dan glavan

16 Flips | 1 Magazine | @danglavan | Keep up with dan glavan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “dan glavan”

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick)

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air announced today that it's heading to the French Caribbean this winter. Beginning in December, the airline will launch winter flights from three cities (New York City, Boston and Baltimore) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.<p>Low-cost airline …

New York City

Uber Floats an Intercontinental Product in Its Istanbul Water Taxi Service

Uber Technologies Inc. is going intercontinental, enlisting the help of Istanbul mariners to carry passengers back and forth across the city’s …

The great MBA exodus to tech is overstated

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen worries when he starts seeing too many business school grads around San Francisco.<p>“M.B.A. graduating classes are actually a reliable contrary indicator: if they all want to go into investment banking, there’s going to be a financial crisis,” he told the New York …

Salesforce moves bigger into customer service for apps

Your apps are about to become Salesforced.<p>Today, the customer-handling giant announced a private beta of Service for Apps, a new lineup of functionality out of its Service Cloud. It’s also making its mobile SOS service — an Amazon Mayday-like button for calling up a one-way video stream of a live …

Tumblr TV will rot your mind with GIFs

Tumblr has figured out a way to make us all stare at GIFs for even longer. It's created a new area of its site called Tumblr TV, which displays endless streams of GIFs that you tune out to. The site shows nearly full-screen GIFs, which loops a few times before moving on. You can set it up to play …

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Taylor Swift: 'I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music ... and happily so'

It's official. Taylor Swift's album "1989" will be available on Apple's new music service, following the company's reversal of a controversial policy on royalties.<p>"After the events of this week, I've decided to put 1989 on Apple Music ... and happily so," Swift said on Twitter.<p>The superstar …

Alibaba’s Digital Bank Comes Online To Serve ‘The Little Guys’ In China

You may know Alibaba for its huge e-commerce business in China and the record-breaking U.S. IPO that it held last year. But there’s a lot more to the Hangzhou-based company than that, and as of this week, that includes an online bank.<p>Alibaba-backed MYbank opened Thursday with a promise to provide …

McDonald’s reports progress on its health commitments—and also strong sales of chocolate milk

In September 2013, McDonald’s, joined by former US president Bill Clinton, announced a partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation “to increase customers’ access to fruit and vegetables and help families and children to make informed choices in keeping with balanced lifestyles.” …

Why a luxury-shopping revolution is coming to Iran

<b>From the roadside billboards advertising Rolex and Louis Vuitton, to the glitzy shopping centres that have sprung up across Tehran, it's clear that big brands are becoming big business in Iran.</b><p>After decades of austerity following the Islamic Revolution, middle-class Iranians have developed a taste …

The Chinese firm that can build a skyscraper in a matter of weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> At the beginning of February, construction workers gathered at a sparse building site in the city of Changsha, south-central China.<p>A little under three weeks later, a 57-story skyscraper stood on the very same the spot.<p>The "Mini Sky City" tower is the work of Broad Sustainable Building, a …

Microsoft has a strange new mission statement

The memo was obtained earlier by Geekwire, and Business Insider has also seen a copy.<p>It contains a new official mission statement for the company: "Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more."<p>That's pretty vague.<p>Microsoft's mission statement early on …

Eurozone leaders set weekend deadline for Greece

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders told finance ministers from the euro countries to conclude a debt financing agreement with Greece over the weekend, …