Analytics for Everyone: Amazon Does It Again with Redshift for Big Data


Amazon has done it again – this time in the world of analytics. Many of us are used to reading about Amazon at this time of year, with specials and good deals on free shipping. But there’s something bigger – much bigger – going on at Amazon this year. The company that started by revolutionizing the […]

Digital Signal Analytics is for Closers


“These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they’re gold, and you don’t get them. Why? Because to give them to you would be throwing them away. They’re for closers.” So says the sinister Blake (Alec Baldwin) in one of the more memorable lines from Glengarry Glen Ross, the dark […]

An Interview with Snapdeal CEO Kunal Bahl

Kunal Bahl

I recently had the honor and the pleasure of interviewing Kunal Bahl, the CEO of, perhaps the hottest c-commerce company in India.  If you are not familiar with the Indian e-commerce market, I recommend this recent article from Forbes magazine, “Startup India Flips Out over E-Commerce,” which mentions Snapdeal prominently.  We touched on a […]

Q1 E-commerce Spending Rises 10%

US retail e-commerce spending neared $34 billion in Q1 2010, according to data from comScore. comScore estimates indicate that US retail e-commerce spending from home, work and university locations totaled $33.98 billion in Q1 2010. This represents a 10% increase from $31.03 billion in Q1 2009 and a 13% decrease from $39.05 billion in Q4 […]