Explained: The policy that could kill steep online discounts

August 30, 2018

Big-bang sales by e-commerce companies may soon be over. A government think tank headed by commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu has prepared a draft e-commerce policy that sounds the death knell for deep discounts during online sales. If the draft policy becomes the rule, it will be difficult for big online marketplaces to shower discounts on customers. Here’s what this means:What the draft saysTo address anti-competitive issues in e-commerce…


Facebook tests 30-day keyword snoozing to fight spoilers, triggers

July 24, 2018

Don’t want to know the ending to a World Cup game or Avengers movie until you’ve watched it, or just need to quiet an exhausting political topic like “Trump”? Facebook is now testing the option to “snooze” specific keywords so you won’t see them for 30 days in News Feed or Groups. The feature is rolling out to a small percentage of users today. It could make people both more…


The Trump administration and its critics are going to war over whether his staffers should be able to eat in peace

July 11, 2018

Getty Images President Donald Trump’s top officials are being accosted or ejected from restaurants. It’s the latest battleground between the administration and its critics. The confrontations come as Trump’s controversial border policy dominates the news. Within a week, three of President Donald Trump’s top staffers were confronted as they ate in restaurants.  The confrontations began when Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the president and a huge force behind the…


Kellyanne Conway: ‘Nobody likes’ policy separating families at the border

July 4, 2018

Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway told NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd Sunday “nobody likes” separating families at the border. Almost 2,000 children have reportedly been separated from their families at the border over six weeks under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. Conway called on Democrats to develop immigration reform. Trump has falsely blamed them for the policy. Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday that…


Despite Report, The Army Hasn’t Yet Changed Transgender Service Policy

June 4, 2018

USA Today initially reported Monday afternoon on an Army “decision” to make it harder to discharge transgender service members. After the Army would not confirm the news and advocates questioned the report, USA Today corrected the story on Monday evening. View this image › AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu WASHINGTON — After questions were raised about a Monday afternoon report declaring a change in Army policy for transgender service members, USA Today…