News by tag: Internet

23.11.2017

Netflix and Amazon made you richer

Investing in the stock market has been shown to be the most efficient and effective way of turning money into more money, and yet 61 percent of millennials say they're afraid of getting started. Overcoming that fear, though, could pay off. Just look back 10 years. Financial website How Much took a look at some popular stocks in 2007 to find out how much a $1,000 investment in each would be worth now, as of October 31.

 
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23.11.2017

Swiss consumers will do shopping with a unique digital identity

A consortium of nine large companies — including UBS, Credit Suisse, Swisscom, Swiss Post, SIX, Raiffeisen, Swiss Railways, Zuercher Kantonalbank and Mobiliar — will enable Swiss consumers to use a single digital identity when making eCommerce purchases. The aim is to let people use just one login profile to order in shops, buy train tickets or do banking transactions, According to a report in Reuters The group aims to create a joint venture in 2018.

 
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17.11.2017

Billionaire investor Soros says bye-bye to Snapchat

 
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15.11.2017

Internet will be 1000 times faster using ancient mineral

Researchers from the University of Utah's departments of electrical and computer engineering and physics and astronomy have discovered that a special kind of perovskite, a combination of an organic and inorganic compound that has the same structure as the original mineral, can be layered on a silicon wafer to create a vital component for the communications system of the future. Scientists are investigating how to apply these light frequencies to convey data because of its remarkable potential for increasing the speeds of devices such as cellphones and internet modems. 

 
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08.11.2017

"Buy Bitcoin" is Trend topic for Google searches

The online search phrase “buy bitcoin” is now more popular than “buy gold,” according to the latest data from Google Trends. The tide began to change in favor of bitcoin only in the spring of this year, with “buy gold” search phrase completely dominating the field prior to that. On average, gold still wins out in 2017, but this might not be for long, as shown on the Google Trends chart.

 
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10.10.2017

IKEA plans to sell online through marketplaces

IKEA plans to test “open-source” design and full-range town-centre showrooms as part of the furniture retailer’s efforts to adapt to rapidly changing consumer shopping habits. The budget furniture retailer’s strategy will still be based on its out-of-town warehouse stores, where shoppers pick up their purchases, but it also wants to become more accessible, physically and digitally. It has launched trial store formats such as smaller city centre stores, order and pickup-points and – the latest test format – a kitchen showroom in Stockholm’s financial district. 

 
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28.09.2017

Google Shopping is changing to avoid new EU fines

Three months after it was fined €2.4 billion by the European Commission for abusing its position on its online shopping service, Google is changing its website to comply with the Commission's demands and avoid a new penalty. On Thursday morning (28 September), the US company's shopping service will treat its own ads the same way as ads from external services.

 
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12.09.2017

Google will appeal against €4.2 bn EU antitrust fine

Internet giant Google is appealing against a record 2.4 billion euro fine the European Commission handed down in June, 2017. The world's most popular Internet search engine, a unit of the U.S. firm Alphabet, launched its appeal two months after it was fined by the European Commission for abusing its dominance in Europe by giving prominent placement in searches to its comparison shopping service and demoting rival offerings.

 
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11.09.2017

EU Members ask for a web tax on digital tech giants

The finance ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Spain have written a joint letter to the European Union's presidency and Commission calling for taxes on tech giants' revenues, not just their profits. The four nations want the Commission to produce an "equalization tax" that would make companies pay the equivalent of the corporate tax in the countries where they earn revenue. France is leading a push to clamp down on the taxation of such companies, but has found support from other countries also frustrated at the low tax they receive under current international rules.

 
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10.08.2017

Facebook launches Watch Tab, to play against traditional Tv

Facebook announced “Watch,” the long-awaited update to its video section where people can go watch short, episodic video shows. You’ll also be able to watch some live video here, including live sports that the social network has the rights to stream, like Major League Baseball games. Facebook already had a video tab. But now that tab has been redesigned, and will include short episodic “shows” that Facebook didn’t have before. Facebook is paying publishers like BuzzFeed, ATTN and Group Nine Media to make these shows, and will retain the rights to some of them. The majority of the shows, though, will be posted on Facebook free of charge. Some publishers plan to run mid-roll video ads, à la commercials, during the shows to make money.

 
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