How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

How the internet reshaped Market Street’s Art Deco monolith

This is a story about adaptive reuse, unplanned obsolescence, and the way one building can straddle two centuries and come to embody the fickle nature of commerce in a modern American city. The hulking, Mayan-inspired, Art Deco monolith originally known as the Western Furniture Exchange and Merchandise Mart has stood on its Market Street block between Ninth and Tenth streets for 81 years now. Completed in the summer of 1937—the same year as the Golden Gate Bridge—at a cost of $3 million and after just one year of construction, the…

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Qatar Airways Buys Into Fast-Growing Chinese Market, With One Eye On The Future

Qatar Airways Buys Into Fast-Growing Chinese Market, With One Eye On The Future

Qatar Airways has taken a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in China, in a potentially significant new development for the Gulf airline’s global investment strategy. The Qatari carrier announced the purchase on January 2, saying it had bought the shares just before the turn of the year. The deal gives it a useful foot-hold in what is expected to become the largest aviation market in the world in the coming decade. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a trade body for the world’s airlines, predicts 1…

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Perfectly preserved £230,000 art deco home goes back on the market for the first time since it was sold on the outbreak of WWII… and even comes with the original furniture

Perfectly preserved £230,000 art deco home goes back on the market for the first time since it was sold on the outbreak of WWII… and even comes with the original furniture

A unique art deco house that was sold in the year the Second World War broke out and is still brimming with original features has gone on the market for £230,000. The keys to this time capsule home called Heol Bryngwili in Cross Hands near Llanelli, in Wales, were handed to the first owners in the autumn of 1939 – and it has remained in the same family until now. Even most of the furniture is original and can come with the property, which is the most distinctive on the street, if wanted….

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This one of a kind Art Deco home is on the market and has an amazing interior

This one of a kind Art Deco home is on the market and has an amazing interior

West Park Avenue, Cliftonville is on sale for £340,000 West Park Avenue, Cliftonville For anyone who hankers after the designs of and styles of times past will be fascinated by this charming and completely refurbished Art Deco semi detached house near Northdown Park and not far from the seafront at Palm Bay. It is also easily accessible to a variety of good schools, bus routes and local shops. West Park Avenue, Cliftonville This family home has been renovated from top to bottom and is just ready for new owners to…

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BlaBlaCar Says India Could Soon Be Its Biggest Market

BlaBlaCar Says India Could Soon Be Its Biggest Market

Paris-based BlaBlaCar expects up to 10-fold growth in number of rides on its platform in India as more people turn to ride-sharing for long distance travel. The company, which launched its services in India in January last year, has already seen one million seats being offered through its platform in the country. “Ride-sharing is definitely gaining traction world over including India. However, for longer distance travel that somehow was not the case. But it is changing and we have already seen a million seats being booked on our platform,” BlaBlaCar…

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Double-Digit Growth in Indian Smartphone Market to Continue: Gartner

Double-Digit Growth in Indian Smartphone Market to Continue: Gartner

While the global smartphone market is set to see a decline this year, India, buoyed by aggressive smartphone launches and a huge consumer base, is likely to witness double-digit growth in 2016 as well as in the next two years, says a new report. According to information technology research and advisory company Gartner, sales of smartphones in India will reach 29 percent in 2016 and will continue to exhibit double-digit growth in the next two years while the sales in China and North America will be flat. Gartner said global…

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Global Smartphone Market Growth to Be Lowest Ever in 2016 – Gartner

Global Smartphone Market Growth to Be Lowest Ever in 2016 – Gartner

Global smartphone sales are expected to grow in single digits in percentage terms for the first time ever and PC shipments are forecast to decline in 2016, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Gartner said on Thursday it expected smartphone sales to grow only 7 percent to 1.5 billion units in 2016 from 2015, stunted by flat sales in the crucial China and North America markets. “The double-digit growth era for the global smartphone market has come to an end,” Ranjit Atwal, research director, was quoted as saying in Gartner’s…

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