What the ‘Pivot to Video’ Looks Like at Condé Nast

Supported by Style What the ‘Pivot to Video’ Looks Like at Condé Nast It took three men two hours to shoot a 63-second overhead instructional video of Laura Rege, a recipe developer, making a cake for Bon Appétit — what people in the food-video industry call a “hands and pans.”
At the Kitchen Studio, Condé Nast’s new 7,000-square-foot space in Industry City in Brooklyn, four to six of these “hands and pans” videos are shot daily. It is the type of video on which Tasty, BuzzFeed’s famous recipe offshoot, has built a very large audience. Condé Nast’s food brands, Bon Appétit and Epicurious, have heartily embraced the format too.
Now, the company wants to double its current video business. To do so, it will have to move beyond what’s worked in the age of Facebook video, and make something new.
A Less Wasteful Condé NastUntil now, most of Condé Nast’s food videos were made in its test kitchen in the company’s headquarters at One World Trade Center or in Airbnb rentals. But business ha..

Denmark demands former Uber drivers pay millions in unpaid taxes

Only three out of 1,195 Uber drivers in the country had paid the appropriate taxes
Almost 1,200 ex-Uber drivers have been told by Denmark’s tax authorities that they must pay 11.3m Danish Kroner (£1.3m) collectively in additional taxes dating back to 2014 and 2015, after tax avoidance had been found from almost all drivers.
Denmark made it mandatory for taxis and ride hailing vehicles to produce fare meters in February last year, a move which eventually led to Uber pulling out of the country.
An investigation by Denmark’s tax ministry found that only three out of 1,195 Uber drivers in the country had paid the appropriate amounts.
Read more Vauxhall making new investment in Luton despite Brexit uncertainty “There must be room for new digital services to operate in Denmark”, said Denmark’s tax minister Karsten Lauritzen.
“But one of the prerequisites is that, for example, drivers pay taxes like everyone else who earns money in this country”.
Tax authorities in the Netherlands, w..

'Rip-roaring' US economy creates 241,000 more jobs in March, says survey

The American private sector added 241,000 net new jobs in the month according to ADP
The US economy enjoyed another “rip-roaring” month of job creation in March, according to the latest ADP survey.
The National Employment Report estimated that the American private sector added 241,000 net new jobs in the month, following the 246,000 in February.
That was better than the 205,000 Wall Street had been expecting.
Read more US jobs rise at fastest rate in two years in February US jobs report: Five things to watch out for US job growth rebounds sending unemployment rate to near 10-year low “The job market is rip-roaring,” said Mark Zandi, of Moody’s Analytics, on the figures.
“Monthly job growth remains firmly over 200,000, double the pace of labour force growth. The tight labour market continues to tighten.”
The two biggest sectors for jobs growth according to ADP were “professional and business services”, followed by “trade, transport and utilities”.
The official US jobless rate ..

Samarkand Journal: Where is Googoosha, the Missing Uzbek First Daughter?

Where is Googoosha, the Missing Uzbek First Daughter? Photo President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan, left, and Almazbek Atambayev, then president of Kyrgyzstan, visiting Islam Karimov’s grave in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, in 2016. Credit Kyrgyzstan Presidency, via Anadolu Agency SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan — Every five to 10 minutes, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, a fresh group of Uzbek pilgrims troops into the tomb of their late president, the dictator Islam Karimov, to pay homage at his white onyx sarcophagus, and listen to prayers chanted in his honor.
At this point, more than a year after the bejeweled memorial complex to Mr. Karimov opened, one of the few Uzbeks who has not visited is the woman who until recently was Uzbekistan’s most famous person: the late president’s eldest daughter, Gulnara Karimova, 45, who was once talked of as his heir apparent.
Ms. Karimova was also the only family member not to appear at her father’s funeral in 2016 — or at any of the more than 35,000 ..

Stocks Drop on Wall Street as Trade Fight Grows Between U.S. and China

Supported by Business Day Stocks Drop on Wall Street as Trade Fight Grows Between U.S. and China Stocks on Wall Street plunged on Wednesday amid an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, the world’s two biggest economies, that investors fear could derail the current economic upturn.
Market Snapshot View Full Overview Washington and Beijing have announced tariffs against each other, with the American actions being the latest in a series of protectionist moves by the Trump administration. President Trump has long accused China of unfair trade practices, and in recent weeks he has pushed for penalties against Chinese products as varied as steel, aluminum, aircraft parts and flat-screen televisions. China has responded in kind.
“The scale and speed of Mr. Trump’s actions would have been difficult to predict at the start of the year,” analysts at Deutsche Bank said in a note to clients on Wednesday before American markets opened. “The growth outlook is more unce..