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How Alphabet became the biggest company in the world

Silicon Valley – and Wall Street – have a new king. Alphabet, the company formerly known as Google, looks set to become the world’s largest publicly traded company on Tuesday thanks to a spike in its share price, following exceptionally good results and a decision to come clean on how its makes and …

Swiss Army Knives

These former Tesla employees defected to a new, top-secret rival

AP<p>It's no secret that a number of former Tesla employees are now heading up the new electric car start-up Faraday Future.<p>Just check out the company's …

Check Out the Futuristic Electric Car That Wants to Take on Tesla

Tech<p>Search<p>White HousePresident Trump and the First Lady Are Hosting the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll. Watch It Live<p>APW4 Shot in 'Running Gun …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. Meeting those expectations is the key to getting people to return, and increasingly hotel and leisure operators are turning to advanced analytics solutions …

Hospitality

Uber Hires Programmers Who Can Win A Fight With Their Robot

<b>Startup</b>: CodeFights<p><b>Founders</b>: Tigran Sloyan CEO; Aram Shatakhtsyan, CTO; Felix Desroches, head of product<p><b>Launched</b>: August 2014<p><b>Employees</b>: 12<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco, with offices in Armenia and Russia (for programming)<p><b>The pitch:</b> Although the market for programmers and developers is robust, it’s still …

Startups

As Oil Markets Go Mad, Saudis Protect Oil Market Share By Spending Petrodollars In China

The battle to retain and even increase global oil market share is intensifying. Both Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world’s top two crude oil producers, continue to ramp up production amid an unprecedented supply glut and associated price collapse for crude that is rocking the world financial …

Oil

16 of the coolest apps for Cardboard, Google's DIY virtual reality headset

Google Cardboard is one of the search giant's coolest projects in a long time.<p>Sure, it's not as immediately useful as Google Maps, and you won't find yourself checking it as often as Search — but it's virtual reality! Using your smartphone!<p>With just a piece of cardboard and a compatible smartphone, …

One commodity is defying the global rout, and it's all about the future of energy

A Renovo Coupe production prototype vehicle in Las Vegas. The USD 529,000, zero-emission electric car is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Ethan Miller/Getty Images<p>While the big miners and energy producers are seeing their revenues shrink as prices for iron ore and oil keep falling, there is one …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

Saudi Arabia Plans New Sovereign Wealth Fund

Saudi Arabia plans to create a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments, and has asked investment banks and …