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Amazon Prime Day 2018: Over 100 Million Products Purchased Despite Glitches Reuters, 19 July 2018

Online shoppers purchased more than 100 million products worldwide during Amazon.com’s annual Prime Day sale this week, despite glitches on its mobile app and websites that prevented several customers from placing orders. Prime Day has become a major shopping event in the annual calendar for retailers, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales and most retailers now […]

Amazon Prime Day Sale 2018: Amazon Pokes Fun at Glitches, Says Tech Gadgets Popular Associated Press, 18 July 2018

Amazon poked fun at the early glitches it saw with Prime Day, though it said shoppers still found plenty to buy. Analysts, meanwhile, saw other things Amazon could have done better, like discounting more fashion brands and taking more advantage of its acquisition of Whole Foods. Early problems Monday sent shoppers to social media to complain after their attempts […]

Education notes for July 15

Nonprofit elects CareerTech chief to board office Oklahoma CareerTech State Director Marcie Mack has been elected secretary/treasurer of the board of the national nonprofit organization Advance CTE. Mack will serve a one-year term through June 30. Advance CTE represents state leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technology education across all 50 states […]

Eastern Slovakia Increasingly Popular for Real Estate Investors

Recreational real estate in eastern Slovakia is becoming increasingly popular amongst domestic property investors. The most wanted properties are cottages near Michalovce in the eastern part of the country. According to Martin Lazík, a real estate analyst at nehnutelnosti.sk, a property website, demand has increased by 20 per cent compared to 2017. In May alone, […]

Pacific Leaders Sign On to Australia Internet Cabling Scheme, Shutting Out Huawei

Pacific nations Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands have signed on to a joint undersea internet cable project, funded mostly by Australia, that forestalls plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co to lay the links itself. Wednesday’s pact comes as China pushes for influence in a region Australia views as its backyard, amid souring ties […]

Redmi 5A Flash Sale Today at 12pm via Mi.com, Flipkart

The Redmi 5A goes on sale once again today as part of the weekly Xiaomi flash sales. The most affordable Xiaomi smartphone in India today, the Redmi 5A will be available via the company’s official site Mi.com and e-commerce player Flipkart at 12pm IST. The number units in the sale are expected to be limited, and both variants of […]