Amazon faces strikes in Germany on busy Prime Day

  • Amazon workers in Germany chose to strike on Amazon Prime Day, which is usually one of busiest days of the year for the company.
  • Strikes are set to take place in the German cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz.
  • Ver.di, the union behind the strikes, think Amazon workers deserve better pay, working conditions and more respect.



a man riding on the back of a truck: Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.


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Amazon vans line up at a distribution center to pick up packages for delivery on Amazon Prime Day, July 16, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

LONDON — Amazon workers are striking in Germany on Prime Day, which is usually one of busiest days of the year for the e-commerce giant.

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Warehouse workers in the German cities of Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz are due to take part in the strike, which is being organized by German labor union ver.di.

A spokesperson for

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Faces of Entrepreneurship: Jamilah Knight, Fly by Knight

Jamilah Knight

Jamilah Knight is a Brooklyn-based graphic and fashion designer and the founder of Fly by Knight, a lifestyle apparel and accessory brand celebrating Women of Color. Described by Buzzfeed as “epic sweatshirts and T-shirts inspired by pop culture icons and all things Blackness,” Jamilah appropriately named the brand after the acronym F.L.Y., for “First Love Yourself.” Raised in Kansas City, KS, Jamilah graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a State University of New York and divides her time between running this successful clothing brand and freelance graphic design projects for a variety of clients. 

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?
JK: Entrepreneurship means freedom to me. It’s the opportunity to be a creative problem solver and meet new challenges daily.

How did your company come to be?
JK: In 2015, I began showcasing my artwork on social media and received a lot

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Platform Calgary Innovation Centre Will Open With Familiar Faces in the Tech Startup Community

Platform Calgary Innovation Centre Will Open With Familiar Faces in the Tech Startup Community

Today, Platform Calgary is announcing the latest organizations to join as community members in the Platform Innovation Centre. Opening spring 2021, the Centre will offer entrepreneurs and startup companies support from a host of dynamic partners, many already active with Platform Calgary. This 50,000 sq. foot space will be a one-stop-shop for Calgary’s innovation ecosystem.

“The success of tech startups requires collaboration with peers from all corners of the innovation ecosystem,” says Dr. Terry Rock, President and CEO of Platform Calgary. “Platform Calgary is based on this principle and the Platform Innovation Centre will have it on day one with now 17 Program Partners and Members available to any startup that walks in the door. That is the key step toward seriously growing our tech sector to be an engine for new economic growth, job creation

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Exclusive: Google faces new antitrust case in India over abuse in smart TVs market – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O Google is facing a new antitrust case in India in which the U.S. tech giant is alleged to have abused its Android operating system’s position in the smart television market, a source and two lawyers involved in the case told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of a screen during a Google event in New Delhi, India September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The case is Google’s fourth major antitrust challenge in India, one of its key markets where it is currently facing public criticism from local startups for enforcing certain policies and company charges they contend hurt their growth.

It also comes as Google faces new antitrust challenges in the United States, and a potential antitrust probe in China that is set to look into how it allegedly uses its dominance of its Android mobile

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Exclusive: Google faces new antitrust case in India over abuse in smart TVs market

By Aditi Shah and Aditya Kalra

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google is facing a new antitrust case in India in which the U.S. tech giant is alleged to have abused its Android operating system’s position in the smart television market, a source and two lawyers involved in the case told Reuters.

The case is Google’s fourth major antitrust challenge in India, one of its key markets where it is currently facing public criticism from local startups for enforcing certain policies and company charges they contend hurt their growth.

It also comes as Google faces new antitrust challenges in the United States, and a potential antitrust probe in China that is set to look into how it allegedly uses its dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition. Google has denied any wrongdoing.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has since June been looking into allegations that

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Airbnb faces calls for stricter enforcement of rental rules in Ireland

View of Ha’penny bridge on bright sunny day in Dublin, Ireland.

Stricter enforcement on Airbnb and short-term lettings in the Republic of Ireland are needed to protect the housing and rental market. 

That’s according to housing activists and opposition politicians that believe regulations introduced last year need to be bolstered ahead of the difficult months and years ahead for the economy.

Last July, regulations around short-term rentals came into effect with a “one host, one home” model that is enforced by local planning authorities.

Eoin O’Broin, a member of parliament and housing spokesperson for Sinn Féin, the main opposition party, told CNBC that the regulations are sound but fall down when it comes to enforcement as the planning system is a “very slow and laborious process.”

For Airbnb hosts renting out a room in the home that they themselves live in, there was little change.

However, for people renting out

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Business leaders call for urgent reforms as global economy faces its ‘worst state in a century’

  • On Monday, business leaders under the Business Twenty group made 22 policy recommendations for the G-20 group.
  • Each recommendation fell into three key areas: empowering people, safeguarding the planet and shaping new frontiers.



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Top business leaders say the global economy is facing its worst crisis in a hundred years, and “downside risks remain elevated” unless urgent reforms are enacted during the G-20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia in November.

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“The global economy is in its worst state in a century,” warned Yousef Al-Benyan, chairman of Business Twenty (B20), a group made up of high-level CEOs from around the world. “The challenging opportunity is to build back better, with real urgency required from policymakers and business leaders,” he added.

Business Twenty is an engagement group that seeks to represent the voice of the global business community across all member states and economic sectors in

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Familiar faces and a few new ones dot Gartner’s ad-tech Magic Quadrant (NASDAQ:GOOG)

The third Gartner Magic Quadrant for advertising technology shows some predictable development arcs for the companies within – but also a few surprises.

Starting with the less surprising, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) and The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) are ensconced in the leaders quadrant, AdExchanger notes, as is MediaMath, a longtime participant in the demand-side platform space.

They’re joined there by new players, though, including Amobee as well as Beeswax, Centro, MediaOcean and Zeta Global.

Meanwhile, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is still only a “challenger” for now. (Gartner’s Magic Quadrant distinguishes “leaders” from “challengers” as the former have the best composite scores in two criteria: “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.”)

“Amazon appears to have the means, motive and opportunity to be an ad-tech leader,” says Gartner distinguished analyst Andrew Frank. “It’s a question of where the task of integrating their various assets into a seamless platform for advertisers falls on their priority

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Kansas State faces Texas Tech after upset win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma

Kansas State went from a season-opening letdown against Arkansas State — at home, no less — to a dramatic, come-from-behind road win over No. 3 Oklahoma.

Good luck figuring out which Wildcats are going to show up this weekend.

After experiencing the highest of highs and lowest of lows, coach Chris Klieman’s bunch will return home to face Texas Tech on Saturday trying to establish an even keel. And with the Wildcats (1-1) suddenly in the thick for the Big 12 title race thanks to their win over the Sooners, they understand they can’t afford a whiff against the Red Raiders.

“It has to be sustained,” Klieman said. “We need to do this for the long haul; that’s the challenge we made to our guys. We didn’t play well in Week 1 and you lose. We played well and played hard in Week 2 and had an opportunity to win.

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Faces of Entrepreneurship: Rayan Garg, Elevate the Future

Rayan Garg

Rayan Garg, a student at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA, is already an accomplished entrepreneur. In addition to having competed in every single business competition available to high school students and placing as a finalist or semifinalist in all of them, he co-founded and is currently running an educational 501(3) nonprofit, Elevate the Future. Having impacted over 3,600 students and dozens of small businesses since launching, Elevate the Future increases access to business and computer science education to K-8 students through classes, summits and various initiatives across 40+ chapters around the world. Outside of Elevate the Future, Rayan is also the COO at Spark Teen, a nonprofit building the first accelerator for high schoolers along with a national set of entrepreneurship clubs.

What does “entrepreneurship” mean to you?
RG: To me, entrepreneurship means being able to make a difference without having to worry about failing. It means

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