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…Newegg is crazy on the inside?


AnandTech recently had a chance to go behind the scenes of Newegg’s newest New Jersey facility, and with a stated goal of getting packages into customers’ hands within two days of ordering, you can bet that there’s a fair bit of automation going on inside of this billion dollar company, which, in my opinion, makes the tour all the more interesting.

From the picker and the peanut gun to the box maker and the wizard, it’s a look at what makes Newegg tick, and also a look at the future of product management.

Plus, haven’t you always wondered what goes on after you click that “Confirm Order” button?

[AnandTech – Inside Newegg NJ]

…Ads are easy?

Fake Ad Generator

Looking for that next great business idea that’s going to take you to the top and make you millions? Let the Ad Generator run wild for a few minutes, and inspiration is sure to follow. “Words and semantic structures from real corporate slogans are remixed and randomized to generate invented slogans. These slogans are then paired with related images from Flickr” and a complete advertisement is created. The results are surprisingly accurate and creative for such an automated process, and it does make you wonder about the language of advertising that is both “deeply meaningful, in that it represents real cultural values and desires, and yet utterly meaningless in that these ideas have no relationship to the products being sold”. I’ll take two.

[The Ad Generator]

[Via: Digg]