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How consumers can avoid fraud amid big sales week for Amazon, Walmart

  • With e-commerce surging during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day and the 2020 holiday season may be the perfect hunting ground for online fraudsters.
  • Business Insider spoke with Amazon’s former Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot, who now serves as the chief financial officer of online security firm Forter. 
  • “Good online hygiene means paying attention and being alert,” Barfoot said. 
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It’s a potential nightmare for anyone who’s ever shopped online: checking your bank account or credit card statement to find that a cybercriminal has stolen your identity and run up a huge bill.

During Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sales event and the upcoming 2020 holiday season, that’s a scenario that could become reality for more shoppers than ever before. Former Amazon Director of Corporate Development Aaron Barfoot — who now serves as chief financial officer for online fraud prevention firm Forter — said that

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Project Big Picture: Premier League owner claims only six clubs back proposals | Football News

A Premier League club owner has told Sky Sports News only six top-flight teams are in favour of Project Big Picture proposals, ahead of a shareholder meeting on Wednesday.

All 20 Premier League clubs will be involved in a virtual meeting to discuss the proposals at 11am.

“We are 100 per cent against the plans,” he said. “If there was a vote now I would be surprised if more than six supported it. I can guarantee you the majority of club owners are against it.

“Who knows, somebody might be able to come up with a compromise but there is no way we could support what’s on the table now.”



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Sky Sports News’ Rebecca Williams explains how Premier League and EFL clubs have reacted to the proposals within Project Big Picture

The proposals would give special status and preferred votes to the so-called big six clubs – Manchester United,

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Vodafone Idea taps IBM for big data management

Vodafone Idea selected IBM Services to manage its big data platform, seeking to streamline its analytics capabilities and reduce costs by using open source technologies.

In an expansion of an existing partnership, IBM explained it is leading the implementation, system integration and management of the platform on an open source Hadoop framework, to enable Vodafone Idea to more effectively optimise and analyse data points from more than 200 systems across the company.

IBM said the deal builds on its work to advance the Indian operator’s hybrid cloud transformation using open technologies.

Vishant Vora, Vodafone Idea’s CTO, said: “The open source approach has helped us in modernising infrastructure and network experience, helping our people and partners in quicker business decision making. The power of data will help transform our cloud and AI journey in the future.”

IBM India and South Asia MD Sandip Patel added the “data platform is helping Vodafone

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Earned Media Opportunities Gained Through Press Release Distribution Yield Big Value for CEOs and Business Leaders

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SARASOTA, Fla. – October 13, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

PressRelease.com is helping CEOs and business leaders acquire new earned media opportunities that can help grow web traffic, search ranking, and overall sales via simple and cost-effective wire distribution. Through smart press release distribution, utilizing the right message at the right time for precise targeting, a number of PressRelease.com customers have already gained earned media opportunities which are a valuable resource for becoming recognized within a particular industry.

“Earned media has always been a valuable resource, but has since grown in importance since businesses have been so heavily impacted by COVID-19,” says Erik Rohrmann, COO at PressRelease.com. “Getting earned media mentions goes a long way towards building a reputation, an online audience, as well as recognition from influential media professionals;

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McConnell says Senate GOP will vote on targeted relief, but Trump calls for big stimulus plan

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Senate Republicans would vote on “targeted relief” with a focus on small business aid later this month.
  • “Our first order of business will be voting again on targeted relief for American workers, including new funding for the PPP,” McConnell said in a statement.
  • The statement carried few specifics and it was unclear whether the proposal would contain federal unemployment benefits or $1,200 direct payments for taxpayers.
  • Trump is increasing his calls for another large stimulus package ahead of the election, and it may put the president and Senate Republicans on a collision course.
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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday the Senate will vote on a “targeted relief” plan for people with an emphasis on small business aid shortly after they reconvene later this month. But that may put Senate Republicans on a collision course with President

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Vodafone Idea inks pact with IBM to implement a big data platform

Telecom major Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) on Tuesday announced that it has selected IBM Services to help it embrace open source at scale across the enterprise by implementing the big data platform on open source Hadoop framework.

The IBM big data platform helps businesses address the “full spectrum” of big data business challenges.

BM Services implements data transformation with open technologies to propel Vodafone Idea’s hybrid cloud strategy.

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Vodafone Idea has a need for large scale data transformation with a focus on architecture modernisation, open-source adoption and using predictive analytics for data modernisation.

By partnering on this implementation, IBM is helping VIL transform the way data is optimised and delivered to partners, employees and internal systems.

Fragmented, siloed data can now be streamlined for seamless data availability, the tech giant said.

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VIL will also be able to combine insights from the Big Data Platform and better leverage cloud
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Insiders at big consulting firms like PwC and KPMG reveal how they’re adapting to the pandemic

Leading consultancies are uncertain about what the future of the industry will look like. Here’s how business travel, remote work, and client relationships have changed at firms like KPMG, PwC, and Boston Consulting Group.



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This week we have insights from Shark Tank’s Daymond John, how to invest in real estate if you’re low on money, how a 16-year-old started a successful trading card business, and more. 

I started my own sports agency when I was 22 and now represent 8 top WNBA stars — including the legendary Lisa Leslie. Here’s how I landed major clients and built my business.



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Allison Galer launched her sports agency, Disrupt the Game, at the age of 22. Today she represents eight WNBA stars — including legend Lisa Leslie.

Here’s how she did it.

A LinkedIn executive’s 3-step

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44% of Americans Plan to Apply for Store Credit Card This Holiday Season; Big Jump From 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A lot more Americans say they’re likely to apply for a store credit card this holiday season than did in either of the previous two years, according to a new report from CompareCards by LendingTree.

That’s despite the fact that more than half (56%) of people who say they’ve had a store credit card say they’ve regretted getting one.

Full report: https://www.comparecards.com/blog/2020-store-card-report/ 

Key findings:

  • Big jump in interest in store cards: 44% of Americans say they’re at least somewhat likely to apply for a store card during the holiday shopping season. That’s up from 32% in 2019 and 24% in 2018.
  • Store card APRs fall: The average APR for a new store credit card is 24.24%, down from 25.41% in 2019, thanks largely to Federal Reserve interest rate cuts.
  • More regrets: More than half (56%) of those who have had a
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Project Big Picture Q&A: what are the proposals and what happens next? | Football

What does Project Big Picture propose?

One part of the plan would see £250m shared from the Premier League to the three tiers of the English Football League below it. This would match a sum requested by the chair of the EFL, Rick Parry, who has warned that clubs could go to the wall without a bailout. Parry is one of the driving forces behind the proposals, alongside the Liverpool owner, John W Henry, and the Manchester United chairman, Joel Glazer.

There is much more to Project Big Picture than a bailout, however. The plan proposes a new way of distributing the all-important TV revenues the globally popular Premier League has been able to generate. In future, the EFL would sell its broadcast rights alongside those of the top flight and would take 25% of the proceeds. This would put the lower leagues, so the plan argues, on a stronger,

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There Will Be Blood. This Week U.S. Airlines Will Begin Reporting How Big Their Third Quarter Losses Were

The butcher’s bill will be revealed by U.S. airlines Tuesday when Delta leads off the (now euphemistically named) third quarter “earnings” report season. And the only question is not whether, but by how much will the third quarter rank as the single worst in industry history?

Based on analysts’ current consensus estimates the Big Four U.S. carriers – Delta, American, United and Southwest – are expected to lose almost $8.5 billion combined in the quarter on a pre-tax operating basis. Throw in proportionately similar, albeit much smaller losses from the rest of America’s airlines, plus taxes, write-offs and other below-the line losses

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