Robert Reed: An Amazon-Target deal would mean a very different shopping experience

Sooner rather than later, Amazon is going to buy a big, well-known, traditional retailer. When it does, expect the e-commerce giant to take aim at Target. This is not an idle stretch of the imagination or investor whimsy. A respected tech industry analyst, Gene Munster, has boldly predicted Amazon will acquire Minneapolis-based Target, most likely this… Please follow and like us:

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U.S. CEOs Make The Most Globally

It pays to be a chief executive officer in the United States, according to a new report revealing that the pay gap between U.S. CEOs and their employees is larger than in any other country. Related: How the Rich Get Rich: These Tech CEOs Are Making Bank The U.S. CEOs of the top publicly traded companies… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon To Prevent Inflation And Other Grey Swan Predictions For 2018

The end of the year is almost here, so we’re getting the usual flood of end-of-the-year and preview 2018 reports. Nomura analysts have entered the fray with their grey swan predictions for 2018, which include an interesting mix of tidbits such as lessons from the movies about 2018, continuing impacts of Amazon and e-commerce on inflation,… Please follow and like us:

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Target buys same-day grocery delivery service Shipt for $550M

The battle for same-day grocery delivery supremacy is on! Target has announced it plans to acquire same-day delivery grocery app Shipt for $550 million in cash. RELATED: The biggest threat to your grocery budget in 2018 Same-day delivery will be in 600 stores by early 2018 This deal is expected to ramp up quickly. By early… Please follow and like us:

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It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: 4 Trends Driving REIT Valuations

It has been an eight-year run for equity real estate investment trusts, returning almost 450% to investors, or roughly 20% per year. The broader equity market has also been on a tear, returning roughly 350% during the same period. Relatively easy monetary policy persists, credit spreads remain tight and the U.S. economic expansion is almost 100… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin’s price is skyrocketing. Even Uber drivers and house cleaners want in.

Keith Ellison’s first hint that bitcoin was poised for a breakthrough was over the summer when a friend planning her nuptials sent an unusual text. “She wanted to know whether to accept the wedding band’s offer of a discount in exchange for bitcoin,” said Ellison, a Manhattan Beach, Calif., investment analyst, who advised the friend to… Please follow and like us:

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China says its ‘open’ internet accounts for a third of economy

China’s digital economy accounts for nearly a third of gross domestic product, according to a report released at an annual cyberspace conference staged by the government to justify its strict internet censorship. Beijing this year has dramatically strengthened its already tight regulation of the internet, but officials and local media have used the fourth World Internet… Please follow and like us:

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China in the fast lane on Digital Silk Road

The International Cooperation Along the Digital Silk Road Forum is held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province on Dec 4, 2017, the second day of the 4th World Internet Conference. [Photo by Xiang Wenjian/chinadaily.com.cn] The ancient Silk Road was a trade route that for centuries connected East and West. In this technological era, it is being revived via… Please follow and like us:

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Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

At a time when online credit card fraud seems like a foregone conclusion, here’s one potential solution: Instead of trying to prevent card numbers from being pilfered on the web, simply use numbers you don’t mind being stolen. That’s the pitch from a startups that specialize in offering virtual cards — credit or debit card numbers… Please follow and like us:

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BMO Experts Expect Stellar Holiday Shopping Season Buoyed By E-Commerce

American retail sales (excluding autos and gas stations) expected to rise four percent, year over year, this holiday season E-commerce across the United States is in the midst of a strong year, growing at a steady annual rate of approximately 15 percent Toys experiencing a fourth consecutive year of growth, despite glut of movie-themed toys (top… Please follow and like us:

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Two of the Biggest Threats to the Stability of the World Economy Are Hiding in Plain Sight

In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as part of the WTO to lock in rights for those companies to participate in markets under favorable conditions, while limiting the ability of governments to regulate and shape their economies. The topics corresponded to the corporate agenda… Please follow and like us:

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Plans set to protect United Kingdom businesses active on Alibaba

By Help is on the way to protect British enterprises, especially the small and medium-sized ones that do business on Taobao, from intellectual property infringement. The China-Britain Business Council said it will work with Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group to find a better solution to protecting those companies from the United Kingdom using the group’s online… Please follow and like us:

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Summary Results Of APEC Member Meeting In Vietnam

THE 25TH APEC ECONOMIC LEADERS’ MEETING Da Nang, Viet Nam 11 November 2017 Da Nang Declaration Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future We, the Leaders of APEC, gathered in Da Nang, Viet Nam under the theme Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future, determined to take bolder and sustained collective actions to inject new dynamism… Please follow and like us:

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China-Russia economic ties enhanced by trade and big projects

Editor’s Note: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrapped up his three-day China trip on Nov 2 with nearly 20 deals in investment, energy and space exploration and agreed with Premier Li to advance pragmatic cooperation between the two countries. With current Sino-Russian relations in the best period of history, Medvedev said Russia is willing to enhance… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook and Google Control 70 Percent of Web Traffic

Facebook and Google now have direct influence over nearly three quarters of all internet traffic, prompting warnings that the end of a free and open web is imminent. In a far-reaching blogpost titled “The Web Began Dying in 2014, Here’s How,” programmer André Staltz details how the dynamics of power on the web have “drastically changed”… Please follow and like us:

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