Business France's largest food retailer Carrefour is partnering with Alphabet 's Google to make groceries available on the U.S. search engine's dedicated shopping site or through voice-assisted devices, the companies said on Monday. 12 Jun 2018 01:05AM Bookmark PARIS: France's largest food retailer Carrefour is partnering with Alphabet 's Google to make groceries available on the U.S. search engine's dedicated shopping site or through voice-assisted devices, the companies said on Monday.The Carrefour and Google tie-up, which will go live in early 2019, comes amid a shake-up in France's competitive food retail market, as rivals also make a big push into online shopping.Casino's upmarket Monoprix chain in March became the first French retailer to agree to sell products through U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.Google has been pushing to roll out new shopping services to retailers like Walmart , in a move seen as helping them compete with Amazon. This marks the first partnership … [Read more...] about Carrefour, Google sign online shopping tie-up in France
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The news this week that troubled data “consultant” Cambridge Analytica has been working in the crypto space again raises important issues around blockchain ownership and the role that big data has to play in this. After some excellent reporting from the New York Times that, through the examination of company documents and interviews with former staff, seems to reveal that Cambridge Analytica was privately preparing to launch its own crypto-currency while also working, just as privately, as a fundraising consultant for crypto start-ups. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Cambridge Analytica has dominated global headlines in recent weeks after being accused of improperly accessing millions of Facebook accounts and creating “psychographic profiles” – of voters or consumers or both – which the British company then passes on for profit. Cambridge Analytica worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign and … [Read more...] about What do we get when we mix big data, blockchain and casinos?
source Screenshot Opponents of online gambling point to internet ads on children’s sites as the latest proof Congress and the Department of Justice need to take action regarding a 2011 decision that effectively legalized the industry. The ads aren’t intentionally placed on those sites by the online casinos. Instead, they follow people around the web so they’d only appear for someone who has already visited online casinos. That isn’t stopping the opponents who want to use the ads as a reason to push for a shutdown of the industry. “The advertising part of it is exactly what hooks kids and seniors who are desperate, who are marginalized individuals and trying to feed a family,” former Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas told Business Insider. Online-gambling opponents say they’ve spotted ads promoting online betting on … [Read more...] about Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and top lawmakers are trying to stop online gaming — and they’re zeroing in on the industry’s ads
By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau Thu., March 22, 2018 Who is building the city and who are we building it for? Heading into the municipal election this fall, a new group, Progress Toronto, plans to both ask those questions and advocate for the type of change that could shake up the status quo at city hall. The new non-profit, launching this week, is the brainchild of political organizer Michal Hay, 34, who as national campaign director recently led Jagmeet Singh to a first-ballot win in the federal NDP leadership race. Read more: Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti announces provincial run for PC party Article Continued Below Toronto council’s executive committee pushes off controversial report that points to future fiscal problems Opinion | Edward Keenan: Toronto councillors are letting the serious stuff slide as they run down the clock to the fall election The new political organization, Hay told the Star, plans to both influence … [Read more...] about New Progress Toronto political group plans to shake up the status quo at city hall
By Sam Chambers Bloomberg Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 LONDON—Sobeys Inc. is the latest Canadian grocer to wade into e-commerce after last year’s arrival of Amazon into the nation’s competitive grocery industry forced incumbents to improve their online offerings. Amazon’s $13.7-billion (U.S.) acquisition of Whole Foods Market, including its 13 Canadian locations, led to speculation Canada’s grocers would have to step up on home delivery offerings as the tech titan may expand its Amazon Fresh delivery service north of the border. “We want to be the other player,” Sobeys spokesperson Cynthia Thomspon said. “The grocer that is competing with them head on.” Read more: Metro to expand online shopping, delivery services as it faces Amazon competition Article Continued Below Walmart, Loblaws face off over home delivery of groceries Loblaws says it’s exploring grocery home delivery partnership with Instacart … [Read more...] about Sobeys partners with U.K.’s Ocado to build online grocery delivery business