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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff bashes Microsoft

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff slammed Microsoft at an analyst event, hitting the rival company on executive turnover and market share.

George Soros transfers $18 bn to his foundation

New York - American financier George Soros, 87, has transferred $18 billion to his foundation, which works to promote democracy, human rights and freedom of the press.

Feds open new probe of nuclear lab after another safety violation

Los Alamos - U.S. regulators on Friday said they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of radioactive material from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) this week. This latest violation adds to a growing list of safety breaches.

Cape Town has less than 10 percent usable water remaining

Cape Town - In a speech before the full council on Wednesday, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille described the scenario of the city running out of water as a “crisis of catastrophic proportions," warning that water scarcity was now the “New Normal”.

World Bank chief Kim heads for 2nd term, as no other nominees

Washington - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim effectively won a second five-year term after nominations to lead the global development bank closed with no other candidates proposed.

Italy's crisis-hit BMPS announces fresh management shake-up

Milan - Italian bank BMPS named a new chief executive and announced the resignation of its chairman on Wednesday as part of a major management shake-up at the crisis-ridden lender.

IMF's Lagarde: trailblazer with a knack for straight talking

Washington - Five years ago Christine Lagarde smashed through the glass ceiling at one of the world's leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund.

Christine Lagarde to run for second IMF term

Paris - Christine Lagarde announced Friday that she will run for a second term at the head of the International Monetary Fund, after winning strong backing from across Europe.

Lagarde gets strong backing from Europe to stay at IMF

Washington - Christine Lagarde garnered strong backing from Europe Thursday for a second mandate as IMF managing director.

Christine Lagarde: Meteoric rise clouded by Tapie affair

Washington - Four years ago Christine Lagarde smashed through the glass ceiling at one of the world's leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund.

Porsche chief Mueller favourite to be VW's new CEO

Frankfurt - Matthias Mueller, head of luxury sportscar maker Porsche, looks set to take the steering wheel at scandal-hit Volkswagen, replacing Martin Winterkorn who stepped down two days ago.

Porsche chief Mueller to take the wheel at VW: Report

Frankfurt - The head of German luxury sports car maker Porsche, Matthias Mueller, has been picked to succeed Martin Winterkorn as the chief executive of scandal-battered auto giant Volkswagen, the business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.

List of possible candidates for VW's new CEO

Frankfurt - German auto giant Volkswagen hopes to find a new chief executive later this week after Martin Winterkorn resigned in the wake of the massive pollution cheating scandal.

4K Netflix stream pirated for the first time

The DRM on Netflix's ultra-high definition content has been broken for the first time, allowing pirates to upload a 4K episode of Breaking Bad to a private torrent site. The episode weighs in at nearly 18GB because of the high quality.

LastPass password management service hacked, users warned

Password management service LastPass has advised its users to change the master password for their accounts after noting some suspicious activity on its servers recently. Although it does not believe any data was taken, the firm is taking precautions.

Veteran tyre boss Francois Michelin dies

Paris - Francois Michelin, who led France's famed tyre company for nearly half a century, died at the age of 88, the group said on Wednesday.

Report: Canadian healthcare needs stronger leadership

Toronto - A new report from Accreditation Canada titled "Building a stronger health system through leadership" argues that "Health care leaders must work together to strengthen the Canadian health care system and bridge the leadership gap."

Fans of NFL's hapless Jets rent billboard to demand change

East Rutherford - Frustrated New York Jets fans who have seen their favorite National Football League team go from expected contender to downright embarrassment have decided to take matters into their own hands.

WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2 is available for testing

The immensely popular content management system WordPress has entered the second release candidate stage for version 3.9.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg joins $1 salary club

New York - Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg's salary was down last year, but don't cry for him. He'll be OK.In fact, the megawealthy Facebook boss was just following the CEO salary downsizing trend for some industry heavyweights, such as Google.

Peugeot taps ex-Airbus chief as board chairman

Paris - French carmaker Peugeot Citroen said Wednesday it had selected Louis Gallois, former chief of the parent company of Airbus, as the head of its revamped board following its rescue by Chinese auto company Dongfeng and the French state.At a meeting Tuesda...

Damage control at Pimco after Gross, El-Erian clash

In mid-February, a group of current and former Pimco employees were invited to a private farewell party for Mohamed El-Erian on March 10, to mark his impending departure as chief exe...

Dimon wins big pay hike despite JPMorgan's jumbo fines

New York - JPMorgan Chase head Jamie Dimon's pay nearly doubled to $20 million for 2013 despite the bank being forced to pay out billions to resolve legal and regulatory cases arising under his tenure.

Computer program can spot narcissism in executives

Binghamton University researchers are claiming to have invented a computer program that can spot narcissism in company executives.

Hero's welcome for Marchionne -- savior of Fiat and Chrysler

Detroit - Brash Fiat chief Sergio Marchionne was welcomed as a hero at the Detroit Auto Show this week after completing the takeover of US automaker Chrysler.On January 1, Marchionne sealed the deal to buy the 41.

Canadian music label celebrates 10 years of great sounds Special

Toronto - In the ten years since its founding, Canadian music label Arts and Crafts has become one of the most important names in the music world, with names like Feist, Metric, Stars, and Broken Social Scene on its roster.

LMA hosts European managers and coaches forum at St George's Park

The League Managers Association hosted the first European managers and coaches forum at St George's park, bringing together high profile British managers and overseas head coaches to discuss and share information on important issues affecting football.

Op-Ed: How can Google+ make it if management isn't engaged?

For a long time now Google has been desperately trying to break into the social market and gain a competitive standing. Over the past several months Google has put a lot of stock in its new brainchild, Google+.

Op-Ed: 8 Management Lessons from Paul the Octopus

Paul, recently the world's most famous octopus, may have retired from the arduous task of predicting football games' outcomes, but he still has some lessons for managers.

Nevada considers charges in deaths of wild horses at the round-up

Reno - A Nevada district attorney is considering whether to file criminal charges against federal land managers who are accused by animal rights activists of mistreating wild horses in a roundup.
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