The impending online shopping split: buy boutique or buy Amazon | TechCrunch

It’s been a rough couple of months for Amazon competitors. First Canada’s Shop.ca declares bankruptcy and essentially has a fire sale, then Jet.com, which accumulated big funding and big hype pre-launch, is apparently in talks with Wal-Mart re: an acquisition.

A Wal-Mart exit isn’t the upstart victory against an industry giant originally foretold in Jet’s creation myth – it’s more like the two survivors of a nuclear apocalypse meeting on the wasteland and pooling resources to eke out another few days of survival.

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