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.... The list is dominated by US billionaires. Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who moved up to number three with the biggest gain of any person on the planet, a $27. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....This can usually be set up in the security settings for your account or during the sign-up process. Two-step authentication is offered by Gmail, Hotmail, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter among others. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... But we should not dismiss the idea out of hand. In just the past year, we have seen the proliferation of devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa), which replace some aspects of household help. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“This is supported by the data, as just four in 10 gig economy workers, or 38%, say that they feel like their own boss, which raises the question of whether some are entitled to more employment rights,” the report said. The gig economy has become a focus of concern following the commercial success of companies such as Amazon, the ride hailing firm Uber and the delivery service Deliveroo. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The richest person in the world remains Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who saw his fortune grow by $11bn to $86bn. He is followed by investor Warren Buffett, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who was this year’s biggest gainer with a $27. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital books. Even Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, was shocked by the speed of readers’ defection when Kindle downloads outsold hard copies on the website for the first time in 2011. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs | Robert Shiller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:18:12 AM
.... But we should not dismiss the idea out of hand. In just the past year, we have seen the proliferation of devices such as Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa), which replace some aspects of household help. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
....This can usually be set up in the security settings for your account or during the sign-up process. Two-step authentication is offered by Gmail, Hotmail, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter among others. ...
Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:17:00 PM
.... The list is dominated by US billionaires. Others in the top 10 included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who moved up to number three with the biggest gain of any person on the planet, a $27. ...
Forbes billionaire list: Trump loses $1bn as elite club gets 233 new members image
....The richest person in the world remains Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who saw his fortune grow by $11bn to $86bn. He is followed by investor Warren Buffett, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who was this year’s biggest gainer with a $27. ...
The five best ISA funds that have thrashed the market image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 10:22:00 AM
.... . Manager James Anderson invests almost half the fund in US firms, including online retailer Amazon, electric carmaker Tesla Motors and social media giant Facebook, with hefty exposure to the eurozone and China. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
.... Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital books. Even Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder, was shocked by the speed of readers’ defection when Kindle downloads outsold hard copies on the website for the first time in 2011. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....“This is supported by the data, as just four in 10 gig economy workers, or 38%, say that they feel like their own boss, which raises the question of whether some are entitled to more employment rights,” the report said. The gig economy has become a focus of concern following the commercial success of companies such as Amazon, the ride hailing firm Uber and the delivery service Deliveroo. ...
Employment agency at centre of Sports Direct scandal axed by Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 07:52:39 PM
. Transline Group, one of the employment agencies at the centre of the Sports Direct scandal, has been axed from supplying temporary warehousing staff to Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer. ...
Tim Berners-Lee calls for tighter regulation of online political advertising image
.... The others are the loss of control over our personal data and the spread of misinformation online. Personal data is the price many of us agree to pay for free services online, but Berners-Lee points out that “we’re missing a trick” by letting large data-harvesting companies – such as Google, Facebook and Amazon – control that information. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....Analysts Gartner estimate that by 2020 there will be 20 billion IoT-connected devices. In addition, 5G could be used to enable driverless cars to communicate with each other and other road users, as well as develop “smart manufacturing” – connecting all the various machines involved in a production chain – and the drone delivery networks that companies such as Amazon would like to develop. ...
AirBnB raises $1bn of investment funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:50:42 PM
.... . As the site expanded into more and more cities, helped by the use of professional photographers, it attracted backers including Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and actor Ashton Kutcher. ...
Morrisons profit rises as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:36:42 AM
....The company said its Price Crunch initiative had encouraged more customer visits. It has recently also formed a tie-up with Amazon and invested in its range of "premium" products. ...
Hammond seems to be expecting business rates storm to just blow over image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:42:51 PM
.... The retail game, in particular, has been transformed since the turn of the century. It is surely perverse for the taxation system to privilege Amazon’s retail warehouses, built on cheap land with low rental values, over high street shops. ...
DPD and Parcelforce face MPs' questions over working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:58:20 PM
.... Five cyclists, motorcyclists and van drivers carrying emergency blood supplies to hospitals and samples to laboratories launched a claim against the Doctors Laboratory challenging their self-employed status, in the first gig economy test case to hit the healthcare sector. More than 20 van drivers working for DX, an Aim-listed courier firm which works for Amazon, the US embassy and dozens of other clients, began legal action questioning their employment status. ...
Budget: Money for robots, cars and 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
....Another academic suggested the funds were insufficient in light of competition for talent from tech companies. "We lost our best machine learning group to Amazon just recently," commented Prof Noel Sharkey, a robotics expert at the University of Sheffield. ...
Blood couriers launch case challenging self-employed status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:19:22 PM
....”. Also on Tuesday, more than 20 van drivers working for DX, an Aim-listed courier firm which works for Amazon, the US embassy and dozens of other clients, kicked off legal action questioning their self-employed status. ...
Jawbone denies 'abandoning' customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:51:53 AM
.... The Up3 is currently on sale for £53. 99 on Amazon in the UK. ...
Red hot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:04:06 AM
....Robert Wang was hoping to make it easier for people to make a decent meal, but didn't expect his new product to attract a cult following. Last summer on Amazon Prime Day, the online retailer's global 24-hour annual sale event, one of the top-selling products in the US was a multi-function electric cooker. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
....Jawbone, once a popular fitness tracker brand, confirmed to TechCrunch that it is leaving the consumer market and focusing on healthcare providers. Microsoft has removed its Fitness Band on its online store (although it is still available on retail giant Amazon) and crucially no longer provides the Band developer kits. ...
Spring Budget 2017: Crackdown on 'subscription traps' planned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:17:02 PM
....These so-called "continuous payment subscriptions" are automatic payments which work in a similar way to a direct debit, with consumers giving a supplier or retailer permission to take payments on their card. Under the proposed changes, companies such as Amazon and Netflix could be forced to stop taking people's card details when they sign up to a free trial. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....”. The arrival of Netflix and Amazon, whose shows have included Outlander and The Collection in the UK, and a film industry-style tax break for glossy shows costing at least £1m an episode has given a huge boost to the television production industry. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....“Subscription traps” that turn a month’s free trial into regular paid-for custom will be targeted in the budget next week. Philip Hammond will set out elements of a forthcoming consultation on better protection for consumers who sign up for such offers, familiar from Amazon Prime, Netflix, magazine subscriptions and gym memberships. ...
Sick DPD couriers face £150 charge if unable to find cover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 07:39:12 PM
....Couriers who deliver parcels for Marks & Spencer, River Island and John Lewis face being charged £150 a day if they cannot find cover when they are ill. Drivers for the multinational company DPD, which also makes home deliveries for Amazon and Asos, told the Guardian the contractual threat meant they sometimes forced themselves to work when sick. ...
Spotify hits 50 million subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:42:36 PM
.... . But Spotify - which costs £10 a month in the UK - faces competition from deep-pocketed tech giants Amazon and Google, as well as Apple. ...
Amazon typo knocked websites offline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 09:50:05 AM
. Amazon has said that a simple typo was the cause of several high-profile websites and services being knocked offline earlier in the week. ...
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MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:05:29 AM
. Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
....5%, the same as it has been for years. As for upstart broadcasters like Amazon and Netflix, they may provide new competition for eyeballs but they also pay good money for ITV’s content. ...
Dixons and Capita to drop out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:06:23 PM
....The domestic appliance to mobile phone retailer reported increased profits at the end of last year but is battling higher import costs due to the weaker pound as well as increased competition from online retailers. "Dixons Carphone's share price has dropped off of late as a result of increasing competition within the sector, particularly from the likes of Amazon," said Helal Miah, an analyst at The Share Centre. ...
How to simple trick could save you 20 per cent on YOUR car insurance premium image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:32:00 AM
....” . Prices on Amazon start from £36 while the Nextbase 512G, a Which? best buy in 2015 and 2016, retails for £138. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
...."Longer-term viewing habits are clearly moving towards a more on-demand set up. This brings the group into competition with Amazon and Netflix, two pretty bruising rivals with deep pockets," he said. ...
Car wars image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 01:04:48 AM
....The aftercare industry wants equal access to wireless in-vehicle data and believes the technology is already here that could provide it securely. Public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure run programs called hypervisors that create virtual machines on computer servers. ...
Cereal lovers could shell out more for muesli as cost of brazil nuts soars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:19:10 PM
....Now the industry is warning of a 2017 harvest 30% to 40% down on normal years amid rising demand in the UK, Europe’s biggest importer. The nut grows wild in the Amazonian rainforest and is harvested every year by locals in remote communities. ...
MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
...."It's a huge mistake," he said. "If Sony combined a projector with a device like the Amazon Echo or Google Home for a third of the price, that would be a very interesting. ...
Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 08:29:46 PM
....However, Ms Long-Bailey said: "The reality is that business rates are a ticking time bomb. "It cannot be right for smaller town centre retailers to be facing massive hikes while the Amazons and ASOSs of this world have their business rates cut. ...
MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:47:07 PM
....But other virtual assistants are out there. At the Mobile World Congress tech show in Barcelona, Lenovo Moto revealed that Amazon's Alexa assistant would be coming to the Moto Z phone. ...
The Bank of England fears it may not spot the next crisis. Here’s where to look image
....Beyond British shores, the US stock market is at record highs and much of the rise follows a mania for tech stocks. The technology sector is the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 this year, rising nearly 9%, with firms such as Apple, Facebook and Amazon emerging as the biggest winners. ...
Will business rates hike be final chapter for high street bookshops? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:00:05 AM
....In a letter to David Gauke, chief secretary to the Treasury, the Booksellers Association said many bookshops will be crippled by rate increases and described the tax as “archaic”. It also criticises the lack of tax paid by multinational online retailers such as Amazon and called on the Treasury to give bookshops the special status of “community asset value” – reflecting the benefits they bring to the local area – which would allow them to qualify for a 20% discount on their business rates. ...
Don’t be a dinosaur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:37:05 AM
....The bad news is the constant and rapid advances in technology mean that, rather than leaving education behind at 18 or 21, you are likely to have to keep going back to school again and again throughout your lifetime to keep up. The same kind of technology developments which have seen online giant Amazon shake up the High Street and cab hailing app Uber make life a lot harder for traditional taxi firms, will also revolutionise the way we study and work, say those in the industry. ...
Searching for Genghis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:30:54 AM
....This massive image archive is like "a giant high-resolution time machine", he says, because it provides a detailed record of how our world has changed - and is changing. DigitalGlobe uses Amazon Web Services' cloud platform to store all this data, with the advantage that users don't have to download large files but can rely on AWS' flexible computing power to handle them. ...
Business rates: pressure grows for total rethink on controversial tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:43:01 PM
....He also said the government needed to come up with a “fair” way of determining the appropriate rateable value for “sheds masquerading as shops”. There has been anger in some quarters at the smaller bill increases faced by online retailers such as Amazon, who operate from out-of-town warehouses. ...
A London penthouse for £60,000 per week, plus the Isa offering 12% returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:20:00 PM
....Hotpoint tells tumble dryer owners: unplug faulty machines due to fire risk. Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber ‘still viable’ with no gig economy workers. ...
Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
. Digital businesses- online-only companies such as Amazon and traditional firms promoting online services – spent a record £639m on TV ad campaigns in 2016 to become the biggest-spending group of advertisers on the small screen. ...
Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber 'still viable' with no gig economy workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:32:09 PM
. Amazon, Deliveroo and Uber have admitted their businesses would remain viable if they were no longer allowed to rely on self-employed workers who do not receive sick pay, pensions or a guaranteed minimum wage. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
.... . While the rising costs of imports are expected to push the cost of our supermarket shop higher, Mr Hyman thinks the intensity of competition from discounters Lidl and Adli, and the ever-present threat of Amazon, means supermarkets will be willing to absorb much of these to protect their market share. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
....Javid’s intervention will follow the Hammond, who told Tory MPs on Monday night that he is in “listening mode”. In the longer term, ministers are likely to attempt to end a loophole that means highly profitable internet companies, such as Amazon, will benefit from cuts while small independent businesses are badly hit. ...
Business rates: this toxic row will return unless we find a fairer alternative | Nils Pratley image
.... That fundamental problem has been voiced for more than a decade and has simply been ignored by government. Amazon and the other big online retailers are no longer modern creations. ...
Business rate rises: government warns of 'campaign of half-truths' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:22:16 AM
....”. After the meeting with Conservative MPs, Treasury sources said Hammond told them he was also aware of the challenges of the growing digital economy, amid warnings that smaller shops could go under as a result of increases, while the online retail giant Amazon would enjoy a cut in the tax bill paid for its warehouses. ...
Hammond in ‘listening mode’ on business rates after backlash from Tories image
....Theresa May’s Maidenhead seat is also affected by a shakeup in the way the tax is calculated, using a revaluation of property prices, in a move that has triggered an outcry in parts of the business community and in the media. Treasury sources said Hammond told MPs he was also aware of the challenges of the growing digital economy, amid warnings that smaller shops could go under as a result of increases, while the online retail giant Amazon would enjoy a cut in the tax bill paid for its warehouses. ...
Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
....“There is a clear opportunity for supermarkets to stock more organic, as our research showed people are having to shop around to find what they want,” said Clare McDermott, business development director at Soil Association Certification. “The discounters are upping their game and increasing their organic offer, as are other outlets such as Amazon Fresh. ...
A stock market crash is a way off, but this boom will turn to bust | Larry Elliott image
....That has led to glaring anomalies. A small independent bookshop in London will be facing a whopping increase in business rates, while Amazon’s out of town distribution warehouses are set for a tax cut. ...
Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:26:41 AM
.... The company announced in October last year that it would be forced to increase the cost of its enterprise software and cloud services as the pound fell against the US dollar and the Euro. The cost of Amazon Web Services, one of Microsoft’s largest cloud services competitors has also increased for UK customers in the wake of the referendum as it is billed in US dollars. ...
Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft file opposition to Trump's travel ban image
....Among the companies signing the filing, an amicus brief supporting Washington state’s lawsuit against Trump’s order are Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as smaller firms such as Uber, Reddit, Netflix and Dropbox. Notably absent are Amazon, which had previously pledged its support to the Washington lawsuit, and Tesla and SpaceX, the companies of Trump advisory council member Elon Musk. ...
Hermes driver among 'incredibly brave' workers to appear before MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 05:58:39 PM
.... They are just bullied,” Field said. Jamieson said Hermes, which delivers packages for Amazon and John Lewis, stopped offering him work after he requested to swap shifts so he could hold his wife’s hand at chemotherapy and radiotherapy hospital appointments. ...
The high street is already under threat and now this... | Lucy Siegle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:05:44 AM
....But the revaluation works for the online retail giants. According to CVS analysis, the nine Amazon distribution centres in England and Wales will be able to knock £148,000 off their property tax liabilities this year (despite annual sales in excess of £6bn). ...
Beware the call connection services that charge £3.60 a minute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 06:59:22 AM
....Edward Stanley*, from north London, recently had a costly run-in with one of these services. In October he tried to contact Amazon about a duplicate parcel. ...
Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:16:33 PM
.... For Sony Pictures, which released the movie and saw the value of its film division written down by $1bn (£800m) last week, that is exactly the problem: too many consumers are choosing the digital lifestyle. The owner of Columbia Pictures cited an “acceleration of market decline” in people buying DVDs and Blu-ray discs, brought about by the global boom in streaming and on-demand viewing on services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and iTunes. ...
Amazon posts solid fourth quarter profit but shares dip over revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:33:39 PM
. Amazon had a bumper holiday, as the online retailer announced a 55% rise in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday for the three months ending 31 December, but its share price fell in after hours trading after the retail and services giant narrowly missed Wall Street’s sales expectations. ...
Waterstones makes first year of profit since 2008 financial crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 04:59:43 PM
....5m loss. Bought from HMV by the Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut in 2011 for £53m, Waterstones has shrugged off the rise of ebooks and Amazon to record a 4. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
....Starbucks has promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in response to Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees access to the US and banning entry for anyone from seven majority Muslim countries. The move came as leading US companies including Alphabet, Amazon, Ford, Goldman Sachs and Microsoft came out against the policy. ...
Brad Stone: ‘We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:00:18 AM
.... It got Airbnb users to feel part of something larger and strengthened their ties to the company, even when it meant that they were violating provincial laws. In most territories these firms operate outside of laws and regulations around minimum wages, health and safety, and tax collection… has exploiting these loopholes been key to their success?Absolutely – just as Amazon’s navigation of its sales tax obligations was key to its success over its first decade. ...
Jeanette Winterson to close London shop due to business rates surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:01:42 PM
....8bn – the tax has been condemned by some retailers who claim it fails to take into account financial performance and is based solely on the value of commercial property and the annual rate of inflation. Most high street retailers pay more in business rates than they do in corporation tax, leading to criticism that the levy hands an unfair advantage to online-only retailers such as Amazon because they control less property. ...
If Brexit Britain is to survive, Theresa May must get industry right | Matthew d’Ancona image
.... No less important than basic literacy and numeracy is a collective awareness that today’s children will be working in an environment that reflects not just a generational shift but a relentless technological revolution. Twenty years from now, Uber and Amazon Prime will be regarded as the primitive tools of clumsy beginners. ...
Globalisation once made the world go around. Is it about to grind to a halt? image
....”. What’s the difference between Keynes’s Londoner sipping his tea and today’s Londoner slurping a latte while using a smartphone to buy something from Amazon? Sure, technology is faster and the global networks are more integrated. ...
Pearson profit warnings wipe almost £2bn off its value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 09:30:18 AM
....Shares in the group plunged by 30% as it said its US education business suffered a near-one third slump in revenues in the final quarter of the year. John Fallon, the chief executive of Pearson, admitted that the company “got a few calls wrong” at its US business last year, including a belief that college enrolments would stabilise and the huge impact of students renting books through services such as Amazon. ...
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:08 AM
....Oxfam said the world’s poorest 50% owned the same in assets as the $426bn owned by a group headed by Gates, Amancio Ortega, the founder of the Spanish fashion chain Zara, and Warren Buffett, the renowned investor and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway. The others are Carlos Slim Helú: the Mexican telecoms tycoon and owner of conglomerate Grupo Carso; Jeff Bezos: the founder of Amazon; Mark Zuckerberg: the founder of Facebook; Larry Ellison, chief executive of US tech firm Oracle; and Michael Bloomberg; a former mayor of New York and founder and owner of the Bloomberg news and financial information service. ...
Amazon announces plans to create more than 100,000 US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:55:01 PM
. Amazon plans to create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, becoming the latest company to boast a hiring spree since Donald Trump won the US presidential election in November. ...
The Carpenters sue Universal Music over unpaid royalties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:58:41 AM
....6m) in royalties for the hits he recorded in The Carpenters, including Yesterday Once More. He claims Universal Music have only paid the band a "miniscule fraction" of the money they were owed from downloads on sites like iTunes and Amazon. ...
How did Amazon know my new Visa card information before me? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
. I was Christmas shopping on Amazon and realised there was a payment card on my account that I had never seen or used before. ...
Netflix targets BBC family audience with Lemony Snicket remake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
....Netflix, which has a total TV content budget almost double that of the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 combined, will be making 1,000 hours of its own programming this year, a 66% rise on the 600 hours made in 2016. Amazon, which is estimated to have spent $3. ...
Fury over India flag doormats for sale on Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:35:46 PM
. India's foreign minister has criticised online retail giant Amazon after its Canadian website was found to be selling doormats featuring the Indian flag. ...
Parody-defying World Economic Forum must do better image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:33:53 PM
.... Argos, on the other hand, offers the chance of a fizz of excitement as Sainsbury’s opens stores-within-stores and cross-sells between two sets of customers. There are risks in merging two big supply chains and securing the promised cost-savings from closing redundant Argos high-street outlets – but there were also risks in doing nothing in the age of Amazon. ...
Rising inequality threatens world economy, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:26:38 AM
....”. Amazon Echo’s virtual assistant Alexa adding unwanted items including doll’s houses to shopping lists is just one example of the problems arising from an ever more interconnected world. ...
Snapchat to set up main international hub in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 09:42:07 AM
....Snap Inc, the company formerly known as Snapchat, has announced that it will set up its main international hub in the UK, in what is likely to be seen as a vote of confidence for British tech following the EU referendum result. The company says it chose Britain because of the nation’s “strong creative industries” in a move that bucks the trend of US tech companies favouring low-tax jurisdictions such as Luxembourg (where Amazon is based) or Ireland (where Facebook and Apple have their international headquarters). ...
Morrisons enjoys some 'remarkable' Christmas cheer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:05:01 AM
.... Sales of its Nutmeg clothing range were up 30% while performance was lifted by a 0. 6% increase in online sales partly thanks to its new tie-up with Amazon. ...
Amazon Echos activated by TV comment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 11:52:05 AM
. An on-air comment by a US TV presenter activated Amazon Echo gadgets in viewers' homes across San Diego. ...
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