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Pinterest: a Company Without Plans but with Promising Future - 05/12/2015

Social network Pinterest has drawn additional $ 186 million in the seventh round of funding, which has brought $ 553 million to the service. Thus, the total number of funds raised amounted to $ 1.3 billion and market capitalization by $ 11 billion. Not bad for the company's five years, which business model is still uncertain. The new round of investment will make the company one of the most...

How Price Affects Taste - 05/11/2015

How to enjoy wine, regardless of its price, and how not to become dependent on price tags Nutritional value and nutritional properties of the products do not affect consumer preferences. Selection of buyers and buying satisfaction depend on their attitudes and expectations, what was found by German scientists. - How do adults get to enjoy wine? Very simple: pour it from an expensive bottle, -...

AirbusA400M: the Test Program to be Continued - 05/11/2015

The program of testing military transport aircrafts Airbus A400M will continue, despite the recent catastrophe in a trial flight in Spain. This was announced on Monday by the representative of the corporation Airbus Defence and Space, the agency France-Presse reports. - We will not suspend our own flight test program, - said the representative of Airbus. Earlier, the suspension of operations of...

Zhang Long, Following ‘Market Demand’, Extends From: ‘Tea To Tech’ - 05/11/2015

The Snowden “revelation” followed by Chinese cyber-security market push has been capitalised by Zhang Long, who successfully branches out his investments from Tea and Furniture to Software: SPGnux. Beijing – 09 May 2015 – The success story of Zhang Long centres on the business of “Pu'er fermented tea and handcrafted furniture”. Zhang comes from south-western part of China wherein his native place...

Nintendo and Unviversal to Build 'Nintendoland' - 05/08/2015

Japanese Nintendo together with Universal has signed an agreement on joint creation of the theme park, which will use the images of the popular video game producer Nintendo. The Company also records a profit for the first time since 2011 The creative teams of both companies work together on the concept of the future park. It is planned that the attractions will draw in the style and concept of...

Spotify to launch video streaming service - 05/08/2015

Music streaming service Spotify is planning to build its portfolio by adding web video streaming service as well. According to a report in Wall Street Journal, the company is in serious discussions with several digital media players about potential partnerships to enter the web video business. The company is planning to not just stream popular videos but is in discussions to create specialized...

Alibaba to Replace its CEO - 05/07/2015

China's largest online retailer Alibaba announced the appointment of a new chief executive. Daniel Zhang, succeeding Jonathan Lu, who will remain vice chairman of the board of directors, is going to become the new Executive Director starting from May 10. The agency notes that the change of CEO was announced after the sales report has shown the rise in sales in the first quarter of 2015 jumping...

Tesla buys Michigan-based auto parts supplier - 05/07/2015

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has acquired Riviera Tool, a Michigan-based auto supplier for an undisclosed amount.   This is one of the first exclusive-auto deal made by Tesla in recent times and analysts are of the wide opinion that the futuristic company will make many more such acquisitions. Riviera makes stamping parts that are shipped to Tesla's assembly plant in Fremont,...

Wendy's to shut down 640 units in US and Canada - 05/07/2015

US-based fast food chain Wendy's plans to sell 640 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada to franchisees to generate cash and reduce expenses. The restaurants are currently operated by the management itself. Besides offloading their restaurants, Wendy’s is also mulling selling off its bakery operation which is currently based in only one location - Zanesville, Ohio.   The company earlier...

Goldman Sachs to Sell its Coal Assets - 05/06/2015

US bank Goldman Sachs is negotiating the sale of coal assets, writes The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources. The reasons for sale are protests of workers, the law on the environment, the decline in world prices for coal, as well as the norms according to which the investment banks cannot exceed a certain quota. Due to these factors, the coal business in Colombia cannot even...
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