The Future of Retail: Online Checkout

Summary List Placement As the growth of e-commerce sales continues to outpace brick-and-mortar, having a seamless online checkout process is more crucial than ever. Online checkout has become inundated with payment options and data entry points, which leads to poor e-commerce conversion and frequent cart abandons. In recent months, one proposed solution has garnered support from major card network rivals Visa, Mastercard, Amex, and Discover. That solution has been dubbed Secure Remote Commerce (SRC). SRC is a set of specs that attempts to standardize e-commerce checkout across sites and devices. Instead of having payment information scattered across providers, SRC aims to put the entirety of customers’ wallets in one place.… Read More

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Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a replacement for Justice Ginsburg

Summary List Placement Republicans in the Senate appear to have given President Donald Trump the support he would need to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. However, even with this support, there are only 43 days before the November election — and even fewer days when the Senate is in session. Justice Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.  The Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two Independents who caucus with Democrats, and while some Republicans said they opposed considering a nominee before the election, The New York Times reported that two of the three… Read More

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Maryland dads spend their weekends building desks for kids in need

Several fathers in the Gaithersburg, Maryland, area are spending their weekends putting their carpentry skills to the test as they build desks for local students. Al and Jessica Berrellez founded Desks by Dads earlier in the summer, after Jessica learned that several of the kids at her daughters’ schools did not have desks at home, and would have to share the dining room table with their siblings or work from their beds during virtual learning. Wanting to ensure educational equity for all students, Jessica asked Al to come up with a prototype for a desk that was inexpensive and easy to make. After some research, Al made a blueprint for… Read More

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Trump falsely claims that for young people COVID-19 ‘affects virtually nobody,’ though in March he told Bob Woodward ‘plenty of young people’ are impacted by the virus

Summary List Placement   “It affects virtually nobody,” Trump says of the coronavirus, which has now killed 200,000 Americans and counting pic.twitter.com/qHrZvUWNhX — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 22, 2020   SEE ALSO: ‘I still like playing it down’: Trump told a veteran journalist he ‘always’ downplayed the threat of COVID-19 to avoid causing ‘panic’ Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What happens to animals during wildfires …read more Source:: Business Insider       

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THE ESPORTS ECOSYSTEM: The key players and trends driving the red-hot, fast-growing esports space that’s on track to surpass $1.5 billion by 2023

Summary List Placement This is a preview of The Esports Ecosystem research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. Esports and gaming have burst into the mainstream in recent years, transforming from a vibrant niche to a central form of entertainment around the world. While esports may have once stood for a subset of sports culture, it has grown into a full industry in its own right. That shift has been powered by championing from mainstream celebrities like Michael Jordan, Drake, and DJ Marshmello, an increasing amount of coverage from traditional… Read More

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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show takes Lindsey Graham up on his offer, uses his words against him

A lot of Republicans agreed on a somewhat arbitrary rule in 2016 that the Senate should not confirm a Supreme Court nominee during an election year. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the current Judiciary Committee chairman, was so convinced by the righteousness of his argument that he said he would hold off on considering a nominee put forward by President Trump if it occurred during an election year — and he urged people to keep the tape and use his words against him if he changed his mind. Well, now he’s changed his mind, and The Lincoln Project rolled the tape. The Late Show used an earlier iteration of Graham’s “use… Read More

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