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Charlottesville attack puts a spotlight on online hate

“Attention has turned to hate groups and the way they organize and spread online after a woman was killed during an attack on people protesting white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia” writes Photo Stephen Maturen for theverge.com. Following the attack, major web companies began changing or more strictly enforcing their policies to remove hate groups from their platforms. Meanwhile, President Trump’s failure to condemn the attack led to an exodus from and ultimately the dissolution of his private-sector advisory councils. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Learn how to make something go viral in this online marketing course

“By the end of the course, you’ll have new contacts, new skills, and new strategies for keeping up with the ever-changing world of digital and viral marketing” writes Mashable Shopping for mashable.com. The world of digital marketing moves at lightning speed.That’s why it’s so valuable to get your advice and insights right from the horse’s mouth—aka a digital marketing professional willing to share their knowledge. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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AMAZON Tax Spat In SCarolina Could Set Precedent…

“In June, South Carolina filed a complaint alleging that Amazon failed to collect taxes on sales made by third-party merchants on the company’s marketplace” writes Uc Davis Law for cnbc.com. The dispute is the latest in Amazon’s long history of complicated tax issues and threatens to become quite the headache for the e-tailer should South Carolina succeed and set a precedent for other states.President Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos for dodging financial obligations, tweeting as recently as June that the company avoids “paying internet taxes.”….

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Amazon faces a tax fight in South Carolina that could change how online sellers do business

“In June, South Carolina filed a complaint alleging that Amazon failed to collect taxes on sales made by third-party merchants on the company’s marketplace” writes Uc Davis Law for cnbc.com. The dispute is the latest in Amazon’s long history of complicated tax issues and threatens to become quite the headache for the e-tailer should South Carolina succeed and set a precedent for other states.President Trump has repeatedly attacked Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos for dodging financial obligations, tweeting as recently as June that the company avoids “paying internet taxes.”….

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ACE HARDWARE CEO: I’d never say we’re Amazon proof, but here are 3 ways we can survive the retail apocalypse

“Ace Hardware, like other hardware retailers, has billions of dollars worth of inventory sitting in its stores across the country” writes Akin Oyedele for businessinsider.com.au. Amazon is “quite arguably the most disruptive company in the history of business and they impact everybody without question,” Venhuizen told Business Insider.Venhuizen said Ace Hardware’s online sales grew 61% in the second quarter. 93% of those transactions were picked up in the store. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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The 23-year-old Brit arrested by the FBI for allegedly creating banking malware is back online and making ice cream jokes

“Tarah Wheeler, a security researcher who co-ordinated fundraising efforts, posted a photo with Hutchins released on bail” writes Shona Ghosh for businessinsider.com.au. The US government accused Hutchins of creating Kronos, which steals people’s financial details, and selling it in 2015 via the online darknet AlphaBay.Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher better known online as MalwareTech, has returned to Twitter for the first time since his arrest to joke about his situation.His arrest sent shockwaves through the security industry, which rallied behind him to raise at least $US12,000 (£9,200) for…

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Blizzard brings back Battle.net branding

“Now, the company is giving up on the initiative and returning to Battle.net branding” writes Jeff Grubb for venturebeat.com. Battle.net first debuted in 1996 as a means of connecting players online in the fantasy dungeon-crawler Diablo.Fans and even some Blizzard executives continued to call the online server for games like World of Warcraft and Hearthstone by its original label. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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The Sky’s The Limit For Kenyan Online Marketplace Sky.Garden

“What the Sky.Garden platform does differently is allow sellers to manage online inventory just as they would in a brick-and-mortar setting” reports pymnts.com. Individuals and businesses in the less-wealthy segments of the economy have little opportunity to reap the benefits of online commerce. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Aldi is adding a huge perk to take on Whole Foods and Lidl

“The service will allow customers to order groceries from Aldi online and receive their deliveries within an hour, the company says” writes Hayley Peterson for businessinsider.com.au. To use Instacart, customers fill virtual carts by visiting instacart.com or downloading the Instacart App.Many Aldi customers will soon be able to get their groceries delivered. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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