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....Emails to and from Deloitte’s 244,000 staff were stored in the Azure cloud service, which was provided by Microsoft. This is Microsoft’s equivalent to Amazon Web Service and Google’s Cloud Platform. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Most consumer boycotts last as long as birds in a jet engine. When it first emerged that Amazon was avoiding tax on an industrial scale, there were widespread calls to boycott it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... An M&S spokeswoman said Gophr had been selected as its delivery partner following a “rigorous selection process”. M&S boss Steve Rowe concluded it could no longer ignore 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Amazon and Facebook are likely to bid for Premier League streaming rights, which will further escalate the huge financial boom for England’s top clubs, the Manchester United vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Last week the former chief strategist to Donald Trump reiterated his view that firms such as Facebook and Google should be regulated like “public utilities”. Meanwhile progressives such as Warren warn of the monopolistic behaviour of Google, Amazon, and Apple while pushing for a renewed debate over antitrust laws. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The EU is pushing ahead with plans to rewrite tax rules for technology companies, aimed at increasing governments’ take from the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Among the main sites are Twenga and Kelkoo, while MoneySavingExpert has a tool that searches through all the big sites. The bane of online shopping can be delivery charges – £20 being the minimum threshold of purchases for free delivery in the case of Amazon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....However, the US recovery is built on the same flimsy foundations as the UK’s. There are millions of low-paid jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries, the transport industry delivering Amazon parcels and in wholesalers’ distribution warehouses. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The American Chamber of Commerce in Europe has warned that the EU’s plans to take more tax from technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon will damage the continent’s economic growth and could lead to a breakdown in cooperation with the US on global tax reform. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....To date, he has earned nearly £5,200 from Topcashback and £825 from its rival site, Quidco. He has also earned £140 via the Kidstart site, which is generally less competitive than the other two but unlike them offers cashback at John Lewis and Amazon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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EU tax crackdown on tech giants will damage growth, US body warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of September 2017 02:16:59 PM
. The American Chamber of Commerce in Europe has warned that the EU’s plans to take more tax from technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon will damage the continent’s economic growth and could lead to a breakdown in cooperation with the US on global tax reform. ...
Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 12:00:13 PM
....Emails to and from Deloitte’s 244,000 staff were stored in the Azure cloud service, which was provided by Microsoft. This is Microsoft’s equivalent to Amazon Web Service and Google’s Cloud Platform. ...
Super savers: meet the coupon queen and the cashback king image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 05:00:05 AM
....To date, he has earned nearly £5,200 from Topcashback and £825 from its rival site, Quidco. He has also earned £140 via the Kidstart site, which is generally less competitive than the other two but unlike them offers cashback at John Lewis and Amazon. ...
How to save money on your shopping image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of September 2017 05:00:05 AM
.... Among the main sites are Twenga and Kelkoo, while MoneySavingExpert has a tool that searches through all the big sites. The bane of online shopping can be delivery charges – £20 being the minimum threshold of purchases for free delivery in the case of Amazon. ...
The Fed’s change of direction will only fuel America’s growing debt problem image
....However, the US recovery is built on the same flimsy foundations as the UK’s. There are millions of low-paid jobs in the leisure and hospitality industries, the transport industry delivering Amazon parcels and in wholesalers’ distribution warehouses. ...
Why Uber’s fate could herald backlash against ‘digital disruptors’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 11:05:29 PM
....Last week the former chief strategist to Donald Trump reiterated his view that firms such as Facebook and Google should be regulated like “public utilities”. Meanwhile progressives such as Warren warn of the monopolistic behaviour of Google, Amazon, and Apple while pushing for a renewed debate over antitrust laws. ...
You hate Ryanair – but you will fly it again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of September 2017 06:00:08 AM
....Most consumer boycotts last as long as birds in a jet engine. When it first emerged that Amazon was avoiding tax on an industrial scale, there were widespread calls to boycott it. ...
Marks & Spencer launches online food delivery service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 22nd of September 2017 02:18:13 PM
.... An M&S spokeswoman said Gophr had been selected as its delivery partner following a “rigorous selection process”. M&S boss Steve Rowe concluded it could no longer ignore 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 and Facebook keen on Premier League rights, say Manchester United image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 06:41:33 PM
. Amazon and Facebook are likely to bid for Premier League streaming rights, which will further escalate the huge financial boom for England’s top clubs, the Manchester United vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, has said. ...
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary may be flying by the seat of his pants in row with pilots | Nils Pratley image
.... Bloody-mindedness can be a great strategy until it isn’t. That the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook are undertaxed, at least in Europe, barely counts as news. ...
EU to find ways to make Google, Facebook and Amazon pay more tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of September 2017 09:34:03 AM
. The EU is pushing ahead with plans to rewrite tax rules for technology companies, aimed at increasing governments’ take from the likes of Google, Facebook and Amazon. ...
Toys R Us files for bankruptcy in US and Canada image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 07:35:56 AM
....”. Analysts say the company’s large network of shops are an expensive burden at a time when online giants Amazon and Walmart are discounting toys to steal their shoppers. ...
Crisis in Toyland: how the shift online places our childhood favourites in peril image
.... It’s sizeable physical presence has become an issue in the age of internet shopping. Toys R Us has nearly 900 stores in the US – and another 600 in overseas markets including the UK – which analysts say are an expensive burden at a time when Amazon and Walmart are discounting toys to steal their shoppers. ...
Black Friday 2017 Date: This is when shoppers will get Amazon, Argos, Tesco best deals image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 01:50:00 PM
.... The growing US-imported sales phenomenon means that in 2017, November is set to overtake December as the new Christmas shopping month, according to ecommerce consultancy Salmon. Amazon and Argos typically compete to offer the biggest Black Friday deals, and this year looks to be no different. ...
John Lewis profits halve as chairman warns over Brexit uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 07:20:55 AM
....He said it was not possible to “defy gravity” on some products, such as butter and cream, where inflation had been very heady. But new avenues of distribution for Morrisons products, including selling Safeway-branded goods to the McColl’s convenience store chain from next year, supplying Amazon with groceries and a tie-up with petrol forecourt operator Rontec would all help boost productivity and margins despite rising inflation. ...
Amazon and eBay turning blind eye to VAT evasion, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:10:38 PM
. Amazon and eBay have been accused by MPs of profiting from VAT evasion at the expense of taxpayers and UK businesses. ...
Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:10 PM
....Some of the farmers growing cocoa inside protected areas have been living there for decades, and how to resettle them and find them a new means of making a living is one of the major problems that the government and the industry need to work out in November. None of the companies said they would support a moratorium on deforestation cocoa, despite the fact that one on soy worked well to stop deforestation in the Amazon. ...
Donald Trump's 3% growth plan is only for the 1% | Kenneth Rogoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 01:09:01 PM
.... Altering the course of a giant ship – in this case, the US economy – takes a long time, and even if Trump ever does manage to get some of his economic agenda through the US Congress, the growth effects are not likely to be felt until well into 2018. To be sure, Trump has eviscerated the Environmental Protection Agency (which has helped coal mining), softened financial oversight (great for bank stocks), and has shown little interest in anti-trust enforcement (a welcome development for tech monopolies such as Amazon and Google). ...
Recruitment agency Cordant morphs into social enterprise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 05:00:04 AM
....One of the UK’s largest recruitment firms is to tear up its 60-year-old structure and become a “social enterprise” with a pay cap and profit-sharing plan, in a move the family who own the company hope will inspire others businesses to follow suit. Cordant, which sends 125,000 temporary staff every year to work for 5,000 clients such as Amazon and Tesco, will announce the radical overhaul this week. ...
The Observer view on controlling the power of digital titans | Observer editorial image
.... The world will be plunged ever deeper into the digital age. Apple has emerged in a few years alongside Google, Facebook and Amazon as one of the corporate titans of our times. ...
The $1tn question: how far can the new iPhone 8 take Apple? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
.... A few years ago most people expected that Microsoft would be a serious contender because its Xbox console was installed in millions of living rooms. But instead Amazon has taken a lead, having sold an estimated 15 million of its voice-controlled Echo and Dot devices, which can provide weather, news and traffic reports and play music, as well as controlling digitally connected lights and similar devices around the home. ...
I tried to phone Amazon but the premium rate left me feeling robbed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 05:59:52 AM
. I ordered three books from Amazon in June. ...
Amazon and Apple join race for James Bond distribution rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:54:45 PM
. Amazon and Apple have emerged as contenders to take on the multibillion-dollar distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise and could provide a new TV home for 007. ...
UK’s economic model is broken, says Archbishop of Canterbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:26:34 PM
.... It also flagged extra support for trade unions to act as a bulwark against shareholder interests in the workplace. The report, which is expected to produce a series of policy initiatives when it unveils final conclusions next autumn, also said ministers must tackle the market dominance of digital companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. ...
How Amazon is using catwalk trends to try to conquer high-street fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 09:31:22 AM
. What features on your order history at Amazon? Cat food? The final volume of the Neapolitan novels? The Game of Thrones box set? Expect to add trend-led clothes to your basket from today – Find, an own-brand fashion line from the online retailer, has been launched. ...
Is buying online from China a good idea? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 06:00:36 AM
....But what lies behind such low prices? Concerns have been raised among consumer groups that buyers should be fully aware of what they are getting into and how they should go into any deal with their eyes open. Much as Amazon is synonymous with online shopping in Europe and the US, in China the dominant player is Alibaba. ...
Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov image
....And it is technology firms – American companies but also Chinese – that create the false impression that the global economy has recovered and everything is back to normal. Since January, the valuations of just four firms – Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft – have grown by an amount greater than the entire GDP of oil-rich Norway. ...
Why economic forecasting has always been a flawed science image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:00:07 AM
.... This self-analysis and willingness to adapt, they believe, was crucial to the team’s success. In a world in which we rate restaurants on TripAdvisor and the effectiveness of hair straighteners on Amazon, it is curious, and perhaps dangerous, that we fail to rate the economists who provide us with the forecasts on which world-changing decisions are made. ...
Apple considers moving into Gone With The Wind and Matrix studios image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 01:16:15 PM
.... However, Apple is mainly looking for office space, according to the Financial Times. Moving the management of its original content division to such a status symbol location would mark Apple’s latest signal that it is to ramp up its challenge to streaming giants Netflix and Amazon as well as traditional TV broadcasters. ...
John Lewis rolls out scheme to take the hassle out of finding a tradesperson image
....The retailer, which has built up one of the most trusted brands in the UK partly thanks to its highly rated customer service and “never knowingly undersold” pledge, is now aiming to make employing a tradesperson a lot less hit and miss. The Home Solutions service is part of the department store’s effort to fend off competition from online upstarts such as Amazon by providing more services. ...
Despacito drives Bertelsmann to record €500m profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:31:48 PM
....97bn. The company credited the rise in part to the success of American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, which aired on Starz in the US and Amazon’s Prime Video service internationally. ...
Slowdown in consumer credit growth spells trouble for UK economy | Phillip Inman image
.... A glance at the Forbes rich list reveals that the usual suspects are amassing even greater piles of wealth than when Lehman Brothers hit the buffers. Microsoft’s Bill Gates leads the pack again with a fortune of $86bn (£66bn) followed by investment guru Warren Buffett, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Zara owner Amancio Ortega. ...
Asos poised to overtake M&S in 'seminal moment' for UK fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:26:35 AM
....The shift in retail power was compared with the automotive industry, where the electric car maker Tesla sped ahead of the 114-year-old Ford Motor Company in April to become the US’s biggest car manufacturer. Similarly, the online retailer Amazon is now worth twice as much as Walmart, after overtaking the American grocery chain in 2015. ...
Amazon's tech-style takeover of Whole Foods: cheaper produce and 'farm fresh' Echos image
. Amid stands of discounted raspberries and “end of summer” organic peaches, Amazon’s effort to revolutionize the US retail grocery business got under way Monday morning with deep price cuts to some produce at its newly acquired Whole Foods chain. ...
UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook image
. Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could lose a combined £1bn per year if rival services from Amazon, Facebook and YouTube become dominant players in the TV industry over the next decade. ...
Amazon TV hints at significant expansion into sport broadcasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 03:35:05 PM
. The boss of Amazon’s television production arm has hinted that the company is planning significant expansion into sports broadcasting. ...
Whole Foods price cuts are at center of Amazon-Walmart online war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:38:51 PM
. Amazon has set the stage for a price war with retail giant Walmart as it signaled a wave of price cuts at Whole Foods, the grocery chain it acquired for $13. ...
The Guardian view on grocery wars: Lidl Britain | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:12:01 PM
....The older names are going to have to move fast to stay ahead. They are already struggling to deal with a threat from Amazon, which recently bought upmarket food store Whole Foods, and threatens to outpace them with innovative new delivery methods. ...
Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 02:03:45 PM
....The company has earmarked a €50m fund to create TV series – some of which may be adaptations from its film slate – with a number expected to focus on the the high-end £1m-per-episode range. This level of spending makes productions eligible for the government’s attractive tax credit programme, which has been taken advantage of by dramas such as Netflix’s £100m The Crown, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Amazon’s Outlander. ...
A free railcard or a £2,000 overdraft? How to pick the best student account image
....Who has the best freebies? There are three major giveaways on offer. HSBC’s is the simplest – a £60 voucher to spend at Amazon. ...
Bunnings beware: the Homebase revolution is failing to shape up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 06:45:27 PM
.... In the circumstances, Walmart’s relaxed keep-up-the-good-work attitude is remarkable. The US giant has bigger things to worry about, like Amazon’s adventures in its own backyard. ...
The fallout from Trump closing down his advisory panels is just beginning | Nils Pratley image
....Meanwhile, Trump’s power to move companies’ share prices seems to have evaporated. Amazon is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”, tweeted the president in the morning, but investors no longer care what he thinks about individual companies. ...
Amazon stock market value falls by $5bn after critical Trump tweet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 04:15:14 PM
. Donald Trump wiped over $5bn off Amazon’s stock market valuation on Wednesday with a tweet accusing the company of “doing great damage to tax paying retailers”. ...
Broadband deals: Stop overpaying for internet contracts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:20:00 AM
.... . To avoid breaching usage limits, users who frequently download movies or use online streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime should consider a package with unlimited downloads. ...
End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:00:35 AM
....Seattle offers a glimpse of the store of the future. Amazon’s experimental convenience store in the city has eliminated the entire checkout process – erasing the need for cashiers. ...
Bill Gates gives $4.6bn to charity in biggest donation since 2000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 05:30:31 PM
....”. Gates has been the richest man on the planet since 2013 – apart from a very brief blip last month when Amazon’s Jeff Bezos overtook him for a couple of hours as the technology company’s shares spiked before falling back. ...
Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Investors have learned to discriminate. Stocks such as Amazon, Google, Facebook and Tesla remain hellishly difficult to value by old yardsticks, but the market is commendably ruthless in punishing the shares of overpromoted companies that disappoint financially, like Twitter. ...
Fox’s chances of securing Sky depend on the football result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 05:59:06 AM
....Former top Sky executive Mike Darcey thinks that, after a string of bidding battles, Sky and BT may this time reach an equilibrium in how the seven Premier League TV rights packages are divided. He believes that unless a new rival makes an unlikely entrance and ratchets up the bidding – someone such as Amazon, which recently poached the UK rights to ATP World Tour tennis from Sky – “natural” inflation over the past three years could see the price rise by no more than 15%. ...
Have we gone too far in vilifying landlords? | Patrick Collinson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... On Google, her health status was identified, then shared online. One person even went so far as to make up fake one-star reviews of her book on Amazon. ...
Box office massacre: how Hollywood flopped this summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:14:44 PM
....While the past few months have seen a handful of highly visible exceptions (Wonder Woman, for one, raked in a princely $400m to claim the No 2 spot for the year to date in box-office gross), the articles declaring 2017 to be the greatest movie summer on record refer mainly to the preponderance of high quality films making the rounds rather than big-impact blockbusters. Positive reviews do not a hit make – consider the sad example of Atomic Blonde, a glossy action flick which has barely recouped its $30m budget despite glowing notices and Charlize Theron as a bisexual martial arts Amazon in black lingerie – and we’re in a severe drought of crowd-pleasers operating on a studio scale. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
. Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches when the next rights auction launches this year, with Amazon emerging as a potential competitor for the biggest prize in UK sport broadcasting. ...
Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 10:48:36 PM
....Disney is to pull its movies from Netflix and take on the streaming company with the launch of its own service from 2019, showing family-friendly fare such as the Toy Story films, Frozen and its forthcoming sequel, and The Lion King. The move is being seen as a potential major challenge to Netflix, whose shares fell 4% in after-hours trading on the back of the news, and to Amazon. ...
Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:38:39 PM
....Later this year, Sky and BT will face off again for the biggest prize of all when the Premier League rights come up for renewal in what could be a £6bn sports rights auction. The pair could be joined by Amazon, which earlier this month poached the UK rights to the ATP men’s tennis world tour – all the tournaments outside the grand slams and the finals at London’s O2 Arena each year – from Sky. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....Malone believes ITV is overpriced and is facing uncertainties, such as the impact of the rise of streaming services, while London-listed Liberty Global does not generate any revenues in dollars so hasn’t benefited from the post-Brexit slump in the pound. Murdoch, meanwhile, is also aiming to strengthen his pay-TV empire, as viewers move away from traditional packages for online services such as Netflix and Amazon, with his protracted £11. ...
Destination misery: seven ways they turned airports into hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of August 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... A survey this week of retailers in Heathrow by price comparison site PriceSpy confirmed what a lot of us suspected. It found that a Samsung S7 phone in the Samsung store was £559, but on Amazon it was £452. ...
Populist trade policies won’t protect jobs anywhere in the world | Kenneth Rogoff image
....Trade will surely increasingly permeate the service sector, too. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (named after the 18th-century chess-playing machine which actually had a person cleverly hidden inside) is an example of a new platform that allows buyers to contract very small specific tasks (for example, programming or data transcription) at developing countries’ wage rates. ...
Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 11:26:47 AM
. Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky. ...
Why bitcoin and its digital cousins are under increasing scrutiny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 31st of July 2017 03:54:14 PM
.... Supercharged increases in the value of bitcoin and ethereum, the two largest digital currencies, have recently driven the total value of cryptocurrencies to more than $100bn. Certainly, they are becoming more acceptable as money: consumers can buy a Dell computer with bitcoin and gift card businesses in the US accept bitcoin, which can then be used at big retailers such as Walmart, Amazon and Nike. ...
Why is Google spending record sums on lobbying Washington? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:00:18 AM
.... Last year it ranked No 2, behind Comcast. Given the increased antitrust scrutiny that is coming from the Democrats’ new “Better Deal” policy platform, Donald Trump’s random tweets attacking Google’s fellow tech giant Amazon for its connection to the Washington Post, and his adviser Steve Bannon’s recent comments that Google and Facebook should be regulated as utilities, it is likely Google will only increase its lobbying expenditure in the next few months. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
.... Both built e-commerce empires and, like Bezos and the Washington Post, Ma even owns a an old established newspaper, in his case Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. But there’s a key difference: while Bezos’s Amazon sells products to consumers, maintaining massive warehouses and operating a sophisticated logistics network, Alibaba’s sites are simply a medium, connecting consumers with merchants who ship through independent couriers. ...
Sky chief gets £11.5m share payout as it reports profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 08:50:21 AM
....”. These plans include the creation of the 300 new tech roles, which will increase its software engineering workforce by 25%, for its Sky Labs operations in Milan, Leeds and London to keep pace with rivals such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Amazon and iPlayer expect summer holiday surge in downloads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:11:42 AM
. The BBC, Amazon and Netflix are bracing for a boom in downloads of films and TV shows in the coming days as holidaymakers look to stock up on their favourites to watch on tablets and smartphones while they are away on their summer breaks. ...
UK film industry on a roll as it helps keep economy growing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:44:53 PM
....”. The TV production industry is also enjoying a golden age of investment, with deep-pocketed new arrivals such as Netflix pouring £100m into royal series The Crown and Amazon investing in Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour and historical drama Outlander. ...
Ed Sheeran fever helps drive rise of more than 10% in UK music sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:33:16 PM
....98bn, up £180m and double the 3% growth rate in the same period last year. The video sector, which includes sales of DVDs as well as paid-for film and TV downloads and streams from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Sky Store, increased by 1. ...
Amazon to double number of R&D staff in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:34:21 AM
. Amazon is to double the number of research and development staff it employs in London. ...
Uber and Deliveroo chiefs face new grilling by MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:18:54 AM
....”. After questioning companies including Uber, Amazon, Hermes and Deliveroo, the work and pensions committee published a damning assessment of the gig economy in May, accusing it of forcing workers into bogus self-employment and free-riding on the welfare state. ...
Tesco launches same day delivery across Britain as supermarket takes on Amazon image
. The grocer will be the first to offer the service across the country, as it tries to fend off growing competition from Amazon. ...
Tesco to extend same-day online delivery service across UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 03:24:21 PM
. Tesco is going head to head with Amazon by extending its same-day online grocery delivery service across the UK. ...
Household batteries will be key to UK's new energy strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:16:43 PM
....The changes should also make it easier for companies to aggregate and trade services from people who have fitted solar panels or batteries at home – selling households’ electricity to power grids at times of need. “For individual consumers, I think the opportunities are for businesses coming in, for the Amazons and Netflixes of the world coming into a traditional sector and offering different ways for consumers to engage,” Burgess said. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
.... These are creative people looking to solve a problem artists as well as retailers are facing, he says. We are all struggling in the age of Netflix and Amazon Prime to get people out of the house, how do you get them out of their bubble?” he says. ...
Big-budget films receive increase in tax relief to almost £600m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:30:42 PM
....The government’s tax credit system has proved hugely successful in stopping big-budget film and TV productions, as well as talent such as games makers and special effects workers, going to cheaper locations such as eastern Europe or to other countries offering bigger incentives. It has also helped attract investment from the deep-pocketed newer arrivals on the film and TV scene, such as Netflix and Amazon, which have backed productions in the UK including The Crown, which had a total budget of £100m, and fashion drama series The Collection. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
....Netflix doesn’t provide detailed statistics by country, but Ampere Analysis reckons there are 6. 4 million UKsubscribers compared with about 5 million for Amazon Prime Video. ...
$16 falafel patties anyone? Amazon moves into meal-kit market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 08:47:22 AM
. Amazon has released its first “meal kits”, just days after revealing its intentions in the area by filing a trademark for the phrase: “We do the prep. ...
Gig economy: Financial advice for the self-employed  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . They may work for global giants such as online retailer Amazon, taxi hailing firm Uber and delivery service Deliveroo, but have no rights to holiday pay, sickness benefits or redundancy cash. ...
Asos app allows shoppers to snap up fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:02 AM
.... And, more importantly, they were buying the items of clothing that it had helped them to find. Voice search is being brought to the masses by Alexa, the digital assistant hiding in Amazon’s Echo speaker. ...

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