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Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to soak up …

Associated Press News

PayPal most trusted and private, Apple most innovative in new mobile wallet study

I suppose if you ask a fool’s question you’ll get a fool’s response.<p>In a new study on mobile wallets, Javelin Research investigated the “gang of five” — Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal — and their ability to win or lose the still-developing war for the mobile wallet. Interestingly, all …

Why the future of Starbucks is in tea

In 1987 Starbucks (ticker: SBUX ) had a mere 17 stores. The business was one of the earliest coffee shop chains, and it was testing new waters. As it turned out, the water was just about the perfect temperature. Now, Starbucks operates more than 17,650 locations across the globe, and its brand is …

Twitter to Set IPO Price Range This Week

Twitter will set the price range for its initial public offering this week, according to sources, with an exact price likely to be set in the first …

Wall Street

Instagram shows what ads will look like in your stream

A few weeks ago, Instagram confirmed what we all knew was coming — ads, or "sponsored posts," would soon start appearing in users' timelines. Today, the company is showing exactly what those ads will look like when they roll out. In a blog post on its site, Instagram showed off an example ad, which …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Explains Why We Love Some Companies And Fear Others

According to Brad Stone's new book "The Everything Store," that omnipresence made its CEO Jeff Bezos wonder how Amazon could avoid becoming one of those companies that people hate for its size and power.<p>The company had already been criticized for how it pays sales tax, eBook pricing, certain …

Inventions