"China’s e-commerce and internet giant Alibaba Group is counting on a bright future for augmented reality (AR) technology in the automobile industry. After pouring funds in AR industry leader Magic Leap and Israeli developer Infinity AR in 2016, the company recently led an US$18 million investment in a Swiss technology startup firm WayRay."
2. Ebay Takes On Amazon With Guaranteed 3 Day Delivery On 20 Million Items
"In response to the growing threat of Amazon and its annual Prime membership program, eBay this morning announced a new program that will offer online shoppers guaranteed three-day delivery on 20 million eligible products — “millions” of which that will also include free shipping."
3. Chic, Direct-To-Consumer Vitamin Companies Are The Latest Wellness Trend
"Consumers are becoming increasingly willing to shell out cash for items that contribute to notions of self-care & wellness. With that, and the fact that the vitamin & dietary supplement market is on an upward trend, in mind, a crop of new direct-to-consumer startups have arrived."
4. How L'Oreal Paris Uses Influencers
"The rise of the beauty blogger has made over the cosmetics industry. Today, marketers not only navigate cut-and-dried celebrity endorsements but the reams of Instagram-famous contour queens."