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Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator
International business

Microsoft Unveils Skype Translator

The new feature can translate German to English and vice versa in near real-time and will be available in beta by year's end.
Benjamin Kabin
4 Factors for Hiring Overseas Employees
Hiring

4 Factors for Hiring Overseas Employees

Getting ready to hire overseas? Understand four key areas before you take the plunge.
Gwen Moran
Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market
Emerging Markets

Breaking Into a Volatile (But Rewarding) Emerging Market

While emerging markets can be a little unstable, they can also offer a plethora of opportunities. Entrepreneurs just need a little bit of strategic thinking to identify these circumstances.
Emily Buchanan
Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.
European Union

Europe Doesn't Want American Apples. Here's Why It Doesn't Matter.

The impact of an ostensible ban on U.S.-grown apples is mostly a blow to the ego, though the broader food industry should pay attention.
Kate Taylor
City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners
Technology

City-Specific Domain Names to Be a Boon for Local Business Owners

New web addresses with endings such as .london and .nyc will amplify the online presence of local businesses.
Geoff Weiss
Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.
Productivity

Does a 6-Hour Workday Lead to Better Productivity? Sweden's About to Find Out.

An economic experiment set to be held in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, will see the hours of an average workday slashed in hopes of enhancing productivity.
Geoff Weiss
Why Netflix Is Launching in France...From Luxembourg
Netflix

Why Netflix Is Launching in France...From Luxembourg

The media-streaming company is reportedly using Luxembourg as its French base as it looks to dodge the country's film industry regulations.
Nina Zipkin
Seeking to Expand Overseas? First Determine If Your Firm's Ready.
Growth Strategies

Seeking to Expand Overseas? First Determine If Your Firm's Ready.

Strategize about taking your business overseas. First be sure you've won success on the homefront. Do plenty of research and analysis first.
Jay Eum
Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)
Human Resources

Which Countries Get the Most Paid Time Off? (Infographic)

A look at legal requirements for paid time off around the globe.
Catherine Clifford
EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names
Negotiating

EU Wants U.S. to Stop Using European Cheese Names

A not-so-'grate' proposal from the European Union to ban U.S. cheese makers from using names like Parmesan and Feta is stinking up trade negotiations.
Nina Zipkin
Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)
Growth Strategies

Quality of Life Around the World: The Best and Worst Cities (Infographic)

Thinking of sending some of your employees to work overseas? Be sure to know what you're getting into.
Catherine Clifford
New York Fashion Week Is a Big Deal for Emerging Designers, Too
Growth Strategies

New York Fashion Week Is a Big Deal for Emerging Designers, Too

As established brands strutted their stuff at the biannual event, young and emerging brands also had a chance to shine.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup
Growth Strategies

Attention Culturists, Political Junkies and Renegades: Here is Where to Launch Your Startup

While Silicon Valley, New York and Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem get the most media attention, these hubs don't make sense for all companies. For our series The Grind, globe-trotting entrepreneur Jamie Wong gives us the skinny on other amazing locations to start a company.
Jamie Wong
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage
Technology

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Nina Zipkin