Weekly Warm-Up: Five New Traditions for Black Friday

Black Friday is undergoing change, and the geography of holiday shopping is changing with it. With more consumers shopping online, mega-retailers are adapting their Black Friday strategies to make the most of America’s favorite day to spend, and local businesses are using social media to stay relevant. From extending shopping hours to eliminating credit cards, the Black Friday extravaganza extends the spectrum of human geography. … Continue reading Weekly Warm-Up: Five New Traditions for Black Friday

Alibaba, IPO

BUSINESS The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba will go public this month in what could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history—Alibaba has more active users than Amazon and eBay combined. (Christian Science Monitor) Use our resources to understand how geo-education contributes to a better understanding of 21st-century business. Discussion Ideas The giant Chinese company Alibaba will have its initial public offering (IPO) this … Continue reading Alibaba, IPO