Sarah Tan

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6 Practices That Will Shape Retail Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is one of the most important topics facing retail today. As one of the largest retail brands in the U.S., second only to Walmart, Kroger Co., a Fortune 25 company with over $100 billion in revenue, is two years into its digital journey. Kroger is making the transformation …

1 Sofa, 6 Different Looks

One sofa, six different styles.<p>Want an instant makeover? No need to redo the entire living room. Just add a decorative pillow (or three). Check out these decorating ideas from designers who share their tips on arranging throw pillows.

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40 Gorgeous Powder Rooms With Extra Pow

It's all in the details.<p>The secret to pulling off a big-impact look with petite square footage: Decorate like you would in any other room. Here, our favorite tricks to follow suit. (And while you're at it, get over 100 bathroom ideas for the master suite.)

New Al Qaeda Branch Attacks Wrong Ship

The first ever attack by the newly-announced Indian Subcontinent branch of Al Qaeda went really, really poorly. The attack launched last Saturday in Pakistan seems to have targeted the wrong ship.<p>Fighters of the Islamic terror group branch that was unveiled two weeks ago had planned to storm an …

'Islamic State' is a slur on our faith, say leading Muslims

The prime minister and media should stop legitimising the terror group rampaging through Syria and Iraq by describing it as Islamic State, according to a coalition of imams and organisations representing British Muslims. Use of the jihadis' preferred title, they argue, gives credibility to the …

10 things a Malaysian realises living in Singapore

With Malaysia Day around the corner, we at CILISOS thought it would be nice to take a stroll down memory lane (we love our strolls). The date is 16 …

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'Pure evil' British aid worker killed by ISIL as Australia deploys military to region

The Houthis, an insurgent Shia militia, have been holding Sana'a, Yemen's capital, to ransom. Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the country's president, needs a deal, and fast http://econ.st/1AGohdQ

The lithium-ion batteries found in everything from smartphones and laptops to Teslas and Boeing 787s have been on sale since 1991, their performance gradually improving. But they need more of the one thing they have surprisingly little of: lithium. An advance could make them last a lot longer http://econ.st/1urKKvl

Apple Pay gives Apple 0.15% of your purchase

Yesterday, we told you about Apple’s plans to monetize Apple Pay. By taking a small cut of the transaction fee a bank charges a merchant, Apple …

North Korea Sentences American Matthew Miller to Six Years Hard Labor

SEOUL - North Korea sentenced U.S. citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years hard labor for committing "hostile acts" as a tourist to the isolated country, a statement carried by state media said on Sunday. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under the …

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Microsoft needs Minecraft to boost mobile ambitions | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft’s impending purchase of Mojang, the Swedish developer with 100 million players of its open world Minecraft game, is more aimed at pulling users onto the software company’s obscure mobile platform than its better known PC system or Xbox game console.<p>The software …

Product Hunt Raises $6 Million From A16Z

Product Hunt, the aggregation site that many people consider a direct competitor to TechCrunch and other tech blogs due to its ability to surface new tech products and startups, has raised a hefty series A, we’re hearing.<p>We’ve heard that Andreessen Horowitz led the round, and that Product Hunt …

David Cameron orders emergency Cobra meeting after David Haines murder

The prime minister convened a session with ministers and security chiefs to formulate a response to the latest Islamic State atrocity<p>David Cameron convened a session of the emergency Cobra committee this morning to decide how to respond <b>the brutal murder of David Haines</b>.<p>The prime minister, who …

The Challenges of Emotion vs. Data-Driven Marketing

<i>Lauren deLisa Coleman is a digi-culture trend analyst specializing in the convergence of popular culture, emerging tech and the impact on business and governance. This post originally appeared on the Geckoboard blog.</i><p>For a job title that barely existed three years ago, the role of a data scientist …

UK's Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing | Reuters

LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton.<p>Speaking after chairing a meeting of the government’s …

Scots independence battle reaches fever pitch on streets and screens | Reuters

GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Thousands of independence supporters took to the streets of Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, on Sunday as polls showed the rival camps running desperately close just five days before a referendum which could bring the break-up of the United Kingdom.<p>Separatist and …

London swings (again) with e-commerce fashion

London has always been the world’s centre of fashion. Once the rag trade was all about lines of clothes racks being pushed across Soho’s Margaret Street, now e-commerce companies across the capital are transforming the way it works<p>The brouhaha about a certain watch this week is thankfully …

Get the Guy

• <b>Author:</b> Matthew Hussey<p><b>***AS SEEN ON GOOD MORNING BRITAIN***</b><p>This is the book that single women have been waiting for! Written by the hottest dating coach on the scene, Matthew Hussey, it offers clear, honest and practical advice for women on how to find their ideal man - and, importantly, how to …

How Apple HomeKit Is Already Changing The Smart Home Industry

At Apple's developer conference this year, the secretive tech giant devoted less than a minute and half to unveiling HomeKit, its iOS-based protocol for hooking up connected gadgets in the home. But 90 seconds was all startups and hardware makers needed to begin scrambling to figure out ways to fit …

Cost to rebuild Gaza? $4 billion, political will

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — More than five weeks after the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed …

This Is North Korea's Version Of The iPhone

The North Korean government first released the "Arirang" smartphone in 2013, which appeared to run a modified version of Google's Android operating system. The updated Pyongyang Touch now comes in a range of colors and is reminiscent of the iPhone 3.<p>Internet access is banned in the country, which …

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The 10 Silicon Valley Startups Engineers Most Want to Work For

LinkedIn's annual list includes Lytro, Coursera and Fitbit.<p>Silicon Valley tech companies go to great lengths to woo new employees.<p>Free meals, unlimited vacation days, even free transportation make up just some of the perks offered by startups and tech giants, where software engineers often make …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

The 5 Most Common Investor Mistakes

When investing, the stakes are alarmingly real: If we screw it up, we lose money.<p>In his book "The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes And How To Avoid Them," Peter Mallouk outlines some of the most common investor errors he's seen over the course of his career as a wealth manager.<p>His firm, Creative …

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Cloud computing promised to be revolutionary: it would be cheaper, would keep software more up-to-date and would encourage more collaboration. But big companies have embraced the cloud more slowly than its fans had expected. Such corporate reluctance may soon start to be overcome, as price cuts make cloud computing cheaper still http://econ.st/1wJBZA3

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …