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3 thoughts as I fly home from Davos

When you’re on your way home from Davos, it’s time to start to digest all the fresh air and insights that a few days in the Alps have given you. What …

18 quotes on the global economy from Davos 2015

<i>Below are key quotes from the session The Global Economic Outlook at Davos 2015. You can watch the session in full here.</i><p><i>The session asked: What</i> …

How to be a great leader in a complex world

We live in a complex world. Over the past decade, the half-life of knowledge and technology has plummeted, the world economy has turned out to be an …

How storytelling has changed in the digital age

In 1887, an eccentric detective named Sherlock Holmes appeared in print for the first time. A literary creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes and …

Innovation

The key moments from Davos 2015

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting ended today with a Co-Chairs debate on the Global Agenda 2015. The session closed a week-long meeting on the …

As inequality soars, the nervous super rich are already planning their escapes

With growing inequality and the civil unrest from Ferguson and the Occupy protests fresh in people’s mind, the world’s super rich are already preparing for the consequences. At a packed session in Davos, former hedge fund director Robert Johnson revealed that worried hedge fund managers were …

Economics

World Economic Forum: Three Ways PR Can Address Global Challenges

This week, leaders from business, government and civil society are convening in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015. …

The Week in Review: El Capitan Conquered

On Wednesday, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first individuals to reach the summit of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall, a vertical rock in …

Climbing

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft had its earnings call last night.</b> Revenue was up 8% from last year, but stock dropped 4% in after-hours trading.<p><b>2. It's Apple's earnings today.</b> Analysts are expecting revenue to be up 17% on last year.<p><b>3. A British phone carrier may have accidentally revealed the name of the new Samsung</b> …

Amazon's one-day offer: $72 Prime membership

You can grab a Prime membership at a discount and stream Amazon's hit show, "Transparent," for free tomorrow, Saturday, January 24.<p>To celebrate its two recent Golden Globe wins, Amazon tomorrow (Saturday, January 24) is making its original series "Transparent" free for everyone and offering Prime …

Tech Trends

Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company

Bam.<p>Today Box opened at around $20.50, far above its $14 IPO price, giving the company a valuation of around $2.5 billion. The company was valued at just under $1.7 billion at $14 per share. Box picked up $175 million in the transaction.<p>It is worth noting that the gap between Box’s last private …

London Will Indeed Build a Skyscraper Shaped Like a 'Can of Ham'

A tower reminiscent of potted meat will complement the city's other food-shaped buildings.<p>Is there any urban skyline as hunger-inducing as London's? The city already has a tower nicknamed the Gherkin and another the Cheesegrater, and now it's planning to erect a building shaped like an immense tin …

Skyscrapers

TurboTax maker offers $25 rebate, says 'We messed up'

Intuit, the maker of TurboTax software, apologized after an onslaught of consumer complaints about the unexpected need to buy an upgrade this year for some types of filings.<p>Intuit emailed several million TurboTax Deluxe customers on Friday who bought a CD or downloaded the product last year, a …

World's largest animated GIF created using giant paintings visible from space

A British 'GIF-iti' artist has created an enormous piece of street art using lots of paint and a satellite orbiting the earth<p>A UK grafitti artist has taken his work to a stunning new level with a pioneering <b>street art</b> project in Brazil.<p>INSA has created a new artform which he has dubbed “GIF-iti” - a …

What to Eat When It's Really Cold Out (Really, Really Cold)

Yes, it's cold out. Maybe even too cold to go out for dinner. But wait till you read what the first man to cross Antarctica by dogsled had to eat before you start complaining.<p>Yes, we know you're cold. Sure, we agree that you'd "literally" be risking frostbite by going out to eat. And we totally get …

Nutrition

Davos and tons of tech — five things to watch for in the week ahead

Hello friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>This was a busy week with earnings beginning to pour in, including from some of the biggest banks. JPMorgan (JPM), …

1,700 Private Jets Are Flying Tons Of Billionaires And Celebrities To Switzerland Right Now

That's much more air traffic than the area usually gets. Helicopters are also a popular form of transportation; 20% of last year's 2,500 conferencegoers reportedly flew in choppers to Zurich airport.<p>Attendees include Bill Gates, Google's Eric Schmidt, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Facebook COO Sheryl …

World Economic Forum 2015: Live Updates From Davos

The World Economic Forum, commonly referred to as the Davos Annual Meeting, is kicking off today in Switzerland.<p>Inequality, climate change and sustainable development are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the meeting.<p><b>Below, live updates from Davos 2015:</b><p>01/24/2015 8:58 AM EST<p>McAfee …

World Economic Forum

BHP Billiton cuts US shale oil rigs by 40% amid sliding price

The world’s biggest miner will reduce its rigs from 26 to 16 as oil price nears a six-year low<p>UK shale revolution falls flat<p>Oil price: a guide to the global shockwaves<p>The world’s biggest miner BHP Billiton is cutting back its operating US shale oil rigs by 40% amid slumping prices.<p>BHP said on …

Oil

How to fight social jet lag

As a new study reveals that sleeping in at the weekend could lead to obesity and illness, we take a look at how you can avoid catching it in the first place<p>As your alarm clangs at the crack of dawn to wake you up for another dreary day of work, the thought of a weekend lie-in could be just about …

Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+

Music discovery firm Shazam has taken in a new round of financing, scooping up $30 million of investment — in a deal which values the business at more than $1 billion, it said yesterday.<p>The investors in the round are not being disclosed but at least some are new to the business, and Chairman Andrew …

Mobile Commerce

10 Things You Need To Know Today

<b>Oil Sold Off Again Tuesday.</b> On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell about 5% to move back below $47 a barrel after gaining last week for the first time in about two months. Brent crude also fell on Tuesday, and on Wednesday morning, WTI was roughly unchanged.<p><b>BHP Is Closing Nearly Half</b> …

Bank of Japan