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Via https://newsapi.org online business online marketing online business opportunities 2019 ecommerce in review: Amazon transformed shoppers’ expectations, again

Amazon.com Inc., No. 1 in the 2019 Digital Commerce 360 Top 1000, isn’t content to rest on its laurels as one of the most valuable companies in the world. It is relentlessly focused on finding ways to get an edge and cement its place atop the retail hierarchy. “As a company grows, everything needs to…


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Fed’s Bullard sees cryptocurrencies shifting US financial system – One America News Network

FILE PHOTO: St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard speaks at a public lecture in Singapore October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo July 19, 2019 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies are changing the U.S. currency system in ways that may facilitate illegal activity and instability in prices, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard…



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Wall Street Isn’t Buying What Silicon Valley Is Selling

Silicon Valley is pumping out giant startups with expansive visions, but Wall Street isn’t sold.It isn’t just Uber Technologies Inc. UBER 2.57% whose public performance has looked grim compared with its private fundraising. Private investments in six of the 10 best-funded U.S. tech startups to go public since 2015 have fallen from the peak levels…


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Facebook Tries a New Look as Zuckerberg Proclaims a New Era

Facebook Inc. FB -0.71% rolled out a substantial redesign of its website and mobile app, as Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg seeks to address criticism of the social-media giant’s influence by nudging users toward different types of engagement and more private communication tools.The end result is a platform with more emphasis on private groups and visual…


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Facebook slammed for breaching Canadian privacy laws — and then refusing to fix it

Privacy watchdogs are accusing Facebook Inc. of “serious contraventions” of Canadian law in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.In a joint report released Thursday, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia said the Menlo Park, California-based technology giant didn’t obtain proper consent from users to disclose their personal data, didn’t have adequate…


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Facebook Reports First Quarter 2019 Results – Yahoo Finance

Purchases of property and equipment, net; Principal payments on finance leases.(1) We subtract both net purchases of property and equipment and principal payments on finance leases in our calculation of free cash flow because we believe that these two items collectively represent the amount of property and equipment we need to procure to support our business,…


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Inside Shopify’s vision of an e-commerce system to rival Amazon

Los Angeles — Shopify Inc. has a place in downtown Los Angeles that adheres to the nondescript tech-space aesthetic pioneered by Apple stores: clean white walls, blonde wood accents, brightly lit.Situated on the ground floor of an old warehouse building in a revitalized district full of boutique shops and eateries, just a few blocks from…



Three AI godfathers, two of them Canadian, selected for the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’

Three AI godfathers, two of them Canadian, selected for the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’

Three computer scientists who laid the foundations for many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence are being honoured with this year’s Turing Award, considered the field’s highest accolade.Geoff Hinton, an emeritus professor at the University of Toronto and a senior researcher at Alphabet Inc.’s Google Brain, Yann LeCun, a professor at New York University…