Adnan Aziz

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This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

Can Anything Stop Rural Decline?

Small towns across Japan are on the verge of collapse. Whether they can do so gracefully has consequences for societies around the globe.<p>TOCHIKUBO, Japan—The children had moved to the big city, never to return.<p>So their parents, both over 70, live out their days in this small town in the mountains, …

Demographics

Macy's names new president, cuts about 100 jobs

Beleaguered mall stalwart Macy's is eliminating about 100 jobs as it consolidates its merchandising, planning and private brands operations into one department.<p>It has also named a former eBay executive, Hal Lawton, as its new president.<p>The consolidation will save the company an estimated $30 …

Profit

HILARIOUS "ken burns" on the charlottesville neo-nazis

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Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

In a striking advance that helps open the door to organ transplants from animals, researchers have created gene-edited piglets cleansed of viruses that might cause disease in humans.<p>The experiments, reported on Thursday in the journal Science, may make it possible one day to transplant livers, …

Genetic Engineering

The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Barbecue Recipes

In the States, we often think of barbecue as a Dixieland delicacy, but communal round-the-fire cooking is of course much older than America itself. …

BBQ

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

Cybersecurity

How Blue Apron compares to other subscription services, in one graph

When Blue Apron's S-1 dropped at the beginning of the month, there was a lot of excitement, and rightly so. This is one of the fastest growing consumer businesses in the United States over the last few years, poised to do over $1 billion in revenue in just its 6th year since launch.<p>It should go …

Venture Capital

Anicka Yi’s Strangely Persuasive World of Smells

The artist’s Guggenheim show uses olfactory experiments to overturn assumptions about gender, race, and hygiene.<p>There’s a reason museum-goers pause at the entrance to <i>Life Is Cheap</i>, Anicka Yi’s current show at the Guggenheim. A faint scent greets them, emanating at intervals from a set of metal …

Walmart adding 'pickup discount' to 1M online-only products

One of the biggest challenges facing retailers regardless of whether they are online only or have physical locations, is price. Consumers will always try and buy for the lowest price, which means profit margins are cut ever thinner to try and be competitive. Walmart is no exception to this rule, …

4K Ultra HD

Charted: Whole Foods’ organic problem—shoppers naturally prefer cheaper options

In this case, it’s all about quantity. Not enough people are walking through the front doors of Whole Foods Market anymore.<p>When the supermarket chain went public over two decades ago, it experienced growth driven largely by growing interest in organic foods. In short order, the Austin, Texas-based …

Agriculture

Can end of unhappy marriage with L'Oréal breathe new life into Body Shop?

Cosmetics giant readies to offload ethical beauty chain after decade of decline as private equity firms and South Korean conglomerate look to buy<p>The Body Shop could be one step closer to separating from L’Oréal this week as bidders for the ethical beauty chain put forward their initial offers.<p>The …

Beauty Trends

The Next Gold Rush: Moving From Selling Physical Products On Amazon FBA To Collecting Royalties

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest blog post is from my dad Jason Wilkey. He is the one who got me started down the FBA path and has since got me started</i> …

eCommerce

Shopping lists created in Google Assistant will no longer be saved to Keep starting April 10

Starting on April 10th, Google Assistant’s shopping list will no longer save items to Keep. Following a notice that users have seen in recent days, the list functionality will be moved into Google Home and Express to better integrate with the former device’s ordering and delivery feature.<p>Heading to …

Vornado's Roth Sees Chance to 'Feed on the Carnage' in Retail

Steven Roth, Vornado Realty Trust’s chief executive officer, said it may take more than five years for U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers to downsize …

Real Estate

Sweden opens an entire mall full of reclaimed goods

You’re familiar with thrift stores – maybe you shop at one from time to time. But have you ever seen an entire mall of reclaimed goods? Such a …

Design

Decluttering? Yes, There’s an App

When Charles Carlini, a jazz impresario, moved recently, he confronted two decades of furniture and accumulated memorabilia — duplicate copies of signed books, vinyl LPs, reams of publicity photos, a CD rack from Tower Records. But rather than taking it with him to his new apartment, he took the …

Apps

Cowen Report: Retailers Need to Step Up Closings (M, JCP) | Investopedia

Retailers have been announcing store closing at a rapid pace in recent months, but the rash of retail closures has only just begun, a new study by …

eCommerce

Why Shopify Inc (US) Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About

The moat is strong and growing, even as recent protests have tested the company.<p>There's an interesting paradox happening right now surrounding <b>Shopify</b> …

Investing

Big brands carry on old-fashioned values in the direct-to-consumer revolution

<i>Harley Finkelstein is the chief operating officer of Shopify, an Ottawa-based company that helps merchants around the world sell wherever their customers are – online, on social media, in stores and even out of the trunk of their car.</i><p>More than a half-century ago, my grandfather was on the cutting …

eCommerce

2017 IPO Prospects: Instacart Getting Ready To Deliver On The Stock Exchange

After Snap's successful IPO, analysts believe that Instacart may now be next on the table.<p>It has partnered with more than 135 chains for service in …

eCommerce

Amazon pulls Diapers.com and other Quidsi apps from the app store

At the end of March, Amazon announced it was planning to shut down Diapers.com and all the other e-commerce sites operated by Quidsi – the company Amazon acquired for $545 million back in 2010. However, it didn’t offer any details as to when those sites would eventually shutter their doors. But it …

Apps

Why Amazon Is Trying To Convince CPG Giants To Go Direct-To-Consumer

Large consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers have been tinkering around with consumer direct sales channels for years. Procter & Gamble has sought to improve its understanding of consumer needs and drive sales through online stores, pop-ups and subscription programs such as the Tide Wash Club. …

eCommerce

America’s Retailers Are Closing Stores Faster Than Ever

The battered American retail industry took a few more lumps this week, with stores at both ends of the price spectrum preparing to close their …

Ralph Lauren

Still Don't Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future | Inc.com

Many people don't know that behind Amazon's brilliant marketplace is an army of affiliate links from websites all over the world. It is a key pillar in how they drive traffic and sales.<p>If you don't know what an affiliate link is, it's a link that tracks where the traffic is coming from and rewards …

Marketing

How augmented reality will put people back to work

TL;DR: Augmented Reality has the potential to help transition displaced workers who have lost their jobs due to increasing automation. By providing a …

Augmented Reality

The 19 Ecommerce Trends + 147 Online Shopping Stats Fueling Sales Growth in 2018

Conducting high-level research into who buys what, when and why, with regards to Americans shopping online, can be costly and time-consuming — which …

eCommerce

The troubles at the American mall are coming to a boil

A fresh round of distress signals sounded in the retail industry this week, as another big-name chain announced hundreds of new store closings and still others moved aggressively to recalibrate their businesses for the online shopping stampede.<p>Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and …

Ralph Lauren