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Amazon this morning announced that it is debuting a brand new private sales site, featuring fashion items straight from designers and boutique brands. The membership-only website, MyHabit.com , will offer daily events featuring up to 60 percent off a selection of styles. Interestingly, the site will feature high-quality photos and videos of the clothing on live models. The site features free four-day shipping shipping and returns. MyHabit.com will be led by president Maria Renz , former VP of Shoes, Jewelry & Watches at Amazon. Daily sales on MyHabit.com will kick off at 9AM PST today.
Tracking consumers' behavior via cookies is creepy, and increasing numbers of the aforementioned consumers are getting fed up with it. Legislators around the world are cracking down on tracking, as well, and many browsers are making it possible for people to simply opt out of tracking via cookies. So how could online commerce, much of which is based on a cookie-fed understanding of browsing and purchase behavior, survive in a cookie-free world? Fortunately, at least one startup in the online retail space is finding innovative and interesting ways to do business without violating users' privacy and covertly tracking their every move. Buyosphere is a startup we've covered in the past, back when it was called Shwowp . At the time, we appreciated how the startup was empowering shoppers by gathering their purchase data in one place — data that the consumer could then use when and how she or he chose.
Google Cloud Storage is a new service for developers to store and access data in Google's cloud. It offers developers direct access to Google's scalable storage and networking infrastructure as well as powerful authentication and data sharing mechanisms. Developers can store objects of any size and manage access to their data on an individual or group basis using Google Cloud Storage. Google Cloud Storage is accessible through its REST API or using any of the available Google Cloud Storage tools, including: