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The Only Place People Shop Online Is Amazon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Online shopping in general isn't killing the great American mall, Amazon.com is — singlehandedly so. …

Ten percent of Starbucks transactions in US come via mobile payments

Mobile payments has proven to be a very difficult nut to crack. Google, Isis, and others have failed to bring wallet-free payments to primetime, but one company has seen some success: Starbucks. The coffee chain says that wholly ten percent of its payments in the US are made using smartphones, …

Online degrees offer a better return on investment but little chance of getting rich

For the first time since the 1990s, college enrollment in the US is falling. Suddenly, everyone’s skeptical about the value of a degree. But the debate has mostly centered on the value of brick-and-mortar campuses.<p>That’s a shame because 7 million Americans are enrolled in an online course, or about …

North American restaurants: Scouring the menu for growth

Billions of Big Macs mean big profits, but the prospect of big gains for McDonald's shareholders is dim. The global giant has simply grown too big to be a growth story, as its underwhelming earnings this week reminded the markets.<p>Investors seeking top returns in the North American restaurant …

Detroit: Six ways 'shrinking' cities try to survive

<b>Detroit's bankruptcy can in part be traced to the loss of more than a million residents. So how have other "shrinking" US cities coped?</b><p>The problems that have led Detroit to bankruptcy are multiple - industrial decline, huge pension bills, over-borrowing and poor management among them.<p>But losing 1.2 …

15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons Of Money

Home flips are up 19% from a year ago and 74% from the first half of 2011, according to a new report from Realtytrac.<p>"While flipping continues to be profitable in most markets, particularly those where the home price recovery is still nascent and a recent rebound in foreclosure activity allows …

How online shopping boosts in-store sales

Shopping online makes it easy for customers to find exactly what they want without scouring store shelves for elusive gadgets, dishware, or toys.<p>The downside is that customers have to wait several days, and often pay, for delivery. Alternatively, customers who head to an old-fashioned, …

7 Steps To Outstanding Sales Growth For Your Startup

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line from an old movie “Field of Dreams” which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

At $140 Billion, Amazon Is Bigger Than Ever, Still Smaller Than Google and Apple

For the first time in its history, Amazon shares traded above $300 a piece this week. When Jeff Bezos took his company public in the spring of 1997, …

Crowdsourcing Spiffy New Book Covers For 50 Literary Masterpieces

Recovering the Classics, a joint initiative that includes the Harvard Bookstore, will print public domain books with well-designed jackets for $15.<p>Seventy years after a writer dies, their work falls into the public domain. That may sound sad, but from here it can be freely distributed to the …

How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

I’ve previously discussed the importance of catch lights. Without them, your subject’s eyes look dull and lifeless. They help add interest to …

Life Framer Photography Award judging panel revealed

July 9, 2013 /Photography News/ After much anticipation Life Framer organizers have decided to reveal the extent of the judging panel for the rest of …

LightZone Photo Editing Software is Now Open Source and Completely Free

Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering …

Interview with Fashion Photographer and Retoucher, Julia Kuzmenko McKim

<b>How did you get into the retouching field?</b><p>I think it was a natural progression of my passion for the visual arts. I started painting and drawing when …

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool …

Essentials: The Summer Concert Photographer

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

Tips On Working With Other Photographers

During my time as a photographer I’ve had the luxury of working with a lot of great people and a few bad. I have also had the opportunities to take …

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

Using The DMCA To Stop the Copyright Infringement of Your Photos

Over the years I have been finding more and more of my photos being used on the Web without my permission. This is a quick guide to detecting and …

Dad Captures One Second Per Day of His Son’s First Year of Life

On July 9th, 2012, photographer Sam Cornwell of Hayling Island, England welcomed his son Indigo into the world and became a father for the first …

Instagram Now Lets You Embed Pictures and Videos on the Web

It’s the Internet age, and the lot of us have some form of website or blog. With 130 million monthly active users sharing an average of 45 million …

Brolly Umbrella Has Finger Hole Grip Lets You Shoot in the Rain

If you’re the type of person who prefers umbrellas to rain ponchos, you might prefer the Brolly rain umbrella to rain covers when using your camera …

Groopic Combines Multiple Group Shots So the Photographer is Never Left Out

You might have run into this problem before: you’re out with a group of friends and someone suggests a group shot. At this point, as the resident …

Quirky Studio Portraits of Dogs

One thing is for sure: there never will be a dearth of pictures featuring our most beloved of pets, the dog. Our canine friends are always involved …

Timeless Portrait Photography Tips by Wayne Radford

TIMELESS PORTRAITS is a supplement to NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE and contains more images of recommended setups and diagrams that will help you create …

4 Tips for Creating Compelling HDR Photography

HDR tends to have a bad name in the world of photography. Type the words ‘HDR photography' into google images and you'll get an idea why. Florescent …

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The Iconic Picks Up A $26M Round To Build Out Online Fashion In Australia, As Rocket Internet’s Global March Continues

Rocket Internet, the incubator run by Berlin’s Samwer brothers, has picked up hundreds of millions of dollars ($837 million, in fact) in funding this year for its e-commerce startups, with much of that focused on emerging markets, but today comes news of another significant investment for a …

The PC market is slightly less terrible than last quarter