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As battle between Google and the EU continues, the search giant may face a record €3 billion fine

We had heard that the EU was planning to levy a substantial fine on Google for its alleged favoring of its own services in search over those belonging to competitors last year already, and the Telegraph is reporting that the European Commission is now estimating a hefty €3 billion ($3.4b) tag…<p>The …

Amazon Will Start Selling More Private Label Groceries

The move could further undercut traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.<p>The world’s largest online retailer will start selling private-label groceries …

Selling

7 extremely wealthy people who choose to live frugally

A handful of frugal billionaires appear on our list of the richest people on earth, and each one has his own penny-pinching habits.<p>From eating lunch in the office cafeteria with their employees to residing in homes worth a fraction of their wealth, these seven self-made billionaires — many of whom …

Mark Zuckerberg

The greatest hotels in Asia

Iniala Beach House, Phang Nga, Thailand<p>Two years after its opening on the sands of Natai Beach, just north of Phuket, this refined designer property has established itself as one of the most sought-after hotels in Asia. And not just because of its fantastical design – there are beds which drop from …

Google Means Business When it Comes to Cloud

Google expects to see significant traction in its public cloud business next year, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Monday.<p>The company, he …

Sundar Pichai

Managing By Influence: How To Lead In The New Workforce

Influence is everywhere: we’re in the midst of an election displaying the best and worst. Have at it, talented people, enjoy the show. Meanwhile, from where I’m sitting, it’s a game-changing year in talent management, too. What we’ve been speculating about isn’t in future tense anymore. It’s <i>now</i>. So …

Leadership

See how disappointing Alibaba's first year as a public company has been

“Save me from myself, I think Alibaba is a buy,” wrote Fortune’s Geoff Colvin one year ago on the eve of the Chinese e-commerce giant’s stock market …

Stock Markets

Alibaba: The year that Jack Ma would like to forget

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has a simple recipe for happiness: Focus on your friends, don't worry too much about money, and -- this is the big one -- never take your company public.<p>Oh! If only Ma had taken his own advice. It's been one year since Alibaba listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the …

China

New £16.95m river penthouse where you can canoe from your front door

Exclusive: London's newest luxury dockside complex goes on sale today, the ideal home for watersports fanatics<p>Rowers on the Thames are almost as intrinsic a part of London life as red double-decker buses, and ever more watersports enthusiasts are choosing to live where they can slip down to the …

Uber is on growth fast track, leaked document shows

Uber, the ride-hailing company, is on a roll — growing at an extraordinary rate even in the face of virulent opposition.<p>National governments, local regulators, taxi companies, direct competitors. All are out to stop Uber or at least slow it down. Some of its own drivers have filed a class-action …