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All the digital news stories you missed this week

A short but extremely sweet digital news roundup this week.

Big moves from Amazon, Deliveroo, Apple and Spotify, and lots of fun and innovation from Google, The Guardian and Snapchat.

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Wells Fargo turns to Amazon as a marketing channel

Amazon Prime is more than just a free shipping service.

The program, which was launched in 2005, now offers members access to everything from streaming video and music content to early access to special deals.

It's also becoming a marketing and customer acquisition channel for other businesses.

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Will click & collect be killed off by same-day delivery?

There's a real debate to be had as to whether retailers' omni-channel hopes are realistic or delusional.

But for retailers clinging to the idea that there will always be a place for physical stores, click-and-collect capabilities are often touted as evidence that a brick and mortar presence still offers advantages.

New data, however, suggests that click and collect might not be as important as some retailers believe.

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Amazon might be ditching the discount, sort of

Historically, discounting has been a lifeblood for many retailers. And the bane of their existence at the same time.

Now, the 800-pound gorilla of online retail appears to be experimenting with ditching discounts. Sort of.

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Five questions raised by the Amazon & Morrisons grocery deal

The deal that will see Amazon supplied wholesale fresh produce by Morrisons has fascinated the media.

Could Amazon Pantry's entry to fresh online groceries in the UK shake up the already volatile supermarket landscape?

Here are five questions raised by the deal.

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Will Amazon Pantry and Fresh succeed in 2016?

Despite high market penetration relative to other countries, the UK still seems like it hasn't got its head around online groceries.

That's why 2016 will be so interesting, as Amazon continues to finesse its Pantry offering in the UK, which rolled out in November 2015.

Will online groceries ever become less the domain of poor mobile experiences, inflexible delivery and locker trials, and more a fast and regular supplement to local shopping at smaller shops?

I've rounded up some analysis of what might happen in 2016.

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Not offering same-day delivery? You could be losing customers

Consumer expectations have changed dramatically in recent years, and customer loyalty is at an all-time low. 

People will simply seek out not only the best deal but also the most satisfying customer experience, so online retailers must do everything they can to remain competitive.  

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Why did people attack Amazon's #PrimeDay?

In the angry aftermath of Amazon’s big Prime Day sales event, the internet’s support of the ecommerce giant turned from #PrimeDay to #PrimeDayFail.

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Christmas 2013 ecommerce stats round up: John Lewis, Amazon and m-commerce

Christmas 2013 proved to be a record-breaking period for several multichannel retailers as the trend for shopping online rather than in-store continued apace.

However for some brands the increase in online sales didn't necessarily translate to an increase in profits.

All these stats and more are rounded up in more detail below, including financial results from John Lewis and Debenhams, as well as data from IBM showing the rise in m-commerce...

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Google prepping an Amazon Prime competitor: reports

Amazon is the 800 pound gorilla of e-commerce, and to maintain its dominance, it has developed a number of competitive advantages that will make it harder for any other company to take its throne.

Increasingly, one of those competitive advantages is Amazon Prime, which, among other things, offers customers free two-day shipping on all their orders for $79/year

But if new rumors that have surfaced are to be believed, Amazon Prime may soon have competition, and it won't be from another retailer.

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Amazon, Barnes & Noble open new fronts against the iPad

Not too long ago, one could track the e-reader and tablet markets separately and have a legitimate reason to do so. It was clear that the Kindle, for instance, was not the iPad, and the iPad was not the Kindle.

But as technology evolves and hardware prices continue to fall, the differences between e-readers and tablets is shrinking and it appears that both markets are, for all intents and purposes, converging rapidly.

That makes for an interesting battle between Apple and, well, everyone else.

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