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One of the few remaining universal truths is that healthcare costs are too high. Insurance companies are bucking under the pressure from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and they are willing to try almost anything if it means reducing costs.
Funds aplenty: Singapore’s two big government investors bought US$1bil (RM4bil) worth of Alibaba Group shares. Reuters FRANKFURT/SINGAPORE: A succession of funding deals by deep-pocketed sovereign wealth funds have thrown a life preserver to some of the worlds biggest private tech firms whose high valuations have come under scrutiny in the past year.
Reddit is launching a new way to make money. Starting on June 3, thesite is going to use a popular strategy called affiliate linking to get a small cut of purchases that happen after a person clicks through to an online store from Reddit.
Popular ad blocker Adblock Plus has partnered with online donation startup Flattr, created by the founder of The Pirate Bay, to launch a new tool that will let users pay the online publishers and content creators they visit the most. On sign-up withFlattr Plus, users select how much they want to spend a month with no minimum fee at launch.
The Obama administration on Monday unveiled new labels for broadband and mobile Internet service, aimed at helping the nations web users make price and service comparisons. The labels from the US Federal Communications Commission are similar to federally required nutrition labels on nearly all US foods or information on credit card billing statements and will include disclosures of all fees and add-on charges and service speed and reliability.
The weather, Amazon and the sluggish economy were all cited as reasons for this season’s weak retail earnings. However, another, less-talked about threat is hovering over the beleaguered sector: So-called resale sites.
WhenDropbox transferred most of its data away from Amazon Web Servicesearlier this year,itpartnered with HP Enterprise tobuild out its data centers, the two companies revealed at a conference on Tuesday according to the Wall Street Journal. HPE provided custom hardwarefor thenew data centers, which will theoretically help the cloud storage app cutcosts compared to renting space from AWS.
The transaction volume for bitcoin is predicted to more than triple this year, helped by the prospects of a Donald Trump presidency, according to a market study released this week. The price of the digital currency could climb in the event of Trump winning the U.S. presidential election, which some market commentators expect to lead to market turmoil.
As industry moves beyond the virtual machine (VM) consolidation paradigm, several types of containers have become prominent. Two flavors in particular currently enjoy the lions share of deployments on the Linux operating system: Docker and LXC.
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Alibaba plans five-day ‘farmer’s festival’ to drive e-commerce in Chinese hinterlands over Lunar New Year
Alibaba Group, which pioneered the Singles Day retail event in China that falls on November 11, is poised to make an all-out assault on the mainlands largely untapped rural e-commerce market, with the launch of a five-day Lunar New Year online shopping festival from Sunday. The worlds largest e-commerce services provider has mobilised affiliate Cainiao Logistics to bolster its last-mile delivery network in more than 270 counties and about 13,000 villages to support the new festival, an Alibaba spokeswoman said.