Chess Qantas announces record profits

WHEN Alan Joyce took over as chief executive of Qantas in 2008, the carrier looked, to use an Australianism, buggered. Costs ran high at the flag carrier, and over the coming years the competitive outlook only worsened. Domestically it became embroiled in a bitter


Chess Can Your Business Benefit from Influencer Marketing? Intellifluence Says Yes

Joe Sinkwitz left a comfortable, high-paying career as a marketing executive to found a startup, Intellifluence, a platform that helps brands partner with influencers. The reason: To give small businesses access to the same type of influencer marketing opportuniti


Chess Borisov: Each EU Country Finds Its Own Way in the Migrant Crisis

" I don't see a perspective on a solution to the migrant crisis in Europe. All I see is every country trying to save itself in panic and looking for a clause in their EU membership contract that would allow it to act separately,'' stated Bulgarian Prime Minister Bo


Chess Shopkeep Boasts Simple, Inexpensive POS for Small Businesses

The Shopkeep app is an iPad point-of-sale (POS) system that claims to add simplicity and speed to sales functions SMBs need to effectively run and manage their operations. The company boasts a comprehensive iPad POS system for small business owners that seems to c


Chess Bulgarian and Turkish PMs to meet in Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has asked for an urgent meeting with his Bulgarian colleague Boiko Borisov.  On that account Borisov will be attending the opening of the new bridge over the Bosphorus, 24 chasa reported. Initially, the Bulgarian Prime Mini


Chess Serbian Hunter Suspected of Shooting Afghan Migrant Dead near Pirot

An irregular Afghan migrant has been shot dead in Serbia after crossing the border from Bulgaria, possibly by a hunter, the Defence Ministry in Belgrade has announced. A joint army and police patrol on a routine mission on a road near the city of Pirot heard a sh


Chess Pinterest Introduces Promoted Video, Three Other Platform Improvements

After testing with 12 early partners, including Lionsgate, bareMinerals and General Mills’ Old El Paso, Pinterest recently announced it is rolling out Promoted Videos (that is, video ads) in the U.S. and U.K., with featured Pins beneath. As a result, businesse


Chess Turkey Starts Military Operation in Syria to Push IS Group Back from Border

Turkish tanks and warplanes backed by aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria to try to push the Islamic State (IS) group away from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militias, Reuters reported on W


Chess Spotlight: iMOBDEV Claims More Than 500 Customized Apps and Websites Worldwide

Mobile apps are becoming more and more popular for businesses in a variety of different industries. For those who want to look into getting their own mobile apps or even just building a more professional website, there’s iMOBDEV Technologies. The company prides


Chess Death Toll from Italian Earthquake Reaches 38

The death toll from a devastating earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday morning has reached 38 by the middle of the day, according to local media reports citing official figures of the country's civil protection service. The authorities fear that the n


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