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.
The holidays are coming, and your business is ready. You have the snazzy site, the easy checkout, the social media campaigns. But how do you grab a bigger slice of the $64 billion that online shoppers are expected to spend this season?
Stocks wavered during morning trading and were slightly lower at midday following the release of several economic data reports. New-home sales jumped by 25.4% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 444,000, compared with a 6.6% monthly drop in September to 354,000.
Gold prices inch higher but remain mostly range-bound, with traders seemingly hesitant to commit ahead of a jobs report at the end of the week that, good or bad, could very well lead to wider price swings.
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 4 (Reuters) - Sterling's rally to five-year highs against a basket of currencies on robust UK data could raise the risk of verbal intervention by the Bank of England, which wants to shift...
Dec 04 - The EU has fined six of the world's top financial institutions a record 1.7 billion euros for rigging financial benchmarks. The penalty is the biggest so far of the rate-rigging scandal, and is the largest ever imposed by the EU Commission. Ivor Bennett reports.