While Amazon is a tool for some small businesses, it can be a thorn in the side of the “shop local” movement. Amazon’s emphasis on competitive pricing, along with its mobile
price-checking features, makes it hard for local shops to compete.
Diversity is a hot issue in this day and age, and that includes the
business world. CNN recently did an investigation in some of the biggest
technology companies in the United States, and their data led to a
startling realization: minorities and women are incredibly unrepresented
in upper management at most of these companies. Even though African Americans are underrepresented in the technology industry, there are still some very strong players.
Though undeniably a consumer of technological goods, Africa has faced a
difficult road thus far regarding the market for selling items for an
acceptable price. Shops selling pirated DVDs, music, and other media are
common in even the most remote of villages soon after being hooked up
to an electrical grid.