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GM dismisses claims in Spyker's $3 billion lawsuit over Saab

GM dismisses claims in Spyker's $3 billion lawsuit over Saab | Leisure | Scoop.it

General Motors Co on Friday dismissed claims made in a $3 billion lawsuit filed by Saab's parent that the U.S. automaker deliberately bankrupted the Swedish company by blocking a deal with a Chinese investor.

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Augmented Reality app brings dinosaurs to life

Augmented Reality app brings dinosaurs to life | Leisure | Scoop.it

 ''Augmented Reality,'' stationed on iPads throughout the Royal Ontario Museum's dinosaur exhibition, allows visitors to virtually flesh out the dinosaur bones on display. Museum visitors see what the dinosaurs may have looked like with skin.

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BofA pays $2.4 billion to settle claims over Merrill

BofA pays $2.4 billion to settle claims over Merrill | Leisure | Scoop.it

 Bank of America Corp agreed on Friday to pay $2.43 billion to settle claims it hid crucial information from shareholders when it bought investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co at the height of the financial crisis.

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France unveils 'harshest budget in 30 years'

France unveils 'harshest budget in 30 years' | Leisure | Scoop.it
Hollande's 2013 budget asks for 'unprecedented effort' to find €36.9bn in savings and includes 75% supertax on the richTo the dismay of a swath of French bankers, business leaders and the wealthy, President François Hollande has remained true to...
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Rupee hits five-month high of 52.5 as govt sticks to borrowing plan

Rupee hits five-month high of 52.5 as govt sticks to borrowing plan | Leisure | Scoop.it
The Indian rupee on Friday continued its winning streak, crossing the key level of 52 against the US dollar.
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Google's CEO Dances 'Gangnam Style'

Google's CEO Dances 'Gangnam Style' | Leisure | Scoop.it

While visiting South Korea to promote the Nexus 7, Google chairman Eric Schmidt jumped on the "Gangnam Style" bandwagon, as the "normally staid executive loosened up by dancing with Korean pop sensation .

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Smart-Grid Control Software Maker Hacked

Smart-Grid Control Software Maker Hacked | Leisure | Scoop.it
tsu doh nimh writes "Telvent, a multinational company whose software and services are used to remotely administer and monitor large sections of the energy and gas industries, began warning customers last week that it is investigating a...
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Goldman sees China's growth slowing to 7 percent for next decade

Goldman sees China's growth slowing to 7 percent for next decade | Leisure | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to grow at a much slower pace of about seven percent over the next decade, but its stock market still has the most attractive upside among "BRIC" countries, according to Jim O'Neill, Chairman of...
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World's Richest Woman Faces Legal Challenge

World's Richest Woman Faces Legal Challenge | Leisure | Scoop.it
Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting is facing a legal challenge over the ownership of the Hope Downs 4, 5 and 6 iron ore-containing land areas, its most valuable iron-ore asset, from Wright Prospecting, which says the area is an asset ofthe Hancock...
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Kremlin oil control drive could backfire

The Kremlin is close to winning yet another battle to bring more oil assets under state control, a strategy that critics say could backfire in the long-term by crippling industry, straining...

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Amazon Planning Online Wine Sales

Amazon Planning Online Wine Sales | Leisure | Scoop.it
Amazon is planning an online marketplace for wine sales directly to consumers, marking the Seattle Web giant's second foray into the business in three years.
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Facebook, Gates Foundation Team Up to Create Apps For Future College Students

Facebook, Gates Foundation Team Up to Create Apps For Future College Students | Leisure | Scoop.it
Facebook hosted a hackathon in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday, kicking off the foundation's College Knowledge Challenge.
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Starbucks to open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October

Starbucks to open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October | Leisure | Scoop.it
Starbucks to open its first coffee shop in India by the end of OctoberStarbucks will open its first coffee shop in India by the end of October, John Culver, President, China and Asia Pacific, said .
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Fifty Shades of Grey sparks Marketing mania

Fifty Shades of Grey sparks Marketing mania | Leisure | Scoop.it

Wildly popular  trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey" has inspired publishers, record labels,  shops, and even crafty parents to submit - to the desire to cash in.

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Apple's PR Waterloo

Apple's PR Waterloo | Leisure | Scoop.it

 Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead.

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How to Mind Map in Three Small Steps

How to Mind Map in Three Small Steps | Leisure | Scoop.it
Is your head full of ideas or thoughts?
Do you have any confusion around an idea, project or problem? Do you simply wish to get them out of your head quickly and in an organized manner?
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Spain's Banks Need 59.3 Billion Euros' to Survive a Serious Downturn

Spain's Banks Need 59.3 Billion Euros' to Survive a Serious Downturn | Leisure | Scoop.it
Spain's banks need an injection of 59.3bn euros ($76.3bn; £47.3bn) to survive a serious downturn, an independent audit calculates.
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$7 Renoir: Stolen?

$7 Renoir: Stolen? | Leisure | Scoop.it
In 2010 a Shenandoah Valley resident unknowingly bought Pierre-August Renoir's “Paysage Bords de Seine” at a flea market, for the bargain bin price of $7.
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How to Get Paid for iTunes Tweets

How to Get Paid for iTunes Tweets | Leisure | Scoop.it
If you tweet links to music, your followers can easily stream previews of songs and buy tracks from iTunes. Twitter's implementation of Apple's affiliate program means you can earn money in the process.
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PayPal hit by 'technical issues'

PayPal hit by 'technical issues' | Leisure | Scoop.it
Payments business PayPal has been hit by "technical issues" that have led to a string of transactions being sent for security checks.
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Heineken pays $6.1 billion as it nets Tiger beer

Heineken NV says it has sealed a deal giving it control over the Tiger beer brand, paying €4.7 billion ($6.1 billion) to significantly expand its presence in Asia.
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Sony ties up with Olympus, takes 11 percent stake

Sony ties up with Olympus, takes 11 percent stake | Leisure | Scoop.it

Sony is expanding its sprawling electronics to movies business empire with a new venture — looking inside the human body.

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Sudans Reach Deal on Oil, Demilitarized Border

Sudans Reach Deal on Oil, Demilitarized Border | Leisure | Scoop.it
Presidents Omar al-Bashir, Salva Kiir reach agreements after four days of intense talks between their negotiating teams...
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Groupon reshuffles execs, seeks to fix Europe business

Groupon reshuffles execs, seeks to fix Europe business | Leisure | Scoop.it

Groupon Inc , the world's largest online daily deals provider, is reshuffling senior management roles in an attempt to fix its struggling European business -- a shake-up that will also include the departure of its chief of international...

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China accuses Japan of stealing islands

China accuses Japan of stealing islands | Leisure | Scoop.it
The Chinese foreign minister tells the UN General Assembly that Japan 'stole' the disputed islands from China.
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