What insurance do you need?

When it comes to launching a start-up, using your home as a business premises comes with a range of benefits.

First off, you don’t need to pay for expensive office space. Likewise, you won’t expend money or time on travelling to work, and your hours can be dictated by you – rather than an office’s opening hours or a public transport timetable. Not to mention the joy of working in slippers with your cat on your lap.

However, even in the comfortable and casual setting of your own home there are still a number of legal considerations to be made when trading as a business. In particular, you’ll need to be adequately insured.

There are several covers to look into as a home-based business owner, some of which are crucial while others are nice extras. But which ones are for you? Read on to learn more about the home business

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Geospatial Solutions Enabled by Blockchain, Big Data and AI Bring New Application Areas

Advanced technologies allow analysis, prediction and mapping across multiple sectors such as agriculture, automotive and healthcare, says Frost & Sullivan

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ — Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Digital Transmission Driving the Geospatial Services Market, 2020, covers eight industry use cases and their developments in terms of new technology disruptions, business models, application areas, and trends entering the market. It forecasts that the demand for enhanced and integrated imagery analytics intelligence will uncover new opportunities. Exploration of location data integrated with IoT systems will offer low-cost solutions and customized services. Location-based, real-time surveillance is the fastest-growing geospatial technology and expected to be the main driver of the earth observation industry in the future.

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“The rising demand for real-time surveillance and location-based intelligence services will pave the way for new companies to enter the geospatial

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Consumer Confidential: Banks say cardholders can get help during the pandemic. But it may not be easy | Business

Like many people in these strange and unwelcome times, Brienna Prowler has been making ends meet by running up hefty balances on her credit cards.

Specifically, she’s carrying a combined $15,000 in family medical bills on her Chase and Barclays cards — bills she can’t pay down since losing her gig as a bartender because of the pandemic.

Prowler, 36, says she’s never missed a payment. She has a good credit score (over 700). However, both her cards have annual interest rates topping 23%.

“I asked Chase and Barclays if they would lower my rate, at least for a while,” the Simi Valley, Calif., resident told me. “They both said there was nothing they could do.”

The frustration was plain in her voice.

“At the rate they’re charging me, it’s difficult to make a dent in what I owe,” Prowler said. “I’m not asking to forgive or defer my balances.

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In-Game advertising: the future is here

Truth is, little has changed since the first video arcade games of the very early ’70s of the last century. That decade marked the first attempts at microtransactions: where users would play, get hooked, lose their life, and keep tossing in the coins… I can’t tell you how much money I wasted and frittered away with nothing left for ice cream or coke. I’d insist on keeping a game going at all costs. In fact, these days, when I go to the occasional arcade with my grandkids, I get sucked right back in as they do. Only I know enough, now, to keep some change for a treat.

To give you some perspective on this, a game called Space Invaders, produced by Taito, once caused a shortage of 100 yen coins in Japan. Four years later, the game had grossed $2 billion in quarters (almost $8 billion today). That’s a

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US poverty hit a record low before the pandemic recession

The average American renter spends 31.2% of their income on housing, an all-time high that’s exacerbated by the fact that more than 12 million people in the U.S. live in poverty despite working full-time. The coronavirus has deepened America’s housing crisis by leaving tens of millions without jobs and facing potential eviction.

Three things happened this summer to aggravate the situation even further. An emergency federal eviction moratorium expired; federal supplementary unemployment aid expired; and Congress failed to agree on another round of stimulus aid.

The result is a looming housing crisis, the size and severity of which is difficult to overstate. As many as 40 million renters could be at risk of eviction in the coming months, according to the Aspen Insitute. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued a nationwide moratorium on evictions through the end of 2020, but it comes with stipulations and requires struggling tenants

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Global Equipment Breakdown Insurance Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.16% from 2020-2026

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Sep 16, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Equipment Breakdown Insurance market is estimated to reach USD 2,214.05 million in 2018 at a significant CAGR of 8.16% as it helps in total loss of in equipment. The sum insured in this scenario covers the actual value of items immediately before the occurrence, less the depreciation value applicable.

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Global premium growth in equipment breakdown insurance improved slightly mainly driven by emerging-market investment products. Due to the low interest rates, which remained close to historic lows, profitability remained challenging, although recent rate revival creates opportunities along with challenges. Expediting cost coverage found in equipment breakdown, building risk, and some property policies are appropriately referred to as a cost-mitigating provision. Some policies apply to it as a cost-reduction measure

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Customer service in the digital age. Are consumer complaints being heard?



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We all have customer service horror stories, says Refilwe Moloto. But similarly, we have stories of when it all went smoothly. Those just don’t tend to be discussed as much.

The rise of the digital economy has affected customer service, as it has everything. The traditional rules still apply, only there are many more rules now.

We have more ways to complain and we have less patience when doing so. Let’s take a look at how the internet and the more traditional call centre deal with our moans in the modern age.

Refilwe’s panel comprises Matty Maivha, a digital strategist with much experience in best practice regarding assisting consumers online from her time as a ‘community manager’, and Gareth Pritchard, longtime CEO of BPESA Western Cape and has been setting up call centres for decades.

In the past

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Social media reacts to the Big Ten’s return to football in October

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Big Ten’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors have unanimously approved a plan to start the college football season on the weekend of Oct. 23-24.

That plan could make the winner the conference eligible for the College Football Playoff, meaning Ohio State football’s National Championship chances are still alive. Plenty of players, coaches and parents showed off their excitement of the news of the late start this fall.

Here’s how the people around the Big Ten reacted on social media following the news:

Justin Fields, quarterback

Kristina Johnson, OSU President

Tyreke Smith, defensive end

Drue Chrisman, punter

Teradja Mitchell, linebacker

Jeremy Ruckert, tight end

Chris Olave, wide receiver

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Penn State football

Michigan football

Minnesota football

Ohio State Buckeyes Adult Face Covering

Fanatics has released Ohio State Buckeyes Adult Face Coverings. This 3-pack of adult masks, retails for $29.99.

New Ohio State face masks for sale: Here’s where you can buy Ohio

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Kim Kardashian West, other celebs, will boycott Instagram for one day

A group of celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Michael B. Jordan and Ashton Kutcher have said they will participate in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday as part of the Stop Hate For Profit movement to protest what the organization calls “Facebook’s repeated failures to address hate speech and election disinformation on their platforms.”  

A slew of big-name advertisers including Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Verizon paused to their social media budgets this summer after “Stop Hate For Profit” called on advertisers to boycott Facebook for the month of July. The goal, the group said, was to pressure the company into taking more stringent steps to stop the spread of hate speech and misinformation on its platform.

Specifically, the organization wants Facebook to remove Facebook Groups that promote white supremacy, hate and violent conspiracies; forbid any event page with a call to arms and eliminate a politician exemption for political

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