Abdullah Mohammed

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Apple Wants More Enriching In-Store Experiences

If it’s true that consumers today are more into experiences than simply buying products off of shelves, than Apple may be onto something with its new generation design focused on transforming its locations into something akin to “town squares.”<p>Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of …

eCommerce

For A Retail Renaissance, Stores Should Follow The Playbook Of The Grateful Dead

In the sixties, when iTunes was still just a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, the Grateful Dead figured out something very important. Back then the music industry put all of their effort into selling records. Concerts were just an advertising campaign to drive record sales. The Dead turned that model on …

eCommerce

Suburbs black-listed by the bank

FIRST home-buyers can expect an even tougher battle, after a major bank hiked its minimum deposits for loans in “risky” suburbs.

Australia

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Customers Will Be Able to Upgrade to Galaxy S8 or Note 8 At Half Price

Not too long ago, a report suggested that Samsung is preparing a new compensation program for customers who bought the Galaxy Note 7, and it may …

Mark Zuckerberg Makes $1.6 Billion In A Week, Net Worth Soars To All-Time High

Good news in Menlo Park.<p>Bolstered by surging revenues, the growing popularity of Facebook Live and the recent debut of a food-delivery service, shares of Facebook rose 1.5% Friday, finishing 3% above Monday’s opening price. As the company heads toward its quarterly earnings announcement on November …

Social Media

London-based actor describes horror moment plane exploded into fireball killing five people at airport in Malta

A British-based actor has described the horrific moment a plane exploded into a ball of flames after crashing at an airport in Malta.<p>Edward De …

Airplanes

Christian bakers lose pro-gay marriage cake discrimination ruling challenge

Christian bakers found to have discriminated against a gay man by refusing to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan have lost their appeal against the ruling.<p>The owners of Belfast-based Ashers declined an order placed by gay activist Gareth Lee, claiming the message was inconsistent with …

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

My iPod is the reason I still buy albums

As the iPod turns 15 – Apple first announced it on October 23, 2001 – it’s dawned on me how much music consumption has changed in the almost-30 years I’ve been alive, and at the same time, how little it’s changed for me.<p>I went from tearing through my parents’ audio cassette collection to spending …

Samsung still doesn't know why its Note 7 smartphones started exploding

After dozens of the South Korean electronics company's devices overheated, caught fire, or exploded dozens of times, it discontinued the ill-fated smartphone in early October.<p>It had first tried to solve the issue with a global recall of 2.5 million devices, but even that couldn't fix it — forcing …

Die Hard

Calais 'Jungle': Thousands of migrants leave as France begins clearing camp

<b>Calais, France (CNN) —</b> French authorities began clearing the "Jungle" refugee camp on Monday, busing out more than 2,000 people by the afternoon as the country readies to raze the patch of wasteland where thousands have made temporary homes.<p>An old hangar in the port city of Calais was converted …

North Africa