Read — 2015/05/08

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. Two retail veterans take aim at Amazon’s e-commerce reign“, by Farhad Manjoo (NY Times). Ron Johnson (Enjoy) and Marc Lore ( hope to take a slice of the e-commerce pie, via two different methods.

And on this day in history:

  1. The war in Europe is ended!“, by Edward Kennedy (NY Times, 8 May 1945). The rest of the title reads “Surrender is unconditional; V-E will be proclaimed today; our troops in Okinawa gain”. The last clause, and the remark midway through the article that “Germany’s formal capitulation…did not silence all the guns, for battles went on in Czechoslovakia”, serve as a grim reminder that more carnage was to come. Never forget.