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Big investors press major companies to step up climate action

© Reuters. Big investors press major companies to step up climate action<p>By Alister Doyle<p>OSLO (Reuters) - More than 200 institutional investors with …

Is Starbucks to blame for a massive change in the soda industry?

But what if the reason isn't nutrition — it's because a new competitor is stealing away business?<p>"Starbucks has taken the [carbonated soda] occasion," said RBC analyst Nik Modi in June at Beverage Digest's Future Smarts conference, noting that many of the coffee chain's beverages are more caloric …

Why the wealth of Africa does not make Africans wealthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with enormous natural wealth, including vast deposits of precious minerals such as diamonds, gold, and tantalum.<p>Katanga saw a spectacular mining boom around the turn of the century, when President Laurent-Desire Kabila and then …

Why Startups Fail, According to Their Founders

This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine<p>When the founder of a startup company shuts down her or his business, it is customary to pen an essay that tells the rest of the community what went wrong, called a failure post-mortem. It’s estimated that nine out of 10 startups fail, which is why …

Here’s What It’s Like To Set Up An On-Demand Geofilter On Snapchat

Yesterday Snapchat opened up a new revenue stream in the form of on-demand geofilters. The new on-demand geofilters let anyone pay Snapchat to create and distribute a custom filter in a specific area for a set time.<p>We wanted to see how quick and easy it was to launch a custom filter, so we decided …

7 Trends That Will Define Web Design in 2016 — SitePoint

Web design thrives equally upon two parts: innovation and imitation.<p>In other words, we all like to seize upon the latest and greatest trends and …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

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The Very First Mistake Most Startup Founders Make

<i>This article was updated on February 25.</i><p>Founders face a wide range of decisions when building their startups: market decisions, product decisions, financing decisions, and many more. The temptation is to prioritize these choices over decisions about how to structure their own founding teams. That’s …

Most images of black holes are illustrations. Here’s what our telescopes actually capture. - Vox

Soon, we may get to see one up close for the first time.<p>Impossibly dense, deep, and powerful, black holes reveal the limits of physics. Nothing can escape one, not even light.<p>Even though black holes excite the imagination like few other concepts in science, the truth is that no astronomer has …