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Amazon & Wal-Mart: Pinky and The Brain of Retail

Posted in Retail, Retail Sales

In the opening montage of the American animated series, Pinky and The Brain, Pinky asks his best friend, The Brain: “What do you want to do tonight?” To which The Brain replies: “The same thing we do every night; try to take over the world!” Doug McMillon (CEO of Wal-Mart) and Jeff Bezos (CEO of… Continue Reading

Does Your Website or Mobile App Discriminate?

Posted in Compliance, Retail, Technology

Are you confident that your business complies with federal anti-discrimination laws?  If you offer goods or services to the public through the Internet, the answer may not be as simple as you think.  Increasingly, lawsuits are targeting retailers and other service providers that have an online presence, claiming that if their websites and/or mobile apps… Continue Reading

Internet Sales Tax Hangs In the Balance In the House of Representatives

Posted in Retail, Tax

On May 6, 2013, the United States Senate overwhelming passed the controversial Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (S.743) (the “Act”) by a 69-27 vote, despite strong opposition from online retailers like eBay and small businesses who rely primarily on online sales, sending it to House of Representations for consideration and final passage. A parallel bill… Continue Reading