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Foreign private equity firms expanding property portfolios in Bangalore | Financial Times

The quintessential image of India’s economic emergence was captured by Thomas Friedman in his popular 2005 book about globalisation, <i>The World is …

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Disney nears $500m deal to buy Maker Studios | Financial Times

Walt Disney is nearing a deal to acquire Maker Studios in a deal worth $500m which could rise to as much as $900m if certain financial conditions are …

Where the only rule is 'be cool'

<b>How did coding get so cool?</b><p>Let's be honest, it wasn't always that way. Being able to speak to computers in their own language wasn't the best way to impress at parties.<p>But in a world of digital billionaires it has become a deeply fashionable skill. It turns out that it's the geek who is going to …

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Why Tabasco hot sauce is sold in those tiny 2-ounce bottles

Each 2-ounce bottle of Original Red Tabasco red sauce contains exactly 720 drops.<p>While competitors sell their hots in much bigger bottles, Tabasco still sees the smaller one as its trademark. The privately held company says the little bottles account for about 40% of total annual sales, notably …

Hot Sauce

How One Entrepreneur Is Helping to Revive 'Made in USA' Wool

Quick question about that sweater or blanket you're clinging to this long winter. Was it "Made in the USA?" And if it's wool, any idea where the yarn came from?<p>Most wool apparel is manufactured with fine merino wool, which comes from Australian sheep. And global wool production is dominated by that …

Outsourcing

Former 'Shark Tank' Contestant: If You Want To Raise Money, Don't Go On The Show

Scott Jordan, founder and CEO of apparel line TEC-Technology Enabled Clothing , appeared on ABC's hit pitch show in March 2012 seeking a $500,000 investment in the licensing of his clothing company in exchange for a 15% stake. He was eventually offered a combined $1 million in deals but felt all …

Entrepreneurship

Maker of Toms shoes expands into coffee roasting

Toms, the Los Angeles company known for its comfy, eco-friendly footwear and its shoes-donating ways, is tiptoeing into an unusual product line: coffee.<p>The philanthropic business, which sells shoes and eyewear under a One for One business model, made the announcement Tuesday in Austin, Texas, at …