Excerpt: The payments providers market is in a state of flux - which might surprise those who thought ApplePay and AliPay would dominate. New technologies like advanced payment methods, processing terminals and data protection software each present new challenges for businesses that need to conform to the evolving demands of shoppers. To see the original … Continue reading The challenge of cross-border payments (SJP Media)
Excerpt: Creating an exciting digital platform for perfume might seem difficult, but it can be overcome by dogged innovation, says The Perfume Shop managing director Gill Smith. To see the original article, click to download.
Excerpt: There's an ounce of social justice to the idea of disruption in the banking world. The sector is maligned as the most amoral (next to journalism), and there’s a hope that the incumbents will ‘get what they deserve’ and be overthrown by rosy-cheeked startups. To see the original article, download here. IMAGE CREDIT: Eluveitie
Excerpt: After World War II, it was said “never again.” This was never going to happen. Humans are belligerent; there is not a truce countries have made with one another that wasn’t broken. Now, the rise of populism puts minorities in danger. LGBT people have to remain aware of these shifting political winds, never to … Continue reading U.S., U.K. Need History Lesson on Fascism (The Advocate)
Excerpt: Ignorance was bliss. Once all you had to do was pop some water in a fish tank, plus a decorative plastic plant, some mixed-colour pebbles, and you were set. Then, you got ambitious. You opened your browser — or a textbook — and it turns out that it was like opening Pandora’s box. The … Continue reading What’s on Tap? (Practical Fishkeeping)
Excerpt: [I would] believe in myself earlier than I did. You have to be confident to get anywhere in this job. I was always someone who had to be told I could do something before I could do it. I wish back then I had what I have now, which is the confidence. But that … Continue reading Interview with Sports Broadcaster Natalie Sawyer (The Guardian)
Excerpt: Besides the porn film, "the boy" was an innovation of Falcon Studios — specifically, of its earnest Midwestern founder, Chuck Holmes. He happened upon the formula for the perfect man, according to last year's documentary film, Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story, and it was this: blond feathery hair, hairless bodies, astonishing abs. It was … Continue reading How Chuck Holmes Engineered Gay Beauty (The Advocate)