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Swedish Solution Firm Tipser Talks North American Expansion

Tipser, a Swedish e-commerce solution, recently said it opened a New York office to meet increasing demand from the U.S. market — and North American expansion is a “dream fulfilled” for the brand that currently operates in eight European markets, including the U.K., Germany, Spain, France and the Nordics.

Its monetization solution for the media industry enables direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales across all devices, apps and platforms from an inventory of more than 100 million products, the brand said, which can be a panacea for global media industry members that have witnessed “a long and steady decline” in advertising revenue, and naturally, has sparked interest in the pursuit of alternative revenue sources.

That’s where Tipser’s solution steps in, as it connects publishers and brands to reach consumers directly through integrated “buy buttons” placed within content. The direct-to-consumer market is also having a moment as lifestyle brands seek to deepen relationships with

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New lockdown in the North of England

Shoppers wear face masks in Blackburn town centre - Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Europe
Shoppers wear face masks in Blackburn town centre – Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Europe

Partial lockdown reimposed across north of England

Boris Johnson last night ordered swathes of the north of England back into partial lockdown as he warned of a “damaging second wave” hitting the UK. Hundreds of thousands of people in Greater Manchester, Bradford, Blackburn and other areas were banned from holding indoor meetings involving people from different households. It comes after NHS data showed ­coronavirus reaching worrying levels in parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire, prompting the Prime Minister to take “immediate action” to keep people safe. Read the areas facing the indoor meeting ban, which include Leicester, which has had freedoms announced on June 23 reversed. How concerned should we be about a coronavirus resurgence? Science Editor Sarah Knapton analyses how, arguably, Britain is once again suffering from its haphazard testing regime, which is making it virtually impossible

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Reparations for Black people in this North Carolina city could be coming. Here’s how

Six years ago, North Carolina set aside $10 million in reparations to compensate victims of a state eugenics program that forcibly sterilized more than 7,000 people well into the 1970s — many of whom were Black.

Now one city is weighing a different set of reparations.

Asheville City Council in western North Carolina is set to vote on a resolution next week that supports community reparations for Black residents, according to an agenda for the July 14 meeting published online.

“Black People have been unjustly enslaved,” the resolution states.

The city of Asheville “apologizes and makes amends for its participation in and sanctioning of the enslavement of Black people,” “for its enforcement of segregation and its accompanying discriminatory practices” and “for carrying out an urban renewal program that destroyed multiple, successful Black communities,” it continues.

The Memorial Day death of 46-year-old George Floyd, a Black man, while in police custody

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