Michel Nobbé

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Starbucks Races to the Bottom

Giving up coffee for Lent has turned out to be more of a struggle than I expected, but Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz has given me …

Spotify must change its free music service, says Universal records

First it was Taylor Swift, now the music label giant Universal is joining the chorus of those who fear Spotify's free music service is damaging the industry<p>A major new row has broken out over the Spotify music streaming service which some musicians accuse of devaluing their product by allowing …

Sam Smith

How to Buy Things in the Future

Cut up your credit cards, and prepare for your retinal scan.<p>Humans have been trying to figure out the easiest way to pay for things for a very long time. First, they traded goats and shells, then gold and coins, then they got fancy and upgraded to cardboard Diners Club cards—followed, eventually, …

FinTech

Vintage NASA photos full of space firsts (pictures)

This is how Cirque du Soleil reinvented the circus

It’s generally believed that the way to beat your rival is to outperform or outpace them. But in business, the better way to win is to create uncontested new market space where no competition exists.<p>Consider Cirque du Soleil, a performance that broke away from traditional circus shows by borrowing …

Cirque du Soleil

‘The Breakfast Club’ Turns 30: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Dish on the John Hughes Classic

Nicolas Cage almost starred as Bender? Judd Nelson got fired? Stars Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy discuss The Breakfast Club in honor of its 30th …

A European 'Supertide'

Part of France's North Atlantic coast and southwestern England braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the alignment of the sun and the moon created an ocean surge not seen since the 1990s. This so-called "supertide" or "tide of the century," with surges up to 14 meters …

France

Music labels are reportedly pressuring Spotify to limit free streaming

It's no secret that the digital age hasn't been kind to the music industry. Streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora have buoyed a long-declining market with the support of eager music labels, but it seems those very same labels are starting to get nervous about their revenue …