2020-01-21 19:34:33| digg
If you're looking for a way to waste time at the office, look no further than Andrei Kashcha's City Roads project.
2020-01-17 14:45:00| Fool.com Headlines
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2020-01-17 10:55:55| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK retail spending falls againBreaking: UK retail sales slump in DecemberAlphabet hits $1tn valuationChinas GDP only grew by 6.1% last year 9.55am GMT Economists and investors are alarmed by Decembers grim retail figures. The 0.5% slump in retail sales has dashed hopes of a recovery, and a so-called Boris Bounce in confidence.Looks like UK retail sales for December were truly awful, down 0.6% month on month compared to a consensus forecast of 0.9% growth. Year on year was 0.9% v 2.1% expected.So I'll admit my bias going into UK retail sales was to find some kind of silver cloud, and so far I'm seeing nothing. Retail sales are volatile but in context this looks v bad. Unless PMIs feature mass oaths to increase production by 25% in time for Brexit MPC will cut 9.46am GMT NEWSFLASH: UK retail sales fell unexpectedly in December, as Britains high street crisis escalates.Retail sales volumes fell by 0.6% in December, the fifth monthly decline in a row. Economists has expected a rise to 0.5%.Food stores quantity bought fell by 0.6% in the three-month on three-month measure, with a strong monthly decline of 1.3% in December. This was the joint largest decline seen in food stores since December 2016 and the largest monthly decline since October 2015 of negative 1.8%. Anecdotal evidence from a number of stores stated that goods did not sell as well as expected in December 2019.Clothing experienced strong declines both on the month at negative 2.0% and in the three months to December at negative 2.3%. This is the sixth consecutive month of no growth for clothing stores for the three-month on three-month movement. Continue reading...
2020-01-16 22:06:35| digg
The Safdie Brothers reunite with Adam Sandler in this short film about a Times Square street performer.
2020-01-16 13:00:00| E-Commerce Times
Google has inked a deal to acquire 6-year-old Ireland-based firm Pointy for $163 million. Pointy provides a $900 box with built-in cellular connectivity, which lets brick-and-mortar retailers list their stock online. It plugs into the retailer's barcode scanner and automatically obtains accurate product names and images for display on a Web page hosted by Pointy.