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Google launches ‘Street View ready’ program for 360-degree cameras

20 Google-approved cameras are due to hit the market this year<p>Google this week announced a certification program for a new line of “Street View ready” 360-degree cameras. In a blog post published Tuesday, the company said that 20 certified cameras launching this year will make it easier for users …

Never sign an offer letter before checking these 10 things

I understand the temptation to do so — signing the offer letter is the final piece of the puzzle, and getting it over with as quickly as possible allows you to breathe a sigh of relief after all of the time and energy you put into the job hunt.<p>But the fine print can carry some serious weight, and …

7 bad answers to common job interview questions

It's the first big step towards finally getting the job of your dreams. To recruiters, however, it's all just a part of the daily grind.<p>After all, professional recruiters often conduct hundreds, if not thousands, of interviews per year.<p>Now, that's not to discourage you or suggest that recruiters …

Adidas jogs on from television advertising

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Adidas is making a big bet that advertising on digital channels will be more effective at driving revenue growth than commercials on TV.<p>The CEO, Kasper Rorsted, told CNBC …

11 skills every 24-year-old should learn

If, like many people, you stumble out of college in your early 20s, unsure of what to do next, you can be forgiven for needing a few years to get your bearings.<p>The transition from school to work (or more work), can take a bit of getting used to. And it can also be a fun time to try things and toss …

Failing Ghana cocoa harvest drives global prices higher

ENCHI, Ghana/LONDON (Reuters) - A poor cocoa harvest in Ghana has left the world’s number two producer struggling to fulfil sales contracts and is driving up the price of the commodity on global markets.<p>People work with cocoa beans in Enchi, in a file photo. Picture taken June 17, 2014. …

Germany must improve, says Schweinsteiger

The Bayern Munich midfielder has urged his team-mates to step up their game if they are to have a shot at success at next year's European Championship finals in France<p>Bastian Schweinsteiger says Germany must improve their performances in order to secure their place at Euro 2016 in France.<p>Goals from …

The Supreme Court will decide whether Abercrombie illegally rejected a job applicant for wearing a hijab

Abercrombie argued that its store policy forbids sales staff -- whom it calls "models" -- from wearing "caps" of any sort, and that Samantha Elauf, then 17, should have made clear in her 2008 interview that she could not comply due to her religion.<p>"Before her interview, Ms Elauf knew the position …

George Osborne could have cost UK economy 5% in GDP with spending cuts, says NIESR

The Chancellor's decision to impose deep spending cuts in 2010 may have cost the UK economy 5% in GDP, according to National Institute of Economic …

6 Mistakes Many Marketers Make Daily

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public relations.</i><p>It …

Six banks fined more than $4 billion in currency probe

Six banks have agreed to pay $4.33 billion in fines to global regulators to resolve allegations that they attempted to manipulate foreign exchange rates.<p>Citibank (C), HSBC (HSBC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), RBS (RBS)and UBS (UBS) will collectively pay $1.4 billion to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading …

China and Qatar buying London properties

China, Qatar and Kuwait are snapping up London properties.<p>The city's real estate has attracted four times more capital than New York -- the Number 2 choice of foreign governments.<p>Sovereign wealth funds, forked out $8.9 billion for properties in London in the past year. London alone made up 44% of …

Microsoft Dumps Nokia: Hands-On With The New Lumia 535

Whilst the Nokia brand is still hugely popular in certain areas of the world, and some would argue that it’s a key driver to the Lumia range’s success, Microsoft is keen to move out of Nokia’s long shadow. And its first step out of the darkness? The supremely thrifty Lumia 535.<p>In the age of the …

11 Marketing Trends To Watch For In 2015

The fundamentals of marketing are always going to be the same, but with the landscape changing at the speed of technology, what matters most now is how one activates the fundamentals. Smart marketers know that they need to get ahead of the trends and anticipate the next big things, or else be …

Miners facing 'bloodbath' if gold sinks to $1,000

CEO of the largest London-listed gold miner sounds a warning for the industry<p>The boss of the largest London-listed gold miner said his industry is suffering and is facing a "bloodbath" if the price of the precious metal sinks to $1,000 an ounce.<p>Mark Bristow, chief executive of Randgold Rresources, …

Belgium chocolate maker pays the price for naming products after extremists

What’s in a name? A lot of grief and a big hit to your sales if you chose the wrong one.<p>A Belgian chocolate maker has found that out the hard way.<p>Late last year the company changed its name from Italo Suisse to ISIS.<p>Oops! That has distinctly negative connotations as the name used by Islamic …

Microsoft Office Offers Free Content Creation And Editing For iOS And Android Apps

Microsoft released its Office suite of apps for the iPhone and Android last year followed by the launch of Office for iPad eight months ago. However, Microsoft used to require a paid Office 365 subscription to edit Microsoft Office documents on iOS and Android until now.<p>Microsoft announced …

McKinlay leaves Watford after just eight days in charge

The former Scotland international has taken charge of two matches with the Hornets but has been told a new man will be appointed, becoming the club's fourth manager of the season<p>By Graeme Bailey<p>Billy McKinlay walked away from Watford just eight days after taking charge of the Championship club …

Nissan CEO Explains How He Runs 3 Companies At The Same Time

The Brazilian-born executive is chairman and CEO of Nissan in Japan and Renault in France, and is also the chairman of Russian automaker AvtoVas. They are contained within the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which Ghosn also runs.<p>He's perhaps best known for turning around Nissan, which today has the …

9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All

Tipping is a strange, self-defeating phenomenon. The practice as we know it today has come to negate the very reason it exists: What started out as a reward for exceptional service has now become compulsory. "Tipping starts with people wanting to be generous, or to show off, but then it becomes …

Lloyds to cut around 9,000 jobs

Taxpayer-backed lender to reduce its workforce by a tenth and announce branch closures as part of chief executive's digital push<p>Lloyds plans to cut around 9,000 jobs, roughly a tenth of its entire workforce, over the next three years as the taxpayer-backed bank’s staff are replaced by digital …

3 Reasons Americans Are Abandoning McDonald's

The fast-food giant's domestic same-store sales plunged 3.3% in the third quarter, continuing a downward slide that began at the start of the year.<p>"By all measures our performance fell short of our expectations," McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson said in a statement. "We recognize that we …

Makers of KitKat and MilkyWay join Ebola fight

The world's largest chocolate companies are joining the fight against Ebola.<p>West Africa is where most of the world's cocoa beans are grown and the companies are concerned that the virus could disrupt supply of the raw material for chocolate. Already, wholesale cocoa prices have been soaring in …

Why Warren Buffett Wants to Sell Houses, Cars and a Whole Lot More

Warren Buffett has one of the most respected names in business. Now he's trying to turn that respect into cash.<p>Even those with only a passing …

The Prime Minister Of Finland Blames Apple For His Country's Economic Problems

The ratings agency Standard & Poor downgraded the credit rating for Finland's economy on Friday from a AAA rating to AA+, citing weak economic development as the reason. Finland has seen three years of declining GDP. It went on to change the economic outlook for the country from "stable" to …

Google Chair Eric Schmidt's 8 Best Pieces Of Career Advice For Young Professionals

"In business, and particularly in high tech, it's not enough to be great at what you do, you have to catch at least one really big wave and ride it all the way in to shore," Google chairman Eric Schmidt and former senior VP of product Jonathan Rosenberg write in their new book "How Google …

The Joy of Raising a Teen Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>First, here' a warning: I’m about to brag about my child but I promise it’s for a good reason. My 13-year-old son Zachary earned more this past weekend than most of today’s recent college graduates can hope to make in a week. He’s also …

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Warren Buffett: ‘Tesco was a huge mistake’

Renowned US investor Warren Buffett has said he made a “huge mistake” by investing in Tesco, as the problems mount at Britain’s largest retailer.<p>Tesco shares have slumped 45% this year as the supermarket issued four shock profit warnings and last week became embroiled in an accounting scandal, …

Strong pound has strangled UK growth, warns Bank of England rate-setter

Kristin Forbes, one of the Bank's team of interest rate setters, has said that a stronger pound has likely held down hiring and growth<p>Sterling’s dramatic appreciation at the start of the year has put a damper on hiring and economic growth, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee …

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