Archive for October, 2011
Alliance Boots entered into an unusual tie-up with the world’s biggest consumer goods company by sales–P&G in order to develop its nascent skincare business in Europe. Under the trial terms, P&G agreed to support the launch of the Laboratories Serum 7 skincare range of Alliance Boots in Italian pharmacy chains.
According to the chief executive of [...]
An independent court in Australia has a permanent end to labor dispute, that all Qantas has ordered flights grounded. Fair Work Australia has a decision after hearing evidence from the airline, unions and government on an emergency meeting in Melbourne.
Qantas had wanted the ruling and said it expects some flights could resume within a few [...]
Protecting digital communication is a necessary step we all take during our everyday computing, and video conferencing should be no different. Although most video conferencing systems connect through software that already supplies encryption services, thereby rendering them mostly safe, take the step of installing a firewall or NAT, Network Address Translation, router will help to [...]
Many new grads from universities and colleges are looking to start their own business after leaving schools, but have trouble identifyin the right directions for the start-up. Here are four recommended directions for the grads to start a new business.
Direction One: High-tech fields.
Recommended Business: software development, web design, network services, mobile game development, etc.
Direction Two: [...]
The South Korean company–Samsung Electronics, who used to be a minor player in the booming smartphone market, has quadrupled its smartphone shipments over the past year via adopting Google’s Android software in its Galaxy products. With shipments rising by 40% in the third quarter, the company managed to beat Apple to become the largest seller [...]
The biggest bank in the eurozone by market capitalisation–Spain’s Santander, is quietly trying to sell a €3bn package of thousands of repossessed properties and lots of land to foreign investors. According to people familiar with the talks, the bank is doing so in order to clean up its balance sheet.
However, it is revealed that at [...]
After striking a deal with the media group–UTH to buy a 49% stake in Seven TV, Walt Disney will launch a free TV channel in Russia in 2012. According to Disney’s chief executive–Bob Iger, it was announced that upon completion of the deal, Seven TV will be rebranded as The Disney Channel.
According to people familiar [...]