Forbes’ Map of Billionaires in The Americas

THANKS; Ricardo Geromel, Contributor I Cover Billionaires There are 442 billionaires with citizenship from the United States, more than in any other country in the world and even more than in all the other countries in The Americas together, which have a total of 129 billionaires. Those 442 ultra rich from the U.S. own a…

THOMSON REUTERS CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF FX COMMUNITIES IN THAILAND

Thanks;Alan Duerden Public Relations Director, Marketplaces & GRC ——————————– Thanks;Eunice Lam Public Relations Manager, Asia Pacific Thomson Reuters March,29 BOT Deputy Governor Presents Honours at Thomson Reuters FX Trading Awards Thailand, Bangkok – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, announced the winners of its fourth annual Thomson Reuters…

Zygna Continues to Cut Ties With Facebook

THANKS ; Brian Patrick Eha|12 hours ago This week’s need-to-know social-media news. Zynga, the social gaming company whose runaway hit FarmVille made it synonymous with Facebook games, is now pulling away from the social network that nurtured it. Starting next week, players will no longer be required to sign up for a Facebook account in…

Internet tax proposal up for a vote in Senate this week

THanks; C!NET March 21, 2013 | Declan McCullagh Internet tax supporters, with backing from Walmart, Macy’s, and Best Buy, are hoping a Senate vote will give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales taxes when shopping online. Democratic senator Dick Durbin, right, who has called Internet taxes “a matter of basic economic…

Will Killing Google Reader Increase Global Censorship?

Thanks for “@Marshable” After Google unceremoniously announced it would be killing Reader later this year, much of the outraged response focused on its use in the U.S. But there’s a whole other aspect .. But there’s a whole other aspect to the service: for thousands of users around the world, it’s one of the few…

Tips to Go Above and Beyond With Customer Service

Thanks!!! Entrepreneur Magazine These days, providing adequate customer service is not enough. You need to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide customer service that truly stands out. How do you do this? Begin by thinking about your own experience as a customer — what you liked and disliked in certain situations….

Underground Library Lets Subway Riders Sample Books On iPhones

Thanks;(h/t Dezeen) BUT WOULD YOU TREK TO THE LIBRARY TO BORROW A BOOK AFTER DOWNLOADING ITS INTRODUCTION TO YOUR SMARTPHONE? Consider a morning commute on public transit: stuffy, slow, then slower, then delayed, and, ugh, you’re going to be late again. Amidst all the annoyances, however, that time in transit is ideal in one very specific…

Can Natural Gas Become the New Gasoline?

Natural gas is abundant, clean and far cheaper than diesel. That has the U.S. transportation and auto industries looking for ways to kick their dependence on dirtier fossil fuels. After years of debating how to tap domestic energy sources, new innovations in the sector have created a boom in U.S. energy production. And natural gas…

Horsemeat scandal sparks rise in sales of vegetarian alternatives

Tuesday 5 March 2013 17.48 GMT THANKS;Sarah Butler&UK news Quorn’s suprisingly succulent cumberland sausages: the company is having to increase the number of shifts at its fermenting plant to cope with demand. Photograph: Lorna Roach Britons are increasingly turning to vegetarian alternatives amid concerns sparked by the horsemeat scandal, according to food producers. Quorn, the…

Choking to Death: The Health Consequences of Air Pollution in China

Written on : Mar 6, 2013/Thanks>Reddit “The poor air quality, according to a leading Chinese public health expert, is worse than SARS because nobody can escape it.” As the delegates of the National People’s Congress (NPC) gather in Beijing to formally endorse nominees for key government leadership posts and policies, it would be hard for…