The long run-up to Chinese online commerce giant Alibaba’s blockbuster public offering has been punctuated by numerous updates to the company’s IPO prospectus filed with US regulators, each revealing more detail than the last.
Recently, several colleges and universities in the US have declared that applicants no longer need to submit their SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission.
Two minor girls, Madhu and Nikita, who ended their lives on August 25 after being stalked wrote in their suicide notes “of fear and shame, of disrepute, of tongues wagging”.
Ecuador, the serial defaulter that had to ship half of its gold reserves to New York this year for a loan from Goldman Sachs, is asking Beijing about borrowing $1.5 billion more. According to the Andean nation’s finance minister yesterday, the government is in talks to re-open a credit line with China, a deal that adds to what critics say is the country’s unhealthy, growing dependency on its Asian partner.
The Times of India issued a new social media policy on Wednesday, a day after Quartz reported on a bizarre new contract that would have forced journalists to establish official accounts, hand over passwords, and allow the employer to post on their behalf.
It’s been over a decade since American psychologists Leaf Van Boven and Thomas Gilovich concluded that doing things makes people happier than having things.
About a decade ago, people in America were using the term “TiVo” as a verb, inter-changeably with “record” (as in “I’ll TiVo that show”).
Shell is selling about $5 billion of oil assets in Nigeria, and among the properties is one of the most frequently robbed oil pipelines in the world.
Uber, the online car service, is reportedly running a secret operation to recruit drivers from competitor Lyft that involves canceling thousands of ordered rides, and wasting drivers’ time.
The so-called “iWatch” is supposedly real. Apple “plans to unveil a new wearable” device alongside two new iPhones at an event on Sept.
English tutoring jobs in South Korea, long the preserve of expatriates, may soon become scarce. The country’s education ministry has announced it plans to make the English portion of the national college entrance exam easier, hoping to reduce the exorbitant amount of money and time students spend on private lessons—and to address concerns that tests don’t encourage practical use of English, instead pushing rote memorization of grammar patterns.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba appears to be ready for its debut. Weeks before Jack Ma’s Chinese online sales giant launches one of the most hyped IPOs since Facebook’s, the technology company has offered a fresh glimpse of its financial results in IPO paperwork updated today with US regulators.
Researchers have rewired the memories in the minds of lab mice by manipulating their brain cells using a technique that involves pulses of light.
It’s Argentina. Yes, economically, the country is a mess. With dwindling foreign reserves and threadbare credit that prevents it from borrowing, Argentina has turned to devaluation to finance itself.
Tiffany & Co. had another strong quarter of sales around the world, beating expectations with $993 million in revenue—a 7% increase over the same time last year.
A year ago today, I arrived in Black Rock City, Nevada, for Burning Man, the annual festival devoted to radical self-reliance and self-expression.
Yesterday Instagram released Hyperlapse, a new app for creating time-lapse videos. Many users responded by making ho-hum videos of their offices—understandable, given how much time we spend at work.
Netflix hand-delivered 256 pages (pdf) to the US government this week arguing that Comcast shouldn’t be allowed to acquire Time Warner Cable.
By now you’ve probably heard about the nine-year-old girl who accidentally shot a gun instructor at a shooting range in Arizona.
Israel and the Palestine Authority have agreed to a long-term cease-fire brokered by the US and Egypt.