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It’s 2017 and Amazon only has one woman among its 18 most powerful executives

“Even including a layer of management below SVPs, 74 percent of Amazon executives are white men” writes Oct Edt for recode.net. Even in a technology industry rife with gender disparity, Amazon’s leadership group stands out among the most powerful companies for being almost exclusively an all-boys club.Amazonians – including our most senior executives – are focused on continuing to build a more diverse and inclusive company.Of the company’s 18 most powerful executives, 17 are men. Source: recode.net Share This:

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SegWit2x Futures Markets are Valued at Around $900 Right now

“On CoinCodex, the SegWit2x futures trade for over $900” writes Jp Buntinx for livebitcoinnews.com. Right now, the futures market for this fork is appreciating in value.Manipulation of the futures market will have some interesting consequences.Anything valued at $900 today may be worth half or less by the time the coins come to market. Source: livebitcoinnews.com Share This:

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This Chart Shows Why Bitcoin Can Go Higher Than $6,000

“The prediction only holds, Parets maintains, if the Bitcoin price remains above roughly $4,700” reports fortune.com. Yet a chart created by an influential analyst and investor illustrates why he predicts the Bitcoin price could go higher still — and in fact, may reach as high as $7,400 before its next significant dip.If you thought you missed your chance to buy Bitcoin when the price broke $6,000 for the first time Friday, there’s one argument that might convince you otherwise. Source: fortune.com Share This:

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Using only Uber or Lyft is cheaper than owning a car for 25% of Americans — here’s how to know if you apply

“The decision for owning a vehicle or using mobility services is unique to every individual” writes F Todd Davidson for businessinsider.com. In addition to common mobility services today, Uber and Lyft might soon be joined in force by microtransit operators, like Ford’s Chariot shuttle service. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Bitcoin smashes through $6,100 to hit a new record high

“Holders of bitcoin will get some bitcoin gold when it is issued, essentially giving them free money” writes Alexander Demianchuk for cnbc.com. This will lead to the creation of a new cryptocurrency called bitcoin gold.Former hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz told CNBC in a recent interview that he sees bitcoin heading to $10,000 in the next six to 10 months.Bitcoin already underwent a fork in August when a new cryptocurrency called bitcoin cash was created. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Delay in firing Roy Price over harassment allegations sets off furor at Amazon

“In a report on company diversity, Amazon says 61 percent of its workforce and 75 percent of its managers are men” writes The New York for seattletimes.com. Amazon employees applauded loudly at the question.But there is confusion among some Amazon employees about why Price did not lose his job in 2015 after the company learned of Hackett’s accusations.In August, at a staff meeting for Amazon employees, Bezos was asked about the lack of diversity — implying gender and race — on his senior leadership team. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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English market towns now cost homebuyers £30,000 more

“The two towns, both in Durham, are the least expensive market towns in the country, according to the research” writes Ben Chapman for independent.co.uk. Houses in England’s picturesque market towns are now more than £30,000 pricier than properties in neighbouring areas, new research shows.The South East of England dominates the list of most expensive market towns with Beaconsfield being the most expensive. The most expensive market towns are found in the South East at a commutable distance from London, with many homes in Beaconsfield costing more than £1m.”. An average house…

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How Retailers Use Personalized Prices to Test What You’re Willing to Pay

“Her Orbitz app price was $50 (2.8%) more than my app price” reports hbr.org. Orbitz told me that it does not offer different prices based on device, browser type, or number or type of searches.The reason why retailers try to offer a personalized price goes back to the downward sloping demand curve highlighted in Economics 101.Whether personalized pricing catches on with web retailers is now up to consumers.Much like car salespeople, web retailers can electronically evaluate the characteristics and actions of each shopper to create a profile that generates a personalized…

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Jessica Lessin is optimistic about the news — and ‘The Information’ is doubling down

“The reason I’m optimistic is because we have a model that works for quality information in 2017, and it’s a subscription business,” Lessin said” writes Jason Abbruzzese for mashable.com. “I think there is centuries of evidence that readers will pay for information they value across prices and across subject matter,” Lessin said. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Amazon earnings: Analysts await news of the Whole Foods impact

“In the year-ago quarter, Amazon had reported a 55% surge in AWS revenue” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Analysts are “highly confident” about Amazon’s AMZN, -0.38%   growth, rating the e-commerce giant’s shares overweight with a $1,200 price target.Piper Jaffray expects AWS revenue to grow 40% to $4.52 billion from a year ago, contributing $950 million to operating income.Amazon shares have an average buy rating with an average price target of $1,171.18 according to a FactSet poll of 47 analysts.In the year-ago third quarter, AWS contributed $3.23 billion to revenue…

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