At war with Alibaba: Top brands fight China e-commerce giant

It was looking like a banner year for business in China. The U.S. clothing company was expecting a 20 percent jump in online sales on Alibaba's Tmall, thanks to the e-commerce giant's massive reach. But executives soon learned that what Alibaba gives, it can also take away. The company refused to …
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Brits return to holiday 'terror attack' hot spots despite danger warnings

Tour operator Thomas Cook confirmed Spain is its top destination, followed by Greece, Turkey, the US and the Caribbean. But the gap has narrowed between Greece and Turkey, despite the latter suffering deadly attacks by Islamic extremists. An assault in Sousse in Tunisia in June 2015 by Seifeddine …
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The Technicals Of Tesla – Part 2

Trading is never easy. It's a game of choices. So is investing. I've decided to share some of my experience with Tesla (TSLA) because I've heard so many people claim that while Tesla (TSLA) is definitely going to crash, no one can possibly know when. Those deeply in that camp unsurprisingly seem to …
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Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree

Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security.

Launched at the security industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketchy (there’s little available on the information page on the Udacity’s website about the program).

The announcement at RSA actually included an active call for partners for the security program.

To the leaders in this field, we are extending the opportunity to join us. Your organization, together with Udacity, can help shape the future of Cybersecurity training, and nurture the world’s most advanced pipeline of highly-qualified Cybersecurity talent.

Through our partnership, your organization will have early access to this incredible talent pipeline, and the opportunity to hire those experts who have trained on the curriculum you helped to build. 

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Lemnos: in the shadow of Gallipoli, the forgotten Greek Anzac island

"I just don't understand you lot," my Greek guide comments, with a genuinely puzzled look on his face. "Thousands of Australians and Kiwis travel to Turkey to see Gallipoli every year, but so few of you know the role Lemnos Island played in that campaign for the Anzacs. We were the ones actually taking …
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Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban

A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last week by Russian regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) that uses a paper airplane icon. RKN believes the service is violating national laws by failing to provide it with encryption keys to access messages on the service (Telegram has refused to comply).

The paper plane send-off was a small, flashmob turn in a “Digital Resistance” — Durov’s preferred term — that has otherwise largely been played out online: currently, nearly 18 million IP addresses are knocked out. And in the latest development, Google has now confirmed to us that its own services are now also being impacted.

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Amazon's Critics Get New Life With Trump's Attacks on the Company

And the head of a leading labor union said more Americans in both parties should speak out, as Mr. Trump has, about Amazon's harmful effect on jobs. As Mr. Trump has become Amazon's basher in chief with his frequent Twitter attacks on the company and its chief executive, Jeff Bezos, the president …
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