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One Degree Thursday April 22 2021

Earth Day 2021: Technology Innovation Can Restore Our Planet

This year’s Earth Day theme is restoration. We need to reverse the detrimental effects of climate change and stop the pollution of our eco-system to preserve our planet for future generations.

Consider this. Every year we are losing 4.7 million hectares of forests, an area larger than Denmark, according to UN data. For sports fans, this is the equivalent of more than 2.5 million soccer fields, based on an average field size of 1.86 acres. Planting billions of trees across the world is an immediate and effective way to combat reforestation and take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis.


5 ways Apple is thinking beyond the touchscreen

Apple’s iPhone changed everything when it debuted in 2007, with its handy touchscreen that introduced totally new concepts such as pinch-to-zoom. But it’s easy to forget in the age of iPhones that UX is about a lot more than a touchscreen. It’s about making real-world gestures, touching physical buttons, and sometimes looking away from a screen entirely.


2021 Federal Budget Provides More Details on Proposed Digital Services Tax

In its 2020 Fall Economic Statement, the Canadian government announced that it would be moving forward with a unilateral approach to the taxation of digital services. This announcement came after years of discussions regarding a multilateral agreement on cross-border digital taxation that have failed to produce any results to date. As part of the 2021 Federal Budget released on April 19th, the government of Canada provided more information on its proposed digital services tax (DST), which it plans to implement if a multilateral solution is not reached this summer.


As more people turn to online shopping, legacy retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond leans into omni-channel digital strategy

Bed, Bath & Beyond is overhauling its digital strategy to attract new customers and keep up with the increase of online shopping ushered in by the coronavirus crisis.

The digital-first overhaul includes a website revamp where online shoppers are now offered options to buy online, pick up in store, curbside pickup and same-day delivery. While the initiative was included in the 50-year-old retailer’s recently announced three-year transformation plan, the pandemic and people’s shift to online shopping accelerated the process, said chief brand officer and executive vice president Cindy Davis.


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