Technology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22975/all en Mentors play important role in keeping entrepreneurs focused and accountable http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/mentors-play-important-role-keeping-entrepreneurs-focused-an <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TORONTO - It may have been a love of cats or rock climbing that first gave shape to a quirky business idea but, for many entrepreneurs, the difference between success and failure of their dream company often comes down to the support and advice they've received from mentors.</p> <p>That was the case for Cheryl Palermo, a rock climbing enthusiast who runs Kidz Rock, a climbing gym for kids in the Greater Toronto Area.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/mentors-play-important-role-keeping-entrepreneurs-focused-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entrepreneurship Management Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:32:52 +0000 The Canadian Press 6125035 at http://www.globalpost.com Bespoke shoes scandal claims scalp of Hollande aide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/shanghai-free-trade-zone-will-deal-blow-hong-kong-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about a conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle dealt a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president.</p> <p>In a statement to AFP, senior political advisor Aquilino Morelle, 51, said he was stepping down but denied any wrongdoing in a scandal that has put the spotlight on his collection of 30 pairs of bespoke shoes.</p> <p>"I have decided to put an end to my duties as an advisor to the presidency of the republic... to be entirely free to respond to these attacks," Morelle said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/shanghai-free-trade-zone-will-deal-blow-hong-kong-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquilino Morelle Business Francois Hollande François Hollande Politics Politics of France Social Issues Technology AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:51:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5937299 at http://www.globalpost.com Dutch prosecute man whose child pornography case linked to Canadian victim Amanda Todd http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/dutch-prosecute-man-whose-child-pornography-case-linked-cana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140418/laureen-harper-interrupted-protester-at-internet-cat-video-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Laureen Musical theatre Social Issues Stephen Harper Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 6125023 at http://www.globalpost.com Quest for extraterrestrial life not over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/quest-extraterrestrial-life-not-over <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the "habitable" zone of a distant star, though exciting, is still a long way from pointing to the existence of extraterrestrial life, experts said Friday.</p> <p>The planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, is the first of this size found orbiting its star at a distance that would allow it to have liquid water -- a prerequisite for the development of life, whether primitive or complex.</p> <p>But whether it has any, we may never know.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140418/quest-extraterrestrial-life-not-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Astronomy Space Spaceflight Technology AFP Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125024 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan Inc resilient in face of sales tax rise: Reuters poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/japan-inc-resilient-face-sales-tax-rise-reuters-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Topham</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies have weathered the first days of a rise in the country's consumption tax, with sales resilient and pricing power little damaged, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, in an early sign the tax hike will not derail the economy.</p> <p>This good news for "Abenomics" bolsters the Bank of Japan's view that it does not need to ease policy further to cushion the impact from the tax, which Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government raised on April 1 to help curb the nation's mountain of public debt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/japan-inc-resilient-face-sales-tax-rise-reuters-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Finance Public finance Tax Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:27:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125020 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits: CBO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/obama-budget-plan-would-boost-us-tax-revenues-cut-deficits-cbo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Lawder</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/obama-budget-plan-would-boost-us-tax-revenues-cut-deficits-cbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Health Labor Obama Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124208 at http://www.globalpost.com Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/colombias-garcia-marquez-delicate-after-pneumonia-santos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anahi Rama</p> <p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.</p> <p>A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140416/colombias-garcia-marquez-delicate-after-pneumonia-santos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fiction Gabriel Garcia Marquez Human Interest Latin American literature Literature Religion Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:38:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6123269 at http://www.globalpost.com Mt. Gox suitors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/mt-gox-suitors-seek-support-save-bitcoin-exchange <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets.</p> <p>"We need your help to stop a liquidation, which would be good neither for Mt. Gox creditors nor Bitcoin's reputation with the general public and regulators," the investors wrote on the website. (<a href="http://r.reuters.com/jeh68v" title="http://r.reuters.com/jeh68v">http://r.reuters.com/jeh68v</a>)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/mt-gox-suitors-seek-support-save-bitcoin-exchange" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bankruptcy Insolvency Mt. Gox Private law Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:17:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124999 at http://www.globalpost.com Patent consortium Rockstar loses bid to move Google case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/patent-lawsuit-against-google-be-fought-california-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dan Levine</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas, according to a court ruling.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/patent-lawsuit-against-google-be-fought-california-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Google Inc Smartphones Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124562 at http://www.globalpost.com Cost to buy F-35 up 2 percent; to operate down 9 percent: Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/pentagon-sees-cost-buy-f-35-2-percent-operating-cost-down-9-per <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday forecast the cost of developing and buying Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet at $398.6 billion, up 2 percent from last year, but said the projected cost to operate and maintain the jets was down about 9 percent.</p> <p>The total cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon's costliest weapons program, is now seen at $1.42 trillion, down about 6 percent from $1.50 trillion, including research, development, procurement and operations through 2065.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140417/pentagon-sees-cost-buy-f-35-2-percent-operating-cost-down-9-per" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Stealth aircraft Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:49:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6124537 at http://www.globalpost.com Racist online forums linked to deadly hate crimes: rights group report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/racist-online-forums-linked-deadly-hate-crimes-rights-group-rep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Barbara Liston</p> <p>ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan "No Jews, Just Right," according to a leading organization that tracks hate groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/racist-online-forums-linked-deadly-hate-crimes-rights-group-rep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> History of the United States Politics of the United States Religion Social Issues Technology United States War Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:24:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125017 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. music labels sue Pandora over royalties for golden oldies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/us-music-labels-sue-pandora-over-royalties-golden-oldies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Joseph Ax</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties.</p> <p>The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Marvin Gaye and Fleetwood Mac, is "some of the most iconic music in the world," the lawsuit said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140418/us-music-labels-sue-pandora-over-royalties-golden-oldies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computing Hospitality Law Pandora Media Inc Politics Software Technology United States copyright law Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:18:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6125000 at http://www.globalpost.com US-MUSIC Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131209/us-music-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' music fest to Los Angeles</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131209/us-music-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Music Nationality Reggae Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:30:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5858269 at http://www.globalpost.com