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End of the road for Chinese growth

The world's biggest car market, and the major driver of global growth in recent years, is showing signs of slowdown.<p>Several major auto manufacturers, …

This 13-year-old just got an investment from Intel Capital to help the blind read

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Shubham Banerjee has invented a technology that could make printing Braille much, much cheaper, and he just raised a seed round to make his idea into a commercial reality.<p>Today, at an annual gathering of its portfolio companies here, Intel Capital announced that it is …

11 traits every wannabe startup employee should have

Do you want to work for a startup? The hours are often long and a "typical day" is nonexistent, but if you really believe in what you're working …

Google's Newest Attack On Amazon

Amazon has been the leader in the cloud space for years. Cloud service providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft let other companies save money on hardware by charging them to use their servers, storage, and database resources.<p>In 2013, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had more revenue than Microsoft …

Cloud Computing

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Why ‘loser’ stocks are actually long-term winners

“The largest and most persistent active investment opportunity is long-horizon mean reversion.”<p>That statement may not be the easiest to understand, …

Investing

Why Some People Pay More Than Others When Shopping Online

You may pay more than your friends when shopping online based on your web browsing history or what kind of smartphone you own, according to a new study analyzing price discrimination on e-​​commerce sites.<p>In April and May of this year, researchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston studied the …

Google's cloud picks up business from Amazon customers Airbnb, Netflix, & Rovio (updated)

<i>Updated at 5:44 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday with clarifications about Airbnb’s usage of the Google Cloud Platform.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re looking for proof that Google’s public cloud is taking off, well, Google’s got you covered.<p>During the company’s Google Cloud Platform Live event, Google cited …

The EU promises to slash carbon emissions

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3 Reasons Burger King Is Beating McDonald's

The company just posted its biggest quarterly sales gain in two years. While Burger King boosted North American sales by 3.6%, McDonald's plunged 3.3%.<p>Burger King has made a few smart decisions that are helping it win over McDonald's, writes Venessa Wong at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Morgan Stanley …

Burger King

Meet The Woman Who's Using 3D Printing To Make Your Shoes Cool And Comfortable

Technology is sexy. Orthotics, those inserts you put in your shoes to fix your hurting feet, aren’t even close to being sexy. But what happens when you bring in a wicked-smart woman, an iPad and a 3D printer to solve the problem of design versus comfort? You disrupt an industry and sexy …

Melinda Gates: Warren Buffett Taught Me How To Be A Good Friend

During his formative years Bill Gates was notoriously hard-nosed. There are many stories of his tantrums when he and Microsoft were young, such as this one: Microsoft employed a person to count of how many times F-bombs he would drop during a meeting, according to a former Microsoft employee. The …

Self-improvement

Ministry of MSME Signs MoU To Create Entrepreneurship In The Sector

The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with theInternational Labour Organisation. …

Japan

Now you can buy industrial goods online too; just log on to Tolexo - Firstpost

From apparels to groceries, houses to toys, almost everything is sold online, but Brijesh Agrawal, co-founder of Indiamart, says he has forayed into …

Delhi users please note: Your Airtel postpaid bill will go up by 12% from Dec - Firstpost

<b>NEW DELHI</b>: Country's biggest telecom operator Airtel has announced an increase in its postpaid monthly charges by about 12% in select plans, …

A CNBC Presenter Forgot That Ireland Is Not In The UK And That It Uses The Euro

CNBC Squawkbox presenter Joe Kernen ran into a bit of confusion yesterday, while talking to Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland. It was a bit confusion …

The best whisky in the world isn't Scottish

This article is published in partnership with TIME. The original version can be found at TIME.com<p>By Elizabeth Barber<p>That’s according to <i>Jim Murray’s</i> …

AdTech

These Are The Chinese Military Advancements That Are Shifting The Balance Of Power In Asia

Chengdu J-20<p>Shenyang J-31<p>Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark<p>Chengdu J-10 Firebird<p>Xian H-6 Bomber<p>Hypersonic Missiles<p>Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines<p>Nuclear …