Brian Widiodarmono

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10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

The man from Apple

SHOPKEEPERS praise Apple’s minimalist stores almost as gushingly as designers do its hardware. In America its geeky sales people outsell those at …

J.C. Penney

Komforte Chockolates

It’s Always a Good Time for ChocolateThese <b>Komforte Chockolates</b> is a twist on your <b>classic</b> <b>chocolate flavors</b>. These come in <b>Ramen Noodle</b>, <b>French Toast</b>, …

Food

The 10 Smartest Things Tim Cook Has Done Since Becoming Apple's CEO

The good news is that he gets to run the most important tech company in the world. It's a company that coins money.<p>The bad news is that he's taking over for arguably the greatest businessman of all time in Steve Jobs. There's not much Cook can do to improve Apple, but there's a lot he can do to …

iPad Mini

What Twitter Can Learn From Google About Tracking What Goes Viral

With Twitter and Pinterest showcasing their new and updated analytics features recently, a lot of the focus has been on how to ensure your content reaches as large a group as possible.<p>While first party analytical services are improving and becoming more precise, there is always room for improvement …

Marketing

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Amazon.com

The e-tailer's revenue totaled $61 billion in 2012 and it currently sits at No.5 on ComScore's list of top 2,000 domains on the web.<p>But did you know that the massive website started in founder Jeff Bezos' garage? Or that Amazon's operation has become so massive that it's warehouses have more square …

eCommerce

10 Huge Brands That Committed Suicide

General Motors and Sharper Image are among the companies that failed to save some of their own huge brands.<p>Here are 10 examples of corporate missteps that could have been avoided.

General Motors

The 17-Year-Old Whom Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Licensing His Startup's Core Technology

Yahoo made big news this week when it bought Summly, a startup with a 17-year-old CEO named Nick D'Aloisio, for $30 million.<p>The acquisition was led by Yahoo HR boss Jackie Reeses.<p>Before Yahoo shut it down, Summly was an app that skimmed the world's sources of news, edited it all down to fewer …

Startups

'A happier place for everyone': The Pokemon Company's earthquake-recovery efforts in Japan two years on

Two years after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands and laid waste to much of Japan's North-Eastern coastline, recovery still continues in the most affected parts of the Tohoku region. Many families who lost their homes are still living in government-provided temporary housing off …