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Amazon Go accetterà i pagamenti in contanti
Amazon è pronta a introdurre nei suoi negozi Amazon Go il pagamento in contanti. La decisione è stata presa in seguito alle critiche ricevute dall’azienda, accusata di discriminare i meno abbienti che non hanno carte di credito, nei negozi in futuro si potrà pagare anche in contanti. L’indiscrezione è stata confermata da Amazon al sito dell’americana Cnbc. Un portavoce ha spiegato che negli Amazon Go si potrà “avere il conto, pagare in contanti e ricevere il resto”. Non sono noti dettagli su tempi e modalità, ma la frase lascia supporre l’installazione di casse automatiche nei negozi. (Fonte: Retail Institute Italy)

Disney hits record on streaming plans; Netflix slips
Shares of Walt Disney Co touched an all-time high on Friday after Wall Street analysts said the aggressive pricing of its new video streaming service could help it better compete with Netflix Inc. Netflix’s shares fell about 4 percent after Disney priced its streaming service, Disney+, at $6.99 per month, below the video streaming pioneer’s basic plan of $8.99.
“Investors find a lot of promise in Disney’s offerings because it’s well positioned to fight the likes of Netflix for consumers’ money,” said Clement Thibault, analyst at global financial markets platform Investing.com. (Fonte: Reuters)

African e-commerce startup Jumia’s shares open at $14.50 in NYSE IPO
Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia listed on the New York Stock Exchange today, with shares beginning trading at $14.50 under ticker symbol JMIA. This comes four weeks after CEO Sacha Poignonnec confirmed the IPO to TechCrunch and Jumia filed SEC documents. With the public offering, Jumia becomes the first startup from Africa to list on a major global exchange. In an updated SEC filing, Jumia indicated it is offering 13,500,000 ADR shares for an opening price spread of $13 to $16 per share, representing 17.6 percent of all company shares. The IPO could raise up to $216 million for the internet venture. Since the original announcement (and reflected in the latest SEC docs), Mastercard Europe pre-purchased $50 million in Jumia ordinary shares. (Fonte: TechCrunch)

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