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Radio Show Album 12-3-2017

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For Your Eyes only News Stories ~~~~~~ Ecommerce Enterprise Radio Show December 3, 2017 8:30 pm EDST 1

From the Gainesville Fire Rescue - Gainsville Florida - early Sun. morning 2 semi-trucks crashed on Interstate 75 shut down both north and south lanes Units dispatched to the call saw a large column of smoke and heavy fire at the accident site and quickly called for more help. Two semi- trucks were involved in the crash causing 3 injuries and both vehicles to become fully involved in fire. One truck was a US mail truck and the other was a cargo trailer that was empty. A large fuel load and diesel fuel tanks for the trucks caused heavy fire that was made more difficult to control with no hydrants on the in- terstate said GFR District Chief Rusty Barrett. In all, the crews used 2,000 gallons of the water off of their trucks, 6,000 gallons off the Wa- ter Tankers and 10 gallons of foam. and Alachua County Sherriff’s for controlling traffic for the patient’s and our firefighter’s safety.2

There were 3 patients total who were transported for minor injuries. . So if you sent any mail to Florida on Friday or Saturday, keep your eye on the tracking number. 3

Ebay says Cyber Monday was its biggest sales day ever Looks like this past Cyber Monday was a hit across the board. Earlier to- day, Amazon noted that the Black Friday weekend was its strongest yet, and now eBay’s one-upping the site by announcing that yesterday was the biggest sales day in the site’s 22-year history — a stat that includes both retail sales and auctions. Like Amazon, eBay isn’t offering much in the way of hard numbers here, instead noting some fun facts, like “A tablet was sold every 7 seconds” and “A Star Wars item was sold every 6 seconds,” which are not par- ticularly useful. What is interesting, however, is how the numbers point to the changing state of the site, which has transformed itself over the past couple of decades from the internet’s auction site to more of a retail storefront. For many, eBay is still synonymous with bidding, but the company tells TechCrunch that auctions only comprise around 19 percent of the site’s sales in 2017. Ebay’s big Cyber Monday push this year was nothing if4

not a chance to flaunt that change to the public, as the company positioned itself alongside Amazon and Best Buy as a source for rock bottom pricing for things like electronics and shoes, a pair of which was apparently sold every second yesterday. Another tidbit from the news: mobile purchases led the way on Thanks- giving and Black Friday, while more people were buying stuff through their desktop on Cyber Monday — no doubt pursuing the site at work. 5

A stolen guitar ‘derailed’ a Skokie teen’s pursuit of music. 23 years later, she found it on Ebay Nicole Pompa said she last saw her Ovation guitar 23 years ago when she was a senior at Niles West High School. When Nicole Pompa’s guitars were reported stolen in a 1994 , she lost her zeal for music but always kept her eye out for the instruments. “I hit up all the pawn shops in Chicago until the 2000s, and when I moved to Arizona, I hit up a lot of the pawn shops here.” She also checked online and signed up for eBay alerts for when any guitars fitting certain criteria were posted for sale. Then on Nov. 2, she received an alert for her blue six-string Ovation guitar, which was a surreal date in itself, she said. The Skokie burglary occurred Nov. 2, 1994 — exactly 23 years earlier. One of the pictures posted for the sale included the guitar’s serial number, which Pompa still had, and it matched.6

“I was crying and completely floored,” she said. “As soon as I saw it, I called the Skokie police. I said, ‘this might sound crazy but 23 years ago today I was robbed when I lived in Skokie and I was a minor and one of my pieces of stolen property right now is out on eBay.’” Pompa said the burglary “derailed” her life and her pursuit of music. “I was horribly devastated,” she said. “I was playing in a band at that time and my first real gig was three days later, and I got thrown out of the band for having no instruments. I continued with music but it wasn’t the same.” “The special thing about this Ovation is that there are only 52 made. It’s a 1983 Celebrity Ovation. They only made a limited number of the turquoise blue guitars.” As soon as I opened it and saw it again, I was crying. As soon as I even saw the case again, I was crying because I knew it was my case.album I was playing constantly back then.” Pompa credits police for contacting the eBay seller and setting up the re- turn of the guitar. 7

Meg Whitman to Step Down as Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman on Tuesday announced that she will step down as chief executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE.N), ending a 6-year tenure that included over- seeing one of the biggest corporate breakups in history. Whitman, one of the most powerful women in U.S. business and a former candidate for California governor, split Hewlett Packard Co into HPE, and PC-and-printer busi- ness HP Inc (HPQ.N) in 2015 as part of a plan to turn around the large corporation. She aggressively shed assets and cut tens of thousand of jobs as HPE sharpened its focus on server and networking businesses. Taking over for Whitman in February will be Antonio Neri, a relatively unknown HP executive who has been with the company for nearly a quarter century and currently serves as HPE’s president. Neri is a trained computer engineer and has worked in every one of HPE’s businesses, Whitman said during the company’s earnings call on Tuesday. Neri did not speak on the call. “We have a much smaller, much nimbler, much more focused company,” Whitman said during the call after Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said the move felt abrupt.8

“I think it is absolutely the right time for Antonio and a new generation of leaders to take the reins.” Shares of HPE have risen nearly 47 percent since the split up Whitman ran unsuccessfully for California governor in 2010, and she has served on the presidential campaigns of Republican former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. She endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She told Reuters that she is not pre- paring another run for public office. ”I stay active in politics by contributing to candidates from both sides of the aisle who I agree with on core issues, but aside from that, I have no plans to get involved directly,” Whitman said in a statement. 9

PayPal Canada faces lawsuit over currency conver- sion fees Published Friday, December 1, 2017 4:25PM EST A class action lawsuit has been filed against PayPal Canada on behalf of an Ontario man alleging that the online payments company charges Ca- nadians hidden currency conversion fees, violating its user agreement. Court documents filed to the Ontario Superior Court on Nov. 24 on be- half of Leonid Kaplan state that when PayPal Canada account holders wish to withdraw foreign currency from their accounts, the company uni- laterally and automatically converts those funds to Canadian dollars. The statement of claim says the conversions are not authorized by con- tract or otherwise and that PayPal Canada charges account holders an undisclosed fee to convert foreign currency on withdrawal as well as a percentage fee added to the exchange rate charged.10






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