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How Huffington Post pampers its employees!

How Huffington Post pampers its employees! | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

Last night I got my first opportunity to check out the offices of The Huffington Post, as it was holding a book party for managing editor Jimmy Soni, who has a new book out about Rome.

While there I got the chance to check out what has to be one of the coolest perks for any company anywhere: A nap room with a high-tech nap pod.




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Apple Poaches One Of Samsung's Key Chip Designers

Apple Poaches One Of Samsung's Key Chip Designers | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

Samsung recently raised eyebrows by beefing up its team of Texas-based chip designers, including those whose backgrounds pointed to an interest in chips for server systems. Now one of the most prominent of those recruits has left the South Korean company for Apple.

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Morocco's 'liquid gold' liberates Berbers

Morocco's 'liquid gold' liberates Berbers | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
In Agadir, the arid heartland of Morocco's indigenous Berber population, a quiet oil boom is gaining momentum, one drop at a time.
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Facebook criticised over UK tax

Facebook criticised over UK tax | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
The company paid £238,000 in tax last year in the UK according to its latest accounts despite estimates of making £175m in sales.
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Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account

Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
It was only a matter of time. Tweets are now transactions.
A new service called Chirpify has opened Twitter to e-commerce, enabling people to buy, sell, donate, pay and otherwise transact in-stream with their Twitter accounts.
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China's Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

China's Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
First Chinese national to win highest fiction prize praised for "hallucinatory realism" that mixes past and present.
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Softbank in talks for $12.8 billion Sprint stake

Softbank in talks for $12.8 billion Sprint stake | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - Softbank Corp , Japan's third-largest mobile carrier, is in talks to buy a majority stake in U.S.
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Norway to double carbon tax on oil industry

Norway to double carbon tax on oil industry | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Extra funding for climate change mitigation and forestry programmes also part of oil-rich nation's radical programmeNorway is to double carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1bn fund to help combat the damaging impacts of climate...
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No arms on Syrian plane say Russian sources

No arms on Syrian plane say Russian sources | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
A Syrian plane detained by Turkey en route from Moscow to Damascus because of suspicions it was carrying military equipment had no Russian weapons, a source in a Russian arms exporting agency told Interfax on Thursday.
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JPMorgan CFO May Step Down

JPMorgan CFO May Step Down | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

The fallout from the JPMorgan Chase trading mess continues as the bank's CFO may step down. Douglas Braunstein is expected to step down as chief financial officer of the nation's largest bank with the next two quarters.

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This App Identifies Dollar Bills for the Blind

This App Identifies Dollar Bills for the Blind | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
A new app helps the blind count dollar bills with the help of a smartphone camera.
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Apple Market Value Down $70 Billion Since iPhone 5 Release

Apple Market Value Down $70 Billion Since iPhone 5 Release | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
So far, it looks like the iPhone 5 has been more of a curse than a blessing for Apple, at least as far as Wall Street is concerned.
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The Email Sprint's CEO t Sent To Employees About A Potential $12 Billion Sale

The Email Sprint's CEO t Sent To Employees About A Potential $12 Billion Sale | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

Sprint is in talks with SoftBank that might result in a sale of the entire company. Reports put the price tag at $12 billion. Here's the email CEO Dan Hesse just sent employees on the rumors.


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Zuckerberg's Grand Vision Is Under Threat

Zuckerberg's Grand Vision Is Under Threat | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

CEO Mark Zuckerberg's long-term, grand vision for Facebook is that all industries will, eventually and to their great profit, re-invent themselves through "social."By "social," Zuckerberg means through a partnership with Facebook.




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Google in industry's defining fight with Apple

Google in industry's defining fight with Apple | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expects more than a billion mobile devices around the world to be running its Android software within a year, intensifying a battle.

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U.S. court clears Samsung phone, deals blow to Apple

A U.S. appeals court overturned a preliminary injunction on the sale of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Nexus smartphone on Thursday, dealing a blow to Apple Inc in a battle against Google Inc's increasingly popular...

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Entrepreneurs in the Arab world facing obstacles

Entrepreneurs in the Arab world facing obstacles | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi: If you've been to the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2012, you'll see that the Arab World is home to a good number of entrepreneurs in the region where nascent ideas have been turned...
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Europe's outlook darkens as German growth fades

Europe's outlook darkens as German growth fades | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Europe's economic outlook darkened further Thursday when top economists slashed their growth forecasts for Germany and warned that public support for financial aid for struggling countries was evaporating.
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Google Street View Updates with 250,000 New Miles of Road Across the World [Google]

Google Street View Updates with 250,000 New Miles of Road Across the World [Google] | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Google Street View is incredibly handy when you're trying to make your way around the country, and today Google has updated around 250,000 miles of that footage.
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Testing times for India's MBA graduates

Testing times for India's MBA graduates | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
India's new generation of business school graduates are finding it harder than they expected.
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Mercury Exposure in Womb Linked to Attention Deficit Disorder

Mercury Exposure in Womb Linked to Attention Deficit Disorder | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers report that children who are exposed to higher levels of mercury in the womb are more likely to exhibit attention problems, hyperactivity, and other ADHD symptoms when they’re eight years old.
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The Rich Men's Rants :Billionaires Bashing Obama

The Rich Men's Rants  :Billionaires Bashing Obama | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
Timeshare mogul David Siegel's letter to his employees urging them to vote for Mitt Romney is just the latest in a string of recent anti-Obama invective from his fellow one-percenters.
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Should governments tax the rich to get out of debt?

Should governments tax the rich to get out of debt? | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it

As debt-saddled governments on both sides of the Atlantic scramble to make cuts from the left, right and centre, a number of billionaires have sparked a fierce debate by suggesting it is time that the wealthy paid their share of the dues.

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Global financial confidence "very fragile", euro crisis key threat: IMF

Global financial confidence "very fragile", euro crisis key threat: IMF | Business News - Worldwide | Scoop.it
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund urged European policymakers to deepen the financial and fiscal ties within the euro area with some urgency to restore sagging confidence in the global financial system.
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