US retailers hope higher pay will buy more efficient workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's retailers, struggling to fill jobs, have been raising pay to try to keep and attract enough employees. Now, some stores want something in return: A more efficient worker. ...

Duolingo CEO's founder advice: Let go of doing everything

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Luis von Ahn, the 40-year-old co-founder and CEO of popular language-learning app Duolingo, says one of the challenges of seeing his business grow is having to let go of doing ...

Milan to showcase da Vinci to mark 500 years since his death

MILAN (AP) — The Ambrosian Library in Milan is planning a series of exhibitions to commemorate the 500-year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, including the display of the most important pages ...

Taiwanese students invent innovations for medical treatment and daily use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese students with intriguing and practical inventions for daily use as well as medical diagnosis see a bright future ahead. A female high school student named Chi...

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get...

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___ Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of Google employees around the world walk off the job to protest what t...

Taiwan company wins gold for environmentally-friendly sugarcane straw

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan’s Ju-Tian Eco-Material Co. (鉅田友善材料) was awarded a gold medal for a biodegradable drinking straw made from sugarcane, alongside 8 other medals awarded to Taiwan...

Startups shook up the sleepy razor market. What's next?

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you hate shopping for? Toothpaste? Diaper rash cream? Sunscreen? The guys who founded Harry's shaving club spend a lot time thinking about this question. Arme...

TSMC ranked No. 1 Taiwanese patent applicant in first half of year

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, was the No. 1 Taiwanese firm in invention patent applications in the country for the first half of this year,...

Halo Top Creamery Celebrates National Ice Cream Day by Giving 1,000 Fans Exclusive Early Access to Taste Its Newest Flavor - Peanut Butter & Jelly - Completely FREE

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 12, 2018--To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Halo Top Creamery is offering fans a chance to be the first to sample its latest flavor, Peanut Butter & Jelly, com...

Halo Top Creamery Celebrates National Ice Cream Day by Giving 1,000 Fans Exclusive Early Access to Taste Its Newest Flavor - Peanut Butter & Jelly - Completely FREE

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 12, 2018--To celebrate National Ice Cream Day, Halo Top Creamery is offering fans a chance to be the first to sample its latest flavor, Peanut Butter & Jelly, com...

TomTom Mapping Data to Power End-to-End Analytics Platform

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 29, 2018--TomTom ( TOM2 ) today announced that its comprehensive mapping data will be offered to Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX ) customers as part of its self-service, end-t...

KYOCERA Honored by Japan's METI for Aquala® Artificial Hip Joint Technology

KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 25, 2018--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that its innovative Aquala technology received Japan’s “Prize of the Minister of Economy, Trade ...

Frost & Sullivan Names TomTom Telematics as ‘Fleet Telematics Company of the Year’

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 20, 2018--TomTom ( TOM2 ) Telematics has been named 2018 European Fleet Telematics Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. Its recent innovations in connected car ...

TomTom Teams Up with ParkWhiz to Power Parking Solutions in North America

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 7, 2018--TU-Automotive --TomTom ( TOM2 ) today announced that it has teamed up with ParkWhiz, a leading provider of parking services. ParkWhiz will provide TomTom with ac...