Amazon announces big Australia expansion plans

April 22, 2017

Jeff Bezo's Amazon is coming, take cover Australia!Image: DAVID RYDER/GETTY IMAGES The moment Australian retailers have dreaded is here. Amazon is expanding Down Under, opening warehouses thatll enable cheap, fast local shipping, and letting small businesses sell goods through the sitea development an Amazon employee reportedly said would “destroy the retail environment in Australia.” Shopping on Amazon.com is already available to Australians, but with international shipping …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

Cinema tickets Entertainment – such as cinema and concert tickets, takeaway orders and music downloads – accounted for one in four online card purchases in the UK. Some 67% of concert ticket spending and 61% of cinema, theatre and dance spending was made online, the association’s figures showed. The popularity of renewing contracts such as insurance cover online, and payments into bank accounts over the internet also meant financial services registered considerable activity …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

… stage fund focused on consumer internet and mobile startups with at least one female founder. What originally sparked your interest in female consumers? When I started working in media back in the mid 70s, no one talked about data everything we did was by instinct: what do we think people want to read about? Will this cover line be a magnet for readers? But it didnt take me long to realize that women bought many more magazines than men did, and that you could grow your circulation by talking to …

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

April 19, 2017

(CNN)It’s a haunting image. A basement space with blacked-out windows, crowded with camera equipment and journalists who were assigned to cover the Leader during the state visit of a foreign dignitary but were not allowed to look outside. Was this Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or perhaps the Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? No, it was the Trump National Jupiter Golf Club in Florida, three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, as depicted by White House pool reporters Jennifer …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

… by a business to its customers.If that resonates with you, this course will provide the concepts, case studies, and tools to help you build a foundation for pursuing product design. Cost: FreeLength: 2-3 hours 2. Marketing: Introduction to Marketing, Udemy Image: THE MUSE Take the mystery out of marketing with this wallet-friendly class, which will cover everything from the most basic, What exactly is marketing? to How do you promote a product? (And if it feels like a great fit, here are …

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Greek Thomson: Scotland’s other great visionary architect – BBC News

April 1, 2017

Image caption The Caledonia Road Church in the Gorbals was threatened with demolition in 1966 When Glasgow council was planning to demolish one of Thomson’s landmark churches in 1966, influential American architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock made a plea for them to stop. He said: “Glasgow in the last 150 years has had two of the greatest architects in the world.” Image caption The church was described as one of the finest Classical Romantic churches in …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

… Gadget’son the cover of Vogue or when she went knee-less for W. There are far more fails than success stories these days, Krasley said. “Women are under daily attack, whether you walk by a billboard, you see a magazine, you get something in the mail, you see a popup, you see something on TV, … How do we fight this battle? Its daunting when you try to look at it. I commend Retouchers Accord for beginning to try,” Suchow said. Even more daunting is that for every retoucher …

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U.S. authorities ban electronic devices on flights from multiple countries

March 21, 2017

Electronics are now banned on Royal Jordanian flights into the U.S.Image: Royal Jordanian UPDATED Mar. 20 5:34 p.m. PT to reflect the ban’s extension beyond Royal Jordanian. U.S. authorities have told airlines from multiple nations to forbid passengers from carrying laptops or electronic devices on board their aircraft on flights in or out of the U.S., the Guardian reports. The instructions, which cover laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronics, reportedly came via a …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… the Gibbses might feel better off. But the Secrists, just as surely, would suffer. The American Health Care Act, the bill that House Republican leaders hope to bring to a floor vote next week, is the proof. If it were to become law,a family like the Gibbses could end up spending less on their health insurance premiums, in exchange for a policy that would cover less. The family would also benefit from substantial new tax breaks the GOP proposal would make available to them. But a family like the …

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How to stalk your competitors’ negative reviews for new customers

March 8, 2017

… often yield a number of negative comments or unanswered questions from customers. It will also give you some insight into how your competitors typically respond or react to negative feedback.Don’t respond directly to negative comments left on your competitors’ blog! I’ll cover some much more effective ways to utilize these comments at the end of this post. 2. Use Google Alerts to stay on top of brand mentions Google Alerts remains the industry standard tool for monitoring …

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Hey Silicon Valley: No one wants to hear about your ‘great’ culture anymore

March 8, 2017

… provide cover. It’s a box to tick. It may be tech’s favourite buzzword, but it’s time to give it up. SEE ALSO: Uber’s Travis Kalanick: Yep, I’m a jerk, basically Just how insincerely “culture” is used has become clear in the wake of Uber’s most recent set of scandals concerning its allegedly top-to-bottom bro workplace, not to mention the endless drip of lawsuits brought by women and people of colour at companies from Tesla to Tinder. Some …

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Ed Sheeran interview: 12 random questions about (Divide) – BBC News

March 2, 2017

… person and be like: “No-one likes me.” But I used to have a hit list. I remembered the people who didn’t help, and then if they asked: “Do you want to go on the cover of our magazine?” I’d be like: “Hell, no.” The list doesn’t really exist any more. It was just in the very early stage of my career. Track 11: How Would You Feel? What’s been the high point of the past five years? I think this year is going to be the high point. I …

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