Deeply related to RETAIL in the news items whether online or by brick and mortar is the current chapter of beloved bookseller Barnes&Noble. Its throes litter the tech and economic sections of the paper. Lessons can be learned by other retail news (Amazon and Walmart for example) if B&N is to stay bright. If it can’t or doesn’t, modern trends and retro crazes it could cater too will instead fuel the replacements small enough to react.
The news roll was hefty with privacy talk both for and against us. It’s a busy world right now and where privacy doesn’t exist the way it should, defenders are vigilant. And then there’s the privacy some wish they had, presidentially. Not something we’ll dwell on – there’s lots to pick up on and the time is right to know what’s happening all around our heads, behind our backs and what tools are adapting to be at our disposal.