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Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson says the company is mining cryptocurrencies

Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest investment firms with $2.3 trillion in managed assets, is taking a long look at cryptocurrencies.<p>The firm has been experimenting internally with bitcoin, but is now bringing some of those features out to its broad customer base.<p>According to reports …

Cryptocurrency

7 Steps to Great Customer Experiences in Any Industry

Every company wants their customers to love them. But many companies struggle with their customer relationships. Some industries – like the cable and healthcare industries – have ongoing problems with customer perceptions as their brands disintegrate right in front of their physical and virtual …

Customer Experience

Some Lucky College Students Just Got America's First Pizza ATM

Ohio’s Xavier University can now boast its the owner of the nation’s first official “Pizza ATM.”<p>The vending machine will serve up hot pies 24 hours a …

College & University

Russian scientists speed up human tissue regeneration with supermolecule

Russian scientists said they have artificially produced a unique molecule that can rapidly regenerate damaged human tissue, boasting both …

How Berlin’s SnapShot is bringing data analytics to hotels, armed with $27.7 million in funding

The hospitality industry is as old as the hills – but has it kept pace with new technologies and big data?<p>Berlin-based SnapShot understands that hotels are dealing with a huge amount of data but need the right tools to make sense of it all. The company started with the goal of solving a simple …

German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation

Berlin-based FinLeap, which is a German-style company builder specialising in fintech, has raised €21 million in new funding. Backing is said to come from original investor HitFox Group along with institutional investors from the insurance industry, including Hannover Re, the third largest …

fintech

Etsy just moved into an office that's nearly twice as big as its old one — and the perks are incredible

Etsy, the online marketplace where creative entrepreneurs can set up storefronts to sell their own products, launched in 2005 with the goal of creating an online retail space that would build a more fulfilling and lasting world.<p>So it's no surprise that its newest 200,000-square-foot headquarters in …

5 Awesome Men’s Email Newsletters to Subscribed To

in Featured, Lifestyle on<p>6 Shares<p>5<p>1<p>We here at Man of Many are not afraid to declare that we love the things we love. No shame. No regrets. We love …

Customer disdain for this 'innovative and disruptive' business model is only growing

Look no further than Netflix, Amazon Prime, Dollar Shave Club, and Carnivore Club. It seems easy; sign up, and you have a product each month for a fixed price.<p>But at the same time, many subscription-based retailers are being accused of not having clear disclosures about their billing practices.<p>And …

China's tourism investment to hit $306 billion by 2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese investment in tourism will double to around 2 trillion yuan ($306 billion) by 2020, the China National Tourism Administration said in a report late on Sunday, as the country looks to support its service sectors and tap consumer spending.<p>Visitors take photos on the …

China

Nintendo's new idea for growth: Making movies

Could Super Mario make a return to the big screen?<p>Nintendo (NTDOF) is looking at branching out beyond video games into the movie business.<p>The Japanese maker of the Wii console has licensed popular characters from its games in the past, but it's now considering producing its own content, said …

Faraday Future's Top Lawyer Just Left Tesla

Faraday Future, the Chinese-backed electric car startup that wants to take on Tesla, has hired away the California-based auto maker’s head of …

Blisk is the browser every developer has been longing for

While Mozilla has already taken a decent stab at building the ultimate dev-friendly tool with its Developer Edition of Firefox, Blisk is the browser every Web builder needs in their life.<p>Designed specifically for developers and currently available for Windows, Blisk is a free Chromium-based browser …

'Million Dollar Listing' star shares his 10 best tips to seal any deal

In his 10 years in business, Eklund has closed on more than $3.5 billion in real estate.<p>He was also named the No.1 real estate agent in New York City by The Real Deal in 2014.<p>"For any deal to happen — especially a business transaction — the two sides need to get in a balance," Eklund advises in his …

What's Behind China's Worldwide Real Estate Shopping Spree?

In the recent wave of Chinese investors going global, it is remarkable how much goes into real estate and other businesses that have a large element of fixed assets. These investments reveal a lot about the forces driving the spread of Chinese capital .<p><b>Take London for example</b>, which claims to …

Real Estate

U.S. bullet train proposals shun public funds, favor private cash

(Reuters) - It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation’s first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.<p>China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet trains are seen at a high-speed train maintenance base …

High-speed Rail

These Syrian-American Christians Love Trump Because They Say He's Like Assad

Donald Trump reminds some Syrian-Americans of a very controversial leader—and they like him all the more for it.<p>Perched on a hard orange seat high …

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Public Speaking

Our 7 Favorite Next-Generation Fashion Power Couples

Fashion is a tight knit industry. So tight in fact that it has a long tradition of businesses run by families and couples (see: Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Prada, Proenza Schouler, et al.). It makes sense -- as Samantha Orley, one third of premium knitwear brand Orley, noted about working with …

The Largest Diamond Ever Found In Angola Is 404 Carats And Nearly Flawless

An astounding 404.2-carat diamond, the largest diamond ever discovered in Angola , was recently unearthed. This diamond, at almost 3 inches wide is the width of a credit card and virtually flawless. The Australian diamond mining company Lucapa Diamond Company is the lucky owner of the now <b>27th</b> …

Angola

Pliant Therapeutics, Third Rock's New $45M Startup, Looks to Stop Lung Scarring

Cops and firefighters who raced to the scene on 9/11, in many cases, came down with what doctors call idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It’s a fancy way of describing “scarring of the lungs we don’t understand very well biologically, and don’t know how to treat.”<p>The biology of fibrosis, and treatment, …