Ricky Eisen has been planning and catering Manhattan events for over three decades, but in the last 15 years, she's noticed a distinct trend: The rise of tech startups -- and the companies' constant struggle to keep talented employees from leaving for better-paying rivals -- has meant that "entertaining has taken on a new definition," Eis […]
Forget Silicon Valley, these entrepreneurs moved to South America to develop their startups. They were accepted into the government-backed program Start-Up Chile, receiving $40,000 in equity-free funding.
With the news that South African political prisoner-turned-president Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95, we are republishing an interview with Mandela conducted by our former editor Marshall Loeb.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Friday ahead of the crucial nonfarm payrolls data. The S&P 500 Futures were up 8.50 points to 1792.50 points while the Nasdaq Futures gained 15.20 points to 3494.00 points. The November nonfarm payrolls report and the unemployment rate data are both due at 8.30 a.m. ET. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment […]
In high school Ryan Seacrest was an awkward chubby teenager who couldn't land a date to save his life. Today he is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood with a personal net worth of $250 million. This is his story.Read more: How Ryan Seacrest Transformed Himself From Awkward Teenager To $250 Million Dollar Hollywood Mogul
Nov. 20 - Slovak engineer Stefan Klein says he's fulfilling his childhood dream, designing a flying car he hopes will soon be ready for commercialisation. Klein says he sees the greatest potential for his invention in countries with poor transport infrastructure. Rob Muir has more.
Oct. 1 - Japan's biggest mobile carrier, NTT DoCoMo, has developed glasses that automatically translate foreign languages. It's hoped the glasses, unveiled by the company this week, will make life easier for foreigners visiting Tokyo during the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Rob Muir reports.
Sept. 24 - Non-profit groups aiming to replace Africa's deadly kerosene lamps with safe, solar alternatives say their campaign is gaining momentum. The award-winning Solaraid project says the dangerous lamps could be eliminated from the continent by 2020. Jim Drury has more.
Sept. 19 - A group of Austrian students has designed a quadcopter which flies autonomously using only the computing power of a smartphone. The reasearchers say the drone could one day be used for search and rescue scenarios or fighting fires without putting humans in harm's way. Jim Drury reports.
Sept. 9 - Scientists at British technology firm, Cambridge Silicon Radio, say they've devised the world's thinnest keyboard. Just half a millimetre thick, the device could be available to consumers within a year. Jim Drury has more.
Aug. 19 - Scrambling for credit cards or mobile phones at the checkout counter could become a thing of the past as a Finnish company readies to launch the world's first face recognition payment system. Tara Cleary reports.
Aug. 13 - Does the call of nature hold the answer to a new form of renewable energy? Scientists in the UK are confident that it does. With backing from both the British government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers have developed a method for charging mobile phones with human urine. Matthew Stock reports.
The real estate industry has ramped up its attack on rules making it harder to borrow, but its challengers face a big obstacle — mortgage restrictions are working exactly the way the government wants them to
LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The pound gained slightly on Friday after a report showed U.K. house prices rose more than expected, adding to optimism on the UK economy and making it more likely the Bank...
LONDON, December 06 (Fitch) Further to its series of Africa events in Paris, London and Frankfurt this week, Fitch Ratings will host a teleconference discussion at 14:00 GMT/ 09:00 EST on Tuesday 10...
Dec. 6 - Big business needs big data – and most of it will reside in the cloud. Digital Realty CEO Michael Foust believes it can hold its own against Amazon and Google in the race to provide storage space.
Dec. 6 - Investors are over-exaggerating the effects of possible Fed tapering. Valuations on stocks are looking attractive and offer a good opportunity, says ING Investment Management's Patrick Moonen.
Dec. 6 - The yields look better elsewhere, but local investors continue to sit on Japanese government debt. Tara Joseph speaks with Breakingviews' Andy Mukherjee about what it might take to change their minds.