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. Amazon is to add more than 40 TV channels to its UK streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Bernardo Romero Gonzalez, a 33-year-old software engineer from Cuba, launched his new business this month: a website where people can order island-made products such as soap, bouquets of flowers and cakes for home delivery. "It's like Amazon for Cuba, but with a difference," he told an audience of New York techies at a conference this month. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Amazon, in its third decade of business, dominates the world of online shopping. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Under Easterbrook the company has bounced back from a years-long slump but faces stiff competition as it attempts to grow its business. Marchers from Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s and other fast food outlets, along with home healthcare workers and employees of Amazon’s warehouses and other companies, marched on Tuesday and will protest at the fast food giant’s headquarters on Wednesday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As an owner of Royal Mail, the government did much the same: the Treasury took all the surpluses and invested very little in new machinery or processes. And to compete with Amazon an increase in investment would be vital. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Until relatively recently most households were content with a basic/cheapest service which is advertised as up to 17Mbps, but rarely delivers more than 6Mbps – assuming you live in an urban area close to a street cabinet. However, fast-changing TV viewing habits – notably the increased use of Netflix and Amazon services, and catch-up TV – are forcing more households to consider faster connections. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Amazon opens seventh US bookstore image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 03:51:56 PM
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Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
....Until relatively recently most households were content with a basic/cheapest service which is advertised as up to 17Mbps, but rarely delivers more than 6Mbps – assuming you live in an urban area close to a street cabinet. However, fast-changing TV viewing habits – notably the increased use of Netflix and Amazon services, and catch-up TV – are forcing more households to consider faster connections. ...
Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:02:32 PM
. Amazon, in its third decade of business, dominates the world of online shopping. ...
Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:26:03 PM
.... Under Easterbrook the company has bounced back from a years-long slump but faces stiff competition as it attempts to grow its business. Marchers from Dunkin’ Donuts, Wendy’s and other fast food outlets, along with home healthcare workers and employees of Amazon’s warehouses and other companies, marched on Tuesday and will protest at the fast food giant’s headquarters on Wednesday. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
. Amazon is to add more than 40 TV channels to its UK streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky. ...
Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Bernardo Romero Gonzalez, a 33-year-old software engineer from Cuba, launched his new business this month: a website where people can order island-made products such as soap, bouquets of flowers and cakes for home delivery. "It's like Amazon for Cuba, but with a difference," he told an audience of New York techies at a conference this month. ...
Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:31:02 PM
. Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee. ...
How workable – and how expensive – might Labour’s renationalisations be? image
.... As an owner of Royal Mail, the government did much the same: the Treasury took all the surpluses and invested very little in new machinery or processes. And to compete with Amazon an increase in investment would be vital. ...
Bernie Madoff photos offer rare glimpse of convicted fraudster in prison image
.... Last year, ABC broadcast a mini-series, Madoff, with Richard Dreyfuss in the title role. Then there’s Audible Originals, the Amazon-owned digital books company and now podcast outlet. ...
Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:10:31 AM
....Last year, the Canadian-based firm rejected an offer of more than £1bn from ITV, which it said undervalued the company. It is increasingly making its own content, in keeping with other media companies such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Mothercare looks to almost halve number of UK stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:10:59 PM
....”. At the start of this decade Mothercare was a ubiquitous presence on British high streets with closer to 400 stores but successive management teams have whittled away at that figure as the retailer struggled to compete with incursions by the supermarkets and online giant Amazon into what was once a specialist market. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....Transline, the controversial employment agency, has been bought out by rival Russell Taylor Group after falling into administration. The agency, which supplies workers to Sports Direct’s warehouse in Shirebrook, got into financial difficulties after losing several clients, including Amazon and Asos, in recent months. ...
Alibaba revenues jump 60% as Chinese growth continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:48:01 PM
....7bn - a 41% rise on the same period last year. Like its US rival Amazon - which claims more than 300 million customer accounts - Alibaba has expanded into a wide range of services, including cloud computing and media, via its Youku Tudou video hosting service. ...
Asda suffers 11th quarter of falling sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:49:20 PM
....5bn - which was in line with analysts' expectations. The company, which used to be the world's biggest retailer, has been investing heavily to tackle the endless threat from Amazon. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
....5% to about 11,700, the company said. It joins firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in boosting its UK job numbers since last year's Brexit vote. ...
Affordable art image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:00:59 PM
....Mr Phillips says websites like his are part of a new, more sensitive wave of disruptive firms. Unlike eBay and Amazon, which, he says, have commoditised products and been "a destructive power in some ways", Rise Art "celebrates creativity, giving artists a new vehicle for selling and showcasing their work". ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The vast majority of this boost has come from the US. This includes shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland, while more recently Netflix and Amazon have invested huge amounts into shows such as The Crown, The Collection and the Grand Tour. ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
....Apple, for example, has invested in forest in the US to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper goods that it needs for packaging. Google and Amazon, meanwhile, are two of a number of big companies that have bought renewable energy, in part to protect themselves against variable electricity prices. ...
How real books have trumped ebooks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:00:10 AM
.... It’s hard to know whether to read these books or caress them. Book covers looked very different a decade ago when the appearance of e-readers seemed to flummox a publishing industry reeling from the financial crisis and Amazon’s rampant colonisation of the market. ...
Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:38:30 AM
....“Following its initial investigation into the merger, the Competition and Markets Authority has found that the companies are close competitors because of the similarity of their service and their broad geographical coverage,” the regulator said in a statement. The CMA said more recent entrants into the takeaway delivery market, such as Deliveroo, UberEats and Amazon Restaurants, represented less direct competition in the takeaway food markets as they targeted different types of restaurant, primarily dine-in ones without their own delivery services in fewer areas. ...
ITV revenues fall 3% as advertising continues to shrink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:29 AM
....Meanwhile, ITV said online advertising was growing strongly, up 22% in the first three months of the year. Mr Salmon said: "The growth in on-demand services means the challenge for [Mr Crozier's] successor will be to mould ITV into a more interactive organisation to compete with Amazon and Netflix. ...
Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:52 AM
. Amazon is moving into the live music business in the UK, running and promoting its own gigs starting with Blondie later this month. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
. Amazon is to more than triple its research and development team in Cambridge working on tech innovations such as its Alexa digital assistant, delivery drones and Echo smart speaker. ...
Morrisons sales jump as recovery continues image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 07:51:41 AM
....Changes have included pulling out of running smaller convenience stores under the M name, as well as a focus on cutting prices. Morrisons also has introduced a tie-up with Amazon, offering same-day and one-hour delivery services, which it said it had now extended into more London postcodes. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Scottish broadcaster STV has also just begun the search for a new chief executive; while the top jobs at Sky and the BBC may be up for grabs within the next year. All told, the British TV industry is entering an unprecedented period of senior management upheaval, at a time when traditional broadcasters face ever increasing competition for viewers and revenue from digital interlopers including Netflix, Amazon, Google and Facebook. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
....Adam Crozier, it could be said, is leaving ITV at a good moment for him. The business has been reinvented from its basket-case status in 2010 but now faces a tougher advertising market and the march of Netflix, Amazon and whoever comes next. ...
Asos dumps controversial temp agency as Sports Direct row continues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:17:22 PM
....Controversial employment agency Transline has lost its contract with Asos as it tries to fend off insolvency. The company, which provided temporary workers for the online fashion business’s Barnsley warehouse, filed court papers protecting it from creditors last week after being axed as a supplier of warehouse staff for Amazon. ...
It’s not older drivers who should worry us | Brief letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:42:34 PM
.... No cheating, no tantrums from over-paid managers – is that why you didn’t report on the Tour de Yorkshire?Richard WebbPenistone, South Yorkshire. • Just to say that Amazon’s Kindle is not the only e-reader (Letters, 2 May). ...
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US screenwriters' strike averted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 05:59:37 PM
....At the time of the last writers' strike, online television was in its infancy. Today, Amazon and Netflix are major competitors for eyeballs and have a deep reserve of programmes to buffer them from viewer demands for new content. ...
May Day report by MPs damns growing UK gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
.... Given concerns about the rising number of workers classed as self-employed contractors with no access to sick benefit or holiday pay, it wants the default status for people in the gig economy to be “worker” rather than “self-employed”. In an inquiry now curtailed by Theresa May calling a snap election, the committee questioned companies including Uber, Amazon, Hermes and Deliveroo that use self-employed workers widely. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
....Repeats are a TV staple, with Captain Mainwaring and Del Boy often on standby if the viewer wants to take a nostalgia trip. But an explosion in the number of scripted TV shows, fuelled by the arrival of deep-pocketed upstarts Amazon and Netflix, has given viewers an unprecedented choice of quality original drama and comedy. ...
As wind, wave and shale power converge, could this be the end for Opec? image
....M&S is really trying to convert its convenience-first store format to the online world. The economics look tricky for the retailer but Amazon, via its Fresh offer, is trying the same trick. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Investors are increasingly petitioning the company to move faster with reforms. An acquisition would underscore the consolidation of the US food retail industry as the sector prepares to compete against online retailers including Amazon, stores like Walmart and discount chains such as Aldi. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 01:31:35 PM
. Amazon's new smart speaker, the Echo Look, received a mixed reaction following its unveiling this week. ...
Nasdaq surge expected to continue after strong Alphabet and Amazon results image
. A slew of large tech companies including Google parent Alphabet and Amazon have reported better than expected bumper profits, promising to boost the Nasdaq index to fresh highs. ...
Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:53:18 PM
M&S to trial online food delivery service this autumn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:10:06 PM
....Until now selling food online has not made business sense for M&S as its customers do not typically spend enough on groceries on each visit to make the service profitable. But the retailer has concluded it can no longer ignore what is the fastest growing section of the UK’s £180bn grocery market as new delivery services, such as AmazonFresh, which allows shoppers to order groceries at lunchtime and get the delivery in time for dinner, revolutionise the way Britain buys food. ...
Amazon creates 1,200 jobs at warehouse equipped with advanced robotics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 10:34:55 AM
. Amazon is to create 1,200 new permanent jobs as it opens a new warehouse in Warrington where staff will work alongside the online retail giant’s robots. ...
'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print image
....Britons are abandoning the ebook at an alarming rate with sales of consumer titles down almost a fifth last year, as “screen fatigue” helped fuel a five-year high in printed book sales. Sales of consumer ebooks plunged 17% to £204m last year, the lowest level since 2011 – the year the ebook craze took off as Jeff Bezos’ market-dominating Amazon Kindle took the UK by storm. ...
Sports Direct agency Transline preparing for insolvency image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:49:04 AM
....The move comes after Transline was one of two employment agencies exposed by a 2015 Guardian investigation of paying temporary workers at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse less than the national minimum wage. It also follows the firm being axed last month from supplying temporary warehousing staff to the world’s largest retailer Amazon, and comes two weeks after the company announced that Colin Beasley – who was the majority shareholder when the group founded - had left its board. ...
Airport duty-free prices not always cheapest, says Which? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:00:29 AM
....A 360g bar of Toblerone cost £4 at Bristol World Duty Free but £3 at Asda, while a 70cl bottle of Tanqueray gin cost £18 at Heathrow Terminal 2 and £15 at Morrisons, the consumer group found. Despite a common assumption that airport shopping will cut out VAT, shoppers could save £21 by buying a 100ml bottle of Eternity for Men eau de toilette on Amazon for £25 rather than at Birmingham World Duty Free for £46. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
....The biggest gains on Tuesday came from the US, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite breaking the 6,000 barrier for the first time, 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dotcom boom. The index was boosted by technology giants such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, which will be among the main beneficiaries of any Trump tax reforms. ...
Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....Data from large numbers of conversations by all users is also sampled, to help them recognise words with different pronunciations or how to create natural discussion. Many of us are familiar with shopping recommendations - think of the supermarket that reminds you to add cheese to your online shop, or the way Amazon suggests books it thinks you might like. ...
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. ...
Braced for Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:44:19 PM
....And when it comes to the distribution of digital products, including music and e-books, consumers will still find that borders get in the way. If you have an account with Amazon UK, you can buy a CD from Amazon's French website, but it won't allow you to buy the same music on download. ...
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. ...

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