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Global Smart TVs Industry

Global Smart TVs Market to Reach US$300 Billion by the Year 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Smart TVs estimated at US$167. 2 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$300 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.

New York, July 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Smart TVs Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05442638/?utm_source=GNW
7% over the analysis period 2020-2027.Full HD TV, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 9.5% CAGR to reach US$112.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period.After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the HD TV segment is readjusted to a revised 7.1% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 24.5% share of the global Smart

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Racism in the Influencer Industry

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Black creators want transparency and equality within the multibillion-dollar influencer industry.

The killing of George Floyd and subsequent global protests have rocked virtually all industries, including the business of influencing. The relatively young field of influencer marketing, just over a decade old, is riddled with racism, say influencers and talent managers. Black influencers on marketing platforms, including Fohr, say they are paid less than white peers, overlooked for advertising campaigns, and unable to negotiate on offers and terms.

The claims, highlighted in a number of Instagram accounts that have sprung up over the past month, portray the influencer industry as failing Black creators, and target what they see as companies’ hypocritical branding around authenticity and inclusivity.

One such account, @openfohr, has accused the agency Fohr of “exploitative and discriminatory practices,” according to a statement shared with WWD from Open Fohr’s eight founders, a

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Shoe Industry Leaders Launch Online Election Hub to Help Get Out the Vote

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The shoe industry wants to help get out the vote ahead of this year’s elections.

Tomorrow the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America will debut ShoeVoter.com, a non-partisan online center that provides necessary voting information to shoe professionals in the United States.

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The website will offer executives and other members of the footwear sector access to voting-related materials, including their state’s registration rules and deadlines, absentee ballot guidelines, voting locations and requirements, a list of candidates in their district and the latest in COVID-19-related information.

“Every state has different cut-off dates and rules for registering to vote, applying for absentee ballots, as well as ID requirements for in-person voting. Worse, many Board of Election websites across the country are hard to navigate and can be unclear on rules. This makes it hard for companies to clearly educate their workers

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How to support the arts industry as venues remain closed

The arts industry is struggling to survive as the lockdown continues, but you can support them by renting, buying or subscribing to a streaming service today: iStock
The arts industry is struggling to survive as the lockdown continues, but you can support them by renting, buying or subscribing to a streaming service today: iStock

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has impacted many small and big businesses across the UK.

The arts industry, spanning concert venues and theatres, have been shut for more than three months and is one of many struggling sectors during the lockdown. The government announced on 6 July a fund of £1.57bn to help protect cultural venues including museums, art galleries, independent cinemas, music venues and theatres.

Already some venues have closed and will not reopen, while most will not be able to viably run with socially distancing measures in place if they do reopen

It came after weeks of pressure for the government to act. On 17 June, 98 prominent actors, writers, directors and creatives, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and James McAvoy, signed a letter

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Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

Rooftop Slushie was reportedly named after a character in HBO's "Silicon Valley" TV show depicting a strikingly accurate portrayal of the tech industry.
Rooftop Slushie was reportedly named after a character in HBO’s “Silicon Valley” TV show depicting a strikingly accurate portrayal of the tech industry.

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  • A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece.

  • Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular.

  • The “vendors” are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accepting the deal.

  • The site’s product manager told One Zero that the service helps improve a skilled candidate’s chances of getting hired, but critics say paying for and accepting payment for a job referral is unethical.

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The hiring process in the tech

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