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In War For Talent, India's Top E-Commerce Startups Are Raiding Silicon Valley

India’s thriving homegrown e-commerce startups are increasingly trekking to the Silicon Valley in search of top-notch talent. This heralds the reversal of a decades-long hiring trend – until now the best Indian engineers headed to the technology firms in the Bay Area because of a dearth of …

Startups

TravelersBox Raises $4.5 Million To Turn Your Change Into Money

While TravelersBox may sound like a fight club for paunchy, tired business executives who spend months on a plane per year, it’s actually a box that lets you turn your foreign currency – change mostly – into dollars and Euro and then sends the value right to your Paypal, Skype, or Starbucks account.<p>…

Fight Club

China Sovereign Fund Buys $1.2B Tokyo Building From Mori

Relations between Beijing and Tokyo may have been tense in recent years, but that didn’t stop a Chinese sovereign fund from teaming up with LaSalle Investment Management of the US to buy a Tokyo mixed-use complex for ¥140 billion ($1.2 billion).<p>The participation in the real estate deal by China …

Sporadic Shelling Continues As Ukraine Truce Takes Effect

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine appears to be largely holding — at least for the moment, defying skepticism that the second truce in six-months between government forces and Russian-backed separatists might immediately collapse.<p>The cease-fire went into effect at midnight Sunday (Saturday at 5 …

France demands that its future leaders must speak English

The ENA - National School of Administration - which counts Francois Hollane and Jacques Chirac among its alumni, has decided that from now on all its students must speak English<p><b>France</b>'s elite finishing school for future leaders is to make fluency in English an essential entry requirement for the …