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Small Business

Celebrating Sending 1 Trillion Emails

Recently SendGrid passed a major milestone, surpassing 1 trillion emails sent since we launched in 2009. I think people typically try to quantify …

Productivity

When is the best time to buy a TV?

When is the best time to buy a TV? The short answer to that question is fairly obvious: Black Friday! In 2016, during the last two weeks of November, …

TV

Our favorite smart lock works with Alexa and Siri, and it’s on sale on Amazon

Only one time in history has the August Smart Lock (2nd Gen) been on sale for a lower price than it is right now, and that sale lasted for exactly …

Amazon

Game about Iran’s revolution nets first U.K. acting nomination for a Muslim actor

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) made a historic move this week: It nominated Navid Negahban for his acting performance in the video game 1979 Revolution: Black Friday. It makes the first time a Middle Eastern and Muslim actor has been nominated for the prestigious …

Iran

Amazon Alexa Comes To The iPhone As A Non-Standalone Feature For Other Reasons....Maybe

We knew it would happen at some point seeing as others have started bringing their voice assistants on rival platforms. Amazon is now bringing the …

Amazon

7 Experimental Bollywood Films Worth Your Time

Bollywood, Movie Recco<p>No Comments<p>Vikramaditya Motwane and Rajkumar Rao’s <b>Trapped</b> (2017) brings a fresh, new concept of survival stories in Bollywood. …

Bollywood

The Psychology of the Sample Sale

What makes otherwise mild-mannered shoppers shove each other in the quest for discount goods?<p>A few years ago, my mom brought me to one of those sales for special designer collaborations at Target. At 6:30 a.m., we drove to a big store in suburban Maryland, then stood in line in the early spring …

Psychology

John Lewis Black Friday Apple Watch promotion deemed 'unfair' by watchdog

A Black Friday promotion from John Lewis has been deemed "unfair" by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a customer questioned whether …

John Lewis

John Lewis rapped for 'unfair' Black Friday Apple Watch deal

John Lewis has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making a reduced-price Apple Watch unavailable to buy over the Black …

John Lewis

Here's why affiliate marketing is expanding its horizon and going global

A well-run affiliate campaign can account for as many as one in three of an advertiser’s sales and with marketing spend on the channel approaching …

Small Business

5 controversial Indian movies to watch: Bandit Queen, Parzania, Black Friday and others

Less than two weeks after Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) denied a certificate to Alankrita Shrivastava's "Lipstick Under My Burkha" for being "lady oriented" and "abusive," the censor board is in news once again for refusing certification to Malayalam film "Ka Bodyscapes" for …

Documentaries

This Woman Bought Nothing for One Whole Year and Saved $23,000

Her "no-spend year" changed her entire life.<p>Having been a personal financial journalist in London for the past 10 years, "my friends, family and colleagues assumed I was brilliant with money — but that wasn't strictly true," Michelle McGagh explains in her latest <i>Telegraph</i> essay. After noticing …

Money

Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Facebook has open-sourced its Prophet forecasting tool, designed "to make it easier for experts and non-experts to make high-quality forecasts," …

Business Technology

Black Friday may mean post targets eased

It is weighing up whether to extend an exemption to delivery targets that currently applies in December when volumes are much higher because of …

UK News

10 THINGS TO DO NOW TO PREPARE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

<b>Set a budget</b>: Setting a budget should be and is # 1 for a good reason. In my family I have 20 people to buy for. YES 20! I don’t usually buy gifts …

Holidays

How Marketers Can Weather the Storm of New Seasonal Shopping Trends

Christmas is coming. Or, at least, it could be very soon. Last year, Selfridges Oxford Street launched its 2016 Christmas campaign in August. Black …

eCommerce

Mixed fortunes for Walmart and Macy's in the retail war against Amazon

A tale of two retailers as Walmart and Macy’s fend off the onslaught from e-commerce behemoth Amazon, with the former making progress while the …

eCommerce

Why marketers’ approaches to sales shoppers must change

Columnist James Collins dives into data on the behavior of shoppers who are looking for savings and discusses what it means for your marketing …

Marketing

These PS4 Bundle Deals Are Black Friday Cheap

Forget Valentine's Day. Sony is making February all about gaming.<p>Just days after announcing a temporary PS4 price cut, retailers are offering a …

Nintendo Wii

Anti-Valentine's Day ("Singles Day") Is The Largest Retail Sales Day In Asia

Chocolate dipped strawberries are ready to be consumed at Schakolad Chocolate Factory on February 13, 2009 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)<p>What started as an “anti-Valentine’s” celebration concocted by students at Nanjing University in the 1990’s has grown into the <i>single</i> …

Business

Bulls' 2017 schedule includes Black Friday date at UCF

After a one-year hiatus, the "War on I-4" is headed back to the earlier part of Thanksgiving weekend.<p>USF's annual showdown with UCF will be played on …

Going local: How CPS Energy harnessed 100 MW of DSM with a smart thermostat program

Local partnerships, social media and a hefty rebate helped CPS rapidly grow customer interest in its residential demand response program.

Utilities

‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ Was Great, But ‘Black Friday’ Is Easily Anurag Kashyap’s Best Film Yet

Screw<i>Wasseypur</i>. No, seriously. The sheer amount of pop culture references that were born after two-part familial crime saga is enviable. Each time a …

Everyone’s favorite Roku TV is back on sale on Amazon

For a very brief period of time during the hectic Black Friday 2016 shopping season, the TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV was on sale for …

Home Theater

Road to IGF: Ink Stories' 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

<i>This interview is part of our Road to the IGF series. You can find the rest by clicking here.</i><p><i>1979 Revolution: Black Friday</i> casts players as Reza, a …

Game Design

Super Bowl Monday Should Be the New Black Friday - Bloomberg Gadfly

Maybe Kraft Heinz Co. is on to something.<p>The maker of Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer hot dogs decided to give all of its salaried U.S. employees the …

NFL

What It’s Like To Be An Iranian Game Developer In Trump’s America

Navid Khonsari has been a legal resident of the United States for 17 years. He’s worked on games like <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i>, <i>Resident Evil 7</i>, …

Iran

This ridiculous PS4 price cut just kicked in (but you’ll have to act fast)

If you’ve been thinking of picking up a PS4, it would seem now’s the time to strike. Sony has announced that it’s dropping the price on two popular …

PlayStation

The Light ahead: PlayStation's UK boss on why PS4 hasn't peaked

It was a classic rope-a-dope.<p>Last year in the UK, Xbox picked itself off the floor for what would be one of the fiercest fights between PS4 and Xbox …

PlayStation