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Disastrous Pop Brixton makes a loss for the fourth year in a row as the debts continue
After 4 years of operating, no profits have yet materialised. However a previous Lambeth council report suggested that Lambeth would receive some rental income out of future profits.

When Pop Brixton released last year’s accounts they made a statement “Pop is now expected to break even on build costs and repay the associated debts in 2020”.

This statement may now be considered optimistic as they are still making a loss and have only two years in which to repay over a million pounds worth of loans.
food  pop-up  fail 
4 hours ago by dancall
Assessing the Reasons for Failure: 1st British Airborne Division Signal Communications during Operation ‘Market Garden’: Defence Studies: Vol 4, No 3
If 3 Battery was able to maintain their link there should have been no reason technically why Divisional HQ should not also have had communications with the bridge. ‘Communication from Hartenstein to the bridge was not only possible, but should have been easy.’57
arnhem  radio  telecoms  history  fail 
4 hours ago by yorksranter
Caroline Flack: scale of negative media coverage before death revealed | Television & radio | The Guardian
What the analysis does reveal, however, is that Flack was under enormous media scrutiny and negative coverage notably increased after the alleged assault.
newspapers  news-event  fail 
3 days ago by dancall
“This street was a hub”: The quiet conversion of pubs into flats in the south of England
At that time, the brothers were advised by their solicitors that they would almost certainly lose any legal battle with the company. “We were told from the start that we had no chance of winning. They said the best thing would be to strike a deal to get the bottom of the pub back when the renovations had finished. We would lose upstairs but then at least you won’t lose the pub,” Joseph tells me. Originally, the brothers were promised the return of the pub’s basement by mid-2018. Two years later, the pub still sits empty. 

In 2018, the Fox in Dalston was also forced to close despite its popularity. Again, the Wellington Pub Company took back control of the property to convert the upstairs of the pub into private apartments. This time, the Ryan brothers were given only a week’s notice. Like the Bear in Camberwell, the property today remains vacant.
alcohol  fail  property  economics 
3 days ago by dancall
HQ Trivia shuts down as investors withdraw support | Mobile Marketer
HQ Trivia, the live mobile trivia game whose sponsors included General Motors and Nike, shut down last week after investors withdrew financial support, CNN Business reported. 
In a memo to employees cited by CNN, HQ Trivia CEO Rus Yusupov said that "lead investors are no longer willing to fund the company, and so effective today, HQ will cease operations and move to dissolution." Yusupov also said the company had hired a banker to help find additional investors and partners to support expansion.
HQ Trivia had received an offer and was expected to close an acquisition on Saturday, but the deal fell through, per CNN. HQ Trivia's entire staff of 25 people was let go, and the game signed off with a finale watched by 28,000 people. A final prize of $5 was split among 523 contestants, the Guardian reported.
livevideo  new-companies  fail  deadpool 
3 days ago by dancall
Coronavirus Threatens To Leave U.S. Store Shelves Bare |
The anecdotal evidence is there, dotting the landscape across fashion firms, tech firms and retailers. In one example, Under Armour said shipments of packages and fabric will hit first-quarter results by as much as $60 million.

The intertwining of China, and, well, pretty much everyone else can be seen in the fact that as estimated by UBS (in a report cited by AP), China is home to more than 80 percent of smartphone and notebook production and 55 percent of handset exports, and 27 percent of auto production.
coronavirus  retail  fail  stats 
3 days ago by dancall
Retail Therapy: Crocs, KFC make their fashion debut | Retail Dive
The two brands debuted the season's hottest footwear, inspired by the restaurant's finger lickin' good chicken. Earlier this week the companies' Bucket Clog, which features high platform heels based on KFC's meal buckets, made its appearance at New York Fashion Week with artist Me Love Me a Lot (MLMA). But luckily for fans that love both bad footwear and greasy food, the brands made another product accessible to the public. 
clothing  food  partnerships  fail  funny 
3 days ago by dancall
Opinion: The Olympic Qualification Process Has Been One Big Mess
But as the weeks and months went on, the problems and confusion continued. Japan’s national federation filed a complaint against the IFSC regarding the whole 2020 Tokyo Olympics pathway. One central query was which Japanese competitors, if any, might be allowed to compete as part of the 20-person roster (per gender) in Toulouse. Due to a lack of transparency at the federations’ level, and, frankly, the untranslated nature (Google Translate doesn’t count) of much of the international reportage, the issue soon went viral in fandom circles. Discussion threads were created, rife with puzzlement and frustration; many posts started with phrases such as: “This is rather hard to understand…” and “To me it is not really clear…” One poster in a thread put it more bluntly: “The whole mess is a consequence of ignorant behavior and lack of communication of IFSC with not only the climbing community and media, but obviously also with national federations.”
climbing  fail 
3 days ago by jimmykduong
Instagram influencers pranking the internet: - CBBC Newsround
American influencer Natalia Taylor has delivered a powerful lesson on not believing everything you see on the internet.
She fooled her fans into thinking she was on holiday in Bali when, in fact, she never travelled to Indonesia.
She was in fact at her local Ikea store.
celebrity  fail  funny  scam 
4 days ago by dancall
HQ Trivia shuts down after acquisition falls through | TechCrunch
HQ Trivia is dead. Today the company laid off its full staff of 25 and will cease operation of its trivia, sports and word guessing games, a source close to the company confirmed. You can watch the insane, drunken final episode here

HQ Trivia had a deal in the works to be acquired, but the buyer pulled out yesterday and investors aren’t willing to fund it any longer,
livevideo  new-companies  fail 
6 days ago by dancall
Cute videos, but little evidence: Police say Amazon Ring isn't much of a crime fighter
Ring promises to “make neighborhoods safer” by deterring and helping to solve crimes, citing its own research that says an installation of its doorbell cameras reduces burglaries by more than 50 percent. But an NBC News Investigation has found — after interviews with 40 law enforcement agencies in eight states that have partnered with Ring for at least three months — that there is little concrete evidence to support the claim.

Three agencies said the ease with which the public can share Ring videos means officers spend time reviewing clips of non-criminal issues such as racoons and petty disagreements between neighbors. Others noted that the flood of footage generated by Ring cameras rarely led to positive identifications of suspects, let alone arrests.
wave6  security  privacy  fail  crime 
6 days ago by dancall
How to explain the loss of the cookie to your family and friends (and why you should) | The Drum
Getting into the weeds of things, when advertisers set up a performance advertising campaign, optimising towards online conversions, the trading desks operating these campaigns often work on a post-click and post-view conversion window. When you view an ad, the ad drops a cookie in your browser to say you have seen it. If you then go on to make a conversion (purchase, download, etc) then you see a 'thank you' page which also drops a cookie in your browser. The company that served you the ad you viewed thereby gets a credit for the sale, even if you didn’t click the ad (no one clicks ads).

Without third party cookies, it will be impossible to count these post-view conversions.

Performance focussed brands - you’d better swat up on this - you’ll need to explain to the chief executive why your budgets need to go up.
cookies  targeting  advertising  fail  measurement 
6 days ago by dancall

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