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H&M Finally, Officially Launches Ecommerce in the United States

By Justin Fenner

Late Wednesday night, H&M made an announcement that’s been a long time coming: customers in the US can now shop online – which means shopping the brand’s upcoming Isabel Marant collaboration is going to be that much easier. The much anticipated collection will officially be the first of H&M’s collaborations to be sold online in the US.

“It’s finally here!” the Swedish retailer wrote in a Facebook post. “Our US online store is officially open in all 50 states. Great fashion is now just a click away!” Around the same time, the brand’s US Twitter account asked its followers, “Who’s ready to shop online?”

H&M said just a few weeks ago that it would be launching ecommerce Stateside in August, but that announcement came after a years-long cycle of repeated promises and delays. After its much-lauded collaboration with Lanvin, H&M said it would launch ecommerce at the end of 2011. Then, in 2012, the brand said in a financial statement that it would have to push the launch back to Summer 2013.

There were rumors that the ecommerce would launch this June, but those turned out to be false.

But none of that matters now: The “Choose Region” page that greets the site’s users now features a little shopping bag next to the link for the US site. The United States joins Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden (of course), and the United Kingdom on the list of countries that can shop H&M’s website.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at fashionologie

Field study shows group decision making not always the best

(Phys.org) —A combined team of researchers from Arizona State University and Uppsala University in Sweden has found that collective decision making by ants doesn’t always result in selecting the best option for adopting a new nest. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes experiments they conducted with ants and artificially lit nests to determine how the ants chose the best option. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Getting Awesome At Sales: GetSalesDone

By Karsten Strauss, Forbes Staff

Hampus Jakobsson is high energy, a fast talker, a prolific talker and detail-oriented. Kind of like the professionals he and the company he co-founded – Dexplora – are hoping to empower. The Malmo, Sweden-based company’s GetSalesDone app, which integrates with the platform, is a stab at making software sales tools easy and efficient and good-looking. “Sales people hate Salesforce just as much as they hate or or Dynamics,” Jakobsson said. “It’s very strange because people pay $150 plus per salesperson per month for Salesforce. It’s kind of strange—it’s an enormous amount of money spent on something that they hate.” …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

National Library of Sweden to recover stolen books

By hnn

A chance request in 2004 for a 19th-century German book about the Mississippi River was what alerted the National Library of Sweden that dozens of rare books from its collection had been stolen. Now that volume and another valuable antique book that contains early maps of America have been recovered and are being returned to library officials at a ceremony on Wednesday at the office of the United States Attorney in Manhattan. These books were part of sensational heist engineered by Anders Burius, a senior librarian dubbed the “Royal Library Man,” who committed suicide shortly after his arrest nine years ago. A crack in the case first came last year after a rare atlas from 1597 was recovered. Mr. Burius sold or consigned at least 13 of the books to Ketterer Kunst, a German auction house….


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CERN experiments put Standard Model to stringent test

New results to be presented at the EPS-HEP conference in Stockholm, Sweden, this afternoon have put the Standard Model of particle physics to one of its most stringent tests to date. The CMS and LHCb experiments at CERN’s1 Large Hadron Collider will present measurements of one of the rarest measureable processes in physics: the decay of a Bs (pronounced B-sub-s) particle into two muons. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Phys.org

Senior European Foreign Ministers renew call for United States of Europe, amid derision

By Vince S.

One of Europe’s most prominent and influential political intellectuals, Carl Bildt — foreign minister of Sweden — has called on the European Union to be a “global security player” for the 21st century, renewing a long standing call for the United States of America to have a credible relationship of equals with the European Union. […]

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Japan, South Korea continue to lead in fiber Internet

The number of fiber Internet subscriptions rose 12.7 percent in the countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Paris-based group said Thursday.

Just under 49 million fiber Internet connections existed across the 34 countries, according to the data. That represented about 15 percent of all fixed Internet lines, but in several nations the percentage of fiber connections is much higher.

Japan and South Korea lead the pack with fiber penetration of over 60 percent. Sweden, Estonia and Slovakia rounded out the top five with penetration in the 30 percent range. The other nations with above average fiber penetration were Norway, Iceland, Slovenia, Denmark, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Hungary was ranked just slightly below the average.

Penetration rates in the remaining countries, which included the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, were all under 10 percent.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at PCWorld

Sweden: EU Supports International Law – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News

By Dave Robbins

Sweden rejected on Tuesday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s criticism of new European Union guidelines forbidding its member states from cooperating, transferring funds, giving scholarships or research grants to bodies in Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. Read More: Sweden: EU Supports International Law – Inside Israel – News – Israel National News.

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H&M Online Shopping Will Be A Reality In A Few Weeks (PHOTO)

By The Huffington Post News Editors

H&M, a go-to store for all things cheap and chic, will make its devoted American shoppers very happy come August. E-commerce already exists in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and the UK, but we only have brick and mortar stores Stateside.

This morning, however, Glam.com tweeted at the retailer inquiring about any future plans to launch an online store in the US, prompting the official H&M Twitter account to respond, “Online shopping will be available @hmusa in August, stay tuned for further details!” Hooray!

Let’s keep our fingers crossed, though. H&M promised back in the fall of 2012 that online shopping would soon be available, but was forced to delay the offer due to a need for “more time.” This was on the heels of the Maison Martin Margiela collaboration.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Huffington Post