Christopher Santos

China plants seeds of economic colonialism within Africa
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China plants seeds of economic colonialism within Africa

Colonialism, in the traditional sense, was about establishing more than a presence in a foreign land. It was about creating a trade path that was specifically designed with the colonizer in mind, with the development of the colonized as an afterthought. This trade path consisted of mainly two macroeconomic trends: to utilize colonized natural resources…

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Amazon takes on retail with new brick and mortar location

Amazon is set to open its Amazon 4-star store in a new location within Manhattan, where it will sell various highly rated products, which can also be found on its famous e-commerce website. This is not the first venture into brick-and-mortar retail that Amazon has made, as its acquisition of Whole Foods and opening of…

Spotify offers more to students with its addition of Showtime
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Spotify offers more to students with its addition of Showtime

Spotify recently added another free service for students. For a monthly cost of $4.99, registered college students can now use Spotify Premium, Hulu and Showtime. With this trio of entertainment applications, Spotify hopes to increase streams and broaden its target market in both current and future demographics that increasingly participate in monthly subscription services. They…