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by bold-lichterman

Amazon launched on September 4 in Europe her brand of women’s ready-to-wear, called Find. The originality of Find is its vocation to position itself in a niche close to high-street fashion (trendy fashion at an affordable price, like Zara or TopShop). As such, Find benefits from an advertising campaign with sophisticated and sophisticated creation – which is not really in the habits of the e-merchant. The campaign will reach the UK, France, Spain, and Germany.

Amazon operates many white or gray brands, some of which already marketed clothing. But until then, nothing really crazy about style – no Tyrian pink velvet sock-boots or one-sided asymmetric dress to hold the garage door: this offer focused on the basics.

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So the men’s pique knit polo shirt Amazon Essentials, is according to the firm L2, one of the best sales of the e-merchant, all Amazon brands combined. The test launch of a fashion brand only in Europe, known for its affinity with fashion, is also a way of validating a new positioning for a brand that did not need to exploit glamorous accents. to found its success: Amazon is already one of the largest clothing distributors in the United States.

Al Gore to deliver keynote address for 2017 Slush.

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Photo credit: Slush

In just a few years, Slush has become the benchmark start-up event in Northern Europe. With a unique spirit, she brings together a community of entrepreneurs, investors, and students in Helsinki, Finland. 17,500 participants, 120 countries, 2,300 startups, more than 1,000 investors attended the 2016 edition.

Slush will take place from November 30 to December 1 in Helsinki. The conference will this year focus on how entrepreneurs can be involved in solving the world’s major problems with technology. In this sense, the former US Vice President, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner and 2006 Oscar for best documentary film with An inconvenient truth, co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, KPCB partner and member of the Apple board, is a dream cast to open the event.

You will also notice that we also have spotted former president François Hollande on the list of speakers for the Web Summit, which will take place from November 6 to 9 in Lisbon, Portugal.

We relayed last week the large-scale attack on Equifax, one of the three major creditscore in United States. Up to 142 million people are likely to be victims of this breach. Let’s add to that possible insider trading, with a hasty resale of titles by company executives, days after the vulnerability was discovered, and before the attack was publicly announced. Is it possible to dig further? The answer is yes.

How? ‘Or’ What ? Equifax has set up a crisis information site, where you are asked to enter your social security number to determine if you are among those whose data has been exposed to the winds. According to Ars Technica, this site has the good taste of using a simple WordPress standard hosting and free SSL certificate. At the same time, don’t panic, since some sources report that you can enter our social security number indifferently, 1234, test test or I like to eat Granola at night, the site will give you the same good news: your data has been compromised.

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In its communication, Equifax had also insisted on the possibility for the victims to obtain one year of free assistance in the event of proven identity theft, but the study of the general conditions of use specified that those which accepted it de facto renounced to participate in any collective action before the courts. In the face of the outcry over the discovery of these lines, the company changed its terms so that they did not relate to this particular attack.

The New-York Times also reports that those who have tried to freeze their account, in a procedure called credit freeze intended to prevent fraudulent maneuvers, realized with dismay that the PIN codes allowing it were also of very questionable quality.

BNP Paribas Asset Management has acquired a majority stake in Belgian fintech Gambit Financial Solutions, created in 2007. As part of this equity investment, Gambit will become the preferred partner for the supply of robo-advisory (and no, there is no spelling mistake) to the retail banking and private banking networks of the BNP Paribas Group. Gambit’s solutions combine ergonomic user interfaces for a customer journey accompanied by an advisor or in total autonomy. Gambit had won the first prize in the category “Artificial intelligence and robot advisers” at the BNP Paribas International hackathon, in 2016.

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The company has obtained the assurance of maintaining full autonomy vis-à-vis BNP Paribas, with its own governance and management team.

A forecast spotted on Quartz, the contribution of mobile internet to the growth of the global advertising market, according to forecasts by Zenith, over the period 2016-2019.

Because, as Napoleon Bonaparte said, a good dataviz is always better than a long speech.

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