Jan 28, 7:54 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Cochrane 01/28/19 AT 7:13 PM The world is changing the way it conducts business. For centuries, humans have used cash to buy and sell goods and services because local fiat currency has been the most efficient way to to conduct commerce. Yet, over the past several decades, technology has drastically changed consumer behavior as well as how governments respond with new rules and regulations. Recent seismic payment shifts away from cash have been driven by the rapid rise of e-commerce and mobile payments.Meanwhile, businesses have faced new opportunities and problems. How quickly is the world moving toward a cashless economy? Are certain geographic areas more likely to experience this transformation? Is this a positive change for society? We'll explore these questions, with an aim to capture nuanced … [Read more...] about How To Start Investing In A Cashless Society
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Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 1:14 PM EST Jan 26, 2019 The week’s Detroit Pistons mailbag examines the pros and cons of engaging the Memphis Grizzlies in trade talks, the San Antonio Spurs’ reported interest in Stanley Johnson and a wild new TV series from Showtime. Mike Conley is the latest Pistons savior – if you listen to some fans. It was major news this week when ESPN.com reported the Grizzlies would listen to trade offers for franchise stalwarts Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Pistons Twitter reacted, with users of the social media platform rushing the ESPN.com’s Trade Machine to decipher a scenario to bring star Blake Griffin some help before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. The focus is Conley with the gaping hole the Pistons currently have at point guard. The fan base is growing hostile toward incumbent point guard Reggie Jackson, whose untimely photobomb during a Griffin postgame interview this week set off ESPN’s talking heads. … [Read more...] about Should Detroit Pistons trade for Grizzlies PG Mike Conley?
PUBLISHED: 11:22 17 January 2019 | UPDATED: 11:31 17 January 2019 Daniel Whytock Today, shoppers want the best of the on and offline world. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant Daniel Whytock from www.downyourhighstreet.com discusses what tech is likely to impact the retail sector in the coming years. Retail tech is moving fast and high street retailers must act or get left behnind . Picture: GREGG BROWNIs online shopping truly causing the end of high street shopping? Amazon is investing in brick and mortar stores, which suggest that the high street still has a place in our shopping future. As consumers we want the best of both on and offline worlds and more: convenience, choice, and a diverse range of shops and businesses.As grim as things appear to be on the UK high street today, there is a way back - omni-channel retail that seamlessly integrates digital technology is the key to high street survival.But retail tech is moving so quickly that if high street … [Read more...] about How can high streets retailers make best use of technology?
Ethel Jiang, provided by Published 9:58 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 FILE-- Sign at the headquarters of social reviews site Yelp in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco Oct. 13, 2017.Yelp was crashing Friday morning, down more than 30%, after reporting third-quarter results and full-year guidance that were well short of expectations. less FILE-- Sign at the headquarters of social reviews site Yelp in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco Oct. 13, 2017.Yelp was crashing Friday morning, down more than 30%, after reporting ... more Photo: Smith Collection/ Gado / Getty Images 2017 Photo: Smith Collection/ Gado / Getty Images 2017 Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 FILE-- Sign at the headquarters of social reviews site Yelp in … [Read more...] about One of Yelp’s biggest investors says its patience has ‘worn out,’ and is urging management to make changes or sell the company (YELP)
Ted Baker's ailing shares received a much-needed boost in early trading today after a strong Christmas update from the fashion brand offered concerned investors some reassurance. The stock, which nose dived 25 per cent to a five-year low last month when allegations of harassment were levelled at its founder and boss Ray Kelvin, picked up nearly 12 per cent on Wednesday to once again reach £18.00. Ted Baker boss and founder Ray Kelvin (above) refuses to show his face in official photographs A probe into Kelvin's conduct and tough conditions on the High Street have seemingly failed to take the shine of the brand's sales over the last five weeks, which jumped 12.2 per cent. Online sales surged 18.7 per cent and accounted for about a quarter of the overall performance. Acting chief executive Lindsay Page, who has stepped up to cover suspended Kelvin, said: 'The Ted Baker brand has delivered a good performance across both our stores and … [Read more...] about Harassment claims fail to take shine off Ted Baker over Christmas