Stephano Briani

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Forget The iPhone 6S And Avoid Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge, Here Is Your Smartphone Of 2015

As the New Year approaches it gives me a chance to look back over all the smartphones that arrived during 2015 to decide if there is one that sums up the important trends of the last year and where the market is going in 2016.<p>There is a clear delineation happening between high-end luxury flagships …

14 places to go if the world is going to end

December's weather has been pretty much apocalyptic in some parts of the world. Huge parts of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and the UK have been heavily hit by floods.<p>Add to this the devastating, unseasonal tornadoes in Texas, and the crazily high temperatures of the US East Coast and in …

Cape Town

Here's how to conduct business with China during the Chinese New Year

This year the transition from the year of the goat to that of the monkey will begin on February 8, but preparations begin in the week leading up to that date. The festival can be a disruptive time of the year and also has implications on doing business. It's imperative to be aware of the effects of …

Chinese New Year

In tourist-deluged Cuba, Canadian firms are noticeably absent

The cobbled streets of Old Havana are choked with tourists these days: sweaty, sunburned tourists from the United States, most of them, who make the rounds of the small hotels in the morning to beg and plead. But it does little good: There isn't a room – or, often, a café table or a taxi – to be …

The one day a month when women most love sex, and other fun facts about making whoopee

Fertility-tracking apps like Glow are quickly becoming the newest addition to a woman's fertility management.<p>Glow was founded in 2013 by PayPal cofounder and investor Max Levchin.<p>In the two years since it launched, Glow has helped with 150,000 pregnancies, according to new data it shared this week. …

Latin America

The 19 coolest new businesses in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been the hub for huge Silicon Valley tech companies — but it's also home to some seriously cool local businesses.<p>From a 2.5-ton mobile pizza oven and a beef-jerky bar to the city's first indoor golf course, we're highlighting some of the newest and coolest businesses in San …

San Francisco