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Travis Scott Sees Building Chart Momentum For Two Singles

Months after claiming the top position on the Billboard 200 album chart for his <i>Birds In The Trap Sing Mcknight</i>, rapper Travis Scott can now take credit for gains for its tracks on the singles chart as well.<p>After several intermittent Hot 100 chart appearances, “Goosebumps” at last seems to be …

Mark Zuckerberg poached Obama's former campaign manager to deepen his charity's ties with Washington

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have poached former Obama campaign manager and Uber board member David Plouffe to be their philanthropic organization's president of policy and advocacy, The New York Times first reported on Tuesday.<p>Plouffe's hiring is intended to help deepen ties between …

Freshii restaurant aims to raise $109-million in much-anticipated IPO

Freshii Inc., the health-food restaurant chain, aims to sell shares for $8.50 to $10 apiece in its initial public offering, according to regulatory filings.<p>Freshii and investors including Jaxii Holdings LLC, a firm controlled by Freshii chairman and chief executive officer Matthew Corrin, plan to …

Walmart Cutting Hundreds of Jobs In Latest Round of Layoffs

Walmart (wmt) is about to eliminate hundreds more jobs at headquarters and in regional offices in its latest move cut down on costs and protect its …

Giant telescope in Chile to seek habitable planets in Alpha Centauri

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile will be modified in order to allow it to search more effectively for potentially habitable planets in Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth.<p>The ESO said it has signed a deal with Breakthrough Starshot, …

George Lucas, 'Star Wars' Creator, To Open $1 Billion Museum In Los Angeles

The Force was with L.A. on this one. Though the battle may not have had quite the drama of the Empire vs. the rebels, the foundation of <i>Star Wars</i> creator George Lucas announced it would build the $1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles instead of rival San Francisco. The city’s mayor …

Sonos CEO and co-founder stepping down after 14 years at wireless speaker company

Sonos CEO and co-founder John MacFarlane is stepping down from his role and giving up his board seat, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. Patrick Spence who previously worked under MacFarlane is taking the lead role at Sonos going forward. The outgoing Sonos CEO wrote about the shift on the company’s …

What Flipkart's New CEO Hire Tells Us About The Future Of India's Startups

A year after Binny Bansal replaced his co-founder Sachin Bansal as CEO, Flipkart has yet again undergone changes in its management structure. India’s largest online marketplace announced its head of category design Kalyan Krishnamurthy as the new CEO, while Binny Bansal will become Group CEO. This …

How A Business School Student Used His Personal Network To Build A Startup Valued At $100 Million

Brian Pallas, 28, could easily have joined his family’s business in Italy, organizing events in the corporate and entertainment world. Instead, he enrolled in Columbia in 2012 to get his MBA, tapped into the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and started a business based on the power of family …

The Secrets Of Uber’s Mysterious Surge Pricing Algorithm, Revealed

Is the way Uber changes its prices fair? And, maybe more importantly, does it actually work? Researchers just reverse engineered the app to find the answers.<p>Most people who use Uber know they may pay more for a ride on a rainy winter evening than on a sunny summer’s day. Uber’s use of dynamic surge …

eShares 101

<i>All</i> <i>eShares</i> <i>employees (new and old) take a full-day course called eShares 101. It is an introduction to our company, our values, and our execution</i> …

The $24 Billion Data Business That Telcos Don't Want to Talk About

U.K. grocer Morrisons, ad-buying behemoth GroupM and other marketers and agencies are testing never-before-available data from cellphone carriers …

A First Experience with Microsoft's Latest Technological Breakthrough, the Hololens

Recently I had the chance to try Microsoft’s newest technological breakthrough, Hololens. My world changed. Until now, we had two options for …

This Pasta Has As Much Protein As A 3-Ounce Steak

Innovation in the carbs aisle, made outside Detroit.<p>When he moved to Detroit as part of Venture for America, a program that sends new grads to startups in struggling cities to train as entrepreneurs, Brian Rudolph thought he would eventually start a tech company. Three years later, he’s making …

All the PlayStation VR news from today's big Sony event

The team behind Sony's PlayStation VR headset, formerly known as Project Morpheus, had a lot to show off at today's Paris Games Week keynote. That included both new announcements, like a VR add-on to horror game <i>Until Dawn</i>, and new trailers for known projects, like robot basketball game <i>Rigs:</i> …

Oracle finally launches Elastic Compute Cloud, 9 years after Amazon debuted EC2

Oracle today announced a slew of new cloud services at its OpenWorld event in San Francisco today, including the Oracle Elastic Compute Cloud. The launch comes nine years after Amazon humbly launched EC2, which has become a standard in cloud infrastructure.<p>Oracle executives have previously talked …

We’ve finally agreed: Techpocalypse is coming. Two questions remain: When and who?

For nearly ten years, Valley watchers have freaked out about a re-inflating of the dot com bubble.<p>And for the better part of that decade or so, there …

If you're too young to remember the financial crisis, then read Marc Andreessen's tweetstorm

For some, the darkest moments of the global financial crisis that started eight years ago seem like yesterday. But for younger people, it may may seem like more than a lifetime ago.<p>Think about it: There are employees on Wall Street today who probably didn't even have their driver's license when the …

The Economist Who Can Rescue India

Few central bankers have had as much success in so short a period as India's Raghuram Rajan.<p>Eight months ago, when Rajan took over as head of the …

Russia and China’s Growing Energy Relationship

Russia’s economic free fall and isolation from the West has made it increasingly eager to build its relationship with China, even at the cost of lost …

IMF chief hails India as 'bright spot' in world economy

While Lagarde urged Modi to do more to open up the economy, she said India had the "opportunity to become one of the world's most dynamic economies" with growth running at above seven percent.<p>"Among the emerging markets, and compared to advanced economies, India is the bright spot," the former …

These 8 narrow chokepoints are critical to the world's oil trade

Over half of the world's oil supply moved through set maritime routes in 2013, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), often aboard massive tanker ships. To minimize costs, tankers transport oil along established paths that are as short as possible. Many pass through a small …

The next generation of entrepreneurs will need more open platforms

Last week I wrote about the way specific technologies have lowered the barriers to entrepreneurship worldwide: Amazon Web Services, Google Drive (and Google Search), mobile devices combined with widespread wireless Internet service, and Facebook.<p>Most of these tools are what author Jonathan Zittrain …

China is lending the world’s most indebted company another $10 billion

By some measures, Brazil’s state oil behemoth Petrobras is the world’s most-indebted company.<p>And managing that debt load—roughly $130 billion at the end of last year—has become increasingly tough. The weakness of both oil prices and Brazil’s currency makes foreign bond holders tougher to pay off. …

Chinese stock markets plunge over fears share prices are unsustainable

Chinese stock markets plunged on Friday as investors rushed to sell over fears that frenzied buying in recent months had sent share prices to unsustainable levels.<p>The Shanghai composite index, which reached a post-crash record of 5,166 earlier this month, has since lost nearly 1,000 points, down …

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The 9 countries with the most entrepreneurship

In the UK and the US, entrepreneurs are associated with startups. But in some countries, becoming self-employed is a necessity rather than a dream. You have to make your own opportunities when there are not many jobs available.<p>According to research by the UK-based business-networking group Approved …

Here are some of the demographic and economic characteristics of America's gay couples

On Friday, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States. We decided to take a closer look at America's same sex couples.<p>The Census Bureau's American Community Survey is a giant annual survey that asks millions of Americans each year several questions …

The BRICS countries just launched a rival to the IMF and World Bank

The so-called emerging BRICS countries are made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and their "New Development Bank" has been seen as a challenge to the Washington-based International Monetary Fund and World Bank.<p>The institution's management was "working on initiation of …

India Needs to Improve Manufacturing Sector Performance to Return to High-growth Path, says World Bank

<i>Implementing GST and dismantling inter-state check posts are the most critical reforms needed for Indian manufacturing</i><p><b>New Delhi, October 27, 2014 –</b> …