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Exporting Grandma to care homes abroad

<b>Sending elderly relatives to a care home can be a tough and emotional decision. But is booking a one-way flight to a destination 8,000 miles away a step too far?</b><p>Sybille Wiedmer lives in Zurich and is packing her suitcase for a trip to Thailand.<p>But this is no ordinary holiday.<p>She is off to visit her …

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Toyota doesn't see opportunity for an all-electric car

Toyota's future lies in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, rather than all-electric cars like Tesla's Model S. The company's chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, spoke frankly on the near-term future of cars in a speech on Monday, noting that electric vehicles require breakthroughs in battery …

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One Transmission, Countless Cars: The ZF 8HP Eight-Speed

This automatic transmission by German parts supplier ZF group is found in 25 powertrain arrangements across many car brands, making it one seriously great eight.<p><b>The $400,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom and $24,000 Ram 1500</b> don't appear to have much in common. One is the acme of automotive extravagance; the …

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

Novartis CEO: Here Are 3 Things Big Pharma Must Do To Survive

Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has consistently argued that the industry needs to make big changes in order to survive in the long run, like redefining blockbusters and getting paid for positive outcomes instead of just transactions.<p>His own company just came face to face with one of the industry's big …

India’s $10 billion pipeline of generic cures will keep rolling—for now

India is the world’s largest maker of generic pharmaceuticals, exporting some $10 billion-worth a year. Often, they’re copied from the branded treatments invented by Western corporations. Today the country’s highest court rejected an effort by one of those companies, Novartis, to staunch the …

Breaking Into Asia As A Venture Investor: The Where And How

<i>This is a guest post by Anis Uzzaman and Tom Maxim. Uzzaman is the CEO of Fenox Venture Capital, a San Jose-based firm focused on early-stage, international investments. Maxim is an associate at the firm.</i><p>The U.S. venture capital industry is at a crossroads. Market over-saturation has led to …

Travelers buy or share to beat pricey hotel costs

Gianfranco Garibaldo, owner of a real estate business in Monaco, travels to New York three or four times a year for business.<p>He used to stay at the Plaza Hotel, where room rates typically exceed $500 a night.<p>But he grew tired of paying that much a night. So he decided to buy a one-bedroom apartment …

Why Singaporeans must be cautious about investing in Myanmar

Watch any financial program on television, read any business magazine these days and there is a high probability that they will mention Myanmar as a …

Singapore Mulls Ways to Boost Tourism

Singapore hopes to keep raking in tourist dollars by spicing up its offering of glitzy and glamorous lifestyle events to combat slowing growth in visitors.<p>“What we need now in the tourism sector is strong content, especially in business and leisure events,” S. Iswaran, Singapore’s second minister …

Investors claim Singapore the easiest place to create a startup

Singapore has so much to offer startups and so little red tape that investors are now crowning it the easiest place to set up a tech startup.<p>Amid …

The Reality Of Electric Cars In China

Everyone is excited about the potential for electric cars in China — except the companies actually making cars in China!<p>At the Detroit Auto Show in January of this year, Tesla announced its plans to open a dealership in Beijing — its first store in China. <b>George Blankenship</b>, the company’s vice …

Why Don't All Automakers Copy 'The Toyota Way' In Order To Be As Reliable As Toyota?

Most automakers copied Toyota’s production process years ago – the issue isn’t really process or philosophy, it’s been application of the “Toyota way” and other confounding issues that have diminished reliability.<p>Take General Motors: They worked hard to embrace just-in-time and a more efficient …

No one will ever miss the hotel phone

At least the public payphone is dying a public death, right in front of everyone, in the streets. The one in that hotel room is still there, sitting …

Asia hotels go high on tech to lure guests

To remain competitive and drive productivity, hotels in Asia have been building their own apps and turning to various technologies like second-screen …

Top 25 most sought-after hotel brands

After a cull through more than 133 million online searches on Google, Bing, Yandex in Russia and Baidu,Hilton Hotels and Resorts has emerged as the …

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The evidence that Asia is throwing off its dependence on the West

As Western economies struggle to return to growth, Asian countries that used to depend on trade with Europe and the US are turning to the rest of Asia instead. The forthcoming ASEAN Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would essentially link the up-and-coming Asian producers of ASEAN …

Transforming health care with big data: Premier Healthcare Alliance

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Doing a deep dive into customer data — analyzing and mining the vast stores of information now available to many …

Why It Stinks To Be A Healthcare Entrepreneur

This the title [paraphrased] of a keynote given last week by Jonathon Bush, the CEO of AthenaHealth, at the Xconomy Mobile Madness conference in Cambridge, Ma. What follows are my notes from the speech. The ideas are Jonathon’s. I really like what he’s saying and mostly agree, and he puts it very …

Healthcare analytics market to exceed $10bn by 2017

If you've been wondering where the growth is in IT, one area is healthcare. Just one segment alone, healthcare analytics, is projected to grow past …

HK healthcare is a dual-track system

Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man<p>The healthcare system of Hong Kong runs on a dual-track basis encompassing the public and the private …

Can smartphones solve the healthcare crisis? 4 startups say yes

SAN FRANCISCO- Demo Mobile kicked off this morning with presentations from four mobile health startups. Each of these companies is applying mobile technology to the medical field to give people more control over their bodies, or to streamline the clinical process for physicians.<p>“Mobile computing is …

Sustainable healthcare: goodbye doctor visits, hello healthcare apps

Going where the doctors are, either by appointment, or when you suddenly have no choice is healthcare old style. The systems we have built on that …