German private-sector watchdog accuses Zalando of false advertising

A German private-sector competition watchdog has filed for an injunction against online fashion retailer Zalando, it said on Thursday, accusing the group of false advertising. The Centre for Protection against Unfair Competition said in a statement that Zalando had in its online shop misrepresented how many pieces of certain items of clothing were still available, creating the impression that customers needed to act fast to buy them.

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Telus profit, revenue rise; eyes cost cuts as wireless slows

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) – Telus Corp , one of Canada's three big telecoms providers, reported a 4.2 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Thursday as wireless growth slowed and it eyed cost savings.

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China’s JD.com says watchdog accepts request for probe into rival Alibaba’s practices

A Chinese regulator has formally accepted a request by JD.com, the country's second-biggest online retailer, to investigate its rival Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for possible unfair practices during promotions, JD.com's official microblog said on Thursday. Alibaba, China's biggest e-commerce firm, has previously denied accusations outlined in a JD.com letter to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) in the run-up to Nov. 11 'Singles' Day' promotions, the biggest online shopping day of the year in China

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Vanderbilt football team apologizes for ‘don’t need your permission’ tweet

(Reuters) – Vanderbilt University’s football team apologized for tweeting on Thursday “we don’t need your permission,” a phrase that raised concerns about its attitude toward sexual assault two years after four former players were first accused of rape. The full tweet, which has since been removed from the team’s Twitter account, read: “We are relentless, tough and intelligent and …” above a graphic that read, “We don’t need your permission.” “We apologize for today‚Äôs tweet.

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