Spotting Fake Five Star Reviews

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Spotting Fake Five Star Reviews

5-star-reviewAspects of this issue have been discussed before here, but we’ll add some new points. It is estimated that half of all five star reviews are fake, so which ones should you believe? Yahoo Finance has a round table discussion …

Paid Reviews on Amazon

5-star-reviewIt’s cyber warfare at Amazon as the company seeks to stop people from posting reviews they are paid to write for products listed on the site. As the fight rages, algorithm tactics change and the posters resort to ever more …

Amazon Fake Reviews Posted from Facebook

The Washington Post has an investigative article about merchants using Facebook to flood their products and services on Amazon with beneficial fake reviews in order to entice consumers to purchase them. The article is newsworthy in showing that Amazon is …

The Connected Home of the Future

It’s always interesting to see what the future might hold. For the annual South by Southwest Conference, Google converted a nearby home with 12 rooms into a showplace for Google Assistant so that conference goers could see what the Connected …

Creating Scam Reviews on Amazon

NPR has an unusual story how a couple learned they were part of a effort to create scam reviews on Amazon. The couple started receiving a number of Amazon packages at their home that they hadn’t ordered, with no contact …

Percentage of All Retail Sales Online

We heard this question the other day. How much of all retail sales are online? With all the delivery vehicle we see daily and the massive size of Amazon, it would be easy to think that a pretty good share …

A Hugely Successful Newspaper

In an age when most newspapers are dying, one major newspaper has seen subscriptions triple in the last year. The Washington Post, under the direction of Fred Ryan and ownership of Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, has implemented a radical technology …

Facebook Looks to Develop Unique Content

As more people cut the cord with cable companies, Facebook is realizing it can potentially become a subscription service or stronger advertising venue for unique content similar to YouTube, Amazon and Netflix. According to Reuters, it is offering to …

The Funniest Product Reviews on Amazon

Really, these are not early April Fools Day jokes. They are actual product reviews compiled by Refinery29 from Amazon.com product listings. They run from cleverly funny to droll. Peculiar products made some of these reviews a natural choice, but this …

Whose AI Voice Do You Want to Hear?

If you like the soothing sound of Alexa over Siri, you can now get Alexa’s sweet voice on your iPhone. According to CNBC, it is now possible to download an app that allows you to speak with Amazon’s Alexa …