Gold is getting shellacked. Is it due for a snap back?
Gold is getting shellacked. Is it due for a snap back?
LIKE the sub-prime mortgage crisis in America and the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, emerging markets could be on the cusp of their own debt reckoning
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Descartes Labs, a startup with image recognition technology that can help companies answer questions related to agriculture, is announcing today a $5 million round of funding. The startup can work with satellite images to predict what will happen next. To do that, Descartes Labs depends on a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning. The […]
Severe droughts and flooding in warmer regions may leave millions at risk of disease, starvation and conflict.
Religious terrorism is rising in Europe, but it’s not the first time the Continent has dealt with foreign or homegrown radicals.
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) – Monsanto Co. executives are discussing whether the world’s largest seed company should acquire agrochemical rivals, including top pesticide maker Syngenta AG , Monsanto President Brett Begemann said on Tuesday.
Like you, I assume that the environment I am sitting in right now is pretty safe. I mean, I don’t see anything dangerous, feel uncomfortable, or smell anything that I should be worried about. Yet I may be filling my lungs with harmful elements that my cognitive sensory abilities are incapable of noticing. To detect […]
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In 2014, Facebook launched an initiative aimed at giving assistance to local developers to help them produce applications that would have a beneficial impact on their community and region. Since that time, the company has provided $250 million in benefits. But what makes FbStart so effective? To answer that question, look to one of its […]
SAN FRANCISCO (By Heather Somerville, Reuters) – Ride-hailing app Lyft, Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] biggest competition in the United States, expects to reach $1 billion in annualized revenue by this time next year, the company’s co-founder told Reuters. Hitting a $1 billion run rate over the next year would suggest privately owned Lyft has grown […]
THE $12.2 billion deal in which Marriott, an American hotelier, will buy a rival, Starwood, follows months of rumours about the bid target, whose brands include Westin and Sheraton. In April Starwood’s slow growth, at a time when other chains are doing well, prompted it to start exploring “strategic and financial alternatives”. Marriott’s acquisition, announced on November 16th, will make it the world’s biggest hotelier: it will manage more than one million rooms, about 50% more than its closest rival, Hilton.
The deal comes at a heady time for hotels. Eight years ago Blackstone, a private-equity firm, bought Hilton for $26 billion. The company’s value plunged during the recession, but the hotel industry’s recovery has since made the deal one of private equity’s most profitable on record. In America revenue per available room (RevPAR, revenue divided by rooms available in a given period), has risen for the past five years, according to STR, a data firm. PwC, a consultant, expects occupancy rates this year to reach their highest level since 1981. The question is not whether a slowdown will occur—it will—but for how long hotel…Continue reading
Setting up a table at a job fair creates a potential for serendipity the Internet can rarely match.
Businesses don’t have to be big in order to prove they’re self-assured in the changing world of IPOs.
During its Chrome Dev Summit event, Google announced that its browser has passed 800 million monthly active users on mobile. Put another way, the number of Chrome for Android and iOS users has doubled from the 400 million figure shared just a year ago. “Not only is the web not dead, adoption of the web […]
(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is looking at ways to expand its sport utility vehicle portfolio as SUVs grow to 40 percent of the U.S. light vehicle market by 2020 from about a third today, global sales chief Stephen Odell told Reuters.
Mobile analytics software startup Mixpanel is announcing today the launch of a new component called Predict, which will give companies the ability to make guesses about what users will do within mobile apps. Rather than put Mixpanel into the predictive analytics industry, where companies IBM and SAS do business, Predict will allow the startup to […]
EXCLUSIVE: Web chat service LiveChat has launched its annual Customer Service Efficiency Report, and the findings show a big change in some industries’ grasp of web-based customer service. While the company has an obvious interest in the research, the data can’t be ignored. It monitored 8,400 companies across 22 industries, taking in data from 118 countries. In […]
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With the red metal at a six-month low, shares of this lighting company are looking bright.
Oxford Dictionaries’ “word of the year” is not a word at all and social media users are calling out the publicity stunt on Twitter.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride-hailing app Lyft, Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] biggest competition in the United States, expects to reach $1 billion in gross annual revenue, the company’s co-founder told Reuters.