Amanda Tay

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The Singapore startup pioneer who went from sleeping at the airport to making $42m a year

In Deskera’s early years, founder and CEO Shashank Dixit slept at Singapore’s Changi Airport for days at a time just to save costs.Capital was dry in …

Goods and Services Tax

Random Things You Can Use to Make Food Photos More Appealing

There’s a reason that most of the foods you buy never look like the photos used to advertise them. Food photographers and stylists have all kinds of …

Pepsico eyeing coconut water company: Report

Pepsico reportedly is looking to buy the company that owns the popular coconut water brand Vita Coco.<p>The Purchase, N.Y,-based beverage titan is in talks to buy All Market, which counts celebrities among its investors, according to Reuters. The potential acquisition price cited by sources was less …

Why I Fast

Dear friend,I want to share why I fast (or why I don’t eat breakfast or lunch).1. EntitlementThe first reason I fast is that it takes away my sense …

Kendrick Lamar

3 Top Beer Stocks to Buy in 2017

Consolidation continues to reduce the number of brewers in the beer market while roiling those who remain. <b>Boston Beer</b> (NYSE: SAM) founder and chairman Jim Koch, who recently penned an op-ed bemoaning a lack of industry oversight and regulation by the government.<p>We can understand the craft brewer's …

Beer

Quarter Pounders to be fresh beef by mid-2018

Hoping to bring back diners who left in droves in search of tastier food, McDonald's announced Thursday that it will start making one of its signature hamburgers, the Quarter Pounder, with fresh beef patties.<p>The announcement follows executives' admissions earlier this month that "hundreds of …

McDonald's Finally Has Mobile Ordering

McDonald’s Corp has begun testing its long-awaited U.S. mobile ordering app, with the goal of avoiding the kinds of service hiccups that have haunted …

Hong Kong

Starbucks Just Admitted It's Got a Big Problem (and It's the Company's Own Fault)

Have you noticed something different about your local Starbucks lately?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Too many people worship at the Church of Technology.<p>There's a sense that technological "progress" is always good and that …

Employment
United Kingdom

PepsiCo Slips as Nelson Peltz Heads for the Exits

PepsiCo (pep) shares slid Friday on news Trian Fund Management has sold its 18.3 million shares in the company, according to a regulatory filing. …

Multitasking Makeup Products That Will Transform the Items You Already Own

Once in a blue moon, there come those brilliant, breakthrough beauty products that blow your mind. This spring, we've been blessed with not one, not two, but <i>three</i>—basically, all the proof we need that a higher power exists. And they’re not here because they look good on their own (although in some …

Digiday branches out from media to fashion with Glossy, a new business site

Who else is going to write about Ralph Lauren's internet-connected fitting rooms?<p>Pop quiz: What do digital publishing and the business of fashion have to do with each other?<p>Trick question: Not that much!<p>That’s why the people behind Digiday, the very smart publication that makes money covering ad …

Clothing

World's busiest airports announced | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Atlanta has done it again, holding off Beijing to retain its title as the world's busiest passenger airport.<p>More than 100 million passengers passed though Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International in 2015, a rise of 5.5% over 2014 according to preliminary traffic data released by Airports …

Aviation

How Harper’s Bazaar gets its readers to shop

Harper’s Bazaar is confident that its editorial content will inspire its readers to go shopping, so it is beefing up ShopBazaar.com, the online …

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Hello World - Programmable Visual Identity

There are many ways to explore ideas for a visual identity project. The traditional way is to find keywords or concepts and sketch ideas to explore …

AmEx gets put through shredder. Stock plunges

Wall Street no longer takes American Express.<p>Shares of AmEx (AXP) plunged 13% Friday after the credit card company issued a weak outlook for 2016 AND 2017 in its latest earnings report.<p>It appears that investors no longer have much, if any, faith in management. The stock is now trading at its lowest …

Investing

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Enter $4 Fast Food Meal Fray

The meal deals follow a<p>Fast food chains, take note: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s have joined the frenzy to bring in customers with $4 meal deals.<p>The …

The Best Travel-Friendly Wardrobe Staples

Basics are the foundation of a travel wardrobe—and these options—from Alexander Wang, Araks, AYR, and more—are a few of our favorites.

ODO Develops Odor-Resistant, Stain and Water-Repellant Denim

Woven with the magical properties of silver.<p>Denimheads have always implored neophytes to never, ever wash their jeans for more natural wear, but the inevitable side effect turning your pair of jeans into a festering biosphere of bacteria is understandably enough to deter anyone from properly …

Nanotech

Champagne sales hit record high in 2015

About 312m bottles of the prestige sparkling wine were sold in 2015<p>Champagne sales are set for a record year, driven by solid demand from export markets, favourable currencies and stabilising sales in France, the drink's home market.<p>Industry estimates gathered by Reuters showed that about 312m …

The best Dazed longreads of 2015

It’s tough old world out there for a longread in 2015. Our attention spans are tinier than ever (at the time of writing I have thirteen tabs open – unlucky for some, probably me) and as writers we can be disheartened to see our features that took thirty days ignored by literally everyone, but our …

Chloë Sevigny

Watch out, Chipotle — a new kind of restaurant is coming for your business

But with enormous success comes imitation.<p>Chipotle paved the way with its sleek decor, humane sourcing, and enticing menu. Now the pavement is full as countless new fast-casual chains pop up, aiming to capitalize on such a successful service model.<p>And a new crop of restaurants is trying to outdo …

Hospitality

Introducing the Airport Sleepbox

Would you sleep inside this? If you're an avid traveler, then you know how hard it is to catch a little shut eye when your plane is delayed. A new design by Russian based studio Arch Group has already started fixing this problem.<p>The Sleepbox is a small cabin space that can be found in airports, …

Aviation

Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

One airline is trying to solve airport confusion with robots

But for travelers going through the international Amsterdam Schipol Airport this season, finding the next gate may be a little less stressful thanks to a new robot guide.<p>On Monday, the airport begins testing Spencer, a cognitive robot developed by Sweden's Örebro University.<p>Spencer will pick up …

Robotics

AB InBev could be forced into $7bn sale of beer brands