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In a largely expected decision, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a law requiring America Movil--the biggest wireless telecom and pay TV provider in Latin America, which is controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim Helú and his children--to allow rival companies to use its network free of charge, is unconstitutional. It didn't give a timeline for the decision, but it is expected to come within two months, with rates going into effect in January of 2018.

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It's nice to see a business doing well of course but that's not the important point to take away from Walmart's just announced results where online sales are up 60%. The other point to get here is that Walmart at least seems in this short term to be giving Amazon a good run for the money.

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A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to speak on a panel with someone who runs a digital marketing agency.

After striking up some conversation, I found out that people who run digital marketing companies have to spend a lot of time teaching their clients how to get the necessary information they need to run social media campaigns.

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When’s the correction coming?

There hasn't been a 10 percent drop from a recent high (the generally accepted definition of a correction) since February 2016, when markets plunged 12 percent from a peak set the previous December.

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The immensely competitive market and the need to keep overhead costs at a minimum are affecting the way businesses operate on the market today.

The same sales team will also execute your sales tactics for you, so you can keep the in-house sales team small and lean without losing traction or sacrificing your competitive advantage.

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Significantly improved investor risk appetite has pressured the safe-haven metal every day this week. Any flare-up in tensions is likely to see another rush by investors and traders into gold and U.S. Treasuries.

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I was in a taxi in Singapore last week and I couldn’t help but notice the sticker affixed to the back of the driver’s seat.

It was a reminder that e-commerce in China is no longer just about how great brands break into the Chinese market.

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VIX - From Fear To Fearless Index [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 5:59 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

VIX finally spiked last Thursday (here).

It isn't surprising that it has receded, but I do find it surprising, maybe even shocking, how willing investors have been to book profits in long VIX positions and to open new positions shorting VIX.

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There seems to be some disagreement in the analyst community about Transocean Ltd.'s $3.4 billion purchase of Norwegian driller Songa Offshore.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Kurt Hallead also likes the deal, noting that Transocean will receive a backlog of top-tier customers worth an estimated $2.1 billion along with high-quality assets he expects to be in brisk demand when current contracts end.

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If nothing else, the surge in nationalism we’ve seen in parts of the world has taught us that we probably shouldn’t take the status quo or, for that matter, any assumption for granted—and our unprecedented access to data is no exception to that lesson.

A fair amount of nationalism around data already exists.

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What Market Discount For Geopolitical Risk? [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 5:29 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Let's hope, Trump’s war of words holds at hostile rhetoric vs. Kim's matching threats, lobbed at Guam. But, there’s no inflation in our system and interest rates have never been lower in our complete postwar economic history.

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An uptick in investor risk appetite so far this week is a bearish element for the safe-haven metal. And don’t be surprised if this present dip in gold prices becomes a bargain buying opportunity for many traders and investors.

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Hadoop Haters Gonna Hate [0.05]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 5:25 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

The Big Data space has been confusing. A few years ago, the technology was hailed as THE solution for all Big Data problems.

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AMD was expected to give the competition a run for their money with Ryzen and Ryzen ThreadRipper desktop processors, and those expectations have been met in desktop CPUs. AMD Radeon-based Polaris GPUs targeted the mainstream and entry-level market, priced $249 and below, and gave AMD’s RTG group a nice boost in unit market share, but the real margin dollars are in the high-end GPUs.

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With the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 just over a week away, it looks like Samsung has one more thing that will make the Note 8 even more attractive.

Perhaps we’ll know who’s getting a dual SIM option next week when the Note 8 launches on August 23rd.

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Silicon Valley Luxury Home Sales Rise In July [0.22]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 10:09 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

The Silicon Valley luxury home market saw a gain in total sales in July year-over-year, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a top Bay Area real estate services companies.

The Silicon Valley luxury housing market isn’t showing any signs of a slowdown,” said Mike James, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage San Francisco Bay Area.

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Farmers markets offer great opportunities for farmers and other small businesses to connect with customers and make sales. Here are 25 tips to help you succeed when selling at farmers markets.

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Megan McArdle has a good piece talking about Amazon's--mooted, just a rumour so far--possible move into the pharmacy business.

McArdle's right here, not just because she usually is.

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Three Rules To Break During Your Job Search [0.16]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 11 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

The modern job market presents new challenges every day. New jobs were virtually nonexistent then.

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