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(Note: Unfortunately, e-mail and RSS don’t support advanced layouts and features. If the graphics in this article look strange, you may want to read the article in your web browser.) While product descriptions may not often get as much attention or resources as product images, videos, “360-View” features, or user reviews, they are a crucial...
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After a six-month-long inquiry, the government on Wednesday released a report on the impact of global internet competition on Australian businesses. The Innovation, Industry, Science and Resources Committee, which prepared the report, recommended the government set up a digital grants program for small businesses to help them take advantage of opportunities, such as online retail....
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An ACCC inquiry has taken on new significance following the revelation of Cambridge Analytica’s use of millions of Facebook users’ personal data to target advertisements in the 2016 US presidential election. Weeks before the UK Observer published the account of a former Cambridge Analytica employee, whistleblower Christopher Wylie, the consumer watchdog released an issues paper outlining its investigation into the competitive aspects...
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Couples rejoice! The necessity of frustrating allen key experiences when constructing Ikea furniture will soon be a thing of the past. Swedish flat-pack giant Ikea has inked a deal with task-outsourcing marketplace Airtasker that will facilitate enabling its customers to pay someone to visit their home and construct their furniture for them. The move follows...
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The future of embattled surfwear chain Surfstitch is set to be determined in three weeks’ time, according to a statement released today by the company’s administrators, John Park, Quentin Olde and Joseph Hansell of FTI Consulting. The statement announced a second meeting of creditors will take place in Sydney on 4 April in order to determine the future of...
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  An Alibaba affiliate has invested US$21 million in online fashion rental service Rent the Runway. Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman says that over time the company has built a great relationship with the team at Blue Pool Capital, an asset-management firm established by Alibaba founders Jack Ma and Joe Tsai. The funding values...
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Insight on implementing the ASK Method for your marketing efforts Jamie McKean, an online marketing expert based in New Zealand recently joined our Leverage webinar to share how he has studied and implemented the ASK method for his — and for his clients — business. This post is based on insights we learned from Jamie during the hour-long session....
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Deakin University has today launched a program aimed closing the gender gap in Australia’s multi-billion dollar supply chain industry, asserting fresh talent is needed for growth in meeting an increasingly automated future. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, Deakin are looking to address a workplace gender gap it says exists in some supply chain companies, where less than one...
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Mens formalwear retailer Institchu has opened a new concept showroom in Sydney aimed squarely at its fast-growing wedding business. The online-driven business, which has other showrooms and minishowrooms in Australia, New Zealand and New York, has opened its latest venture on Clarence Street, dedicated to fitting grooms and groomsmen for weddings. “The new Clarence Street...
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“You get what you celebrate.”  – Frank Blake Frank Blake (@frankblake) served as chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 to May 2014, and then as chairman through January of 2015. He previously served as deputy secretary for the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in a wide variety...
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