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GameStop surges 28% after co-founder of Chewy.com pitches plan to turn it into Amazon rival, report says

The GameStop store sign is seen at its shop in Westminster
  • GameStop surged 28% on Tuesday after a report from Bloomberg detailed a yet-to-be-revealed investment plan for the retailer to expand into ecommerce and rival Amazon.
  • Ryan Cohen, a co-founder of pet supplies ecommerce company Chewy.com, has acquired a near 10% stake in the video-game retailer and is holding talks with the board and several directors, according to Bloomberg.
  • Cohen’s plan is for GameStop to begin selling and quickly shipping “a wide range of merchandise” to its customers, inline with one of Amazon’s core strength.
  • Cohen is willing “to become more involved” in GameStop in order to “produce the best results for all shareholders,” according to a regulatory filing.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

GameStop surged on Tuesday after a report from Bloomberg detailed an investor’s yet to be seen plan to turn the video-game retailer into

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Golf surges, takes advantage of coronavirus-forced outdoor activity

Ken Willis
 
| The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Ryan Meyers isn’t comfortable expressing his family’s good summertime fortune, but the numbers don’t lie.

The bulk of summer (June through August) brought an 8% year-over-year increase in rounds played at the Meyers family’s Riviera Country Club in Ormond Beach. A 13.5% increase in cart use, 13% increase in non-member play, and a 10% jump in practice-range revenue.

“I hate to say it, but it really has been beneficial to us,” he says of the unusual circumstances that had golf perceived as one of the few safe recreational activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Florida’s golf courses were never forced to shut down, though some did. Restrictions were put in place to lower the chances of viral spread — one person to a freshly sanitized cart, no on-course water coolers, no “19th hole” gatherings, etc.

“It sounds awful to say when other businesses have

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Robinson College of Business Graduate Enrollment Surges 78 Percent; Incoming Class is Largest, Most Diverse in its History

The incoming fall 2020 graduate school class is the largest and most diverse ever to enroll in the history of the Robinson College of Business.
The incoming fall 2020 graduate school class is the largest and most diverse ever to enroll in the history of the Robinson College of Business.
The incoming fall 2020 graduate school class is the largest and most diverse ever to enroll in the history of the Robinson College of Business.
Students in select graduate programs at the Robinson College of Business take courses through Robinson Anywhere which features HD video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room, and technology that generates augmented reality and virtual reality experiences such as student polling and virtual breakout rooms. Robinson is the first school in the South and the third in the U.S. with a classroom incorporating the technology.
Students in select graduate programs at the Robinson College of Business take courses through Robinson Anywhere which features HD video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room, and technology that generates augmented reality and virtual reality experiences such as student polling and virtual breakout rooms. Robinson is the first school in the South and the third in the U.S. with a classroom incorporating the technology.
Students in select graduate programs at the Robinson College of Business take courses through Robinson Anywhere which features HD video screens, HD robotic cameras that follow instructors around the room, and technology
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AVANT Communications’ Business Surges Globally with 8×8; Named an 8×8 Open Channel Program Platinum Partner

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT), a leading integrated cloud communications platform, today announced that AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making and the premier distributor for next generation technology, has been named as an 8×8 Open Channel Program Platinum Partner. This recognition highlights AVANT’s commitment and success in delivering the 8×8 Open Communications Platform™, which uniquely combines cloud voice, team chat, video meetings and contact center in a single solution, through its global network of Trusted Advisors.

“We are very excited to have attained the Platinum tier in the 8×8 Open Channel Program, which was only made possible through the performance of our exceptional Trusted Advisor community,” said AVANT President Drew Lydecker. “During this time of accelerated demand and adoption of enterprise cloud communications solutions, 8×8’s proven track record providing a reliable global infrastructure, top-of-the-line functionality and business integration capabilities is a key differentiator. Together we are empowering the growth

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Robinson College of Business Graduate Enrollment Surges 78 PercentIncoming Class is Largest, Most Diverse in its History – Georgia State University News

ATLANTA—The incoming class of graduate students at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is the largest and most diverse group ever to enroll in its advanced-level programs.

Robinson welcomed 862 new graduate students this fall, a 78 percent increase over 2019’s incoming class of 484 students. They are enrolled in 14 degree programs, including the MBA and Executive MBA, a dual-degree MBA/Master of Health Administration, 10 master of science (M.S.) programs and the Executive Doctor of Business Administration.

The class is striking in terms of diversity.

  • More than half (51.4 percent) of U.S. students identify as racial or ethnic minorities described by the Graduate Management Admission Council as underrepresented in graduate business education. Of that number, 39.7 percent are Black or African American, 6.9 percent are Hispanic, 4.7 percent are multiracial and 0.1 percent are American Indian, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian.
  • More than half (55 percent)
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