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Nextdoor, Hallmark Channel Team Up on the Cheer Map

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor teamed up with Hallmark Channel to bring back the Cheer Map, an interactive local guide to the best holiday decorations in each area. Users in Australia, Canada and the U.S. can access Cheer Map here or via the Nextdoor application and indicate that they plan to decorate for the holidays. Neighbors...
Tags: Advertising, Australia Canada, Social Pro Daily, Life in Quarantine, Nextdoor Hallmark Channel Team Up

Affirm revealed its IPO paperwork. Here's a look inside the buy now, pay later frenzy, the new twist on financing that is a must have for everyone.

Klarna markets itself as a 'smoooth shopping' experience. Thomas Concordia/Getty Images Point-of-sale financing isn't new, but it's gotten renewed attention as a wave of startups like Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna acquired millions of new users during the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Affim published its S-1, the paper detailing its planned initial public offering.  These fintechs offer consumers the ability to buy now, pay later, both online and in-store. And now, incumbents ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Japan, UK, Etsy, Australia, France, Finance, China, US, Trends, Paypal, David, Canada, Tencent

Cambridge Analytica had plans to offshore data to evade regulatory scrutiny: Key takeaways from UK’s investigation

Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Group, had drawn up plans to offshore all data to evade regulatory scrutiny but could not implement them as investigations had already started, UK’s data protection authority said as it concluded its investigation into the company. The Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) said that the company had purchased 130 billion data points of more than 87 million Facebook users, mostly American voters, and combined them with other datasets to serve the...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, UK, News, Russia, US, Eu, Canada, United Kingdom, Cambridge, Ukip, Ussr, Parliament, Cambridge University, University of Toronto, Brexit

Fashion brand Fred Perry halted sales of a polo shirt adopted by the far-right Proud Boys group

Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio. Alex Milan Tracy/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Fred Perry pulled sales of a black-and-yellow polo shirt in the US and Canada in September 2019 because it was worn by members of the far-right Proud Boys group, it said Thursday. The British company described the association as “incredibly frustrating,” adding that the company is “in no way affiliated with the Proud Boys.” The polo shirt won’t be sold in North America until the association has ended, the ...
Tags: UK, US, Trends, Canada, Andy Murray, The Times, Amy Winehouse, North America, Irvine Welsh, Bradley Wiggins, Fred Perry, Australia Canada, John Flynn, Proud Boys, British National Front, Grace Dean

Microsoft launches new Cortana features for business users

Cortana may have failed as a virtual assistant for consumers, but Microsoft is still betting on it (or at least its brand) for business use cases, now that it has rebranded it as a ‘personal productivity assistant’ as part of Microsoft 365. Today, at its Ignite conference, Microsoft launched and announced a number of new Cortana services for business users. These include the general availability of Cortana for the new Microsoft Teams displays the company is launching in partnership with a num...
Tags: Google, Android, UK, Enterprise, Microsoft, Australia, India, Cortana, Tech, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Windows Phone, Canada, United States, United Kingdom

Snap, Kantar Examine Gen Z’s Attention Span, Affinity for Brands

Snapchat prides itself on its Generation Z-heavy user base, and parent Snap Inc. commissioned two separate studies from Kantar, on that demographic's ad recall and its brand preferences. For the first study, more than 2,000 participants 18 and older from Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. were instructed to use simulated social media environments...
Tags: Advertising, Kantar, Australia Canada, Snap Inc, Social Pro Daily

Biomimicry Institute reveals 2020 Global Design Challenge finalists

The Biomimicry Institute has revealed this year’s 10 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalist teams, which have created innovative solutions for sustainably tackling global issues. The proposals, which all take inspiration from nature, address one or more of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The 10 finalists were selected from over 81 student teams as well as 26 teams of professionals from 17 countries in total. Of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, half...
Tags: Design, Architecture, United States, United Nations, Solar Power, Sustainable Development Goals, Biomimicry, Australia Canada, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Biomimicry Institute, Urban Heat Island Effect, NexLoop, Biomimicry Institute Images, Bottlebricks, A Sensitive Wall, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

Five Eyes alliance could expand in scope to counteract China

Plans mooted to pool strategic resources and lessen west’s dependency on China The Five Eyes intelligence alliance could be expanded to include Japan and broadened into a strategic economic relationship that pools key strategic reserves such as critical minerals and medical supplies, according to centre-right MPs working internationally to decouple the west from China.The coronavirus crisis has revealed the west’s key strategic dependencies on China, and plans will be announced shortly under Fiv...
Tags: Japan, China, America, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Espionage, Australia Canada

UK will ‘bear the consequences’ for Hong Kong decision, China warns

Ambassador to London calls extradition treaty suspension ‘blatant’ interference in Chinese affairs and a contravention of international lawChina’s ambassador has accused the UK government of blatantly interfering in China’s internal affairs by suspending extradition with Hong Kong, and led a cavalcade of Beijing voices warning of consequences.On Monday the UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, announced his government would follow moves by Australia, Canada, and the US, and formally suspend its ex...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, UK, London, China, US, UK News, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Hsbc, Australia Canada, Dominic Raab

Apple Expanding AppleCare+ Monthly Payments to Canada, Australia and Japan

Apple is expanding AppleCare+ monthly payment options to Canada, Australia, and Japan, allowing customers in these countries to pay for ‌AppleCare‌+ for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches on a monthly basis. The online Apple Stores in Canada, Australia, and Japan aren't yet providing monthly payment options when checking out after new device purchases, but an AppleCare+ support document confirms the feature is rolling out.In the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan, when you purchase ‌A...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Customers, United States, Apple Watch, Hermès, Canada Australia, Apple Stores, Australia Canada, AppleCare, United States Australia Canada

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 15 'safe' countries

Australia, Canada and Japan are included on the safe list, but the US and Brazil are not.
Tags: Japan, News, US, Eu, Brazil, Australia Canada

86% of Consumers Want a Local Business to Continue Pandemic Services Like Curbside Pickup

New research is finding Americans like social distance services like curbside pickup. And they want them to continue even after the pandemic is over. The State of Local Business survey from Podium reports that 84% of respondents have used tech-enables services like contactless payments too. The vast majority (86%) expect they will continue. Small Business Continues Pandemic Shopping Experience Over half of the consumers polled said they stayed away from local businesses that don’t have these ...
Tags: Sales, United States, Lehi Utah, Australia Canada, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Podium, Eric Rea, COVID, State of Local Business, Contactless Services

Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 14 'safe' countries

Australia, Canada and Japan are currently on the safe list, but the US, China and Brazil are not.
Tags: Japan, News, Eu, Brazil, US China, Australia Canada

A Mastercard exec lays out how a surge in contactless payments is giving the company an unexpected boost as people rethink touching cash

Mastercard has seen a spike in contactless payments amid the coronavirus pandemic. While transit was initially a key use case in the US, concerns around health and safety have proven an unexpected catalyst for contactless payments. Currently, 51% of US consumers are using contactless payment methods. "The crisis amplifies the importance of contactless in a different way than we ever anticipated," Linda Kirkpatrick, president for US issuers at Mastercard, told Business Insider. As consumers get...
Tags: UK, New York, London, US, Trends, Mta, Mastercard, Mckinsey, Kirkpatrick, Australia Canada, Linda Kirkpatrick, MasterCard Amex, Michael Miebach, Miebach Transit, Kirkpatrick Banks, Kirkpatric

Google Duplex arrives in Australia, Canada, and the UK

Google’s AI phone assistant Duplex is now available in Australia, Canada. Duplex was previously only available in the US and New Zealand. But VentureBeat spotted that a support page for the product now includes phone numbers for calls from Duplex in the three new countries. The system uses AI to mimic a human voice that calls businesses to make restaurant reservations, book appointments, and find out opening hours. Google first unveiled Duplex at the company’s annual I/O developer conference in ...
Tags: Google, Startups, UK, US, Artificial Intelligence, New Zealand, Voice, VentureBeat, Australia Canada, Neural, Google Duplex, Plugged, Australia Canada Duplex

WarnerMedia Networks To Simultaneously Air Sesame Street Special

WarnerMedia Networks to simultaneously air Sesame Street special WarnerMedia has announced it will air the half-hour special, Sesame Street: Elmo’s Playdate, simultaneously across HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Boomerang on Tuesday, April 14 from 7-7:30 p.m. EST. RELATED: Chance the Rapper Joins Sesame Street Movie The special will also air on PBS KIDS at the same time, and will later air internationally in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Part of Sesame Wo...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Tracee Ellis Ross, Pbs Kids, McDonald, Lin Manuel Miranda, Abby Cadabby, Bob Greenblatt, HBO HBO, Australia Canada, HBO PBS, TV Premiere Date, Anne Hathaway Ocean, WarnerMedia

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anne Hathaway Among Special Guests on SESAME STREET: ELMO'S PLAYDATE Special

WarnerMedia announced it will air the half-hour special,SESAME STREET ELMO'S PLAYDATE, simultaneously across HBO, HBO Latino, TBS, TNT, truTV, Cartoon Network and Boomerang onTUESDAY, APRIL 14 700-730 p.m. ETPT. The special will also air on PBS KIDS at the same time, and will later air internationally in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, United Kingdom, HBO HBO, Australia Canada, TV News Desk, WarnerMedia, Lin Manuel Miranda Anne Hathaway

Check out the pitch deck that London fintech Yapily used to raise $13 million in funding from Lakestar despite coronavirus

London-based fintech Yapily has raised $13 million from Lakestar to help the company continue its personnel and geographic growth. The company sells its open banking API into Fortune 500 companies as well as high growth fintech companies in the UK like GoCardless. "Doing a funding round in normal situation is stressful and challenging but at this time it's even more so," Stefano Vacinno CEO of Yapily. "Lakestar understand this market well and have been following us for a while."  Click here fo...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, France, Trends, Brazil, Api, Lakestar, Roberto Nicastro, Australia Canada, Italy Ireland, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Yapily, Taavet Hinrikus TransferWise, fintech Yapily, Stefano Vacinno

‘The Australian Dream,’ Produced By John Battsek, to Be Sold By Noah Media Group

Noah Media Group, a specialist in feature-length sports documentaries, has acquired international sales rights to feature documentary “The Australian Dream,” about the Australian Football League star Adam Goodes. The deal excludes rights to Australia, Canada, the U.K. and airlines. Noah will sell the film through its international sales and distribution arm Noah X. This marks […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Noah, Adam Goodes, U K, John Battsek, Australian Football League, Australia Canada, Noah Media Group, Sports Stars

Burn the EARN IT Act

I want to talk about malignant incompetence on the part of our elected officials, and this isn’t even about the pandemic. Rather, it’s about the spectacularly misguided, counterproductive, expensive, and overbearing approach to end-to-end encryption by the USA along with Australia, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand — the so-called “Five Eyes.” Consider the TSA Lock program. (Bear with me; this is important.) It’s an initiative to ensure all luggage locks can be opened by universal keys, held by th...
Tags: TC, Usa, UK, Opinion, Tech, New Zealand, Tsa, CSAM, WhatsApp Facebook Messenger, Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Australia Canada, Riana Pfefferkorn, TSA Lock, TSA Locks

How to Find a Job Teaching in Spain

Posted: 2/22/2020 | February 22nd, 2020 Teaching overseas is one of a great way to earn money while you travel, stay in one place longer, and get to deeply experience another culture. I spent years teaching in Thailand and Taiwan and they were some of the most impactful experiences of my traveling. Living in a foreign culture, trying to get by day to day, and learning to create a life for yourself is a surefire way to become a more confident you and give you a deeper understanding of yourself. ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, London, Interviews, Australia, Boston, India, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Spain, Barcelona, Taiwan, Chicago, Austin, Thailand

Whitney Haring-Smith: US changes to foreign investments impact on NZ

COMMENT Along with Australia, Canada and the UK, New Zealand has been one of our closest English-speaking allies since the mid-1950s. In World War II, Kiwis and Americans fought on the same side – with over 12,000 Kiwis dying –... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Nz, UK New Zealand, Australia Canada, Whitney Haring Smith

Brexit and the future of the Anglosphere

The triumph of Brexit opens a new page not just in British history, but in the emerging configuration of the global society. It represents not just a rejection of universal globalism embraced by our political and business elites, including in Britain itself, but potentially the rise of new trans-national blocs held together not just by markets and capital, but culture and common beliefs. This evolution was predicted neatly a quarter-century ago in Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations.” At...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Australia, California, Opinion, Washington, La, Senate, China, India, Africa, Eu, Sport, Rome, Beijing

Coronavirus patients confirmed in Los Angeles and Orange counties

Two cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Southern California, one each in Los Angeles and Orange counties, health officials said Sunday, Jan. 26. Both patients were identified as travelers from Wuhan, China. The Los Angeles County case was announced Sunday, when the patient, identified as a returning traveler from Wuhan,  “presented themselves for care once they noticed that they were not feeling.” That person, who was not further identified,  “is currently receiving medical treatment...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, News, Cdc, La, China, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Public Health, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Glendale, Kaiser, Breaking News

Case of coronavirus confirmed in Orange County; officials call risk of transmission ‘low’

The OC Health Care Agency said it received confirmation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday  evening that an Orange County case has tested positive for the coronavirus that appears to have spread from China. The patient, a “traveler from Wuhan, China, has been in contact with the HCA and was provided guidance in order to reduce exposure to the public while awaiting laboratory confirmation from the CDC. The individual has now been transported to a local hospital a...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Cdc, La, China, Sport, Taiwan, Public Health, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Glendale, DEA, Orange County, Wuhan, Macao, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New regulations reinforce CFIUS’s expanded role with respect to foreign investments in the US

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Christine Daya, Thomas M DeButts, Danish Hamid, Sarah E. Kahn, Richard Newcomb, Ignacio E. Sanchez, Lawrence E. Levinson and Dana Zelman; originally published here: On January 13, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury released two sets of new regulations that comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Moder...
Tags: Startups, US, United States, United Kingdom, Korea, Treasury, Department Of Transportation, Foreign Investment, Transportation Security Administration, Dla Piper, Treasury Department, National Industrial Security Program, US Census Bureau, Committee on Foreign Investment, Alaska Natives, Germany Japan

China Poses an ‘Existential Threat’ to International Human Rights, Says Rights Group After Director Barred From Hong Kong

China poses an “existential threat” to the international human rights system, according to a new report released today by Human Rights Watch (HRW) after the organization’s executive director was denied entry to Hong Kong at the weekend. “It’s not simply a suppression at home, but it’s attacks on virtually any body, company, government, international institution that tries to uphold human rights or hold Beijing to account,” HRW’s executive director Kenneth Roth told TIME ahead of the report...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Tibet, News, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Syria, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi Jinping, New Zealand, International court of justice, Marriott, Muslim, Myanmar

U.S. exempts Australia, Canada, UK from some foreign investment review

The Trump administration will exempt some companies from Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom from beefed up scrutiny of foreign investments in the United States, under rules released on Monday, a senior Treasury official said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, United Kingdom, Treasury, Trump, Australia Canada, Australia Canada UK

Harry and Meghan seek global trademark for 'Sussex Royal' brand

Filings suggest plans for items and activities from clothing to ‘emotional support groups’The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seeking to register the “Sussex Royal” brand as a global trademark for a range of items and activities including clothing, stationery and the running of “emotional support groups”, international filings suggest.The application covering Australia, Canada, the EU and US was filed in December with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the name of their new fo...
Tags: Law, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Monarchy, Prince Harry, Harry, Intellectual Property, Duke, Sussex, Meghan, World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO, Australia Canada, Duchess of Sussex, Sussex Royal

Canada defeats Russia in thriller to advance to first Davis Cup final

MADRID — Canada's historic run at this year's Davis Cup continued Saturday with a semifinal win over Russia to put the Canadians into the final at the international tournament for the first time.Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver defeated Russia's Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the deciding doubles match to win the semifinal tie 2-1.The Canadians will play Spain in the final on Sunday after the tournament hosts rallied ...
Tags: News, Australia, Russia, Spain, Canada, United States, Italy, Shanghai, Vancouver, Montreal, Madrid, The Canadian Press, Fabio Fognini, John Millman, World Group, Pospisil