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Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

Sep 14, 2014

Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election. Since entering the race in mid-August, Silva has picked a pro-agriculture congressman as her running mate, met repeatedly with agribusiness leaders and campaigned in the farm belt, eager to make allies in an industry that accounts for a quarter of Brazil's economy #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #Mexico #Green #opinion
Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013 Brazil

Sep 11, 2014

Amazon deforestation up 29% in 2013 Brazil

Deforestation in the Amazon rose 29 percent between August 2012 and July of last year to 5,891 square kilometres (2,275 square miles), Brazilian officials have said, posting an amended figure. #World #Environment #NewsTracker #Amazon #Institute of Special Investigations #Mato Grosso #Amazon River
Dear Flipkart, you got your $1 billion; spend it carefully

Jul 30, 2014

Dear Flipkart, you got your $1 billion; spend it carefully

Flipkart has come a long way from just selling books. Its now virtually selling everything, from clothes to electronics. But when a rival like Amazon with deep pockets has already entered the market, you cant be just another e-commerce store. #India #Technology #WhatNext #Amazon #E-Commerce #Flipkart #Flyte #DigiFlip #Bansals
Not just Flipkart From Myntra to Snapdeal, Bansals rule Indian e-commerce

Jul 30, 2014

Not just Flipkart From Myntra to Snapdeal, Bansals rule Indian e-commerce

All of India's biggest indigenous etailers - Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal and Lenskart - are headed by young men of the Bansal community and together control about 85% of India's ecommerce space. #Infosys #India #didyouknow #Amazon #E-Commerce #Flipkart #Binny Bansal #Snapdeal #Myntra #Sachin Bansal #Bansal
Scientists to study impact on Amazon rainforest if CO2 levels rise

May 15, 2014

Scientists to study impact on Amazon rainforest if CO2 levels rise

A group of scientists will gauge the impact on the world's largest rainforest if a time comes when the planet has 30 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2). #NewsTracker #Carbon dioxide #Global warming #Rainforest #CO2 levels #Amazon rainforest #Environmental pollution
Scientists to study Amazon rainforest fate if CO2 levels rise

May 15, 2014

Scientists to study Amazon rainforest fate if CO2 levels rise

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A group of scientists from more than 20 institutions around the world will gauge the impact on the world's largest rainforest if a time comes when the planet has 30 percent more carbon dioxide (CO2) than today, according to a project launched on Wednesday. #India #Brazil #France #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Amazon #opinion
Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic

Feb 05, 2014

Microsoft hopes new, old leaders can rekindle magic

Microsoft Corp is betting a mix of old and young blood will revive the aging technology pioneer, but new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella may find it tough to push change with co-founder Bill Gates and former CEO Steve Ballmer breathing down his neck. #Internet #Google #Technology #Android #IBM #Apple #Microsoft #Harvard University #CEO #Samsung #Xbox #Windows #Bill Gates #Amazon #Kindle #PC #US Department of Justice #Satya Nadella #Steven Ballmer #Paul Allen
Microsoft's journey Four decades, three CEOs

Feb 05, 2014

Microsoft's journey Four decades, three CEOs

Satya Nadella's elevation to CEO and co-founder Bill Gates' decision to relinquish his chairmanship at Microsoft Corp marks a changing of the guard at a 39-year-old company that fueled the PC revolution but is now struggling to establish its long-term identity. #Internet #Google #Technology #Android #IBM #Apple #Microsoft #Harvard University #CEO #Samsung #Xbox #Windows #Bill Gates #Amazon #Kindle #PC #US Department of Justice #Satya Nadella #Steven Ballmer #Paul Allen
Nadella outran better-known candidates for Microsoft CEO

Feb 01, 2014

Nadella outran better-known candidates for Microsoft CEO

After a bruising, five-month selection process, the list of contenders was cut to six serious candidates, with the chief executive job nearly going to Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally, an outsider favored by investors lobbying for radical change. #India #Google #Skype #Microsoft #Stephen Elop #Bill Gates #NASDAQ #Amazon #Steve Balmer #Alan Mulally #Tony Bates #Cloud services #Satya Nadella #Steve Mollenkopf #John Thompson #Hans Vestberg
Despite China doubts, Apple set to report record holiday

Jan 25, 2014

Despite China doubts, Apple set to report record holiday

But it will continue to draw investor scrutiny over sales in ultra-competitive China, its No. 2 market but a drag on revenue and margins in recent quarters. #Apple Inc. #Yahoo! #Technology #Apple #Tim Cook #Amazon #Kindle #values #China Mobile