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Business leaders call for ‘patience and civility’ ahead of US election, tying economic health to democracy

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Business leaders are calling on Americans to be patient and civil ahead of the 2020 presidential election, citing the importance of maintaining confidence in democracy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Michael E. Porter wearing a suit and tie: Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.

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Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.

More than 50 executives across the fields of tech, finance, retail, and real estate signed onto a statement released Wednesday by the Leadership Now Project, a group founded by Harvard Business School alumni focused on protecting democracy.


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“America has successfully held elections through previous challenges, like the Civil War, World Wars l and ll, and the 1918 flu pandemic… we can and must do so again,” the group said in the statement. “As business leaders, we know firsthand that the health of America’s economy and markets rests on the founding principle of our democracy: elections where everyone’s vote is counted.”

The statement was backed by big names in

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Exclusive: Huawei in talks to sell parts of its Honor smartphone business

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is in talks with Digital China Group Co Ltd <000034.SZ> and other suitors to sell parts of its Honor smartphone unit in a deal that could fetch up to 25 billion yuan ($3.7 billion), people with knowledge of the matter said.

Embattled Huawei is resetting its priorities due to U.S. sanctions and will focus on its higher-end Huawei phones rather than the Honor brand which is aimed at young people and the budget conscious, they said.

The assets to be sold have yet to be finalised but could include Honor’s brand, research & development capabilities and related supply chain management business, two of the people said.

The deal may be an all-cash sale and could end up smaller, worth somewhere between 15 billion yuan and 25 billion yuan, one of the people said.

Digital China, the main distributor for

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Leon Pikaar Appointed as VP and General Manager of Lumileds LED Solutions Business Unit

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Lumileds announced today that Leon Pikaar has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of its LED Solutions Business Unit. Mr. Pikaar brings more than 30-years of experience in the LED and lighting industry and an extensive tenure at Philips Lighting and Lumileds where he has led international business organizations, strategic accounts, and developed the specialty business in camera flash, display, and UV markets.

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Leon Pikaar, Lumileds Vice President LED Solutions Business Unit (Photo: Business Wire)

Mr. Pikaar’s career started at Philips Lighting in The Netherlands. He was soon transferred to Brazil where he became the Regional Manager Latin-America for lamp drivers. In 1999, he joined the team that founded Lumileds as a joint venture between Hewlett Packard and Philips after which he became responsible for sales and marketing of specialty lamps for Philips Lighting in Europe. Prior

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Bluebird Network Announces a New Website and Renewed Commitment to Supporting Business Growth

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Bluebird Network website (Graphic: Business Wire)

Bluebird Network website (Graphic: Business Wire)


Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and underground data center owner, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new website redesign. New interactive features and site design proudly raise the Bluebird brand above industry standards and exemplify the company’s commitment to wireless Carriers and Enterprise businesses implementing existing and emerging digital technologies.

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Bluebird Network website (Graphic: Business Wire)

“The fact is everything Bluebird does and all of the services we provide underpin the technologies that make our digital world possible,” said Michael Morey, Bluebird President and CEO. “Our world is governed by the ability to make connections and leverage bandwidth. We offer world-class fiber services focused on high capacity bandwidth—and business is all about good connections.”

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4 Indian Entrepreneurs Who Embraced Technology In Their Business Models

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Without a doubt, one of the most exciting technological innovations this decade has seen is the evolution of blockchain. Since its inception, it has revolutionized digital commerce, technology and brought about the possibility of near-instant financial transactions. The global economic model is undergoing a huge transformation and being one of the frontrunners in technology, the Indian entrepreneurship industry is adapting blockchain technology. Here are four entrepreneurs from India who are leveraging the power of blockchain.

Sandeep Nailwal, Co-Founder and COO of Matic Networks

Nailwal co-founded Matic Network in 2018 and worked with his team to make it a global leader in blockchain space with a $200 million market cap. Today, Matic Network is one of the fastest growing DApps (decentralized applications) platforms enabling tonnes of applications utilization of blockchains in their business models and

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Global Composite Simulation Software Market 2020 Business

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Global Composite Simulation Software Market 2020 by Company, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 currently an appended report by MarketsandResearch.biz shows an expert and comprehensively analyzed recent business trends and upcoming market growth outlooks. The report will help you make informed decisions, know opportunities, plan new projects, explore drivers and restraints, plan effective business strategies, and provides an in-depth vision on the industry forecast for 2020 to 2025 time-period. The report demonstrates the global Composite Simulation Software market size, market share, market trends, and development rate. The research study analyzes the progress of this market movement of significant players in this industry. Then it has covered major players including their detailed information such as name, company profile, and product information.

The report sheds light on major drivers and constraints, accounts of crucial market participants, splitting analysis, and prediction analysis. Comprehensive elements including global Composite Simulation Software market share, supply chain,

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3 Reasons Levi’s Online Business Is About to Take Off

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Levi Strauss (NYSE: LEVI) saw its revenue decline substantially in fiscal 2020’s third quarter (which ended Aug. 23) due to reduced traffic and store closures during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Levi’s e-commerce revenue growth accelerated meaningfully, and management is investing in certain areas to build out a more robust direct-to-consumer business, which could have a big impact on growth once the pandemic has passed.

Here are three reasons why Levi’s online business is kicking into a higher gear.

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1. Expanding the customer base

One of Levi’s top growth initiatives is building a more robust omnichannel experience. Levi’s is currently experiencing tremendous momentum with online sales, as company-operated e-commerce sales surged 52% last quarter and made up 8% of the business. The acceleration was helped by recent store closures, but the market share Levi’s is gaining with women could help the brand grow online sales faster in

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Lenovo ThinkPad C13 Yoga is a business 4-in-1 with Chromebook smarts

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  • Lenovo has announced a new Chromebook aimed at the enterprise market.
  • It melds the convertible design of the Yoga line with the utilitarian build of the ThinkPad series.
  • Dubbed the ThinkPad C13 Yoga, the machine starts at $579.

Lenovo has long envisioned Chromebooks as more than glorified web surfers, offering Chrome OS with its Yoga and ThinkPad lines in the past. Now, the company is bringing these three elements together with its latest device. Dubbed the ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook, Lenovo’s new productivity tool mixes the utility of the ThinkPad line with the 4-in-1 design smarts of the Yoga series.

The Chromebook features chunky lines and looks stronger than its 1.5kg (3.3 pound) weight would suggest. A number of other ThinkPad touches are included too. The red TrackPoint made a welcome appearance along with a well-spaced keyboard. There’s no dedicated number pad on this Chromebook, but users do get large

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TikTok VP Blake Chandlee to speak at Business Insider event in October

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Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.

The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.

Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to

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7 Simple Steps to Create a Website for Your Small Business

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Online shopping is a major industry, and that’s an understatement. In the U.S. alone, we’re projected to have 300 million online shoppers by 2023. That’s more than 90% of the entire U.S. population. For any brick-and-mortar store or business, having an online store — or at least an online presence — is essential.

The convenience, speed, and accessibility of the Internet make it appealing to consumers, who use it for product purchases and product research. Your small business site will help you attract and retain customers, generating more profit.

Best of all, building a website no longer requires extensive knowledge of website development, web design, or even coding. You only need to follow a few simple steps.

• Choose a website builder

• Select your domain name

• Decide on a theme or template

• Add plug-ins

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