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Netiquette And Networking: Professionalism As A Virtual Worker

Generating ideas…Young and charming businessman is thinking about business while sitting on the sofa in his modern officeGETTY No dress code. No conference rooms. No commutes. Sounds liberating, right? Working remotely grants professionals unprecedented freedom from traditional corporate restraints, and the ever-rising popularity of virtual jobs is proving that professionals around the world are ready to trade in

Activist funds turn attention to banks as new merger wave sets up

Activist investors are turning their attention to the U.S. banking industry, which many see as ripe for a new merger wave as lenders struggle to distinguish themselves amid intensifying competition. Funds from veteran Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct to first-time agitators like Dallas-based Blue Lion Capital have been turning up the heat on banks over the past

Boohoo remains in fashion as sales surge

Sales at Boohoo grew strongly in the last four months of 2018, in another sign that people are choosing online shopping over the High Street. The online fashion retailer, which also owns the PrettyLittleThing and Nastygal fashion labels, saw revenues in the four-month period jump 44% to £328.2m. It revised its revenue growth forecast for

Pessimism clouds UK banking as demand for services drops

Dark clouds gather across the City of London. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images British banks have suffered their first drop in demand for five years as Brexituncertainty, regulation and market volatility took their toll. The latest CBI/PwC Financial Services Survey showed the financial services sector had a difficult end to 2018, with just 24% of firms

Moving Beyond Social Media Towards News As “Big Data” In The Cloud Era

When we talk today about using “big data” to understand human society, we typically mean using “social media” data. In the social sciences “big data” and “social media” have become increasingly interchangeable due to the widespread availability of large social media datasets and their machine-friendly distribution firehoses and archives. Yet, accessible social media reflects only