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June, 2017

  • 10 June

    ‘Team Ivanka’ Finally Addresses Its Chinese Factory Scandal, Ignores Jailed Activists

    The first daughter’s brand fails to commit to change. Ivanka Trump has remained silent about alleged labor violations, low pay and poor conditions at the Chinese factories that make her goods. But her brand finally released a statement, roughly a week and a half after Chinese labor activists were arrested while investigating her supply chain. The U.S. State Department has called for …

  • 3 June

    The young Japanese working themselves to death

    Japan has some of the longest working hours in the world, and some young Japanese workers are literally working themselves to death. Now there are calls for the government to do more. Michiyo Nishigaki was a proud mother when her only son Naoya landed a job at a large Japanese telecoms company, straight out of college. He loved computers, and …

May, 2017

  • 22 May

    Wall St. set to open higher as oil prices, defense stocks rise

      Wall Street looked set to open slightly higher on Monday, helped by higher oil prices and as defense stocks rose after a $110 billion arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Oil prices were up about 1 percent, bolstered by confidence that top exporters will this week agree to extend supply curbs, with suggestions that the cuts …

January, 2016

  • 15 January

    The 10 Biggest Oscar Upsets of all time

    1. Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart fall short As the Academy Awards nominations are announced today, even many who otherwise claim not to care about the Oscars are protesting that Carol was shut out of best picture (and that Todd Haynes was overlooked for best director). Some are even scratching their heads about Mr Holmes failing to receive a best …

  • 14 January

    5 Tools That Can Replace Email for Business Communication

    Email is considered a useful and somewhat formal tool for business communications. However, it is easy to mess things up when using email if you aren’t super organized. There are a lot of companies aiming to solve this and they have been successful. The following tools are set to change the attitudes towards email at work by enabling group collaboration …

December, 2015

  • 12 December

    Could gifting free money boost the economy?

    Imagine waking up one morning to the sound of a helicopter overhead. You look out and see packages dropping in front of every home on your street.Inside each package is $10,000 (£6,700) in new bills, a gift of freshly-printed money from your government with no strings attached. What would you do? Economists hope you and your neighbours would go shopping, …

  • 12 December

    Stock markets sink as oil keeps sliding

    Stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic fell on Friday and oil sank further as fears about global oversupply mounted. In London the FTSE 100 closed under 6,000 points as investors dumped commodities shares. The blue-chip index ended the day 2.2% lower, down 135 points at 5,952.7. On Wall Street the S&P 500 fell almost 2%, with the Dow Jones down …

  • 1 December

    MICROSOFT SENDS OUT CORTANA TO BE TESTED BY IOS USERS

    After providing a version of Cortana to Android users, Microsoft is now looking for Windows Insiders willing to test Cortana on iOS. This process is underway as reports surfaced suggesting that iOS testers have received an email alerting them that Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant was available for download. This version of Cortana for iOS offers voice responses to questions, provides …

November, 2015

  • 19 November

    How to sell movies in the land of piracy?

    In 2007, the acclaimed Brazilian movie director Jose Padilha pulled a daring stunt on the country’s then Culture Minister, Gilberto Gil. The filmmaker got word that Gil – also a famous musician – was hosting a prestigious viewing session of Padilha’s first feature film “Elite Squad” at his house.Padilha was furious, as his movie had just been released in cinemas. …

  • 11 November

    10 SUPER USEFUL APPS TO HELP MANAGE A STARTUP

    As apps become more prevalent and powerful, entrepreneurs and small business owners are relying on these savvy tools to help their businesses grow and run more smoothly. Some of the apps in this arsenal will help you get a lot done with minimal personnel, since things are just starting out and human resources may be limited at this point. We are listing …