Mohamed Alkaseri

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CEO of Lotame, Andrew Monfried, Examines His Career

Andrew Monfried is the founder and CEO of Lotame, a data management platform for marketers, agencies and publishers. And I heard something interesting during the interviewing, which got me thinking differently about purpose.<p>As I meet with entrepreneurs and research topics about living life on …

Robots Will Take Your Job, But First They’ll Be Your Annoying Co-Worker

The job ad of 2025: Experience in human-machine interactions required.<p>What you’ve heard about robots killing jobs is probably overblown, and you shouldn’t be preparing for a future where you report to a machine.<p>At least, that’s if you listen to a new report for the market research firm Forrester …

VMware launches vSphere Integrated Containers and the Photon Platform

VMware today announced technology previews for vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon Platform — two new products that companies can use to build and run applications inside of containers.<p>Containers are an increasingly popular technology that represent an alternative to the more widely used …

Alcohol sales get higher after weed legalization contrary to industry fears

Alcohol businesses are seeing ‘phenomenal growth’ alongside marijuana industry in Colorado, dispelling concerns that consumers prefer pot over booze<p>Underlying the debate over marijuana legalization has been an equally fierce battle between marijuana and another so-called vice industry: alcohol.<p>As …

Cannabis

Selling The Sandisk Takeover Chatter

Chatter has been making the rounds of trading desks that Sandisk could be in play, either for a merger or a takeover.<p>I have been hearing all morning from trader/hedgie buddies that the Sandisk has been approached by a couple of companies regarding a merger or takeover.<p>In addition, the chatter is …

Chinese markets lead global dip in stocks

It comes after the authorities punished 197 people accused of spreading rumours about the state of the stock market<p>Chinese stocks closed down again on Monday, setting off a downward trend in global markets as exchanges around the world followed suit and fell on opening.<p>The fall comes amid signs …

Stock Markets

ArcelorMittal South Africa to close mills, review largest plant

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal South Africa (ACLJ.J) is planning to shut two mills and is reviewing operations at its largest plant, it said on Monday, as the money-losing unit of the world’s biggest steelmaker struggles with weak demand and lower prices.<p>A worker holds his helmet as he …

Maersk Oil's Culzean gasfield given go-ahead

North Sea development expected to produce enough gas to meet 5% of the UK’s needs and create more than 400 jobs<p>The biggest North Sea gasfield discovered in the past decade is to be developed, after energy authorities gave approval for a £3bn investment that could produce enough gas to meet 5% of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Wal-Mart is cutting workers' hours after pay raise

Employees are being asked to leave shifts early or take longer lunches to trim labor costs, Bloomberg reports based on information from more than three dozen Wal-Mart US workers.<p>At one Houston Wal-Mart, at least eight sales-floor associations and department managers were asked to leave early one …

Best honeymoon destinations for 2014

This is the time to shoot for the moon: travel further, stay longer, eat more and bring home a lifetime’s worth of romantic memories.<p>Hot air balloons take off in the early morning light over Göreme town in Cappadocia. Image by Christopher Pillitz / The Image Bank / Getty Images.<p>Cappadocia, …