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Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians

Best Idea Ever: A Walkway for Smartphone-Addicted Pedestrians

A theme park in China has created a 164-foot lane for pedestrians to use as they tap away at their phones. The concept borrows heavily from an experiment conducted by National Geographic in Washington, D.C., last July.
Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.
Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

Xiaomi, the 'Apple of the East,' Surpasses Samsung as China's Top Smartphone Seller

In China's mobile market -- the largest on earth -- there's a brand new leader in town.
Don't Miss the Digital Transformation in Luxury Brand Marketing

Don't Miss the Digital Transformation in Luxury Brand Marketing

The global nouveau riche aren't wedded to old money brands and that's creating big opportunities for niche status symbols.
5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

5 Ways to Work Harder, Courtesy of a Beijing Restaurateur

An overseas trip provides some insights about how an entrepreneur can prevail in realizing his dreams.
KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal

KFC and Pizza Hut Struggle in China Following Expired-Meat Scandal

As KFC and Pizza Hut's same-store sales slip in China, parent company Yum is worried about long-term consumer confidence in the brands.
Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform.
Chinese Police Detain Five in Expired Meat Investigation

Chinese Police Detain Five in Expired Meat Investigation

Officials believe the American-owned food supplier in China purposefully sold expired chicken to chains including McDonald's, KFC and Starbucks.
Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Disappointing Earnings Add to McDonald's Bad Week

Legal battles with franchisees, expired meat and another disappointing quarterly report: it's already been a hard week for McDonald's.
Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Pizza Slips and Breakfast Soars in Yum Brand's Latest Earnings

Sales at KFC and Taco Bell boosted Yum Brands to a solid second quarter, while Pizza Hut struggled to keep up.
Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

Tesla Gets Smacked With Trademark Lawsuit in China

A suit brought today by Zhan Baosheng, who registered the 'Tesla' trademark in China in 2006, could decelerate the electric car-maker's eastward expansion.
Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

Alibaba Breaks Into U.S. Ecommerce Market With 11 Main

The Chinese ecommerce giant today unveiled its first major push into the U.S. market with the launch of a website that curates small boutiques.
McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

While global same-store sales increased 0.9 percent, U.S. sales were down 1 percent in May.
Tapping Into the Expanding Mobile Opportunities of Emerging Markets

Tapping Into the Expanding Mobile Opportunities of Emerging Markets

Marketers wishing to profit from the gigantic new customer base of the developing world need to understand how these consumers use smartphones and apps.
From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World

From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World

Social designer Daan Roosegaarde has built a career applying technology to the world that exists outside our screens.
U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials With Economic Espionage

The indictment marks the first time that the U.S. government has brought charges against foreign officials for cyber spying.
Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad

Richard Branson on Conducting Business Abroad

On trips abroad, the local customs, dress code and etiquette are often very different.
Who Knew? Charismatic Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Moonlights as a Singer (Video)

Who Knew? Charismatic Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Moonlights as a Singer (Video)

He may be founder of one of the world's largest ecommerce companies, but Jack Ma also knows how to deliver a show-stopping musical performance.
Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

Why China Is Just as Important as Breakfast in the Fast-Food Wars

While breakfast has been making headlines, there are other high-stakes areas where U.S. fast-food giants should be focused.
Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

Man Covers His Naked Body in 460,000 Bees to Promote Honey Line

She Ping, a 34-year-old merchant from Chongqing, China, employed a practice known as ‘bee-bearding’ in order to generate buzz for his honey business.
Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

Alibaba Could Be the Biggest IPO Ever -- But What the Heck Is It?

On the heels of its IPO announcement, we break down the rapidly swelling internet conglomerate that has been called, alternately, the eBay, Amazon and PayPal of China.
Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

Working with partners, especially overseas, presents many challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Walking the Censorship Tightrope, LinkedIn Bets on China

Walking the Censorship Tightrope, LinkedIn Bets on China

The social media network aims to expand in a country that has rebuffed Facebook, Twitter and Google.
5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Manufacturer in China

Lessons one company learned while developing its first product.
Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports

Top Buzzwords in This Season's Earnings Reports

These three words continue to pop up in companies' earnings reports this quarter.

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