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  1. Business - Companies

    HP boss on the prowl for acquisitions up to US$1.5b

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 08:45am by Reuters

    ... Sinead Carew in San Francisco Hewlett-Packard is back in the market for acquisitions of up to US$1.5 billion, Chief Executive Meg Whitman said in a televised interview, aiming for smaller ... the executive said in the interview. Whitman did not elaborate on specific targets but explained how the company could use acquisitions. “Acquisitions will become part of our future, to further some ...

  2. Magazines - Style - FRONT ROW

    Fashion heirs who inherit family businesses have big shoes to fill

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... and command. "It has been proved that family businesses tend to exist longer than their counterparts, which are more subject to [mergers and acquisitions]." Certainly, there are storied ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Watchmakers and luxury jewellers blur the lines

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Abid Rahman

    ... and rings spun out of existing watch ranges has evolved into a thriving jewellery business with their own dedicated collections. The US$750 million acquisition of jeweller Harry Winston in 2013 ... with the jewellery, so the demand is there MARTIN GANZ, VICE-PRESIDENT OF BREGUET, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN The acquisition also had other positive implications for the Swatch Group, says Martin Ganz, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Social Climber

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Despite increased competition,Facebook is well-positioned to be the future of the mobileweb with its acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp, writesJamie Carter ... acquisitions, Instagram and WhatsApp, which Mark Holden, head of futures at Arena Media UK, thinks might act as Trojan horses to help develop a bigger footprint in China, and Asia as a whole. "The ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between The Lines: Language Acquisition

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... of these people. Krashen, the author of more than 350 academic papers, developed the first comprehensive theory of second-language acquisition. He could have a spectacular career as a stand-up comic if he ... to be accurate with rules and grammar, while "acquiring" is subconscious. Second-language teachers who use methods that promote language acquisition will see better results. The best way ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - Google

    Google founders see a brave new world of data-driven health care

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by GUARDIAN

    ... at the beginning of the year with the acquisition of a British AI powerhouse called Deep Mind lead by former child chess prodigy and Theme Park game programmer Demis Hassabis. Google has several projects ... we've been using it for the self-driving cars. "And then, there's more general intelligence, like the DeepMind acquisition that, in theory, we hope will one day be fully reasoning ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jamie Carter

    ... to become the default way for all of us to consume music is Apple's acquisition of Beats. Although known mostly for its recognisable Beats by Dr Dre headphones, it's the company's ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Baghdad, by Justin Marozzi

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:15pm by GDN

    ... statecraft and the models for that affable literary mongrel, The Arabian Nights. Most significant of all were the Hellenic acquisitions: Byzantine envoys brought virtually the entire extant corpus ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Digital art and relations between France and China on show in Shanghai

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:21am by Catherine Shaw

    ... in China," says Cheng, who was recently invited to sit on the Tate Modern's Asia-Pacific acquisitions committee. The show presents a diverse range of digital media such as video, photography, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CLASS ACTION

    How to choose the right kindergarten

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Julie Mcguire

    ... and process. The acquisition of some basic skills is certainly useful before children enter mainstream classes. Ask if the children learn to match letters with the sounds they make, have a correct ...




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