05:53 PM GMT, August 28th, 2013

The development of the private education business in emerging markets as education enterpreises challenge traditional schooling worldwide.

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05:48 PM GMT, August 28th, 2013

Bruce Upbin discusses the most innovative companies in the world and the culture needed to foster such innovation.

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05:38 PM GMT, August 28th, 2013

CNN's Mallika Kapur shows us one doctor's solution to treating his diabetic patients living in remote areas of India.

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05:34 PM GMT, August 28th, 2013

South Korean carmarker Hyundai has spent has spent billions of dollars developing hydrogen cell technology in an effort to introduce an auto that runs on gas.

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05:16 PM GMT, August 28th, 2013

When it comes to India's food security bill, some say that morally it is the right thing to do while critics say there's no free lunch.

The Indian government estimates that food subsidies will cost around $25 billion annually. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

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03:03 PM GMT, August 15th, 2013

Traditionally, Silicon Valley and New York have been the main places for entrepreneurs to launch their businesses.

Now, however, other centers are emerging as start-up hotbeds.

Google Campus, opened in London last year, has been at the forefront of the city's start-up scene.

The center has attracted entrepreneurs locally and internationally, with interest from Europe to the U.S.

Eze Vidra, head of Campus for Google in London, said one of the city's challenges had been a "lack of density of start-ups. " Previously, the city had missed a center allowing people to congregate and host events, he said. The Campus has created "a centre that people know to go to," he said.

Vidra describes the Google Campus as something between “real estate and software…it’s a building filled with start-ups in East London where Google, together with partners, creates an environment for start-up companies to learn, grow and network with each other.”

04:51 PM GMT, July 18th, 2013

Editor's note: Ivan Nikkhoo is managing director at Siemer & Associates, a boutique merchant bank that provides highly targeted M&A, capital raising and financial advisory services to Internet, software and digital media companies.

One question I am most often asked is: “How much is my company worth?”

In addition to the customary, “it depends,” my answer is usually followed by: “It depends on who the buyer is.”

As Bill Gates famously said: “Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.”

So, in the tech world, there is a constant and continuous search for good, scalable intellectual property (IP). “Scalable Intellectual property” essentially means that the system or network of a company must have the ability to be expanded - and keep up with the times.

Tech companies are generally cash rich, and the pace of internal developments can’t possible keep up with the necessary growth expected by Wall Street. So there's always appetite for growth opportunities.

There are ways to work out the value of your company, and here are my three top tips for doing so:

1. Hire a good investment banker. A good investment banker does many things for a client. He finds the right buyers, creates urgency, positions the company for the highest valuation, negotiates, and, most importantly, acts like a therapist when, inevitably, the deal looks like it is going South 20 times before it actually closes as parties are fatigued, frictions rise, and common sense is replaced by ego.

2. Find the right buyers. And any good investment banker knows that there is one buyer out there that is willing and able to pay the extra premium for an asset.

3. Know the dynamics of your particular industry. So when the time is right for you to check the market for an exit, hire a banker specialized in your segment, make sure your potential buyers understand and focus on the strategic nature and increasing value of the transaction and take the time to fully understand the landscape.

As Warren Buffet said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

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05:06 PM GMT, July 4th, 2013

(CNN) – In the Middle East, the demand for apps is high - and growing.

CNN's Leone Lakhani explores how reliant people in the region are becoming on mobile applications, and what it can mean for day to day life.

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09:00 PM GMT, June 28th, 2013

By Nina dos Santos, CNN

A grey day in Brussels provided an apt backdrop for addressing the bleak job prospects facing Europe’s younger generations.

With a quarter of their 16 to 25-year-olds out of work, youth unemployment has become one of the most pressing issues facing EU leaders today.

Among the potential solutions tabled was using the European Investment Bank as a mechanism for providing small businesses with loans, so they can hire.

Job and training guarantee schemes were also agreed by member states as well as a plan to roll out 6 billion euros ($7.8  billion) to the hardest hit countries like Greece and Spain where more than half of the young workforce is standing idle.

But the funds committed so far are a drop in the ocean compared to the size of the problem. FULL POST

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10:30 AM GMT, June 28th, 2013

(CNN) – A hospital in Chile is trying to reduce the threat of infections by using equipment, including bed rails and washbasins, made of copper.

A study into effectiveness of copper to kill bacteria is taking place at the Roberto del Rio children’s hospital in Santiago de Chile, and scientists say that the initial results are positive.

Dr Marisol Navarette, in charge of the clinical trials, says: ”The ions of copper interact with the membrane of the bacteria, their metabolism gets disturbed and they are killed by copper.”

The project is spearheaded by Codelco, Chile’s state-run mining company and the biggest copper producer in the world, in partnership with foreign investment.

Chilean company Copper BioHealth already manufactures hospital products made out of the metal, and after the Environmental Protection agency in the U.S. registered copper as an anti-microbial agent, it will have the option to market their products internationally.

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