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Jul 22, 2014

SEE IT: Australian school bus bursts into flames (VIDEO)

More than 60 students, three teachers and a driver were on the bus when smoke started billowing from its rear. Everyone onboard evacuated the bus just moments before flames consumed it...

Jul 23, 2014

Korea's Bubbliest Entrepreneur Hopes Capsule Drinks will Change the Way Asia Consumes Beverages

Seoul-based Romi Haan is a triple whammy:  an inventor in an economy known for second movers; a self-made entrepreneur in a market dominated by inherited players; and a successful businesswoman in in one of the world’s most male-dominated societies...

Jul 22, 2014

Consumer prices rose 0.3% in June on big jump in gas costs

A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday...

Jul 21, 2014

Apple Orders Massive Number of Bigger iPhones

Apple is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones this year, betting that 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung and others...

Jul 22, 2014

Oracle builds on BlueKai acquisition with Data Cloud

Oracle is combining its BlueKai consumer data aggregation platform with other parts of its catalog to create Oracle Data Cloud, a data-as-a-service offering aimed at companies that want to reach customers and prospects across multiple channels. As pa...

Jul 22, 2014

Pinterest peaks, Facebook falters in customer satisfaction survey of social sites

Though Facebook is the lowest-ranked social networking site in the American Consumer Satisfaction Index ratings, its score still improved over last year... #Facebook #Pinterest

Jul 22, 2014

Taiwan Depends On New Apple Models, Tablet Decline Shows

In November, Apple came out with its thin, light tablet the iPad Air, and a new iPad model is due in late 2014, tech media say. That leaves a year with nothing new from the Silicon Valley consumer tech icon. Some might turn their attention to Lenovo ... #Taiwan #Silicon Valley #Samsung #Apple, Inc.

Jul 22, 2014

SEE IT: Sumo champ shows how he eats 10,000 calories daily

An online video shows world sumo champion Byamba Ulambayar - who consumes 10,000 calories a day to keep his 6-foot-1 360 pound figure - preparing a typical meal... #Taiwan #Silicon Valley #Samsung #Apple, Inc.

Jul 21, 2014

DealBook: How Wearable Technology Made Carmelo Anthony a Tech Investor

M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital partnership between Carmelo Anthony and a former NBC executive, will invest in wearable technology and other consumer tech companies... #Taiwan #Silicon Valley #Samsung #Apple, Inc.

Jul 21, 2014

Africans Open Fuller Wallets to the Future

Across sub-Saharan Africa, consumer demand is fueling the continent’s economies in new ways, driving hopes that Africa will emerge as a success story... #Taiwan #Silicon Valley #Samsung #Apple, Inc.