Amazon.com's business tactics and power over the retail and media economy are under the spotlight with the new dispute spilling into public view, this time with a media powerhouse: Disney.

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Many hotels are offering guests the Chance to improve their skills through classes with professionals photographers.


Joe McNally will lead a weeklong workshop in September at Anse Chastanet/Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, in which he will focus on camera skills, lighting language and compositional techniques, with lessons that will include taking guests into a jungle. The wildlife photographer Steve Winter, who leads one of the new three-night trips offered by banyan Tree Mayakoba resort in Mexico, said his immersive experiences would focus on photojournalism (rates from 2.499 dollars double occupancy).
Some hotel classes focus solely on the smartphone. Miraval Arizona Resort& Spa offers an Artful Photography With Your Camera Phone Lesson on which guests learn about ambient light and composition techniques in the Sonoran desert. There are pricier versions. The Leica store in Washington has joined with the city's Capella hotel to offer a 50.000 dollars package that comes with four cameras, tutorials with two professional photographers and  family portrait session.

Worries about government underinvestment in the euro zone may be misplaced. While many member states should probably put more money into infrastructure, a new study by DIW, a think tank in Berlin, shows that a protracted dearth of private-sector investment threatens the Continent's long-term economic potential.

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Longevity is a luxury many investors cannot afford, but Michael Turner who runs the Actis east Africa office, says it is crucial to making money in the region's volatile frontier markets. He believes permanent capital structures without an end date may ultimately offer better access to returns than fixed-term funds. “In frontier market if you pick the winner in a market which is growing and often lacking any competition then the returns are stellar – but you may not make than in 10 years” he says. “if we’d kept shares in two of our companies  in our 10 year fund until today, they would be worth 40 times what we paid 15 years ago.” Says Mr Turner. “But it requires a long term commitment to the market; not all pension funds in the US that are dipping their toe (in Africa) for the first time are quite prepared to do that”. Multinationals such as `nestle have always known this and are better placed to play the long game in Africa. In the past six years it has built two factories – in Kenya and DR Congo –in an attempt to serve some of the most under-developed markets. The company is trying to establish a foot hold in Ethiopia while the market is still young to strengthen its brand and distribution – led by its stock cubes – before the market grows, opens up and attracts competition. Tightly –held and locally –grown family businesses have developed into just the sort  of 1 billion –turnover conglomerates in which private equity is eager to invest or eventually list, delivering everything from cooking oil and soap to toothpaste and toiletries.

 

Day after day, we are – independently of our “free will” - watched not by people but by algorithms and i-devices. Amazon, Netflix and other shops track the literature or movies we bought or we were interested about recently and the, and send us the suggestion and offers other positions of books and movies because they know our habits, they’ve got data about us and our preferences.

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