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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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Business Alibaba has amalgamated online and offline retail operations in China, settling a multi-billion-dollar privatisation deal with Intime Retail

Alibaba’s deal for Intime opens door to retail integration in China

Alibaba has amalgamated online and offline retail operations in China, settling a multi-billion-dollar privatisation deal with Intime Retail

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Business Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

Amazon Go’s ‘just walk out’ principle redefines the physical shopping experience

Amazon’s new Amazon Go store experience is simplifying shopping for tech-savvy, time-pressed shoppers

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Strategy As technology advances, so do the ways we shop, and small businesses are best equipped to reap the benefits of a dynamic marketplace

Small businesses a great fit for the new nimble marketplace

As technology advances, so do the ways we shop, and small businesses are best equipped to reap the benefits of a dynamic marketplace

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Strategy Ethical consumerism is touted as a powerful social movement capable of creating better business practices, but are the limitations of the marketplace significantly reducing its impact?

Conscious consumerism might be nothing more than lip service

Ethical consumerism is touted as a powerful social movement capable of creating better business practices, but are the limitations of the marketplace significantly reducing its impact?

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Technology The company has laid out plans for its drone delivery system, which could see packages delivered in less than 30 minutes

Amazon executive sheds light on drone delivery programme

The company has laid out plans for its drone delivery system, which could see packages delivered in less than 30 minutes

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Business The world's largest online retailer is now offering interest-free loans. Competitors should worry about this threat to their high-end business

Amazon’s Pay Monthly service threatens retail competitors

The world’s largest online retailer is now offering interest-free loans. Competitors should worry about this threat to their high-end business

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Business Black Friday has become the biggest retail day of the year, where shoppers in the US and UK are offered irresistible deals. But with massively slashed prices, what does this mean for sales?

Black Friday: what are the economics behind the sales?

Black Friday has become the biggest retail day of the year, where shoppers in the US and UK are offered irresistible deals. But with massively slashed prices, what does this mean for sales?

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Business Despite its continued dominance in the online retail space, Amazon makes an unexpected move to the physical world by opening its first bookshop

Amazon opens its first real store

Despite its continued dominance in the online retail space, Amazon makes an unexpected move to the physical world by opening its first bookshop

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Business The Internet of Things reaches your shopping basket with the arrival of interface-free shopping

The Internet of Things transforms the shopping experience

The Internet of Things reaches your shopping basket with the arrival of interface-free shopping

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Business E-commerce companies are waking up to the fact that, to succeed in today’s marketplace, they have to make their services available offline

Retailers must go offline to improve their bottom line

E-commerce companies are waking up to the fact that, to succeed in today’s marketplace, they have to make their services available offline

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Technology Facebook has bolstered its online supremacy by offering businesses a tool to vastly improve their customer service capabilities

Facebook changes tack with Messenger for Business tool

Facebook has bolstered its online supremacy by offering businesses a tool to vastly improve their customer service capabilities

Business Brands must rethink what it is to be luxurious in the digital age or risk alienating the connected consumer

Digital: the one fashion luxury brands can’t keep up with

Brands must rethink what it is to be luxurious in the digital age or risk alienating the connected consumer

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