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Infographic Guide To Being A Self-Employed Photographer

There’s a good chance that if you’re frequenting SLR Lounge that you are an aspiring, part time, or working photographer. Those belonging to the …

Telegram and Telegram X vanish from the App Store [Update: they're back]

<b>Update II (7:18AM CET, February 2, 2018):</b> <i>Both Telegram and Telegram X are now back on the App Store.</i><p><b>Update I:</b> <i>Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov has taken to Twitter to clarify why Telegram and its X sibling have been taken off the App Store.</i><p><i>“We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was</i> …

Apps

AI could win the next Cold War

It is easy to confuse the current geopolitical situation with that of the 1980s. The United States and Russia each accuse the other of interfering in domestic affairs. Russia has annexed territory over U.S. objections, raising concerns about military conflict.<p>As during the Cold War after World War …

Artificial Intelligence

A Complete Guide to eCommerce Conversion Optimization

No matter what type of product you sell, every e-commerce merchant has one key goal: sell more of it.<p>Conversions are the most important metric for …

eCommerce

How Best Buy is holding its own in an Amazon world

Tom Stockham needed to buy a wireless router. He searched the term on Amazon, where he found thousands of search results with ratings but couldn’t …

eCommerce

Walmart is taking a direct shot at Amazon and making checkout lanes obsolete

Here's how it works: shoppers download Walmart's "Scan & Go" app, then scan the barcodes of the items they wish to purchase.<p>Once they are finished shopping, they click a button to pay for their goods and show their digital receipt to a store greeter on their way out the door.<p>Amazon revealed plans …

eCommerce

Walmart Testing Self-Scanning And Checkout By Smartphone: Yes, Again

If you’d rather not face another long checkout line at Walmart, the mega-retailer may soon have a solution for you: It has resumed tests of an app …

eCommerce

Walmart's online sales soar as it seeks to catch Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's recent spending spree to try to catch up to Amazon seems to be paying off.<p>The world's largest retailer said Thursday that online sales soared 60 percent in the past three months as people shopped more at Walmart.com, Jet.com and its other websites.<p>Walmart had paid more …

Wal-Mart Stores

Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from …

eCommerce

Amazon and Whole Foods could revolutionize grocery delivery. But do shoppers want it?

A giant in the technology industry had a bold idea: reinvent the way people shop, rendering grocery stores a quaint reminder of the past.<p>That company was Webvan, and it attracted $800 million in funding before filing for bankruptcy at the peak of the dot-com bust nearly two decades ago. The lesson …

Enterprise Tech

How Retailers Are Using 'Coffee Shopping' To Bring Customers In The Door

“Coffee-shopping” is a trend in China that’s disrupting the traditional brick and mortar retail experience. When customers are coffee-shopping, they peruse in-stock items on a tablet, rather than on the shelves and racks of a retailer. It’s so named for the social, cafe-like, atmosphere that’s …

eCommerce

Amazon files oh-so-ironic patent to block people from comparing prices in its stores

Amazon has earned plenty of sales from shoppers comparing its prices to those of items on the store shelves in front of them.<p>Now the online retail …

eCommerce

7 potential bidders, a call to Amazon, and an ultimatum: How the Whole Foods deal went down

The day that Amazon and Whole Foods announced their $13.7 billion merger that shook the grocery industry, a giddy John Mackey couldn't hide his enthusiasm.<p>The grocer's CEO regaled a crowd of his employees with a tale of "love at first sight," describing the moment the two companies met on a "blind …

Private Equity
eCommerce
eCommerce

In China, Amazon’s ‘store of the future’ is already open – Tech in Asia

Amazon showed off its automated Go grocery store concept at the end of last year, but a few months later postponed any actual shop openings.<p>One …

eCommerce

Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less

But the new flagship phone has its downsides<p>If you’re a smartphone company and your last major product caused fires and explosions and had to be removed from the market, you’d want to make sure your next big phone model really stands out and is an object of desire. Samsung did exactly that with the …

Phones

Microsoft says its attack on Apple's Mac business is working

Overall, Microsoft's business of licensing Windows out to PC manufacturers was up 5% last quarter, Hood says, accounting for both business and consumer PCs.<p>Breaking that down, Hood said that Microsoft's business of licensing Windows for the "non-pro" (as in, consumer) market had its own 5% growth …

Selling

Top 20 promising startups in Barcelona to watch in 2017

Barcelona has experienced a tremendous transformation in recent years. City was always associated with Gaudi, Picasso and other great thinkers, …

Startups

The whole 'Mac vs. PC' thing is so over, and 'Android vs. iPhone' is close behind

But I had this one friend whose family owned a Mac, one of those multicolored iMacs that were the company's first big product launch after Steve Jobs returned to the company.<p>I loved video games, and he loved video games, but he especially loved games on his Mac. Well, one game in particular: …

Profit

There was a combined $3.1 trillion at Donald Trump's big tech meeting

Donald Trump's Wednesday meeting with the heads of some of the biggest tech companies in the world was surreal, to say the least.<p>Here you had a who's who list of powerful tech luminaries, many of whom opposed Trump over the course of his campaign, sitting down with the man himself. You had the …

Donald Trump
Design

Freedom of Press Foundation Asks Canon, Nikon, and Other Camera Manufacturers to Sell Encrypted Cameras | WIRED

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 12.14.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>150 Filmmakers Ask Nikon and Canon …

iPhone Apps Could Be A Revolution In Health — If People Use Them

A study provides an early glimpse into Apple’s much-hyped attempt to transform its smartphones into scientific research tools.<p>More than a year and a half ago, Apple unveiled a new breed of iPhone apps that would let people participate in scientific studies anytime, anywhere — at least in theory. …

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

TED Talks

The first Amazon PrimeAir drone delivery landed 13 minutes after the order was placed

A future where we can press a button, or tell a one-foot cylinder to order whatever we’re running low on, and have a flying robot deliver it faster than Domino’s can deliver a pizza is slowly coming into view.<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today that the company had completed its first fully …

Customers

Apple 'Lacks Courage' For Innovation, Says Analyst (But Wait A Minute)

Apple is headed for a “decade-long malaise” — according to a Wall Street analyst. But I like what I see going into 2017.<p>“We believe Apple lacks the courage to lead the next generation of innovation…instead [it] will become more reliant than ever on the iPhone,” according to Andrew Uerkwitz, an …

Apple Watch

Samsung Knew Note 7 Had A Dangerous Design, But Took The Risk Anyway, Say Analysts

The mainstream media news cycle has moved on to other inflammatory matters recently (like: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his controversial cabinet picks), but within the smartphone industry, people are still wondering, “just what the hell went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7?”<p>After all, …

Galaxy Note

Facebook is telling everyone that they’re dead

RIP<p>Facebook is capping one of the longest weeks in American history by telling everyone that they are dead. Log on to your profile and there’s a good chance it will have a memorial banner sitting on top of it, urging your friends and family members to remember you. “We hope people who love Casey …

Internet