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Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwinds, the luxury sector is set to continue its torrid expansion in the face of volatility as it’s quickly becoming a defensive economic crown jewel. Using proprietary analysis, company data, primary source interviews, and third-party research, Bain & Company dug into the ongoing expansion of China’s hig...
Tags: Social, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Shopping, Advertising Tech, Government, China, Study, Tech, Research, Economy, Policy, Software, Report, Alibaba


The Trump Administration’s Legal Incompetence Is Statistically Provable, Borderline Hilarious

The stats on how bad Trump's legal work has been are just fascinating.
Tags: Law, Government, Courts, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration


North of the Border, Taxpayer Cash Prepares to Flow to EV Buyers

That headline was originally typed as “government cash,” except that wouldn’t be quite accurate, would it? Canada’s federal government tabled its budget Tuesday, and within those dry, dry pages was a helping hand for the struggling electric vehicle segment. While two of the country’s 10 provinces offer their own EV rebates (Ontario used to pony […] The post North of the Border, Taxpayer Cash Prepares to Flow to EV Buyers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Subsidies, EVs, Ontario, Incentives, News Blog


Lawyer petitions Supreme Court to quash ‘undemocratic’ Aadhaar ordinance

Reepak Kansal, a lawyer, filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking that the Aadhar ordinance be quashed. Kansal said that the Centre promulgated and approved the Aadhaar and Others Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 in a hurry, to overturn the Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar, reported Business... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Government, Ordinance, UIDAI, Kansal, Aaadhaar, Reepak Kansal


21 Expert Tips to Take Your Business to the Next Level

It’s not unusual for business owners to feel stuck at times. Sales are leveling off, it’s gotten hard to find employees to staff up, or you just feel like you’re in a rut. When this happens, you may need a new set of eyes to help you find ways to reenergize and grow your business. Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a great place to turn, as it offers free consulting, along with training that is often free or low-cost. SBDCs work with a variety of small business owners and...
Tags: Google, Post, Florida, Minnesota, Government, Sales, Wisconsin, Operations, University of Central Florida, West Michigan, SBA, ESOP, Arkansas Tech University, Louis County, UW La Crosse, Florida Gulf Coast University


A finger in too many pies – India’s draft ecommerce policy barely scrapes the surface of any of the issues it raises

By Divij Joshi The Draft National E-Commerce Policy is an ambitious document – in the course of 42 pages, it aims to guide not only the future of India’s e-commerce sector, but the entirety of its digital economy. Unfortunately, this ambition is also its downfall – the policy’s articulation of... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, MeitY, Divij Joshi


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


Updated: Swiggy, Zomato to respond to Uttarakhand’s food dept for serving meat in Haridwar’s restricted areas; our take

20 March: Swiggy and Zomato’s statements to MediaNama said: “At Swiggy we have deep regard for the city we operate in and complete respect for the sentiments of its people. We deeply regret the lapse in delivering non-veg food in the restricted area. We addressed this immediately and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Regulation, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, Swiggy, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Medianama, Online Food Delivery, Swiggy Zomato


21 Expert Tips to Take Your Business to the Next Level

It’s not unusual for business owners to feel stuck at times. Sales are leveling off, it’s gotten hard to find employees to staff up, or you just feel like you’re in a rut. When this happens, you may need a new set of eyes to help you find ways to reenergize and grow your business. Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a great place to turn, as it offers free consulting, along with training that is often free or low-cost. SBDCs work with a variety of small business owners and...
Tags: Google, Post, Florida, Minnesota, Government, Sales, Wisconsin, Operations, University of Central Florida, West Michigan, SBA, ESOP, Arkansas Tech University, Louis County, UW La Crosse, Florida Gulf Coast University


Why a top antitrust lawmaker thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

When the newly-minted chair of a congressional antitrust committee calls you out, it’s probably time to start worrying. In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rhode Island Representative David N. Cicilline has called on the Federal Trade Commission to look into Facebook’s behavior for potential antitrust violations, citing TechCrunch’s own reporting that the company collected data on teens through a secret paid program among many other scandals. “After each misdeed becomes public, Facebook alter...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Government, Tech, Bloomberg, House, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Democratic Party, Cicilline, David N Cicilline


The Cognitive Dissonance Surrounding Violence

Violence is not becoming more prevalent in society, only our awareness of tragedy.
Tags: Law, Government, Violence, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker


Snap is under NDA with UK Home Office discussing how to centralize age checks online

Snap is under NDA with the UK’s Home Office as part of a working group tasked with coming up with more robust age verification technology that’s able to robustly identify children online. The detail emerged during a parliamentary committee hearing as MPs in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) questioned Stephen Collins, Snap’s senior director for public policy international, and Will Scougal, director of creative strategy EMEA. A spokesman in the Home Office press o...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, Europe, UK, Government, Social Media, Tech, Policy, United Kingdom, Home Office, Photo Sharing, Collins, Stephen Collins, UK Government, Social Media Platforms


Visa policies threaten innovation but aren’t stopping hiring abroad

The growing intensity of the US visa approval process has made it more difficult for companies to attract, support and retain foreign talent. However, recruiters are still sourcing talent from abroad at an increasing clip. According to a recent, roughly 30-page, report published by Envoy – the corporate workforce immigration management platform – US corporate demand for foreign talent has remained resilient in the face of a stricter stance on immigration taken by the current government. With hel...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Europe, Money, Talent Gap, Microsoft, US Government, Government, Immigration, US, Tech, Diversity, Economy, Policy, Canada


California news agencies join forces to obtain previously secret records from hundreds of police agencies

One Los Angeles police officer had sex with a drug addict he met on foot patrol. A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy was linked to a Mexican drug cartel. That same deputy sold erectile dysfunction pills illegally to a colleague in a jail parking lot. A Brea police sergeant hawked official shoulder patches he took from the department for $95 apiece. Such misconduct, once secret under four decades of police confidentiality statutes, now must disclosed under a new transparency law targeting police ...
Tags: Crime, News, California, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Orange County, Smith, Berkeley, San Diego County, Public Safety, Cruz, Anaheim


Intel and Cray are building a $500 million ‘exascale’ supercomputer for Argonne National Lab

In a way, I have the equivalent of a supercomputer in my pocket. But in another, more important way, that pocket computer is a joke compared with real supercomputers — and Intel and Cray are putting together one of the biggest ever with a half-billion-dollar contract from the Department of Energy. It’s going to do exaflops! The “Aurora” program aims to put together an “exascale” computing system for Argonne National Laboratory by 2021. The “exa” is prefix indicating bigness, in this case 1 qu...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Government, China, Tech, Intel, Ibm, Supercomputers, Department Of Energy, Aurora, Cray, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne National Lab


Top 5 Buzzkills Keeping Cannabis Down And Out (And Emerging)

Unfortunately, most of these are here to stay thanks to the Department of Justice and the Controlled Substances Act.
Tags: Law, Government, Marijuana, Cannabis, Department Of Justice, Hilary Bricken


Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People

Donald Trump apparently belongs to the 71 percent of Americans who remain averse to the thought of riding in self-driving cars. It’s a position that appears to be incongruous with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s deregulation strategy. But there’s always a little room for someone’s personal preference to exist in tandem with public policy. At least, […] The post Trump’s No Fan of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Most Other People appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Donald Trump, Automotive Technology, Trump, Nhtsa, Avs, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, News Blog, Self-Driving Vehicles


United States Exercises Right To Remain Silent

The government takes premature, ill-considered steps to resist the ICC.
Tags: Law, Government, United States, International criminal court, International Law, Mike Pompeo


Swiggy, Zomato to respond to Uttarakhand’s food dept for serving meat in Haridwar’s restricted areas; our take

Swiggy and Zomato have been served with notices from the Uttarakhand Food Department’s Food Safety section for delivering meat/non-vegetarian food in some parts of the city where it is restricted, reports the Times of India. According to the report, these notices were served following unspecified... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Regulation, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, Swiggy, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Online Food Delivery, Swiggy Zomato, Uttarakhand Food Department 's Food Safety, Times of India According


Proposed Intermediary Liability Rules threat to privacy and free speech, global coalition tells MeitY

“We respectfully call on you to withdraw the draft amendments proposed to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules in December. As published, the draft amendments would erode digital security and undermine the exercise of human rights globally.” A global coalition of 31 civil... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Safe Harbor, Intermediary Liability, MeitY


ECI to talk to Google, FB, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok India heads about taking down offending content

The Election Commission of India (EC) has asked to meet with Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, ShareChat and TikTok’s India heads to talk about taking down content which violates its guidelines during the upcoming elections, reports the Indian Express. It is interesting that the EC has now... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Content, EC, Google Facebook Twitter, Content Moderation


Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has revealed he was a member of a notorious decades-old hacking group. The former congressman was a member of the Texas-based hacker group, the Cult of the Dead Cow, known for inspiring early hacktivism in the internet age and building exploits and hacks for Microsoft Windows. The group used the internet as a platform in the 1990s to protest real-world events, often to promote human rights and denouncing censorship. Among its many releases, the Cul...
Tags: Security, Startups, Texas, Microsoft, Government, White House, Articles, United States, Hacking, President, Computing, Hacker, Hacktivism, El Paso, Reuters, Rourke


Apple addresses Spotify’s claims, but not its demands

Two days after Spotify announced that it had filed a suit against Apple with the European Commission over anticompetitive practices, Apple today issued its own response of sorts. In a lengthy statement on its site called “Addressing Spotify’s Claims”, Apple walks through and dismantles some of the key parts of Spotify’s accusations about how the App Store works, covering app store approval times, Spotify’s actual cut on subscription revenues, and Spotify’s rise as a result of its presence ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Media, Government, Tech, Competition, Regulation, European Commission, Antitrust, App Store, Apple Music, US Copyright Royalty Board


Bipartisan bill proposes oversight for commercial facial recognition

On Thursday, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz and Missouri Senator Roy Blunt introduced a bill designed to offer legislative oversight for commercial applications of facial recognition technology. Known as the Commercial Facial Recognition Privacy Act, the bill would obligate companies to inform consumers about any use of facial recognition and proposes limiting companies from freely sharing facial recognition data with third parties without first obtaining explicit user consent. “Consumers are incre...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Congress, Government, Tech, Surveillance, Missouri, Hawaii, Facial Recognition, Hill, Brad Smith, Blunt, Roy Blunt, Schatz, Brian Schatz


Kamala Harris wants to quadruple the US Digital Service budget and bring it to states

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has already announced her presidential campaign, has introduced a bill that would double down on one of the rare successful tech upgrade programs in the government today: the U.S. Digital Service. Ultimately she wants this quietly effective program to go from federal to state and local level, and command a much larger $65 million yearly budget. If you haven’t heard of the USDS, don’t worry — it’s not exactly flashy. Founded under Obama’s tenure after the Heal...
Tags: Obama, Government, Senate, Tech, Healthcare, Medicare, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, USDS, U S Digital Service, U.S. Senate, US Digital Service


I’m Starting To Think George Conway Might Not Like Donald Trump

The Wachtell partner is ready for the 25th Amendment.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Wachtell, Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, George Conway


Seven arrested in Rajkot for playing PUBG: report

The police of Rajkot city in Gujarat has arrested and jailed seven people for playing PUBG, a mobile game which has been banned in several areas in Gujarat, including Rajkot, for being harmful to children. Those arrested, however, were not children but adults aged between 19-26 years. An unlawful... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Gaming, News, Internet, Government, India, Gujarat, PUBG, Section 144


UK asks competition watchdog to put adtech market review top of its to-do list

The UK government has written to the country’s competition authority to ask the watchdog to respond to concerns about the lack of transparency in the digital advertising market and carry out a formal market study “as soon as possible”. In a to the Competition and Markets Authority, chancellor Philip Hammond writes that the online ad sector “has been widely described as lacking transparency”. “A Market Study would provide greater understanding of the existence, nature and potential solutions to...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Advertising Tech, Government, Marketing, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Competition, United Kingdom, Philip Hammond, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma


Teens should be able to get vaccines without consent from parents, say NY lawmakers

Teens 14 and older should be able to get vaccinated on their own, says a new bill in New York.Lawmakers were inspired by Ethan Lindenberger, an Ohio teen who fought to take vaccines against his mom's wishes.Anti-vaccination attitudes have been blamed for recent measles outbreaks. None Should kids who are old enough be allowed to make their own vaccination decisions? Such is the proposal being considered in New York, where a new bill would allow teens over 14 to get some vaccines without having t...
Tags: Health, New York, Medicine, Congress, Government, Virus, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Innovation, Population, Disease, Ohio, Illness, Vaccines, Washington State, Abc News


Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ Bulk Data sharing policy allows it to sell Drivers License and Vehicle registration data

The Ministry of Road Transport (MoRTH) and Highways has released a Bulk Data Sharing Policy & Procedure in which it states who can buy bulk vehicle data of Registration Certificates (RCs) and Driving Licenses (DLs), what it can do with it and how much the data will cost. MoRTH says that it... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Data, Policy, Regulation, Transport, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Road Transport MoRTH