three Potential Buyers of Groupon

The subsequent massive deal on Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) may very well be Groupon itself. Recode is reporting that the main on-line supplier of native flash gross sales is reaching out to potential suitors. At least two sources inform Recode that Groupon executives and funding banking representatives have been contacting a number of publicly traded firms so as to […]

Dr. Atul Gawande to start as CEO of Buffett, Bezos and Dimon's health-care venture

Dr. Atul Gawande to begin as CEO of Buffett, Bezos and Dimon's health-care enterprise

Critics have argued whereas Gawande has written extensively about issues plaguing well being care, he hasn’t accomplished a lot to repair them. His new function will doubtless require working a enterprise and negotiating with different gamers within the health-care system, together with drugmakers and pharmacy advantages managers. “Communication in both directions is pretty important,” mentioned […]

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to part out single-use plastic straws from its greater than 28,000 company-operated and licensed shops by 2020 in an effort to cut back its world waste footprint. The meals and beverage retailer stated Monday that it might swap to a strawless lid or alternative-material straw instead of plastic straws. The firm […]

Sydney’s SafetyCulture raises $46 million, with Australian VC investments on track for record year

Index Ventures raises $1.65 billion for two new funds

Venture capital (VC) agency Index Ventures has announced a whopping $1.65 billion in funds because it targets world startups at numerous phases. The cash is break up throughout two pots — $650 million for the agency’s ninth enterprise fund (geared toward earlier stage startups), and $1 billion for its fourth progress fund (geared towards “scale […]

Oasis Labs raises $45 million for ‘privacy first’ cloud on blockchain

Oasis Labs raises $45 million for ‘privateness first’ cloud on blockchain

Oasis Labs has raised $45 million to construct a “privacy-first” cloud computing platform with blockchain expertise. Berkeley, California-based Oasis Labs is designing a platform to beat the efficiency, safety, and privateness limitations which have hampered blockchain adoption to this point. The goal is to make blockchain, a distributed safe ledger that powers cryptocurrencies akin to Ethereum, extra […]

Tencent to spin off its music business and list its shares in the U.S.

Tencent to spin off its music enterprise and checklist its shares within the U.S.

Chinese web big Tencent has introduced plans to spin off its on-line music enterprise and float the unit within the U.S. Tencent, which operates dozens of digital companies, from social networking apps to ecommerce websites, listed its shares on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK) in 2004, but it surely has now sought and […]

The logo of Nissan is seen during the 88th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Nissan finds misconduct in emissions, mileage knowledge in Japan inspections

The emblem of Nissan is seen throughout the 88th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva Thomson Reuters TOKYO (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co mentioned on Monday it had found misconduct associated to exhaust emissions and gasoline financial system measurements in ultimate car inspections at most of its factories in Japan. The Japanese automaker mentioned […]