business news in context, analysis with attitude

The continuing goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.

Today, Tom and KC focus on the disarray that seems to be enveloping the technology sector, putting the mass layoffs at Amazon in context … analyze the three factors that might lead Amazon to sell Whole Foods …  look at the cyclical nature of the problems facing technology companies … chat about the issues facing Elon Musk at Twitter and the cryptocurrency industry … and consider the ripple effect that all these factors are having on even tech companies with solid businesses.

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