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Who will run Murdoch’s grand newspaper spinoff?

Who will run Murdoch’s grand newspaper spinoff? | Leisure | Scoop.it
With a key UK regulatory judgment on BSkyB out of the way, News Corp can focus on cleaving its newspaper empire. Critically for investors, that means picking a CEO. Wall Street Journal boss Robert Thomson appears in pole position.
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Silicon Valley's hot start-ups

Silicon Valley's hot start-ups | Leisure | Scoop.it
A motorcycle that stays upright in a crash, an app that answers questions before they are asked and a $10,000 coffee machine.
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How To Visualize Your New Startup Idea -- Literally

How To Visualize Your New Startup Idea -- Literally | Leisure | Scoop.it

As entrepreneurs, we dream big and see a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But what exactly are you dreaming about? What tools are you using to live out those dreams?

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GE wins $1.2 bn in contracts for gas-powered turbines

GE wins $1.2 bn in contracts for gas-powered turbines | Leisure | Scoop.it
GE Co's power & water division said it won $1.2 bn in contracts from power producers in the US, Japan & Saudi Arabia for newly-developed heavy-duty gas turbines.
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Google Street View Dives Into the Great Barrier Reef

Google Street View Dives Into the Great Barrier Reef | Leisure | Scoop.it
Google Street View becomes more of a misnomer with every update. The latest update sends Google's all-seeing eye diving under the oceans, allowing you to explore coral reefs around the world through Street View's well-known panoramic images.
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Microsoft Windows Update Hoax Steals Your Passwords

Microsoft Windows Update Hoax Steals Your Passwords | Leisure | Scoop.it
Beware: The next time you get an email from privacy@microsoft.com in your inbox, click delete.
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India's 'Gasping Elephant' Catching Its Breath

India's 'Gasping Elephant' Catching Its Breath | Leisure | Scoop.it
India's 'gasping elephant' is catching a breather.And just after a round of new reforms, yet to truly hit the marketplace. All of a sudden, voila, India is staging a comeback.
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Yahoo CEO fleshes out plans, new CFO named

Yahoo CEO fleshes out plans, new CFO named | Leisure | Scoop.it

 New Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer laid out broad goals for the Internet giant in her first companywide address Tuesday, and received an enthusiastic reception from a workforce that has faced years of uncertainty and management turmoil.

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Einstein's Brain Goes Digital With iPad App

Einstein's Brain Goes Digital With iPad App | Leisure | Scoop.it
For a man who never actually donated his brain to science, Albert Einstein's grey matter sure does get around a lot. An iPad app now offers the most detailed public view of his brain to date.
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Lehman to pay creditors another $10.5 billion

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc on Tuesday said it will pay about $10.5 billion to creditors starting early next month, the second leg of a plan to eventually pay out more than $65 billion.
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Toyota, Nissan to cut output in China on island row: Nikkei

Toyota, Nissan to cut output in China on island row:  Nikkei | Leisure | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co Ltd will cut production in China as rising anti-Japan sentiment in the country hurt sales, the Nikkei said.
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Sharp Weighs 10,000 Job Cuts

Sharp Weighs 10,000 Job Cuts | Leisure | Scoop.it
Sharp has submitted a new restructuring plan to its lenders setting out job cuts of more than 10,000 and the sale of assets including overseas plants.
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Restaurants oppose $7.2 billion credit-card fee settlement

Restaurants oppose $7.2 billion credit-card fee settlement | Leisure | Scoop.it

The National Restaurant Association said Tuesday it is joining the opposition to a proposed $7.2 billion settlement between some retailers and Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc over fees for credit card transactions.

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Asian shares capped by Spain, Greece debt jitters

Asian shares capped by Spain, Greece debt jitters | Leisure | Scoop.it

 Asian shares were capped on Thursday as uncertainty over a bailout for Spain bailout dented sentiment, while global lenders' wrangling over Greek debt restructuring highlighted Europe's apparent difficulty to reach a unified approach to tackling its debt crisis.

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Greece's fading middle class

Formerly middle-class Greeks are now joining the struggling country's poverty rolls. 

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Twitter CEO: We Are ‘Thinking About’ Ways to Embrace Ecommerce

Twitter CEO: We Are ‘Thinking About’ Ways to Embrace Ecommerce | Leisure | Scoop.it
Dick Costolo says Twitter is "paying attention" to Ecommerce activity on the site and "thinking about ...
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French jobless tops 3 million mark for first time in 13 yrs

French jobless tops 3 million mark for first time in 13 yrs | Leisure | Scoop.it
The number of unemployed in France topped the 3 million mark in August for the first time in 13 years, official figures showed.
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VIDEO: Russian driver's lucky escape

VIDEO: Russian driver's lucky escape | Leisure | Scoop.it
Video footage of a crash in Russia has shown the moment a lorry driver was thrown through his front window but then walked away apparently unscathed.
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Blasts hit army headquarters in Damascus

Blasts hit army headquarters in Damascus | Leisure | Scoop.it
Syrian rebels claim dozens have died while information minister says bombs caused "material damage only".
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BlackBerry Maker: Don't Give Up On Us Yet!

BlackBerry Maker: Don't Give Up On Us Yet! | Leisure | Scoop.it

 BlackBerry 10 OS :CEO Thorsten Heins is promising to restore the BlackBerry phone's stature as a trailblazing device even as many investors fret about its potential demise.

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Be smart to find returns in foreign exchange

Be smart to find returns in foreign exchange | Leisure | Scoop.it

Foreign exchange markets are slowly returning to their pre-crisis state, four years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Although difficulties remain because of market jitters and uncertainty over central bank action, Tim Carrington, Global Head of FX at RBS, explains how investors can benefit.

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VIDEO: Vanishing ink gives books shelf life

VIDEO: Vanishing ink gives books shelf life | Leisure | Scoop.it
A publishing company in Argentina hopes to spur readers to finish their books by printing novels with ink that fades away after just two months.
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US still subsidizing Boeing despite WTO move: EU

US still subsidizing Boeing despite WTO move: EU | Leisure | Scoop.it
EU has rejected the US govt's claim that it is complying with a World Trade Organization ruling against illegal US subsidies to aerospace giant Boeing Co.
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Mexican economy grows faster than expected in July

Mexican economy grows faster than expected in July | Leisure | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy expanded by a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent in July from June, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday, compared with 0.2 percent growth forecast in a Reuters poll and 0.9 percent growth in June.
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Barnes & Noble to Launch Nook Video Service

Barnes & Noble to Launch Nook Video Service | Leisure | Scoop.it
Barnes & Noble said it will launch Nook Video this fall, a service that allows customers to download and rent movies and television shows using their mobile devices or TVs.
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