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An Uber Eats executive reveals the company’s surprising strategy for moving beyond taxi rides

“In France, for example, more than half of Uber Eats orders take place outside of Paris, the company said” writes Graham Rapier for businessinsider.com. Uber Eats could help the company plug the $370 million hole in its balance sheet from 2018.That’s the exact market Uber wants to corner with its food delivery business as the ride-hailing giant continues its quest for global domination. Source: businessinsider.com

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Iran, Azerbaijan stress bolstering trade ties in business forum

“Previous to the business forum, the 13th Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Committee meeting was also held in Baku on Wednesday” reports tehrantimes.com. He called for the establishment of a preferential trade agreement between the two countries aimed at increasing the volume of trade exchanges.TEHRAN – Attended by senior officials, entrepreneurs and businessmen from both sides, an Iran-Azerbaijan business and investment forum was held in Baku on Thursday.Azerbaijan hasn’t had such a boost in trade with any other country.” The official said. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Blockchain and Crypto Business Reps Protest Nevada Bill

“The Nevada Technology Association (NTA) said that the bill was premature and would put Nevada at a competitive disadvantage as blockchain was still in its nascent stages” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. Following an initial explanation of the bill before the committee, representatives from the crypto industry protested the legislation.Representatives from the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries voiced their concerns about a bill in the Nevada State Senate in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, March 12.Early this year, the Associated Press found that some counties in Nevada were issuing marriage…

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Save 30% on Nespresso machines at Bed Bath & Beyond — and more of today’s best sales and deals from around the web

“For more deals and promotions at Bed Bath and Beyond, check out Business Insider Coupons here” writes Megan Foster for businessinsider.com. For more deals and promotions at Ralph Lauren, check out Business Insider Coupons here.CT. For more deals and promotions at Neiman Marcus, check out Business Insider Coupons here.For more deals and promotions at Target, check out Business Insider Coupons here.For more deals and promotions at Dell, check out Business Insider Coupons here. Source: businessinsider.com

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This is why a self-regulated Google is better for business and for the consumer

“I’m sure there were plenty of cheers for Warren’s position, but a self-regulated Google is better for business and consumers” writes Jay Friedman for businessinsider.com. Google’s big advantage is the ability to amass data from such a wide range of products – Google Search, Google Maps, Android, Nest, Google Home, and many more.Here are four ways I believe Google can self-regulate their business that will ultimately provide a better benefit to businesses and consumers alike than if the government stepped in.YouTube is better when it can be enjoyed by consumers…

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Apple defends the App Store business model in an open letter addressing Spotify’s claims

“In the decade since, App Store has helped create many millions of jobs, generated more than $120 billion for developers and created new industries through businesses started and grown entirely in the App Store ecosystem” reports idownloadblog.com. After using App Store for years to dramatically grow their business, Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem—including the substantial revenue that they draw from the App Store customers—without making any contributions to that marketplace.A full 84 percent of the apps in App Store pay nothing to Apple…

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Apple Says Spotify Seeks to Keep All Benefits of App Store Without Making Any Contributions to Marketplace

“Apple adds that Spotify “seeks to keep all of the benefits of the App Store ecosystem” but “without making any contributions to the marketplace.”The intro of Apple’s press release:Apple goes on to rebut each of Spotify’s accusations listed on its Time to Play Fair website on a point-by-point basis.Apple says the only time it has rejected Spotify app updates is when Spotify has tried to sidestep the App Store rules” writes Pm Pdt for macrumors.com. Apple also says it has reached out to Spotify about Siri and AirPlay 2 support…

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Standard Chartered and Naspers are showing interest in India

“Here’s what we know about Standard Chartered’s and Naspers’ plans so far: India’s fintech scene is thriving and we’ll likely see more global companies set up ventures in the region” writes Lea Nonninger for businessinsider.com. This week, US-based bank Standard Chartered and South African multinational internet and media group Naspers announced plans to dip into India’s fintech scene. Source: businessinsider.com

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The CFO of MoviePass’ parent company has resigned, as the executive exodus continues

“In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, announced that its chief financial officer and secretary of the company, Stuart Benson, had resigned” writes Jason Guerrasio for businessinsider.com. The filing stated that Benson was leaving the company after two-plus years to “accept another employment opportunity.”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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Where can you buy guns if Dick’s stops selling them? Almost anywhere

“Analysts think Dick’s has sent the message that it’s moving away from firearms sales, and those sales are moving elsewhere” reports washingtonexaminer.com. And even if more bricks-and-mortar retailers do stop firearms sales, there are plenty of digital alternatives.In the meantime, Almasi doesn’t expect stores like Bass Pro, Gander Outdoor or Walmart, which has more than 5,000 U.S. stores, to stop selling guns or ammunition. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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