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Will Global Privacy Control Protocol Succeed Where Do Not Track Failed?

| Mike O'Brien

Global Privacy Control focuses on letting consumers opt out of the sale of their personal data to third parties. The early-stage coalition includes the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Mozilla. Rob Shavell, CEO of Abine, who was involved in Do Not Track and now GPC, discusses what’s ahead and why merchants should get on board.

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Feds, 11 States Accuse Google in Massive Antitrust Case

| Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Department of Justice, joined by attorneys general from 11 states, has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging it used its market power to thwart competition in search and advertising, setting up a battle on the level of the 1990s federal action against Microsoft.

FedEx, Microsoft Strike Technology Partnership in Shot at Amazon

| Mike O'Brien

Now that it’s detached itself from Amazon, FedEx has entered into a multiyear agreement with Amazon’s cloud computing rival Microsoft, with the first offering using the latter’s real-time intelligence capabilities to provide FedEx shippers with greater visibility into transit time issues. Other solutions will be announced later this year.

IoT in the Supply Chain to be Covered at Ecommerce Operations Summit

| Mike O'Brien

Innovation around the Internet of Things (IoT) is advancing rapidly, enabling data sharing among millions of devices and tagged items and providing new levels of visibility and traceability. Experts from FedEx and Microsoft will discuss the latest advances in IoT and results within their organizations at Ecommerce Operations Summit.

Jetblack Shutting Down After Failing to Gain Traction or Find a Buyer

| Mike O'Brien

Walmart is shutting down its Manhattan-based concierge delivery service Jetblack two years after its experimental launch, as it continued to lose money while not gaining customers or finding a buyer, the Wall Street Journal reported. Walmart had been in talks with potential buyers last year but the talks ended without bearing any fruit.

Overcoming 5 Key Cross-Border Fraud Issues

| Tom Donlea

Serving customers in new global regions is an exciting venture for any ecommerce business, but it can be a large undertaking for the fraud team. Here are five major identity and fraud issues businesses face when going international, and how you can overcome them.