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Selling groceries online may not follow other retail patterns

Selling groceries online may not follow other retail patterns

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most U.S. shoppers are fiercely loyal to local food stores, calling them better than online options, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that raises questions about how much Amazon.com’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the supermarket business. Shares in Kroger Co, the largest U.S. supermarket operator, […]

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Online lenders’ stocks soaring but sector’s health a concern

Online lenders’ stocks soaring but sector’s health a concern

Written by on August 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – LendingClub Corp and OnDeck Capital Inc surprised investors on Monday with strong growth forecasts that sent the online lenders’ stocks soaring, but analysts said the sector’s health was still a concern. Online lenders soared in popularity after the financial crisis when banks pulled back from traditional lending and borrowers sought other […]

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By the end of 2016 nearly half the world’s population will be online

By the end of 2016 nearly half the world’s population will be online

Written by on November 22, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – By the end of 2016, almost half of the world’s population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday. In the world’s developed countries about 80 percent of the population use […]

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US law shielding social media and e-commerce sites feeling heat

US law shielding social media and e-commerce sites feeling heat

Written by on August 19, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – When San Francisco passed an ordinance this year imposing fines on home rental companies for listings by hosts not registered with the city, Airbnb sued, saying the measure runs afoul of Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act. The case is the latest test of Section 230, a federal law that […]

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Dr Google not proving popular with tech-savvy seniors

Dr Google not proving popular with tech-savvy seniors

Written by on August 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters Health) – Even though most seniors have cell phones and computers, they still don’t go online to find answers to medical questions, contact doctors or fill prescriptions, a U.S. study suggests. “While we found that the majority of seniors use basic digital technology, very few are using digital health technology or the advanced features […]

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Social media delivering news to over half of online users

Social media delivering news to over half of online users

Written by on June 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media has emerged as a leading source of news among online users who increasingly access it on their smartphones, a thinktank said on Wednesday, warning that the embrace of free news was becoming a challenge for publishers of quality news. More than half of online users get their news […]

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Popularity of online games on smartphones surges

Popularity of online games on smartphones surges

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

In 2014 mobile exceeded PC Internet usage for the first time in history, delivering another watershed moment in the annals of video games, social networks, home entertainment, and business. The moment earmarks the quick changing landscape in which all online developers, retailers of all types of products and services, and online entertainment providers operate. Studies […]

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HSBC says customers won’t ‘lose out’ from online blackout

HSBC says customers won’t ‘lose out’ from online blackout

Written by on January 6, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC said on Tuesday that customers affected by a blackout on its personal banking online services in Britain will not “lose out”, as technical problems suffered by Europe’s biggest bank ran into a second day. In a statement apologizing for the faults, first reported on Monday, a spokesman said: “We are currently […]

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Germany moves to remove online hate speech from social platforms

Germany moves to remove online hate speech from social platforms

Written by on December 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany said on Tuesday that Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to delete hate speech from their websites within 24 hours, a new step in the fight against rising online racism following the refugee crisis. The government has been trying to get social platforms to crack down on the rise in anti-foreigner […]

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Stock outages and virtual lines greet Cyber Monday online shoppers

Stock outages and virtual lines greet Cyber Monday online shoppers

Written by on December 1, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line. Sales on Cyber Monday, traditionally the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping, […]

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