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Amazon to create 800 non-zero-hours jobs in runup to Christmas

Online retailer says temporary workers will be offered chance to take up permanent posts on guaranteed hours<p>Online retailer Amazon is to create 800 jobs before the end of the year and make changes to shift patterns at its distribution centres, moving from five-day eight-hour shifts to four-day …

Updated: Glenn Greenwald’s new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Honolulu Civil Beat<p>Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the news about the NSA spying scandal, is leaving the</i> …

Square Cash, the Service That Lets You Email Money to Friends, Is Now Public (And Free)

In May, news leaked that Jack Dorsey’s Square had developed a product called Square Cash, which would let people transfer money to any other …

Asian Travel Business: More Passengers Bring New Airports, Challenges for Airlines

<i>(Appeared</i> <i>as</i> Asia Takes the Controls.<i>)</i><p>Each day seven massive double-decker A380s with wingspans of 260 feet nudge up to the new two-tier jetways and disgorge another 500 or so passengers from Sydney, Singapore or Guangzhou. Once inside they’re in the wide aisles of a spacious terminal , one that …

The classic Louis Vuitton logo may be killing the company’s handbag sales

Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton LVMH reported sales for its third quarter yesterday (Oct. 15), and guess what—they weren’t great. Sales growth for the company’s floundering fashion and leather (aka handbags) division quarter slowed to 4% for the first nine months of 2013 over the same period in …

Louis Vuitton

Enterprise to rent Harley-Davidson motorcycles in Vegas

Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced today that it will be the first major car rental agency to rent motorcycles in the USA.<p>The two-wheelers will be available for rental only from a facility in Las Vegas, where Enterprise hopes to woo enthusiasts who want to see local sites, from the Strip to the Hoover …

Amazon Has A Brutal System For Employees Trying To Get Promoted

Here's the way it works.<p>To get ahead at Amazon, your boss has to debate why you deserve a promotion with other managers from the company. If he or she makes an effective case on your behalf, then you get the nod. If not, you wait another 12 months.<p>These debates take place at two different meetings …

Employment

Dexter payment card malware strikes South Africa

<b>South Africa has been hit by one of the biggest cyber-fraud attacks in its history, according to the body that oversees local financial transactions.</b><p>The payment card systems of thousands of shops, restaurants and hotels had been compromised, said the Payment Association of South Africa …

South Africa

How 'The Lion King' Became Broadway's First $1 Billion Show

As of Oct. 6, "The Lion King" had collected $997 million from its New York shows.<p>But the show's financial success isn't due to super expensive tickets.<p>"The Lion King" ticket prices sit in the middle of the pack, with an average price of $130, compared to "The Book of Mormon's" $171 average.<p>The …

Lion King

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

S&P 500 Index

Despite Rocky Sales Projections, Companies to Increase Seasonal Hiring

Despite slower holiday sales forecasts, retailers are still planning on hiring temporary seasonal staff to help man their stores during the shopping season.<p>CareerBuilder’s annual survey finds 39% of retail hiring managers will bring on additional temporary workers this year, with 51% planning to …

UK regulator launches currency-rigging probe

The British market regulator has begun an investigation into allegations staff at major banks have attempted to manipulate foreign exchange markets.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed it was at the “early stage” of an inquiry into potential rigging of the $5.3 trillion (£3.3 trillion) …

Investing

Christopher Bailey takes over from Angela Ahrendts as Burberry chief

Yorkshire-born designer is seen as fashion genius but is unknown quantity when it comes to business leadership<p>He describes himself as a "scrawny English boy" who's obsessed with dry stone walling and the obscure indie band One Night Only – and he is now the boss of one of Britain's biggest and most …

North America

LinkedIn Launches a Set of Mobile Recruiting Products

LinkedIn unveiled two new mobile recruiting products on Wednesday morning, continuing the company’s push into bringing its site and services to …

The iPad mini with Retina display and the new iPad: here's what to expect

All signs point to new tablets at Apple's October 22nd event<p>Tim Cook may have promised last year that Apple was going to "double down" on secrecy, but recent iPhones and iPads have all been heavily leaked prior to their official announcements over the past couple of years. And the leaks have only …

So what's next for Windows after 8.1?

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 will be commercially available starting this week. What will Microsoft do for an encore on the Windows front?<p>Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 commercially available over the next day-plus -- depending on your time zone.<p>Unsurprisingly, this milestone leads many Microsoft …

Windows Phone

Researchers looking to submerge WiFi, drive demand for Google SnorkBooks

How to begin a new pitch about your underwater networking technology? You could start by comparing existing offerings to a "frightened toddler," seeing as how both parties share an inherent desire to stay above the waves. A research team at the University at Buffalo, however, is far less afraid to …