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Is AI Smart Enough to Save Retail?

At its best, AI—which allows computers to crunch millions of data points and provide better results with each interaction—is like human sales help, only better.

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Technology

EBay Kills Off On-Demand Delivery Service

One week after its split from PayPal, the online auction site said that it’s simplifying buying and selling for its customers by shutting down eBay Now, the on-demand delivery service it started three years ago that’s available in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and Dallas, and ditching a number of under-performing mobile apps.

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Retail

EBay to Sell Enterprise Business to Consortium for $925M

EBay’s imminent split from PayPal isn’t the only corporate shakeup the e-commerce company is set to undergo. The online auction site said on Thursday that it’s selling eBay Enterprise—the arm of its business that helps handle e-commerce and logistics for the likes of Ikea and Timberland—for $925 million.

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