How Capital One is using tech to improve the online shopping experience

Presented by Capital One


Over the last six months, the way in which consumers have purchased goods has changed tremendously. Many traditional retail establishments have closed their doors, encouraging shoppers to take their business online.

Just how much has online shopping increased in recent months? In the COVID-19 era, ecommerce levels are tracking above average holiday spending with $93.9 billion extra spent online since March, compared to projections from the beginning of the year. In conjunction with this significant increase, online shopping fraud has also spiked, resulting in a staggering $12.67M in losses since January, according to the FTC. These findings beg the question: How can consumers protect themselves against scams in an increasingly ecommerce world?

By building and investing in digital tools like Eno and Capital One Shopping, Capital One is creating a digital banking experience that provides customers with the tools and resources they need to have confidence

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Major gift from Lee-Moore Capital will expand access to Launch Chapel Hill

An expanded hub of innovation services for local startups

Launch Chapel Hill startups will also receive greater access to innovation services and resources through Innovate Carolina, which is the University-wide initiative for innovation and entrepreneurship that manages the accelerator and workspace with the town and county. Many of these resources are available through Innovate Carolina’s campus and regional network of program partners. These include mentors connected to the Carolina Angel Network, professional service providers, investors and entrepreneurial alumni. Launch Chapel Hill adds to an already significant hub of services provided directly by Innovate Carolina, including startup consulting, design thinking, patent/market landscape research, competitive analysis, startup accelerator and coworking spaces, social innovation programs and data impact services. These resources bolster Launch Chapel Hill startups during the difficult economic period caused by the coronavirus pandemic while attracting more businesses and foot traffic to downtown Chapel Hill.

“The startup accelerator programming and workspaces

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Why Miami Could Be The Next Fashion Capital Of The US

Miami’s renaissance over the past decade has been city-wide: the rise of Wynwood, the Design District, Art Basel, the expansion of Midtown and Brickell, and the development of buzzy new design hotels like Life House and Palihouse. It’s an alchemy that has shifted the city’s reputation and tourism footprint from the garish South Beach party scene, to a world-renowned art and design hub. As a result, the fashion community is following suit. The onset of Miami-based emerging designers continues to see an uptick, with local boutiques like Volver, Antidote and Mrs. Mandolin supporting them. Without succumbing to the pressures of the fast fashion cycle, Miami provides an opportunity for creative communities and sustainable fashion brands to grow at a more sustainable pace. And as the fashion industry continues to embrace the slow fashion movement, Miami might be a compelling alternative for new designers looking to make

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STORE Capital: Buy The Superior Business Model (NYSE:STOR)

STORE Capital (STOR) is an undervalued REIT with great long-term prospects, despite the currently challenging times. It is prudently managed and has been able to navigate the downturn without cutting its dividend. I believe it is well positioned to return to its late 2019 glory once we leave COVID-19 behind us, and that the current market price reflects the risks faced by its tenants, rather that the risks of STORE itself.

A superior business model

The company operates in the triple net lease space, where the tenant pays for all the expenses related to the property (taxes, insurance, and maintenance). STORE stands for Single Tenant Operational Real Estate, and it summarizes the company key feature: It leases to individual tenants, so a single default does not affect the others (as opposed to what would happen in a mall). Occupancy rates in the industry are close to 100%, and STORE is

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