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The founder of China's most valuable tech startup reveals the secret to its success

What's the company's secret to success? According to its 45-year-old CEO, Lei Jun, who was interviewed in The Wall Street Journal, it's simply about "seizing the right opportunity."<p>"Even a pig can fly if it stands at the center of a whirlwind," Jun said in a Monday front-page story discussing the …

Startups

New Product seeks to re-invent commercial real estate process - Albany Business Review

By Lauren Clark <br>– Intern, New York Business Journal<p>May 31, 2015, 6:38pm EDT<p>For Joy Hou, technology has drastically changed all industries but one: …

The cities showcasing sustainable building

Approximately 74% of 67 cities examined in a report published last week are implementing incentives for a greener built environment, 61% have enacted …

Sustainability

This Controversial Chinese Company Wants To 3-D Print Your Next House

SUZHOU, China -- Walking through WinSun’s show lot in the Suzhou Industrial Park, one gets a glimpse of the past and possible future of building construction. Views from the fifth story of a boxy concrete structure reveal a horizon typical of the outskirts of Chinese cities today: Clusters of …

3D Printing

8 Lessons I Learned From Traveling Solo

By no means am I one of those extroverted types who needs to be constantly surrounded by other people, but when I think about certain activities like dining, traveling and pedalo boating, I tend to get a visual of Christopher McCandless in <i>Into the Wild</i> -- dying after mistakenly eating poisonous …

Travel

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

National Parks

Inside New York’s Plan To Cover The City In Free, Super-Fast Wi-Fi

Goodbye pay phones, hello public screen-wrapped kiosks.<p>Instagram New York City’s nostalgic old pay phones while you can, because this fall, they’ll start disappearing across all five boroughs. In their place, tall, thin, screen-wrapped kiosks will line the streets. The pillars of technology, also …

New York City

Real estate investing in the year 2025

Although it might sound far away, the year 2025 is less than a decade from now. When you consider how much can happen in just a decade, it can boggle …

9 Budget Beach Hotels That Are Really, Truly Cheap

Finding an acceptable beach hotel on a shoestring budget is no mean feat -- and it can be all the more frustrating when recommendations from well-meaning friends leave you wondering whether they understand what "budget" really means. (Sometimes it can feel like you're not speaking the same …

Outdoor Spaces

World's Most Romantic Honeymoon Treats

You're planning your honeymoon and you feel like you deserve some VIP treatment. Just how extravagant can things get?<p>Check out my slideshow to discover the most romantic add-ons to make your special trip just that little bit more special.<p>You can find more ideas at 101 Honeymoons.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Most …

Weddings

Why you won't see another real estate market crash like 2008

In many of the hottest real estate markets around the country the housing market is now in its fifth year of growth. Although there are still pockets …

Real Estate

Argentina to take legal action against UK for Falklands drilling

Buenos Aires is looking to sue London for British firms' exploration in the Falklands, as two companies announce they have discovered valuable reserves<p><b>Argentina</b> has announced that it is planning to take legal action against the UK for its oil exploration around the <b>Falkland Islands</b>.<p>In a day of …

9 New Places You Must Add To Your Travel Bucket List

While seeing the places you know and are familiar with is all fine and well, sometimes, adventuring into the unknown can be immensely rewarding. The following nine places may be a bit remote, but they're absolute must-sees before age gets the best of you:<p><b>Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand</b><p>Milford …

Use of Depreciation Deductions in Real Estate and Construction

<i>on</i> February 13, 2015 • (0)<p>Examination of IRS data demonstrates the importance of various depreciation deductions for the construction and real estate …

Real Estate

How To Prevent Tenants From Abusing The Lease With Multiple Long Term Guests

When you book a hotel reservation the representative will ask for single, double, or multiple occupancy and charge accordingly. It’s the same idea …

Real Estate

Tips to Your Success Investing in Commercial Real Estate - RealtyBizNews: Real Estate News

Most people start their real estate career investing in residential properties. Eventually, they look to commercial investing because it is much more …

Real Estate

Drought, Climate Change and California's Multibillion-Dollar Problem

Two weeks before California Governor Jerry Brown’s announcement on Wednesday that residents and businesses in the Golden State — which is withering amid one of its worst droughts in modern history — would be subjected to unprecedented restrictions on water usage, he issued a blistering attack on …

Climate Change

LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy Water Requirements | U.S. Green Building Council

April 3, 2015 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the …

Green Living

Amazing Aerial Photos of Seoul, Korea

South Korean photographer Gyun Woo shows us the beauty of some urban landscapes in Asia. He shot modern Asian cites like the Seogang Bridge in Seoul …

4 reasons Nike's business will dominate

Athletic apparel and footwear is set to outperform the industry for the next five years, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.<p>That means that Nike, which leads the industry with could see business boom. Other brands that could benefit include Under Armour, Foot Locker, and Finish Line.<p>Under …

Under Armour

Spotify, Tidal, Taylor Swift, And The Coming Streaming Music Wars

The battle for listeners is about much more than one star’s catalog.<p>Once upon a time, on-demand, unlimited streaming access to a huge catalog of music for a monthly fee was an amazingly exciting idea, and Rhapsody was the only company doing it. Now services like Spotify and Deezer have dominated …

Live Music

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

American cash is flooding into European stocks

Investors can't get to Europe fast enough.<p>American cash is pouring into European stocks. Last week alone, U.S.-based funds sent a record amount --$3.9 billion -- into Europe equities. That's according to EPFR Global, a research firm that tracks fund flow data.<p>"The trend is definitely accelerating," …

Investing

Isis vandalism has Libya fearing for its cultural treasures

With five World Heritage sites and historical remains stretching back to before Roman times, archaeologists worry a unique legacy may be lost<p>The Libyan capital of Tripoli lies more than 1,700 miles from the ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud. But for Mustafa Turjman, head of archaeological research at …

Islam

Beijing Censors Viral Film On Chinese Pollution

The film had garnered over 100 million views before being pulled from the internet.<p>An independent documentary on China's extreme pollution problem that had gone viral in the country was blocked by Beijing authorities on Saturday.<p><i>Under the Dome</i>, a 103-minute film by independent reporter Chai Jing, …

Fed: The economy’s growing, despite the awful weather

The U.S. economy continued to expand across most regions and sectors from early January through mid-February, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, …

Natural Gas

Google's internet balloons have stopped falling out the sky and suddenly look like they're going to be a huge business

Project Loon could be a $10 billion (£6.5 billion) per-year enterprise, the Verge writes. The balloons are an alternative to cell towers and other infrastructure that telecommunication companies would normally have to build to provide internet to remote segments of the planet. According to the …

Telecoms

Stratos wants to replace your wallet with its smart card

Stratos wants to make your credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards obsolete.<p>It's yet another electronic "smart" card that promises to simplify our lives by slimming down our wallets and securing our personal information.<p><b>How it works:</b> All of your current credit card information is …

Banking

Airbnb Gained A Very Powerful Friend In Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is a fan of Airbnb.<p>The billionaire business magnate, who serves as chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, endorsed the room-sharing startup in a Saturday morning letter to shareholders.<p>The so-called Oracle of Omaha suggested the 7-year-old service, which allows users to …