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The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Construction Industry

Hamid Karzai seen as increasing threat to Afghanistan's political stability

The former Afghan president has cast himself as a unifier of the country, but his manoeuvring against his successor, Ashraf Ghani, suggests otherwise<p>A stone’s throw from the presidential palace in Kabul, you can see the lines of dignitaries awaiting their appointments from early in the morning: …

McDonald's U.S. sales plunge in February

McDonald's said its U.S. sales slid 4% in February and 1.7% globally, the first monthly report under new Chief Executive Stephen Easterbrook.<p>The decrease marks a sharp downturn from January when U.S. sales increased 0.4%, and global sales fell 1.8%. Easterbrook, who became CEO March 1, has said his …

The 'smart money' is investing in oil now

Like shoppers on Black Friday, Wall Street titans have a keen smell for deep discounts. At the moment, they're sniffing in oil fields.<p>Many parts of the U.S. stock market look expensive these days, but prices have fallen dramatically in the energy sector from over $100 a barrel in the summer to …

Investing

Walmart ups pay well above minimum wage

Walmart, the frequent focus of advocates for low-wage workers, is giving its lowest-paid workers a raise.<p>The company said 500,000 full-time and part-time associates, more than a third of its work force at Walmart (WMT) U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs, will receive pay raises in April to at least $9 an …

Employment

Lollipop update hitting Galaxy Note 4, starting in Poland

Believe it or not, this screenshot was posted way back in December. Now approaching Mid-February, Lollipop is finally launching for the Note 4, in Poland at least.<p>When it comes to Lollipop, suffice to say that some have been showered in sweets more than others; the Moto X, LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy …

Walmart quietly launches its low-cost streaming video stick

Do you like the idea of a streaming media stick for your TV, but find that even Google's Chromecast or Amazon's Fire TV Stick costs more than you're willing to pay? You'll want to visit your local Walmart, then. The big-box retailer tells <i>GigaOM</i> that its Vudu Spark dongle, teased at the FCC back in …

HoloLens: The hands-on experience

Let’s get this out of the way: Microsoft HoloLens is not exactly a holographic system, but don’t hold that against it. The reality of Microsoft’s …

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Morgan Stanley Profit Rises As Legal Costs Fall

Choppy markets caused by factors ranging from plunging oil prices to political upheaval in Greece, sent investors scurrying last month, slashing the trading revenue of U.S. banks including Morgan Stanley arch rival Goldman Sachs Group Inc.<p>Morgan Stanley said on Tuesday that its revenue from trading …

Morgan Stanley

Does subliminal advertising actually work?

<b>Hidden messages that promote products in films once caused a moral panic. But is the much-feared technique really effective? The BBC's Phil Tinline helped devise an experiment to find out.</b><p>On 12 September, 1957, at a studio in New York, a market researcher in the Mad Men mould called a press …

Mad Men