomberg, Google recently announced that they will be launching a service for delivering groceries and fresh produce to customers. The service will initially be offered in San Francisco and one other city, and will likely expand to other urban areas in the future.
September 03, 2015
Via Shutterstock Via both Wired and Mashable , in the wake of the slow death of Adobe Flash ( which we covered here ) comes some good news. Several of the biggest tech companies are getting together to create and support an open-source, royalty-free video format for all to use . This is probably...
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August 26, 2015
YouTube's new live-streaming service for gamers, YouTube Gaming, officially launches today. The extension of YouTube into live streaming services is an attempt to compete with Twitch Interactive, the burgeoning industry's current leader, which gets about 65 million visitors a month.
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June 01, 2015
Amazon Stream is the “everything” store’s foray into gallery-based visual marketing a la Pinterest. The emphasis is on the visual, but the actual specs of the service are somewhat different from those of its forebears.
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November 24, 2014
Believe it or not, consumers should soon be able to reserve their next trip on Amazon with its new Amazon Travel initiative. In an exclusive piece shared on Skift, a specialized travel industry website, we learn that starting next January 1, Amazon will now offer hotel rooms on its hugely popular site, with selected accommodations in the Seattle, Los Angeles and New York areas at first.
June 06, 2014
Twitter’s latest quest to conjure revenue from its platform involves ecommerce giant Amazon, and #AmazonCart has the potential to change the relationship between social media and ecommerce. But while Twitter could gather a few coins from each sale of books or boots or baby clothes, the real win will be for brands and the opportunity to build connections with their Twitter followers.
April 29, 2014
As cable and Internet battle for audience share, the right to distribute content is becoming more valuable than the right to create it. But Amazon and HBO are betting that the best way to increase audience share is to share their audiences. If this experiment is successful, consumers can expect to see more partnerships like these in the future.