Five At Five: Amazon’s Christmas Plan — And Its New Challenge From eBay

Welcome to Five at Five, your late look as the day’s payments and commerce news. Coverage includes Amazon’s new holiday and grocery plans, and a new challenge it faces from eBay. Ripple faces another lawsuit related to its digital currency technology, and there is word about a big deal out of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference.

Amazon Considers Christmas Toy Catalog For A Toys R Us-Free World

Just because Amazon was one of the key forces to the demise of Geoffrey the Giraffe, that doesn’t mean the retailer does not want parents everywhere to be in the know when it comes to filling their children’s Christmas coffers.

eBay Takes On Prime Day With Its Own Shopping Event

Online retailer eBay took a swipe at Amazon, saying no membership is required to get deals during its shopping event.

Amazon Go Will Open A Second Location in Seattle

The new Amazon Go store, located in Seattle, will stand about a mile away from the other location. In a statement, Amazon said “we are excited to bring Amazon Go to 920 5th Avenue in Seattle. The store will open in Fall 2018.”

Ripple, Ripple CEO Served Third Securities Fraud Lawsuit

The Ripple lawsuit essentially centers around allegations that Ripple created billions of XRP tokens out of thin air and profited by selling and pushing them to the public in what amounts to a never-ending coin offering.

Nokia And Tencent Team Up For Research On 5G

The companies said the deal was inked at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai and, under the terms, Nokia and Tencent will create an end-to-end 5G test environment in Shenzhen.


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With an estimated 64 million connected cars on the road by year’s end, QSRs are scrambling to win consumer drive-time dollars via in-dash ordering capabilities, while automakers like Tesla are developing new retail-centric charging stations. The PYMNTS Commerce Connected Playbook explores how the connected car is putting $230 billion worth of connected car spend into overdrive.


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