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....Last year its programming became available in another 130 countries, bringing the total to more than 190. But Netflix faces increasing competition from online rivals such as Amazon and Hulu, while television networks start to launch their own streaming services and make new shows available in binge-ready box sets. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The connected home security market is expanding fast, with companies such as Withings, Nest, D-Link, Netgear, Philips, Panasonic - not to mention the tech behemoths Apple, Amazon and Samsung - all offering an expanding array of internet-connected smart gadgets, from thermostats to motion-sensitive cameras with infrared and audio capability. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The new chief executive of Debenhams is to give the department store chain an expensive makeover after admitting some shops looked tired and old and customers had to go on a “treasure hunt” to find what they wanted. Sergio Bucher, who joined the retailer from Amazon in October, polled 16,000 shoppers before drafting a turnaround plan to focus on “social shopping” and making store visits a “fun leisure activity”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Australia Post has hit back at the internet giants Amazon and eBay, saying the Turnbull government’s plan to impose the GST on all online purchases is a good one. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The $300m acquisition of the chain, which has more than two dozen stores or “guideshops” in key cities like Chicago, New York and Atlanta, is likely to be announced imminently, according to industry sources. If the deal is confirmed it will not only place Bonobos 38-year-old co-founder and CEO Andy Dunn at the forefront of Walmart’s online clothing battle with Amazon, but will endorse a hybrid online/bricks-and-mortar vision some hope can be retail’s future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Maybe such services qualify as an “experience” – the over-worked word in new chief executive Sergio Bucher’s presentation – but almost every retailer is talking the language of “social shopping. ” All could say, as ex-Amazon executive Bucher did, that sales would improve if only the shoppers would shop more often. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....The $300m acquisition of the chain, which has more than two dozen stores or “guideshops” in key cities like Chicago, New York and Atlanta, is likely to be announced imminently, according to industry sources. If the deal is confirmed it will not only place Bonobos 38-year-old co-founder and CEO Andy Dunn at the forefront of Walmart’s online clothing battle with Amazon, but will endorse a hybrid online/bricks-and-mortar vision some hope can be retail’s future. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
....Maybe such services qualify as an “experience” – the over-worked word in new chief executive Sergio Bucher’s presentation – but almost every retailer is talking the language of “social shopping. ” All could say, as ex-Amazon executive Bucher did, that sales would improve if only the shoppers would shop more often. ...
Debenhams jobs at risk as stores close in 'social shopping' shakeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 09:18:15 AM
....The new chief executive of Debenhams is to give the department store chain an expensive makeover after admitting some shops looked tired and old and customers had to go on a “treasure hunt” to find what they wanted. Sergio Bucher, who joined the retailer from Amazon in October, polled 16,000 shoppers before drafting a turnaround plan to focus on “social shopping” and making store visits a “fun leisure activity”. ...
Australia Post hits back at Amazon and eBay and says Coalition's GST model is best image
. Australia Post has hit back at the internet giants Amazon and eBay, saying the Turnbull government’s plan to impose the GST on all online purchases is a good one. ...
Guardians of the home image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
.... . The connected home security market is expanding fast, with companies such as Withings, Nest, D-Link, Netgear, Philips, Panasonic - not to mention the tech behemoths Apple, Amazon and Samsung - all offering an expanding array of internet-connected smart gadgets, from thermostats to motion-sensitive cameras with infrared and audio capability. ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
....Last year its programming became available in another 130 countries, bringing the total to more than 190. But Netflix faces increasing competition from online rivals such as Amazon and Hulu, while television networks start to launch their own streaming services and make new shows available in binge-ready box sets. ...
Wiggle is wriggling out of responsibility for faulty folding bicycle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 06:00:15 AM
.... KM, Lichfield. Wiggle is the Amazon of the cycling world – only better – and Consumer Champions can report from personal experience that the customer service is usually second to none. ...
Facing the future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 11:29:50 PM
Tesco to save £105m in business rates after property revaluation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:12:13 PM
....In Southwold, the coastal town’s property boom forced rateable values up by 152%, with some shop owner’s saying the hike threatened the viability of their business. Meanwhile, it emerged that online retailers such as Amazon, Shop Direct and Asos were enjoying tax cuts after the bills for their distribution centres declined. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... It was clearly a slow and painstaking process. In both cases, the boats are the Venetian equivalent of the white vans that, in the UK, deliver stuff from Amazon et al. ...
Netflix nudges 100m subscribers but what next for the streaming giant? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 09:00:21 AM
....Netflix had about 4,400 feature-length films and seasons of TV shows on its US service in February, down from 5,000 two years ago, according to Ampere Analysis. This compares with Amazon, which is competing toe-to-toe with Netflix with a globally available catalogue of 9,000 titles and its own homegrown hits such as The Man in the High Castle and The Grand Tour. ...
Brazil graft probe focuses on World Cup football stadiums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 12:34:38 AM
.... . Irregularities were cited in the testimony at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, the National Stadium in Brasilia, the Pernambuco Arena in Recife, the Castelao Arena in Fortaleza and the Amazonia Arena in Manaus, along with the Maracana in Rio. ...
Sainsbury's pushes ahead with Argos rollout in supermarkets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 09:00:31 AM
. Sainsbury's is pushing on with plans to open 250 Argos outlets in its stores as it takes on low-cost rivals and Amazon. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
.... so why shouldn’t this make us want to leave our homes and visit a Burger King with our friends?”. It’s unlikely there will be a flood of annoying ads like this partly because of the swift consumer backlash but also because both Amazon and Google are exploring introducing specific voice recognition to their services. ...
Amazon's Alexa turns on Ford car's engine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:17:39 PM
....Ford is giving its newest cars a virtual assistant. The automaker has teamed up with Amazon to integrate its Alexa software. ...
‘We will be forced to close’: Polish and Czech food stores post-Brexit image
.... But its main customer base is EU immigrants. As well as retail and wholesale businesses in the UK, Halusky sells elsewhere in Europe through Amazon. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
.... A committee of MPs last week criticised Uber for creating “gibberish” and “almost unintelligible” contracts to ensure that its drivers remained self-employed. Frank Field, chair of the work and pensions select committee in the UK, which is carrying out an investigation into the sector, published full details of contracts at Uber, the takeaway courier firm Deliveroo and Amazon. ...
Ryanair 'will have to suspend UK flights' without early Brexit aviation deal image
....It said it expected to start fully connecting flights with other long-haul carriers, such as Norwegian and Aer Lingus, later in the year. Ryanair aded that it was also in talks to start selling tickets for other airlines worldwide, as part of a digital ambition to become what it described as an “Amazon of travel”. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
....The gig economy refers to the growing number of workers classed as self-employed contractors without access to sick benefit or holiday pay. Publishing full details of Uber’s contract terms, along with those for the takeaway courier firm Deliveroo and Amazon, Field said all three used some kind of “egregious clause” which attempted to prevent people challenging their “self-employed” designation, although neither Uber’s nor Amazon’s contract went as far as Deliveroo’s, in the committee’s view. ...
The case for a three-day weekend is clear – let’s start planning now | Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley image
....The Green party might be the first political party to propose fewer working hours through, for example, a three-day weekend, but we are far from alone in thinking it’s a good idea. Amazon started experimenting with a four-day week last year and Japan’s Uniqlo started testing it out in 2015. ...
Amazon enters business supplies market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:46 AM
. Amazon is targeting companies with a new service selling business supplies, such as laptops, power tools and cleaning products. ...
Amazon expands into UK's £96bn business-to-business market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:30:43 AM
. Amazon is targeting the multibillion-pound UK business-to-business market by launching a new service that sells office supplies, industrial tools and laboratory kits to companies. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....0’ involves the integration of the physical and software in production and the service sector. Amazon, Uber, Facebook, ‘smart factories’ and 3D printing, its says, are among current pioneers. ...
Apple: dead in the water, or on top of its game? | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
....The same applies to the smartphone generally. So the question is: what next? According to Ben Evans, a tech analyst who seems to know what the industry is thinking, the main candidates are: artificial intelligence (AI); voice interfaces (like Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri and Google’s Home); virtual reality (VR); and augmented reality (AR). ...
The UK must not let this Brexit crisis go to waste. Nor must the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 01:53:07 PM
.... But so is a lack of economic dynamism. Consider the companies that have emerged from nowhere to have a big impact since the single market came into being in 1993: Google, Facebook, ebay, Amazon, Uber. ...
Success for SpaceX 're-usable rocket' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 11:01:12 PM
....Other players are following close behind. The Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos already has a re-usable sub-orbital rocket and capsule system that he has successfully launched and landed five times. ...
Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:08:10 AM
. Amazon has made its first move into the Middle East after agreeing to buy the region's largest online retailer, Souq. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ...
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. ...

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