Shyftr Shyftr

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


PPG Factory Buyer Fuyao Reports Gain In 2nd-Qtr Profit

26 minutes ago
Fuyao Glass Industry Group, a big China automobile and industrial glass maker that has been stepping up its investments in the U.S. of late,  has reported a double-digit increase in second-quarter profit.   by Russell Flannery

4 Reasons the Poorest 4 Billion Matter to Business

35 minutes ago
The base of the pyramid (BoP) is the foundation upon which our global economy is built. But today it is weak. Current market practices and inefficiencies have left the 4 billion people at the BoP earning less than $10 per day without access to stable jobs, safe housing, formal education, public utilities, and other essential goods and services. This weakness threatens the structure and durability of our entire global economy, not to mention its growth. It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, the BoP holds tremendous promise for spurring innovation, increasing productivity, cultivating new consumer markets, and ultimately helping ... by Ashoka

NFL Embarrassingly Fumbles Ray Rice Suspension And Subsequent Explanations

Adolpho Birch, the NFL's Senior Vice President of Labor Policy and Government Affairs, spoke on ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning on Monday to discuss the 2-game suspension of Ray Rice in the aftermath of Rice's physical altercation with his then-fiance now-wife. by Patrick Rishe

Court Rules Against Chinese Billionaire In $355 Mln Pharma Stock Dispute

The rich don’t win ‘em all in China. by Russell Flannery

Microsoft Is Latest U.S. Company Targeted By China In Anti-Monopoly Probe

Chinese officials from the State Administration for Industry & Commerce visited Microsoft offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Chengdu yesterday as part of an anti-monopoly investigation, the state-published Shanghai Daily newspaper reported today. by Russell Flannery

Is What You (Think You) Know Holding You Back? Adapting To An Accelerated World

It's easy to get caught in the trap of thinking we know all we need to succeed. But to get ahead today you have to be open to letting go what you 'think' you know so you can learn what you 'need' to know. That requires continually questioning assumptions about how things work, challenging old paradigms, and ‘relearning’ what is now relevant in your job, your industry, your career and your life. by Margie Warrell

Judge's Ruling Against Donald Sterling Is Timely For NBA, Clippers Business

Like many a Hollywood villain the likes of Jason, Michael Myers or Freddie Krueger, you've got to kill them off multiple times before they are finally dead. by Patrick Rishe

Death By Running: It's The Heat And Not The Heart

The growing popularity of marathons and other extreme sports has sparked worries about the potential dangers of these activities. The popular press and medical research have both focused on the risk of cardiac arrest and other heart rhythm problems. But  that concern may be misdirected. A new study from Israel published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that a much more serious danger may be heat stroke, which is defined as a core body temperature above 104 or 105 degrees associated with multiorgan dysfunction. by Larry Husten

7 Actions Australia Can Take To Create $109 Billion By 2033 From Tech Startups

Australia must take affirmative action to invest and support technology and innovation for the sake of its economic future and global competitiveness. If it doesn’t, it will continue to be overtaken by developing countries and be known for squandering a massive opportunity to capitalize on high growth industries of science and technology. by Jason Lim

Why Acer Leads (For Now) In Global Chromebook Sales

Acer began building the Chromebook nearly six years ago before anyone thought the fast Google-designed laptops would fly. The two formed a relationship: Google provided the software, particularly the Chrome operating system. Acer found the hardware, its lifetime specialty, including fast Intel processors. The future of netbooks -- tiny laptops that had made it big in 2008 -- was uncertain, so a lot of the Taiwanese developer’s rivals worried about the market size for the light Chromebooks. Samsung was late to PCs despite an eventual rally. by Ralph Jennings

Spanish Court Moving Forward With Messi Tax Evasion Case

Lionel Messi may have won over fans with his impressive performance in the World Cup but he has yet to win over the Spanish courts. Despite allegedly settling up his tax debts, Messi will be prosecuted on tax evasion charges. by Kelly Phillips Erb

Judge Rules That Donald Sterling Can't Block $2 Billion Sale To Steve Ballmer, But Is It Over?

A judge ruled on Monday that disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling cannot block the $2 billion sale from his estranged wife Shelly to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. by Maury Brown

Donald Sterling Loses Clippers And Can't Stall Sale To Steve Ballmer

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost a lawsuit to wife Shelly Sterling, which means that the team will be sold to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. by Darren Heitner

Billionaire Heiress Petra Ecclestone Shopping Spelling Manor For $150 Million

Petra Ecclestone, the well-housed daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, is quietly looking to sell Spelling Manor for $150 million, a knowledgeable source tells Forbes. by Erin Carlyle

Inside The $150 Million Spelling Manor

America's most expensive home for sale finds a buyer with British billionaire heiress, Petra Ecclestone. by Erin Carlyle

Older »