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The Zappos-style Southeast Asia-based online fashion store has raised $100 million to scale up operations.
May 23, 2013 8:45am |
Get alerts when you're about to orbit over the Grand Canyon! Learn whether you'll need an umbrella on Jupiter today! These things work for earthlings too.
May 23, 2013 5:36am |
A massive new development could help redefine how Parisians view the suburbs.
May 22, 2013 10:47am |
What are the most important advances and discussion points that are changing our cities?
May 22, 2013 10:11am |
A conceptual art installation in Hong Kong has not only changed the city's skyline, it has changed the mood of its residents and inspired a flood of related products.
1 | May 22, 2013 9:44am |
The world's top architects are competing to design Finland's longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.
4 | May 22, 2013 4:44am |
And you thought your apartment was small.
10 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
The Take's C.C. Sullivan wonders why designers, architects and artists think that recycling is automatically an aesthetic success. It takes a bit more than just reusing old stuff to create good...
2 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
MEXICO CITY -- Philanthropy, meet venture capital. In Mexico, investments that offer a tangible social benefit are a growing market.
1 | May 22, 2013 3:00am |
There's more bad news for New York City's sharing economy.
1 | May 21, 2013 8:38am |
Two entrepreneurs have some advice for would-be startup founders: Don't spend too much time planning when you should be selling.
4 | May 21, 2013 3:00am |
Yet another peer-to-peer service comes up against regulatory hurdles in New York State.
12 | May 17, 2013 3:10am |
BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina's capital just held its 39th Book Fair, the largest in the Spanish speaking world. But largely missing was the item revolutionizing publishing everywhere else: the e-book.
4 | May 17, 2013 3:00am |
The solar company's plans to roll out an energy storage product marks a shift within the industry to offer more services.
3 | May 16, 2013 9:36am |
Could excess inventory become a thing of the past? New style startups not only give a boost to emerging designers, but bring unheard-of levels of economy to the fashion business.
May 16, 2013 3:00am |
The Electric Power Research Institute sees drones as a potentially powerful tool to respond to power outages after big storms.
3 | May 15, 2013 11:09am |
Will the fast-approaching World Cup give Sao Paulo residents the free public WiFi they have long been promised?
1 | May 15, 2013 4:54am |
MELBOURNE -- Wish someone had taught you how to be confident or how to find a job you love? Melburnians are picking up some life lessons and new skills as part of a trend in "altucation."
4 | May 15, 2013 2:30am |
Is it down to age and income, or simply as a means to avoid tax?
1 | May 14, 2013 3:42pm |
Amtrak's most popular route will soon get locomotive upgrades.
7 | May 14, 2013 12:42pm |