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Netflix to rethink unmetered data deals in Australia - 04/16/2015

US-based entertainment streaming service company Netflix is not looking at the decision to provide unmetered data cap deals for Optus and iiNet customers in Australia as a good one. The company, which started its service in Australia on 24 March, is considering this decision to be favoring big ISP companies and will eventually be against net neutrality. The company announced in its...

Australian umeployment rate in March spirals down - 04/16/2015

The Australian unemployment rate has dropped to an unexpected rate this March. The rate falling off has indicated that the central bank’s effort to shore up confidence with record-low interest rates is showing signs of paying off. With the unemployment rate falling down, the Australian dollar has also surged up. The jobless rate dropped to 6.1 percent from a revised 6.2 percent, the...

EU anti-trust regulators set to charge Google - 04/15/2015

The anti-trust regulators of European Union are closing in on US software giant Google, with the watchdog currently planning to set up a charge sheet against the company, accusing it of abusing its market leader position. The charge sheet will be filed by EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and if proven, the company could face up to $6.6 billion of penalty, a Financial Times...

WTO Changes Expectations on World Trade Growth Forecasts - 04/14/2015

According to forecasts by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the growth of world merchandise trade increased from 2.8% in 2014 to 3.3% in 2015, and in 2016, it would leap again up to 4.0%. This is less than previously expected. - Thus, the increase in trade will remain significantly below the annual average of 5.1%, calculated from 1990, - said a forecast published on Tuesday on the website of...

Pepsi locks deal with NBA after 28 years - 04/14/2015

Pepsico has announced partnership with American Premium Basketball league NBA as it will replace Coca-Cola as the exclusive beverage at the league matches. The new announcement signals a new breakthrough for America’s No.2 non-alcoholic beverage. Coca-Cola had been the exclusive beverage in the stands of NBA for 28 years. The company has brought in its varied product ranges as a deal breaker in...

Surprising Downturn in China's Exports – Deepens Concern about Economic Slowdown - 04/13/2015

The slump in China’s exports dashes projections for rebound in second largest economy across the globe. China’s export for March tumbled 15%, which highlighted sputtering economic growth. However, the economists projected an increase of 12% in exports. The decline in exports were quite shocking as it followed a significant increase of 49% in February. China’s imports also declined by 12.3% in...

Apple and Facebook Are In Galloway’s Good Books As Winners While Amazon And Google Suffer In Bad Books As Losers - 04/11/2015

Steve Denning speculates over Galloway’s predictions of four major company’s future trends which the latter concluded from his algorithmic calculations. Thestrategist.media – 10 April 2015 – Forbes’ contributor, Steve Denning, reflects on the presentation of NYU Stern’s clinical professor of Marketing and the C.E.O cum founder of a “business intelligence firm” L2, Scott Galloway wherein the...

Arctic Oil Drilling – Face Greenpeace Protests - 04/10/2015

Amid high volatility in world oil & gas market, Shell initiated Arctic drilling Greenpeace activists climbed the drill rig in order to protest against Arctic drilling near Alaska. The drilling rig belongs to Shell, who is planning to initiate Arctic Offshore drilling activities in Chukchi Sea. The activists are opposing the Arctic drilling stating that crude oil companies has not yet revealed...

Worldwide PC Shipment on a Painful Decline - 04/10/2015

Lenovo took the top position in PC shipments across the world. Worldwide shipments for PC tumbled down 5.2% to about 71.7 million units in first quarter 2015 as compared to previous year, according to Gartner. The performance of PC industry in recent years has not been spectacular mainly due to the remarkable growth in smartphone sales. Lenovo emerged as the largest manufacturer of PC across the...

EBay to Carry Out Deals With Bitcoin - 04/10/2015

International trading online marketplace eBay finally began to carry out the promised bitcoin-integration. Now, eBay sellers have an opportunity to take a popular Cryptocurrency through PayPal as payment for their goods. Following from eBay’s official report on the website of Securities and Exchange Commission USA, a seller does not have anything extra to buy or configure to receive...
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