Prolific downtown street artist Hanksy pasted a holiday greeting at his preferred spot on Orchard Street just north of Division. It’s another T. Hanksgiving Day message for the Lower East Side. Gobble gobble.
It’s coming and there’s no way to stop it—so you might as well embrace it and get some holiday shopping (and treat-yourself shopping) done at deep discounts. Black Friday has become a holiday in its own right, and New York is one of the best places to be for the retail extravaganza with a smorgasbord of stores offering everything you could dream of within walking distance. You don’t have to wait in line overnight at Best Buy to enjoy Black Friday. See some of the city’s most unique boutiques, check out places that are giving proceeds to charity, and if you have to hit department stores, pick the less crowded ones. [ more › ]
The European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of a resolution that would see search engines being “unbundled” from their other commercial services.
The resolution, which was approved by 384 votes to 174 (with 56 abstentions), focuses on the online search market and its “particular importance in ensuring competitive conditions within the digital single market.” In other words, unbundling would safeguard against Google and other search engines favoring their own services in search results.
The parliament called on the European Commission to “consider proposals with the aim of unbundling search engines from other commercial services.” Read more…