Yesterday the news broke that retailer Marks & Spencer will be deploying artificial intelligence in its call centres in a bid to modernise its infrastructure and handle a greater volume of incoming calls. M&S, whose flagging fortunes have made headlines more than once over the past few months, is reportedly implementing software from Twilio, a …

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Last week came the news from WirtschaftsWoche that Google intends to make a foray into out-of-home (OOH) advertising in Germany. Whilst programmatic OOH is nothing new (the automated buying of digital outdoor space) and allows advertisers to change their messaging according to variables such as time, date, weather and sports results, Google’s trump card is the personal …

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Ecommerce, in a word, is booming.  A recent report from Shopify states that global ecommerce sales have been growing at an average of 20% per year since 2014 and double-digit percentage growth will continue through 2021. At this rate, ecommerce sales will reach $4.5 trillion worldwide by 2021. These rosy statistics, however, mask the enormous pressure ecommerce …

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Ecommerce, in a word, is booming.  A recent report from Shopify states that global ecommerce sales have been growing at an average of 20% per year since 2014 and double-digit percentage growth will continue through 2021. At this rate, ecommerce sales will reach $4.5 trillion worldwide by 2021. These rosy statistics, however, mask the enormous pressure ecommerce …

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Email marketing might seem old-fashioned now that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all the rage. However, the email is still one of the best forms of communication and can give your business a big boost in terms of sales and referrals. In fact, research by Smart insight and GetResponse showed that …

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Scandal-plagued actor Kevin Spacey’s latest film “Billionaire Boys Club” earned only $126 U.S. dollars in Friday’s debut, and only $618 for the entire weekend, marking a career low for the disgraced Hollywood star. “Billionaire Boys Club” was filmed in 2015 and released with no publicity following a premium VOD release last month. The film brought …

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Authored by Nick Cunningham via Oilprice.com, The EIA just published one of the “weakest” weekly oil reports in years, which suggests troubled waters ahead for the global oil market. The timing of the report is not ideal, coming amidst a currency crisis in Turkey, which has raised fears of financial contagion in other emerging markets. …

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President Trump on Monday called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire Bruce Ohr, the DOJ official who was demoted twice after he lied about his involvement with opposition research firm Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson – and had “extensive” 2016 contacts with Christopher Steele, a Fusion GPS contractor who assembled the salacious and unverified “Steele Dossier” using …

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Markets are screaming “gimme a break already,” according to former fund manager and FX trader Richard Breslow, who notes that with Turkey on an extended summer holiday and Chinese equities getting a late-day boost from their friends, there has been little appetite for angst. Breslow suggests “we should try it on for size and enjoy …

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One month after Trump first ventured into territory few presidents have dared to go before, when he told CNBC in an interview that he was “not thrilled” about the Fed raising rates, and noted that the strong dollar is disadvantageous, moments ago Bloomberg reported that during a Hamptons fundraiser with wealthy Republican donors, Trump said he …

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