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Coach tipped as favourite to bag Jimmy Choo in £1bn deal

Coach, the US handbag giant, is eyeing a £1bn-plus swoop for Jimmy Choo as the luxury goods industry roars back to life.<p>Last week the shoe maker, made famous by US television series <i>Sex and the City</i>, was put up for sale just three years after listing on the London stock market. Majority owner JAB …

Amazon Developing Echo Speaker With 7-Inch Touchscreen to 'Fend Off Competition' From Apple and Google

Amazon's next iteration of the Echo speaker will be a "premium" model that includes a touchscreen measuring around seven inches, marking "a major departure" from the tall, cylindrical design of the Echo currently on sale. The company is said to be upgrading Echo for two reasons: to capitalize on …

BlackBerry's Next Move Is in the Driverless Car Industry

BlackBerry (bbry) has signed a deal to work directly with Ford Motor (f) to expand the carmaker’s use of its QNX secure operating system, the …

Autonomous Cars
Cybersecurity

No CEOs at Fortune 100 Companies Are Backing Donald Trump

No chief executives at <i>Fortune</i> 100 companies have donated to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign through August, according to a new report.<p>According …

Government

Geek Chic: These Glasses Can Protect Your Eyes From Sleep-Disrupting Blue Light

Sleep, much like water, is an essential ingredient for staying alive. But, much in the way soda does little to act as a hydrating drink, staring at computer and phone screens all day doesn’t help us sleep. However, unlike soda, avoiding computers and phones is less of an option when these items are …

Geek

Cricket Wireless matches Google with new $30 data plan

While the major American wireless providers have been changing up their price plans and generally shaking things up, low-cost carriers have been taking note. Cricket Wireless is joining the game by introducing a new data plan that gives you unlimited talk, text and 1GB of 4G data before dropping …

British Lawmakers May Need to Leave Parliament Complex

A committee studying how to preserve and renovate British Parliament buildings will say Thursday whether lawmakers will need to leave the complex …

United Kingdom

Ex-Oracle Exec Is Now CEO of Big Data Firm MapR

One year ago, high-profile Oracle executive Matt Mills jumped ship to become president and COO of big data upstart MapR Technologies.<p>On Thursday he …

Big Data

Philips' latest Hue lights help you sleep

Philips has smart Hue light bulbs that produce flashy colors, but what about bulbs that change just enough to give you a good night's rest? You're set after today. The lighting firm is trotting out Hue white ambiance lights that offer color temperatures which mimic natural light, helping you sleep …

Another mortgage crisis might be just around the corner

Bove pointed out that the U.S. government now insures one-fourth of all new residential mortgage loans and purchases one-sixth of all residential mortgage loans issued. Further, government-sponsored enterprises Fannie May, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae own or ensure three-fifths of all current …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

11 Monday Brunch Recipes

Three-day weekends mean one thing: Monday brunch!<p>Take advantage of your bonus weekend day with an extra-luxe, extra-indulgent brunch spread with …

Breakfast

Facebook passes Exxon to become 4th most valuable company in the world

Tech is in. Oil is out.<p>Facebook overtook Exxon Mobil on Monday to become the fourth most valuable company in the world by market capitalization, …

Android News

Bank to trim forecasts and signal longer run of low rates

Bank of England policymakers to provide update of latest growth, inflation and unemployment forecasts<p>The Bank of England will cut its growth and inflation forecasts this week and signal that interest rates will stay at a record low for longer amid rising global risks.<p>Policymakers are expected to …

Economics

7 Steps For Writing A Startup Business Plan Template

,Writing a <b>startup business plan</b> is considered as the most important part of every startup business. If you’re interested in launching a new startup …

Small Business

This week on AI: As Wall Street worries, Apple has 4" iPhone, iPad Air 3 & new MacBooks coming soon

Apple's record Q1 raked in $75.9 billion in revenue on sales of 74.8 million iPhones > ><p>The company expects iPhone sales to dip next quarter, …

Onfleet Has Powered Over 1 Million On-Demand Deliveries

Onfleet, the company that provides infrastructure for on-demand delivery, recently powered its one millionth delivery. More than half of those deliveries occurred within the last four months, Onfleet CEO Khaled Naim told TechCrunch. Onfleet powers deliveries and logistics for companies like …

Startups

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 …

Electric Vehicles

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2015 (+ the Ones I'm Hunting in 2016)

Behold! These are the ten Genius Recipes you all (and we all) loved the most in 2015. There aren't too many surprises here—chewy-crisp chocolate chip cookies that happen to be vegan, magically creamy scrambled eggs, and three kinds of chicken (two of them cooked in milk, you smart creatures!). I …

The Core of Wall Street Is Rotten

<i>Photo courtesy of Flickr.</i><p>I remember feeling repulsed when I first read that Martin Shkreli, CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of its proprietary drug, Daraprim, by 5,000 percent. This increase caused the price of each pill to go from $13.50 to $750.<p>At the time, I did some research on …

Wall Street

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Salted Maple Butter

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Biscuits<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1 teaspoon kosher salt<br>• 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, 8 tablespoons cubed and chilled, 2 tablespoons melted<br>• 1 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed (sweetened or spiced leftovers can be used here as well)<br>• 2/3 cup …

Baking