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Google: These Shopping Behaviors Will Shape the Holidays

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Google: These Shopping Behaviors Will Shape the Holidays

Retailers consumed with survival might find it hard to plan ahead for the holidays as they normally would this time of year. But there’s a strong argument that it matters now more than ever.

That’s one of the key takeaways from Google’s latest retail advice, published Thursday via a blog post. The other is that a few “overarching consumer behaviors” are poised to shape this all-important retail season.

Understanding the consumer mind-set always matters, but as the coronavirus pandemic shifts what people value and prioritize on a massive scale, it has become mission-critical. And holiday 2020 looks like it will be unlike any other.

Fundamentally, the pandemic has simply birthed more first-time online shoppers, according to Carrie Tharp, vice president of retail and consumer solutions at Google Cloud.

“We saw the abandonment of long-established buying habits as home-bound customers began to experiment with new approaches to purchasing everyday items,” Tharp wrote. According to a Google/Ipsos March shopping survey, as many as one in four shoppers hit the Internet during lockdown to “purchase something they would normally buy in-store.”

Of course, groceries account for some of that momentum — people can put off a new summer wardrobe, but they can’t hold off on food. But that and other shopping have made more people comfortable using online services. According to another Google/Ipsos survey, 53 percent of shoppers reported trying a new shopping service for the first time.

Google also noted rising demand for contactless shopping. People are checking product stock online before visiting stores, and they’re flocking to curbside pickup. In March, searches for “curbside pickup” jumped 100 percent — even more than “home delivery,” which grew 70 percent. And more than half of survey respondents believe curbside pickup is here to stay, even after stores fully reopen.

Satisfying consumer expectations is important, simply because there may be fewer shopping dollars to go around.

Sharp described consumers as “more value-conscious than ever before.” Citing a July McKinsey study, she pointed out that most consumers across 45 countries said they expected COVID-19’s impact on their finances and habits to go on for more than two months.

“In the United States, almost a third of consumers are already switching to less expensive products to save money…. Retailers that are successful this holiday season will have a strong, targeted strategy for reaching consumers with the products that are most relevant to them, at the right price,” she wrote.

Naturally, the tech company wants retailers in need of help to turn to Google Cloud tools, such as its new Recommendations AI tool, which uses artificial intelligence to drive personalized product recommendations, along with tips, sessions and guides.

Whatever systems retailers choose, planning ahead is crucial. This year, the likes of Walmart and Target seem to be rethinking their approach to the holidays, starting with the decision to back off of early, pre-Black Friday sales. Meanwhile, Macy’s plans to point more of its holiday marketing to its online business.

The circumstances may not be easy, but the earlier decision-makers prepare their operations, the better.

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    It is Wednesday, August 12th, 2020, time for another weekly episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT. We are live at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville Florida. We have Jim Ross, Taz and Tony Schiavone, another week without Excalibur. TAG TEAM MATCH(#4) The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. (#3) The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson) INCOMINGGGG 👀


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Epic Games files law suit against Apple & Google

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Epic Games has sued both the major player in smartphone OS market Apple and Google for taking down Fortnite from their respective app stores.

Epic Games has sued both the major player in smartphone OS market Apple and Google for taking down Fortnite from their respective app stores on Thursday i.e. 13th August. This gave rise to the dispute between the companies that has been brewing over the recent weeks.

According to Apple App Store policy, states that apps must offer billing through Apple and pay them 30% of revenue.

Where as Epic Games began to offer customers a way to directly buy items for Fortnite on this Thursday so as they could circumvent the fees. And just hours later, Apple took action by pulling the app off their App Store and Google did the same soon after.

Epic Games told their customers on Thursday that they would begin offering a direct purchase plan for items in Fortnite and rather than paying fees to Apple and Google, they would pass on the savings to their customers. Epic Games offered discounts of approximately 20% through its service. 

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Wayfair delivery jobs

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Pre-Market Stocks Roundup: Facebook, (NASDAQ:FB), Alcoa, (NYSE:AA), ARM Holdings …

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On Monday, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)s shares inclined 1.31% to $103.31.

Sharing isn’t what it used to be on Facebook, according to WSJ.

Surveys show users post less often on the social network, which relies on users for an overwhelming majority of its content. In the third quarter, market researcher GlobalWebIndex said 34% of Facebook users updated their status, and 37% shared their own photos, down from 50% and 59%, respectively, in the same period a year earlier.

Facebook users still visit the network often. Some 65% of Facebook’s 1.49 billion monthly users visited the site daily as of June. But these days, they are more likely to lurk or “like” and less likely to post a note or a picture. WSJ Reports

Facebook, Inc. is a social networking company. The Company is engaged in developing products that enables users to connect and share through mobile devices and personal computers.

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA)s shares inclined 2.74% to $9.18.

The days of aluminum smelting, for years a leading multi-billion-dollar industry for Washington state, are coming to an end, according to Business Journals.

On Monday, Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) declared it will idle the smelting lines of its plants in Wenatchee and Ferndale, the last two operating aluminum smelters in the state.

The cuts are a response to falling prices of aluminum – partly driven by Chinese competition – that have made some plants no longer competitive. When the cuts to the two Washington plants and others are accomplished, Alcoa will have cut 45 percent of its total aluminum smelting capacity since 2007. Business Journals Reports

Alcoa Inc. (Alcoa) is engaged in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing. The Company operates in four segments: Alumina, Primary Metals, Global Rolled Products, and Engineered Products and Solutions.

At the end of Monday’s trade, ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH)s shares surged 0.99% to $47.90.

ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (ARMH) is currently valued at $22.03 billion. The company has 1.41 billion shares outstanding and 31.60% shares of the company were owned by institutional investors. The company has -15.73 value in price to sale ratio while price to book ratio was recorded as -8.60. The company exchanged hands with 783,812 shares as compared to its average daily volume of 2.30 million shares. It beta stands at 1.36.

ARM Holdings plc (ARM) is a United Kingdom-based company engaged in designing of microprocessors, physical intellectual property (IP) and related technology and software, and sale of development tools.

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NBA Playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic Round 1 series preview

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NBA Playoffs: Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic Round 1 series preview

The Milwaukee Bucks have been the best team in the Eastern Conference all season long and come into the playoffs with some momentum and will look to build upon that against the Orlando Magic.

Everyone knows who the Bucks boast – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledose. Antetokounmpo is likely to be the MVP of the league and after averaging 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists, he is likely to give the Magic a ton of trouble in the first round.

Milwaukee will look to get to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. They made the Eastern Conference finals last year only to lose to the eventual champion Toronto Raptors. Anything short of that would be a disappointment.

For Orlando, it’s the second time making the playoffs under Steve Clifford. And for the second time, they get the short straw facing the Bucks.

The Magic have solid players but it’s going to be tough. Nikola Vucevic, Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier are good players and will bring the scoring for Orlando but it likely won’t be enough to knock off the Bucks.

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Game 3: Aug. 22

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Game 4: Aug. 24

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Kyle Shanahan “pumped” 49ers got George Kittle deal done

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49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has made tight end George Kittle a focal point of his offense, so his reaction to the news that Kittle won’t be going anywhere for a long time was predictable.

Kittle signed a five-year, $75 million extension with the Niners on Thursday to become the highest-paid tight end in football. Kittle’s heading into his fourth season and there was time to get a deal done, but Shanahan said Kittle is the kind of player who “makes you want to get that stuff done when you might not actually have to right now.”

“He’s earned it,” Shanahan said on KNBR, via NBCSportsBayArea.com. “He does everything the right way. It starts with how talented and good you play on Sunday, which he does better than any tight end in the league. But after that. The way the guy takes care of himself. The way he works year-round to put his body in a position to stay healthy with the way he plays. It makes you believe in the guy. It makes you believe in not what he has done but what he’s going to do. When you have a guy like that, it makes it a lot easier for the owner to commit to him like that. We were just pumped to get it done because it’s something we all were dying to get something like that done with a player like George, and thankfully we did.”

Kittle’s deal raised the bar for tight ends, which is something that will make him a popular player with others who play the position. Based on Shanahan’s response, it probably won’t make him as popular as he already is around the 49ers.

Kyle Shanahan “pumped” 49ers got George Kittle deal done originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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Rockies Insider: How two years of trial-and-error in Double-A paved Ryan Castellani's road to the big leagues

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In the road to the big leagues, Double-A is often a make-or-break level. So, as a highly-touted prospect, it’s never ideal to repeat a season there, especially if the second season is worse than the first.

But that’s what Rockies right-hander Ryan Castellani did in 2017 and ’18 in Hartford, posting respective ERAs of 4.81 and 5.49, en route to his eventual major league debut last weekend in Seattle. As Castellani prepares for his first career home start Friday against the Rangers, he said he wouldn’t be where he’s at now without those struggles.

“That whole (2018) season was a lot of downs, with some ups, and it was difficult to get through,” Castellani said. “But that adversity has helped me so much and I learned so much because there was so much trial-and-error that season. Now, I’m a better pitcher for it.

“There were so many days, and starts, where I was wondering, ‘Does this grip work? Does this pitch work? Who am I and what am I trying to do here?’… It helped me discover who I am as a pitcher. I lost myself a little bit, which helped me find myself.”

Castellani tossed four scoreless innings in his debut. It’s the latest uptick in stock for Colorado’s top starting pitching prospect (if you count Peter Lambert as having graduated from the system) after Castellani was limited to 10 starts in Triple-A Albuquerque last year due to bone fragments in his elbow. He had those fragments cleared via surgery, bounced back with a strong performance in the Arizona Fall League, and then was the Rockies’ next man up when Lambert ended up sidelined for the year from Tommy John surgery and No. 5 starter Chi Chi Gonzalez landed on the injured list with biceps tendonitis.

“Surgery last year was tough, but there were still a lot of positives to getting my elbow cleaned up and getting that taken care of,” Castellani said. “I was 100 percent last fall.”

The 24-year-old right-hander was originally drafted in the second round (No. 48 overall) of the 2014 draft out of Brophy College Prep in Arizona. He spent six years in the minors, posting a 4.80 career ERA in 126 starts, and was in Colorado’s satellite camp this season before getting called up.

Castellani’s repertoire includes a mid-90s fastball as well as a changeup and a slurve.

— Kyle Newman, The Denver Post


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Nuggets' history against the Jazz in the NBA playoffs

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Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets wins the tip-off over Utah Jazz during double overtime at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on Aug. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

It’s official: The Nuggets are taking on the Jazz in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Interstate 70 rivals will be meeting for the fifth time in the postseason and the first since 2010. Here’s a look at what happened in those previous series:

1983-84 playoffs: First round — No. 2 Jazz 3, No. 7 Nuggets 2

The Nuggets entered as the No. 7 seed against the Midwest Division winning Jazz. After Utah took Game 1, Denver battled back to take Games 2 and 3. But Adrian Dantley wouldn’t let the Nuggets seal the upset, averaging 31.0 points over the series to lift the Jazz to victory. Denver had three players average at least 20 points during the series — Alex English (29.0), Dan Issel (27.4) and Kiki Vandeweghe (25.4).

1984-85 playoffs: Second round — No. 2 Nuggets 4, No. 6 Jazz 1

After upsetting the No. 3 seeded Rockets in the first round, the Jazz had a rematch with Denver, this time with their roles reversed. The Nuggets won the Midwest Division with the second-best record in the West. Led by Alex English’s 30.6 point in the series, the Nuggets exacted revenge on the previous season’s defeat. The only blemish Denver had in the series was a 131-123 loss in Game 3 in Salt Lake City.

1993-94 playoffs: Second round — No. 5 Jazz 4, No. 8 Nuggets 3

Fresh off of beating the Supersonics in the first No. 8 upset of a No. 1 seed in NBA history, Denver quickly fell behind 0-3 in its second-round series with Utah. With their backs to the wall, the Nuggets — behind Reggie Williams’ 21 points — squeaked an 83-82 Game 4 win to avoid the sweep. Then Denver went to Utah stole one on the road in Game 5. Center Dikembe Mutombo lead the team with 23 points and 12 rebounds in Game 6 to force a winner-takes-all Game 7. Utah would hang on in Game 7, winning 91-81, to take the series and advance to the Western Conference Finals.

2009-10 playoffs: First round — No. 5 Jazz 4, No. 4 Nuggets 2

Denver took Game 1, but would lose the next three to Utah. Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups combined for 49 points to lead the Nuggets to a 116-102 win at home in Game 5. The two combined for 50 in Game 6, but fell to the Jazz, 112-104.

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Arrest made after chase in parish

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VIDALIA — Officers of the Vidalia Police Department, Ferriday Police Department and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in a vehicle chase Wednesday morning on U.S. 84.

Vidalia law officials said the driver, Anthony Bradford, 34, of Natchez, drove recklessly into oncoming traffic to evade a Vidalia unit as officers attempted to intercept him.

Officials said law enforcement agencies responded to a call about stolen items from AutoZone in Ferriday at approximately 9:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Bradford was driving a white Mini Cooper with Texas plates on U.S. 84 heading toward Vidalia, officials said.

When officers made contact with the vehicle, the driver failed to yield to the officers and fled, making an illegal U-turn and heading back toward Ferriday.

As another unit intercepted the vehicle, the driver went around that unit and traveled into oncoming traffic.

Bradford then abandoned his vehicle and continued his flight on foot.

He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

Bradford is reportedly a parolee from Natchez.

The stolen items were recovered and no injuries or property damage occurred during this incident.

Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill thanked Vidalia Police Department Officers, the Ferriday Police Department and Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office for making the arrest and preventing any accidents from occurring.

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