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With New Invention, Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real by BROOKS BARNES


By BROOKS BARNES

The Void, a Utah-based start-up, bets that by making V.R. both social and spontaneous, it can draw throngs and make a mint. Some big names are taking notice. 14 more words

Where the Big Money Is by JUAN VELASCO and PAUL SULLIVAN


By JUAN VELASCO and PAUL SULLIVAN

The number of billionaires is rising across the globe, and the sources of their wealth are changing in ways that reflect major shifts in global business trends. 14 more words

Europe’s Markets Make Small Gains in Midmorning

LONDON — European stock markets made small gains in midmorning trading on Monday, with the DAX in Frankfurt leading the way.

The German market was up 0.6 percent to 11,821.75, followed by the FTSE MIB in Milan, 0.2 percent to 19,039.03. 111 more words

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Massive China deals lift Asian venture capital fintech funding to record US$5.4b in 2016

(Source: www.scmp.com)

Mega deals in China drove the total amount of funding raised by venture capital-backed financial technology start-ups in Asia to a record US$5.4 billion across 165 transactions last year. 502 more words

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Uber Investigating Sexual Harassment Claims by Ex-Employee by MIKE ISAAC


By MIKE ISAAC

The employee, who left Uber in December, wrote on her blog that she had been harassed by her supervisor and that her complaints were ignored. 15 more words

PewDiePie Dust-Up Shows Risks Brands Take to Tap Into Social Media by SAPNA MAHESHWARI


By SAPNA MAHESHWARI

Online stars, called influencers, can connect businesses to coveted audiences, but they can also bring companies closer to topics they’d rather not broach. 15 more words