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Co-op profits slump on pay hikes and price cuts

The Co-operative Group's chief executive, Richard Pennycook, has asked for a 60pc pay cut as the mutual emerges from its crisis-stricken past.<p>Mr Pennycook, who reluctantly took the reins in 2014, said the Co-op had "turned a corner" as it moved from the "rescue" to "rebuild" phase of its …

Profit

Lookout App For Apple Watch Buzzes Your Wrist When You Leave Your iPhone Behind

Mobile security app Lookout has received quite the update recently, bringing with it an Apple Watch app that could actually be the killer companion …

Investors in app-only bank Atom explain why it's worth £150 million even before launch

The 29.5% stake implies a valuation of £150 million ($226.6 million) for the bank, which has only just unveiled its app and has yet to fully launch to the public.<p>So why is it worth so much given it had zero customers at the time?<p>"What we saw in Atom is a credible team who had a lot of banking …

11 Entrepreneurs on Snapchat Who Are Doing It Right | Inc.com

After talking to hundreds of entrepreneurs, I keep hearing the same excuses why Snapchat isn't the right platform from..<p>The people on Snapchat are kids, not professionals that will purchase.<p>Or, you can't click links and they don't help with SEO.<p>Well, these 11 entrepreneurs are running extremely …

YCombinator

I'm convinced there are only 5 ways to get rich

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>There are many definitions of what it means to be rich.<p>Being rich is more of a state of mind than a dollar amount. …

Self-improvement

Is Amazon's First Brick-and-Mortar Bookstore the Future of Retail?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon Books is now open for business in Seattle. The floor is hardwood and the shelves and displays are weighed down by beautiful, physical books. It looks and smells like any ordinary bookstore.<p>But make no mistake. It’s anything but. …

These secret Netflix hacks will transform the way you watch TV

No technological skills needed. Just a computer and an undying love of boxsets...<p>Thought Netflix was just, well, Netflix? A simple way to watch …

Entertainment

Morgan Stanley's Layoffs Show It's Not Wall Street's Safest Bank

Morgan Stanley has spent the years since the financial crisis trying to shrink its riskiest business while still staying in the Wall Street game. …

16 Must-See Netflix Movies That Expire in December

A stellar bunch of films to catch before they're deleted.<p>In just three days, as is the case on the first of every month, Netflix will purge many titles from its streaming catalogue. This month will be particularly painful, as it involves the removal of many world-class titles, ranging from Academy …

Entertainment

Banking facing 'Uber moment', says former Barclays boss

Banking is reaching its “Uber moment” as technological advances will lead to hundreds of branch closures and a possible halving of people employed in the sector, the former chief executive of Barclays has warned.<p>In a speech reported by Reuters, Antony Jenkins described technology as an “unstoppable …

Customer Service

Banks splurge on IT to fight threat from Google and Apple

Tech companies are seen as a big competitive threat to banks, which fear customers will prefer the financial services on offer from the trendy Silicon Valley firms<p>British banks are hiking their technology budgets in an effort to overhaul outdated IT systems and to prepare for battle with the tech …

Want a job at Apple? Here are 10 of the toughest interview questions

We alternately praise and criticize the folks at Apple depending on whether they just created the iPhone or Apple Maps, but there’s no doubting that it’s a company which employs some pretty darn smart guys and gals.<p>Whether you’ve ever dreamed of joining Cupertino, or just want to scramble your …

5 Ingredients That Will Make Your Green Juice Tasty, From Our Favourite Health Food Bloggers

We all know the benefits of drinking a healthy vegetable-based green juice, full of nutrient-rich ingredients. But how to make your blend taste as …

52 of the best beat the belly bloat foods

The best way to achieve a flat stomach is through a healthy, low-calorie diets and plenty of exercise. But if you want to speed the process along, …

The chart that shows UK dividends are reaching breaking point

This chart shows the dividend payout ratio for the UK stock market has risen above pre-crisis levels. We explain why this should be alarming for income investors<p>Another bumper year for British dividend investors – but at what cost?<p>According to one popular metric, closely followed by the …

Investing

Mining (And Learning) With The 21 Bitcoin Computer

A few days ago a $400 charge hit my credit card and Amazon notified me that my 21.co bitcoin computer was on its way.<p>Essentially a Raspberry Pi connected with a custom bitcoin-mining ASIC and a heatsink, the computer is one of the most interesting MVPs in modern memory. While you could easily …

Amazon’s Black Friday deals go live later this week w/ mobile shoppers getting extra perks

Amazon will put its recently launched Black Friday Deals store to good use when it kicks off 8 straight days of holiday deals this Friday. In addition to new deals hitting “as often as every five minutes” throughout the duration of the promo, Amazon will also up the number of Gold Box Deals of the …

Shopping

Amazon reveals its 2015 Black Friday deals

Get a sneak peek at Amazon's Black Friday sales, which includes hundreds of items, daily deals and local 2-hour delivery.<p>Why bother going outside on Black Friday when you can shop at home in your pajamas on Amazon? The online retail giant is giving us a sneak peak at its Black Friday deals …