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Retail apocalypse sweeping across Canada and U.S. (TorontoSun)

Toronto Sun title: Retail apocalypse sweeping across Canada and U.S. Author: Liz Braun Publishing date: 20 April 2019 "Stores are going belly up all over North America. The ‘retail apocalypse’ is a reality for every outlet from Abercrombie to Zellers, with select store closures for some and a total chain fail for others. In the U.S., dozens of retailers have...

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Owning a Car Will Soon Be as Quaint as Owning a Horse (NYT)

New York Times title: Owning a Car Will Soon Be as Quaint as Owning a Horse NYT subtitle: The shift away from private vehicles will happen faster than we think. Written by: Kara Swisher Published: 22 March 2019 "I will die before I buy another car. I don’t say that because I am particularly old or sick, but because I am at the front end of one of the next major...

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Retail canaries in a coal mine (3)

Last weekend, Dutch retail conglomerate Blokker announced the sale of its main retail brand (NRC). That same weekend, the Guardian stated that "85,000 jobs [were] lost from Britain’s high streets as retailers feel the pinch". These events reminded me of my blogs A Dutch retail canary in a European coal mine (2016) and A Dutch retail canary in a global...

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Facebook, banking & Application Programming Interfaces

Facebook, banking & Application Programming Interfaces

"For years, we have been describing the risks — to banks and customers — that arise when customers freely give away their bank passcodes to third-party services, allowing virtually unlimited access to their data. Customers often do not know the liability this may create for them if their passcode is misused, and, in many cases, they do not realize how their data are...

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Walmart extends money transfer operation to 200 countries (FT)

"Walmart is expanding its money transfer operation to 200 countries, the latest move in the retail giant’s slow but steady push into financial services.  Through the new scheme, people will be able to deliver money from Walmart’s nearly 5,000 US stores to locations abroad within 10 minutes, the company said.  Like its main rival Amazon, Walmart is...

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