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China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year

China is planning to scrap all limits on the number of children a family can have, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be a …

Here's How Old You Should Be When You Start a Company, According to Science. (It's Not What You Think)

The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.<p>Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it's older than …

Billionaires like Peter Thiel get citizenship abroad so they can run from the problems they create

Silicon Valley power broker Peter Thiel plays the all-American patriot when he’s schmoozing with his good friend Donald Trump. But it turns out that even a member of Trump’s inner circle needs an escape plan.<p>Last week, the <i>New Yorker</i> reported that Thiel was among the clients of a New Zealand real …

Gucci owner gets teeth into snakeskin market with python farm

Luxury group Kering says snakes will be raised in the ‘best conditions’ before they are turned into shoes, bags and belts<p>From Balenciaga’s £845-a-pair high-top black python trainers for men to a full-length trenchcoat sported by Rihanna, snakeskin – or python in particular – is having something of …

Clothing

CITI: The 'Uber moment' for banks is coming - and more than a million people could lose their jobs

Banks are quickly approaching their 'automation tipping point' - and they could soon reduce headcount by as much as 30%.<p>That's according to a new …

Yoga pants maker Lululemon reports annual sales of more than $2bn

Upscale ‘athleisure’ brand favoured by Kim Kardashian and Cameron Diaz sees surge in sales in major bounce back from see-through scandal two years ago<p>There’s a lot of money in yoga pants – even ones that not too long ago were found to be a little too revealing.<p>Lululemon, the upmarket “athleisure” …

Lululemon Athletica

'Googling Reality': Internet Of Things Extends Business' Ability To Sense And Respond

The Internet of Things literally has the potential to turn every object on this planet into a computer node. Is that a good thing? Who knows? But the proliferation of computing power and data opens up interesting new avenues for business. The challenge is figuring out what those avenues are, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Saudi Arabia may sell part of its giant oil company

Saudi Arabia is considering selling shares in its state-owned giant oil company, Saudi Aramco.<p>The company said Friday that it was studying options "to allow broad public participation in its equity," including an IPO of the group or some of its subsidiaries.<p>Aramco is the world's largest oil …

Harbin Opera House / MAD Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> MAD Architects unveils the completed Harbin Opera House, located in the Northern Chinese city of Harbin. …

How Mapping the Customer Journey Can Help You Create Better User Experiences

In 2012, Sephora decided to make major changes to improve customer experience both in its in-store and online platforms. The company looked at its current customer interactions and realized that shoppers took a multifaceted approach to purchasing the company's beauty products. The company needed to …

Nexus, Sequoia Aim Larger Funds To Invest In India's Booming Startup Market

Proving that India venture continues to progress, Nexus Venture Partners has raised a new fund of $450 million-plus for financing innovative entrepreneurs scaling up startups for the Indian marketplace and beyond. Meanwhile, Sequoia Capital India is reportedly raising a fifth fund, following last …

Sweden 'on way to becoming cashless society'

Cash is falling out of favour in Sweden, according to a research study at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.<p>Many Swedes like people everywhere remain attached to their currency, the krona, which has been used since 1873.<p>However, it seems the embrace of technology in the country means …

Europe

Banking's 'Uber moment' is already happening — 100,000 bankers lost their jobs in 2015

The "Uber moment" in finance that the former CEO of Barclays warned about recently is already happening — 11 big banks have cut a combined 10% of their staff this year.<p>Analysis by the Financial Times shows that almost 100,000 banking jobs were cut this year, equivalent to 10% of the combined staff …

The iconic Italian automotive design firm Pininfarina is now in Indian hands

The iconic Italian automotive and industrial design company Pininfarina SpA now has a new owner—India’s Mahindra Group, which has said it will acquire a majority stake in the Milan-listed firm.<p>Founded in 1930, Pininfarina has designed vehicles for marquee automobile manufacturers including Ferrari, …

'5G' is coming to Verizon in 2017

Verizon said back in September that it would be testing the new network soon, but the details of a commercial rollout out in "2017 and beyond" shed a little more light on Verizon's plans.<p>At the event, McAdam implied how serious the carrier is about 5G, saying that, "I showed my board the service in …

China is headed for a 4.5-day workweek

Chongqing is the first city taking steps to reduce the working week to 4.5 days. The 30 million people living in the municipality in China's south-west will enjoy a two-and-a-half-day weekend. Hebei and Jiangxi provinces are also considering giving workers a longer weekend.<p>The idea was endorsed by …

Turn up the volume and listen to a Pagani 760 LM Roadster scream

Don’t worry if you forgot to have your advent calendar chocolate this morning, as this can be your treat for the day.<p>By clicking play above, your …

Roadsters

Hydrogen fuel cells give drones 'several hours' of flight time

If we want drones to deliver packages and generally do much, much more than just fly around for a few minutes, they need to be able to last longer. A company called Intelligent Energy says its hydrogen fuel cell-powered range extender can make that happen and give unmanned aerial vehicles the power …

Drones

Microsoft Monday: Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrades, U-Turn On OneDrive, Cortana For iOS And Android

“Microsoft Monday” takes a look back at the past week of news related to Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes details about Windows 10 upgrades becoming more aggressive, a partnership with Autodesk called Freeform, the “Linux on Azure” certification, Cortana launching on Android and …

Windows 10

2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus Euro-Spec

Forbidden fruit, at least for a few more months.<p>Audi delivered 27,000 copies (worldwide) of the first-generation R8—a massive amount by supercar standards but still a pittance in the grand scheme of things—so seeing one is an instant mood-lifter. Soon we’ll have the—again probably rare—opportunity …

Inside The New Concept Hotel That’s Really Listening To Women

Ever dreamed of somewhere designed specifically with you in mind? Well here it is…<p>The Barcelo Emperatriz in Madrid is having a total re-vamp and …

Pure Minimalism: Black And White Monochromatic Apartment Design

Why do Japanese designers love minimalism? I think because their philosophy is related to it: beauty is not in excessive luxury but in harmony of …

Extend the battery life of your MacBook, no matter how old it is

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>The battery life of the brand new MacBook Air is an enviable 12 hours (or more, as some reviewers found). If you can’t afford …

Emerging Markets Are Getting Crushed By A Double-Squeeze From China And The US

Short-term borrowing rates in China have soared to record highs as credit seizes up, prompting fears that the country's liquidity squeeze may be spinning out of control.<p>The Shibor overnight lending rate in Shanghai spiked violently to 29pc, with wild moves in seven-day and one-month money. The …

PRESENTING: The Bubble With No Name Yet

This week we put together our quarterly feature on the most important charts in the world based on the suggestions of many of Wall Street's brightest investors, economists, and analysts.<p>Given the recent turmoil in markets, the contribution from SocGen's Kit Juckes was very timely.<p>He titled it: The …

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Wants To Buy His Second Airline

Island Air, a Honolulu-based carrier with a handful of island-hopping planes that Ellison bought in February, confirmed discussions between Island and Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group, the parent company of Hawaii's interisland go! Airlines.<p>"We are committed to building a strong regional airline and …

All The Ways Facebook Has Ripped Off Twitter

The social networking giant ripped off Foursquare with its launch of Facebook Places, copied self-destructing photo and video app Snapchat with Facebook Poke, and just recently copied Twitter's Vine by integrating video into Instagram.<p>Facebook, just a couple of years older than Twitter, seems to …

Apple Says These Apps 'Raise The Bar In Design, Technology, And Innovation'

The awards are meant to recognize the best and most innovative Mac and iOS app produced by independent developers. It is also a way for Apple to show off the most creative uses of its products.<p>The apps that Apple selected are useful, fun, and of course beautiful.<p>Without further adieu, here are …

Why The World Should Be Rallying For The 'Yuan-ization' Of North Korea

For years, North Korea has been crushed by a communist command economy producing little besides mass starvation. More recently, the plight of North Korea's economy has been exacerbated by harsh, foreign economic sanctions - which only seem to have driven the regime to double down on its nuclear …

People Are Making Way To Big Too Big A Deal About A Surging Chinese Interest Rate

On Thursday, the SHIBOR, or Shanghai Interbank Offered Rate, the benchmark interest rate used in lending activities between banks, surged to 13.44%. The overnight repo rate hit 25%.<p>After the central bank reportedly intervened with targeted injection of 50 billion yuan into the market, interbank …