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Dropbox Closes Roughly $250M Round At $10B Valuation, WSJ Says

Dropbox has raised a massive $250 million funding round, valuing the company at $10 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The new funding round is led by a BlackRock fund, according to the WSJ, which cites “two people familiar with the deal” as the source of the report.<p>This is actually the …

Amazon is thinking about shipping you packages you haven't ordered yet

Looking forward to buying the next season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> on Blu-ray? Amazon may already be preparing to send it to you. The retail giant is working on an idea it calls "anticipatory shipping" as a way to reduce package transit times. It's everything the name implies -- according to a December …

The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses

When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to get it. For a responsible person living with Type 1 (or Type 2) diabetes, like my good friend Cara, …

China Tech Startup Nabs $120 Million To Go Global With Softbank's Support

Chinese tech startups continue to make big strides forward. The latest example is mobile Internet company Wandoujia.<p>The Beijing-based, three-year-old startup just raised $120 million in one of the largest venture capital financings seen in China’s short Internet history. The funding from Softbank, …

Hilcorp - 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014 - Fortune

Employees<p>U.S. employees<p>1,106<p>Employees outside U.S.<p>0<p>Jobs<p>New jobs (1 year)<p>94<p>% job growth (1 year)<p>9.3%<p>% voluntary turnover<p>2%<p>Applicants<p>4,413<p>Job openings (as of 1/2/14)<p>40<p>Fully paid sabbaticals<p>No<p>Onsite child care<p>No<p>Health<p>100% health-care coverage<p>No<p>Onsite fitness center<p>No<p>Subsidized gym membership<p>No<p>Work-life<p>…

UK supermarket giant Tesco set to become first to open in India

British supermarket giant Tesco is set to become the first foreign retailer to set up a chain of stories in India.<p>India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPP) has approved a €80 million investment plan by Tesco.<p>The deal involves Tesco buying a 50% stake in Tata Group’s Trent Hypermarket.<p>News …

Top 10 business stories of 2013

From the Cyprus crisis to coked-up bankers, the horsemeat scandal and the sad death of a young German student, it was another dramatic year in the business world. Based on the number of visits to each page, here are theguardian.com/uk/business top 10 stories of 2013.<p>1. Aldi confirms up to 100% …

A Short Cautionary Tale About The Misuse Of Customer Data

This is a short story about surveying your customers and how extrapolating too far and too fast from a limited data set can damage your relationships with your customers.<p>Before Christmas I attended a London and the South East Contact Centre Forum event entitled: Is your contact centre ready for the …

The 7 Books Every Spiritual Person Needs to Read

We all want to lead more meaningful lives. Discover the profound texts that inspired Phil Jackson, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. …

Books

It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

This is a standard party invitation in most respects: there's a map of the neighbourhood, the address and time, and some friendly encouragement to …

Twitter reportedly plans to expand Sacramento data center space

Twitter is leasing more data center space at RagingWire’s 500,000-square-foot campus in Sacramento, Data Center Knowledge reported Friday, …