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Condé Nast Says Models Are “Inhibiting Free Speech” in Vogue Runway Lawsuit
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Condé Nast Says Models Are “Inhibiting Free Speech” in Vogue Runway Lawsuit

Condé Nast is slamming the right of publicity lawsuit that nearly 50 models filed against it and Moda Operandi last fall for allegedly using photos of them walking in the Spring/Summer 2020 runway shows in order to sell runway garments and accessories without their authorization. On the heels of the high fashion retailer and the magazine publisher pushing...

The Science of Product Placements – and Why Some Work Better Than Others
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The Science of Product Placements – and Why Some Work Better Than Others

In “The Variant,” an episode from the Disney+ hit streaming show “Loki,” it’s tough to miss the barrage of product placements, with fast-paced action and dialogue taking place in front of Charmin toilet paper, Dove soap and Arm & Hammer deodorant. At one point, Loki barrels down an aisle with vacuum cleaners and fights off...

The Price Is Right: Modeling Economic Growth in a Zero-Emission Society
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The Price Is Right: Modeling Economic Growth in a Zero-Emission Society

Pollution from manufacturing is now widespread, affecting all regions in the world, with serious ecological, economic, and political consequences. Heightened public concern and scrutiny have led to numerous governments considering policies that aim to lower pollution and improve environmental qualities. Inter-governmental agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals all...

When to Release Free and Paid Apps for Maximal Revenue
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When to Release Free and Paid Apps for Maximal Revenue

Researchers from Tulane University and University of Maryland published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the dynamic interplay between free and paid versions of an app over its lifetime and suggests a possible remedy for the failure of apps. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Managing the Versioning Decision over...

Can We End the Cage Age?
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Can We End the Cage Age?

Between 2018 and 2020, 1.4 million EU citizens signed the petition ‘End the Cage Age’, with the aim of ending cage housing for farm animals in Europe. In response to this citizens initiative, the European Parliament requested a study by Utrecht University researchers on the possibilities to end cage housing. On 13 April, the scientists...

Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap Us Tax Benefits
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Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap Us Tax Benefits

A recent study finds U.S. companies that have a substantial number of employees in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates are more likely than their peers to “artificially” locate earnings in those jurisdictions – and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less likely to challenge these complex tax-planning activities. “Many politicians seek to encourage domestic...

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Its Curvature Foreshadows the Next Financial Bubble

An international team of interdisciplinary researchers has identified mathematical metrics to characterize the fragility of financial markets. Their paper “Network geometry and market instability” sheds light on the higher-order architecture of financial systems and allows analysts to identify systemic risks like market bubbles or crashes. With the recent rush of small investors into so-called meme...