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SoftBank Lands $236M From Alibaba And Foxconn To Bring Its Pepper Robot To The World

Remember Pepper, the intelligent robot that SoftBank unveiled last year? Pepper goes on sale in Japan this coming weekend, but in advance of that launch SoftBank has revealed that Alibaba and manufacturer Foxconn have invested $118 million each in its robotics division.<p>That deal will give Alibaba …

Robotics

The beloved Hershey’s bar is getting an overhaul

The Hershey’s Company (HSY) has decided it’s time for a remake of its iconic, namesake chocolate bar.<p>In a bid to align with 21st century eating …

Dessert

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

Time I

Cold Out? Glovys Screen Cover Makes Your iPhone Glove-Compatible

We've all seen those touchscreen-compatible gloves, with special conductive thread in them that lets you control your phone without taking them off. But what if you forgot those, or just don't like them? A new screen cover called Glovys flips the script, making your phone compatible with your …

Gear & Gadgets

Hotel investors battle for yield as sector heats up | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Investors are expected to pump more money into buying, converting or building hotels in 2015 than in any year since the start of the global financial crisis, with a focus on budget and ‘buzz’.<p>In a sector enjoying the benefits of economic recovery and growing traveler numbers, …

Hospitality

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

Starbucks adds tiramisu latte, coconut milk and coffee subscription service

Starbucks fanatics on Tuesday might have noticed new menu offerings at their favorite shop, including a new tiramisu latte and a favorite from last year, caramel flan latte, along with a new coconut milk option for all its coffees, the company said.<p>Also Tuesday, Starbucks said it will offer …

Coffee

Delsey's luggage weighs itself, charges phones, knows the weather

CES was flooded with a bunch of "internet of things" for the home, but frequent travelers will likely appreciate this connected luggage better. Leading luggage maker Delsey has been working on a connected suitcase called Pluggage for the past two years and has recently tested a working prototype, …

Global markets hang on Germany's next move

The future path not just of the eurozone but also the UK and, in fact, the entire world economy will be impacted significantly by Angela Merkel’s next move, writes Liam Halligan<p>The German government is stuck on the horns of an extremely nasty dilemma. Berlin’s decision will go a long way towards …

Europe

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

This Nobel Economist Spotted the Last Two Bubbles—Here’s What He Says About the Bond Boom

The economist who wrote about irrational exuberance in stocks and real estate says bonds don't look like a classic bubble. But they're no …

Stock Markets

Why 2015 is video advertising’s breakout year

When it comes to video advertising, a lot can happen in a year. In 2014, digital video advertising experienced huge gains in spend and viewership, took a giant leap into automated programmatic buying, and saw a continuing wave of consolidation with Facebook buying LiveRail and Yahoo announcing the …

The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …

Corporate Culture

Our Top Fashion Stories of 2014

It’s been a year full of almost-fashionable wearables, weird underwear, and perfectly tailored jeans.<p>2014 was quite the year for fashion. It was a year in which fashion designers finally seemed poised to break into the wearable technology market–albeit a little clumsily. It was a year in which …

Staten Island

10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year.<p>Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular designs that make us wish we did, whether it’s a …

Architecture

The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

Design

10 African startups that rocked 2014

<b>Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> 2014 has been another amazing year for startups in Africa.<p>More and more entrepreneurs turned their attention to building businesses that can solve the continent's problems and provide services it has long awaited.<p>Enterprises emerged to fix problems in payments, traffic and …

At Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, MBA startup fever takes hold

(Poets&Quants) — On their Kickstarter video, Columbia Business School MBA candidates Connor Wilson and Nolan Walsh stand in a room where a group of …

Entrepreneurship

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

Star Trek

Lemur poop might save Madagascar's forests — and economy

From the cackles of roosters on the edge of town, Kianjavato could be just about any village in the developing world. But cast your eyes into the trees here and it’s clear it could only be in one place: Madagascar — southern Madagascar, to be precise.<p>“This is actually the best place to see the …

Music streaming and vinyl boomed in 2014, but everything else tanked

We're less than a day past 2014, and Nielsen has already released its summary of what 2014 meant to the music business. Overall, the news was bad: total US album sales dropped 11 percent, a shortfall of 32 million, ending up at 257 million albums sold. Even digital sales weren't immune to the …

Music Streaming

Canada’s strategic maple syrup reserve and the economics behind it

As far as oddball strategic reserves go, Canada’s Global Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve is a perennial favorite. (America’s National Helium Reserve and China’s strategic pork hoard are usually up there, too.)<p>But it should be said that Canada’s maple syrup stockpiles aren’t a government undertaking. …

Oil

The Truth About Job References

Months before you start thinking about changing jobs, you’ve got to start building your reference list. Don’t wait until you’re job-hunting to get your references assembled.<p>If you’re working now and your boss leaves the company or retires, grab his or her business card and ask “Would it be …

Employment

“The Interview” was a $15+ million online hit—but more for Google than for Sony

Sony’s big internet video gamble seems to have paid off: <i>The Interview</i>, which the company offered for online rental and purchase on Christmas Eve, earned more than $15 million during its first four days on the internet. The film was rented or purchased more than 2 million times from Dec. 24-27, …

Christmas Eve

Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives

<i>The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.</i><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren …

Finance

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

For more than two years, BI Intelligence has closely tracked the growth of the IoT. Specifically, we've analyzed how the IoT ecosystem enables entities (i.e. consumers, businesses, and governments) to connect to, and control, their IoT devices in 16 environments, including manufacturing, the …

Internet of Things

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Startups

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …

10 Rules You Need to Know to Communicate Effectively

Frank Luntz has “engineered some of the most potent political and corporate campaigns of the last decade.” His wordsmithing helped Republican Rudy …

Rudy Giuliani