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Resale is thriving in the pandemic

August 10th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Since the pandemic began, the fashion industry has taken a hit. Retail giants have filed for bankruptcy, independent brands have closed, and brick-and-mortar stores, if they haven’t shut their doors, are still financially recovering from the months they were forced to stay closed during the lockdown. One of the few areas that has seen growth […]

LinkedIn says these are the world’s 10 most in-demand jobs that don’t need a degree

August 9th, 2020 at 4:54 am » Comments Off

  The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on the global jobs market, according to data compiled by LinkedIn, with the economic crisis forcing businesses to cut jobs and slow hiring in most areas. A report from the United Nations’ International Labour Organization has estimated that the number of working hours lost in the […]

New global data reveal education technology’s impact on learning

August 3rd, 2020 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

The use of technology in education has become a lifeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students return to the classroom, school systems must carefully consider the longer-term role of technology. The promise of technology in the classroom is great: enabling personalized, mastery-based learning; saving teacher time; and equipping students with the digital skills they will […]

Why College is never coming back

August 1st, 2020 at 10:53 am » Comments Off

 Here’s some great news: one of America’s most broken industries is finally being exposed as a sham. And make no mistake, the end of college as we know it is a great thing. It’s great for families, who’ll save money and take on less debt putting kids through school. It’s great for kids, who’ll no […]

Touchless transit payments increased 187% since April: Visa

July 29th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

  Visa released new data on Thursday that found contactless transactions for transit fares increased 187% through the end of June, up from an all-time global low in April. The company now works with more than 500 cities globally to implement or expand contactless payment solutions. To further engage in this trend, Visa announced a […]

How COVID-19 ended the Information Era and ushered in the Age of Insight

July 28th, 2020 at 8:35 am » Comments Off

Tech companies will play a crucial role in making the next wave of progress a reality. The COVID-19 crisis was the catalyst for rapid change and brought with it the opportunity to accelerate towards a brighter future; A new era that is defined by insights and discoveries that benefit all of society has arrived; Technology […]

DoorDash inks deal with Walgreens to provide over-the-counter medicine and snack deliveries

July 26th, 2020 at 1:54 pm » Comments Off

Walgreens signed a similar deal with Postmates in April DoorDash announced that it’s introducing on-demand delivery services from Walgreens to provide “everyday essentials” to your doorstep. Customers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver can now order over 2,300 items from the pharmacy chain, including over-the-counter medication, groceries, snacks, and beauty products. DoorDash and Walgreens did not […]

57% of employees second-guessing careers during COVID-19 pandemic

July 11th, 2020 at 12:05 am » Comments Off

Many workers said they are more motivated to be employed at a company that values its staff during unpredictable times, Robert Half found. More than half (57%) of workers said they have experienced a change in their sentiments toward work during the coronavirus pandemic, data from Robert Half found. During such unpredictable times, some 60% […]

Resale market expected to be valued at $64 billion in 5 years, as used clothing takes over closets

July 8th, 2020 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

A ThredUp warehouse. KEY POINTS The secondhand apparel market is valued at about $28 billion today and is forecast to reach $64 billion within the five years, according to a new report by ThredUp and GlobalData Retail. “Resale is here to stay,” said ThredUp co-founder and CEO James Reinhart. “The next question is who wins […]

The future of commerce belongs to the frictionless

July 8th, 2020 at 3:08 pm » Comments Off

Striving for a frictionless experience for your customers, employees, suppliers, or other stakeholders isn’t just something that the digital era has enabled you to do. At this point, it’s a requirement.  The businesses that will survive after the pandemic are the ones who give us back our time. FOR A MINUTE there, at the start […]

The beer barometer and the reopening of America

July 7th, 2020 at 11:40 am » Comments Off

Microbrews are providing us with macro clues about the state of the U.S. economy — and how confident Americans actually feel about reopening amid the pandemic. The big picture: The national trend shows that more watering holes are opening up, with 85% of locations open and pouring beer last weekend. And if the bars are […]

18 freelance sites to find your next gig

June 26th, 2020 at 10:13 am » Comments Off

Not all job boards are created equal, but some are capable of getting you where you want to go. Consider this: Freelancers are expected to become the U.S. workforce majority in the near future. That means we can expect to see more and more freelancing job boards appear. That’s not to say we need them. […]

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