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Yum Say Taco Bell’s Creed to Succeed Novak as CEO

The man who brought Dorito-shelled tacos to America is rising to the top job at Yum! Brands Inc.<p>Greg Creed, who has led the Taco Bell chain since …

Lead From the Top: 5 Core Responsibilities of a CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are the responsibilities of a CEO?<p>This is something everyone at a company from an entry-level employee to the chief executive should know. After all, understanding what is required of a CEO helps him or her set the stage for the …

VW has agreed budget car concept, design - manager

BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) has agreed the basic concept and design of a budget car for emerging markets, a VW manager told Reuters, nearing the project’s completion after a long struggle to meet cost targets for the vehicle.<p>People walk past a row of Volkswagen e-Golf cars during the …

Japanese Investment in Southeast Asia Rockets Amid China Slump

A sizeable number of Japanese firms have distanced themselves from China and are cosying up to Southeast Asia, as Chinese labour costs rise and …

Bankers pushing Chinese tech IPOs should prepare to be disappointed

Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media service, will be valued at around $3.5 billion when it starts trading on the Nasdaq today, less than half the most optimistic analysts’ estimates. It sold just 16.8 million shares at $17 each, the low end of its range (in terms of both price and volume). …

Rolls-Royce gears up for luxury car trade show in China

BMW-owned Rolls-Royce, which counts China as its most important market alongside the US, will unveil its Goodwoodbuilt Pinnacle Travel Phantom that …

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Ethical lobby to target fashion retailers with supply chain campaign

A new campaign to change the way we think about shopping will be launched on Thursday, one year after the garment trade disaster at the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh. Backed by MPs including the shadow consumer minister, Stella Creasy, and Labour's international development spokeswoman, Alison McGovern, …

Saturday Deals Roundup: The BookMark Backup Battery And MONOCLE Speaker [Deals]

We’re in the midst of a holiday weekend, and Cult of Mac Deals has some great offers that are worth exploring while you’ve got time to spare!<p><b>The BookMark</b> by Vorson is one of the thinnest backup battery solution on the market. We’ve got this backup battery solution for just $38.99 for a limited …

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Rufus Cuff wants to dominate the wearable market and your forearm

We told you to put on your disappointment pants for the Galaxy Gear 2, but for the Rufus Cuff we suggest rolling up your absurdity sleeves. Seriously, given its three-inch screen you might just have to. This wearable boasts a built-in mic, a camera, a speaker, web browser, voice control, GPS and …

Chinese giant JD.com launches a smart-hardware accelerator

Chinese online retail giant JD.com has become one of the first distributors that smart-hardware makers would turn to when they are about to ship products.<p>When the maker revolution was about to explode, JD established a sub-channel for selling smart hardware products only. Then, the company launched …

Portable robot prints documents by driving over paper

Israeli startup Zuta Labs has developed a little printing robot that connects with your mobile and then moves around a piece of paper to draw the …

Wearable Tech Isn't Just Fashionable, It's Improving Lives

Wearable technology can be beautiful. If you don't believe me, check out the new Pebble Steel smartwatch that premiered at CES this year, or take a …

Retailers Dixons and Carphone get extension to merger talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Takeover Panel has granted Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse an eight-week extension to their negotiations for a possible 4 billion-pound ($6.6 billion) merger.<p>Pedestrians walk past the Carphone Warehouse store on Oxford Street in central London April 30, 2013. …

Marketing start up rolls out mobile platform in emerging countries

(Reuters) - Mobile marketing startup Jana launched on Wednesday a new way for advertisers to reach consumers in emerging countries through mobile phones.<p>A man looks at the screen of his mobile phone at Pudong financial district in Shanghai July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria<p>Through Jana’s …

WhatsApp denies Facebook acquisition compromises user privacy

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum has denied the company's acquisition by Facebook has compromised its dedication to private communication<p>Jan Koum, co-founder of WhatsApp, has voiced his desire to "set the record straight" surrounding "a lot of inaccurate and careless information" circulating around his …

Engadget Mobile Podcast 201 - The proposed Sprint / T-Mobile merger

Spring is approaching and change is in the air, not only for the Mobile Podcast, but also for US carriers. Your host Brad is kicking off a new podcast format by interviewing industry analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research about the ins and outs of a potential Sprint and T-Mobile merger. This …

Tencent and Alibaba battle for internet dominance in China

<b>It's been called "the most expensive competition in online history" - but it's one you might not have heard about.</b><p>More than 15 years ago, two firms launched in China within months of each other, looking to take advantage of the growing numbers of internet users in the country.<p>Alibaba, founded at …

Nestlé on Its Way to Achieving Zero Waste in Europe by 2020

Nestlé’s confectionery factory in York reached zero waste in 2011. | Image credit: Nestlé<p>Related:<p>Nestlé today announced it will achieve zero waste in …

Design contest: Students envision appliances of future

An army of tiny flying robots won the big prize at this year's Electrolux Design Lab competition, an annual contest for futuristic home appliances hosted by the Swedish appliance maker.<p>For Mab, an automated household system that cleans the home with hundreds of flying robots armed with drops of …

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Innovation: A Charger That Keeps Your Phone Germ-Free

Whatever our hands touch, our phones touch. And that means our mobile phones can be downright nasty. Some people even use their phones while they're in the bathroom stall. So it probably won't surprise you that a 2011 University of London study found that one in six of our phones have fecal matter …

Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

Will This Vending Machine For Burritos Change The Business Of Fast Food?

If Chipotle is Blockbuster, could Burritobox be Redbox?<p>Piping hot tortillas filled with free-range chicken, grass-fed beef, uncured bacon, and cage-free eggs. Cold guacamole and sour cream. Hot sauce. No hormones. No antibiotics. That may sound a lot like Chipotle. In reality, it’s a burrito cooked …

Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

If beer is the new wine, robots are the new beer snobs. Well, sort of.<p>Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner and a bock.<p>For now, it looks less like a slick, futuristic robot and more like a big of clump sensors. It's still a …

Why There Is Good News in the Bad News on China’s Economy

As Chinese Premier Li Keqiang held his annual press conference at the close of the National People’s Conference, economic writers like myself were …

Will mystery of Flight 370 be solved? - CNN Video

Big investment banks rush to cut China growth forecasts