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  • Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

    Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

  • President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

    President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

    Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

  • Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

    Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

  • New WHO report shines light on dirty water

    New WHO report shines light on dirty water

  • Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

    Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

  • “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

    “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

  • Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

    Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

  • The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

    The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

  • Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

    Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

  • UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

    UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

  • ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

    ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

  • Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

    Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

  • Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

    Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

  • The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

    The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

  • Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

  • Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

    Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

  • Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

    Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

  • Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

    Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

  • Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

    Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

  • Google responds to advertiser boycott

    Google responds to advertiser boycott

  • Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

    Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

  • WPP CEO: digital ad platforms need more responsibility

    WPP CEO: digital ad platforms need more responsibility

  • Climate change: world enters ‘uncharted territory’

    Climate change: world enters ‘uncharted territory’

  • Syngenta emphasizes collaboration at new building

    Syngenta emphasizes collaboration at new building

  • Eurofins Genomics launch “next generation DNA synthesis service”

    Eurofins Genomics launch “next generation DNA synthesis service”

  • Dufry had a great 2016 with +27.5% turnover and integration of WDF

    Dufry had a great 2016 with +27.5% turnover and integration of WDF

  • Citrix Systems looks for a buyer

    Citrix Systems looks for a buyer

  • Oceans warming 13% faster than thought – and accelerating!

    Oceans warming 13% faster than thought – and accelerating!

  • Self-driving cars need no driver capability in California

    Self-driving cars need no driver capability in California

  • Assa Abloy simplifies specification with BIM

    Assa Abloy simplifies specification with BIM

  • Amazon keeps WPP boss up at night

    Amazon keeps WPP boss up at night

  • Just Eat: pre-tax profits rise by 164%

    Just Eat: pre-tax profits rise by 164%

  • Healthcare stocks need lifeline after presidential tweets

    Healthcare stocks need lifeline after presidential tweets

  • France: differentiated agricultural products lead to productivity; precision agriculture is the future

    France: differentiated agricultural products lead to productivity; precision agriculture is the future

  • Eurofins has ‘best year ever’ on ‘sustained growth momentum’

    Eurofins has ‘best year ever’ on ‘sustained growth momentum’

  • Syngenta expands digital agriculture offerings

    Syngenta expands digital agriculture offerings

  • Google launches YouTube TV in challenge to major networks

    Google launches YouTube TV in challenge to major networks

  • Domino’s Pizza serves up tasty dish for investors

    Domino’s Pizza serves up tasty dish for investors

  • Alphabet mounts challenge to Uber, Lyft

    Alphabet mounts challenge to Uber, Lyft

  • Will UK agriculture collapse under the weight of Brexit?

    Will UK agriculture collapse under the weight of Brexit?

  • Wolters Kluwer release 2016 full-year report – stock rising

    Wolters Kluwer release 2016 full-year report – stock rising

  • Deere beats expectations on Q1 – ups outlook for 2017

    Deere beats expectations on Q1 – ups outlook for 2017

  • Assa Abloy door wins coveted industry award

    Assa Abloy door wins coveted industry award

  • Eurofins continues acquisition-led expansion with Brazilian ASL

    Eurofins continues acquisition-led expansion with Brazilian ASL

  • Just Eat on the lookout for new CEO

    Just Eat on the lookout for new CEO

  • Xylem demonstrates dewatering credibility in Germany

    Xylem demonstrates dewatering credibility in Germany

  • Merck KGaA points new tool at drug development

    Merck KGaA points new tool at drug development

  • Hexagon AB acquires MSC Software

    Hexagon AB acquires MSC Software

  • Compass Group show continued growth in Q1

    Compass Group show continued growth in Q1

Latest Managed Stories

  • Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

    Google Earth goes travel friendly with latest tech

    Managed, Friday, 21 April 2017

    If you want to plot a journey from A to B, then Google Maps is the right tool to use. If you want to sit down and plan an adventure into the furthest corners of the globe, then its flashier sister-service, Google Earth, is the one to go for. This week, and just in ...
  • President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

    President Trump offers big benefit to Silicon Valley

    Managed, Thursday, 20 April 2017

    President Donald Trump has just weighed in on a subject close to the hearts of some of Silicon Valley’s biggest employers – and based on what he has to say, it could be a big benefit for people like Google and Facebook. Speaking to workers in Wisconsin, ...
  • Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

    Tetra Tech awarded $240 contract with U.S. Navy

    Managed, Thursday, 20 April 2017

    U.S. water technology, consultation, and engineering, company Tetra Tech has been awarded a $240 million contract for the “environmental remediation of radiological contaminants” at a number of U.S. naval bases. These bases are situated in California, ...
  • Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

    Givaudan sees “good business momentum” in first quarter

    Managed, Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Global flavor and scent market leader Givaudan saw sales increase by 3.5% to CHF 1.2 billion in the first three months thanks to “good business momentum” carrying over from the previous year. The company says its “project pipeline” remained ...
  • New WHO report shines light on dirty water

    New WHO report shines light on dirty water

    Managed, Tuesday, 18 April 2017

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new report that says nearly 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water. What does this mean in more specific terms? That 1 out of every 4 drinkers on the planet is drinking ...
  • Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

    Xylem increases 2020 financial targets in light of profitable acquisitions

    Managed, Thursday, 13 April 2017

    Xylem Inc. is one of the world’s leading water technology companies, and in recent years, it has deftly utilized mergers and acquisitions to get there. At its investor day earlier this month, it not only showcased the broad portfolio of products and services ...
  • “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

    “Big Pharma” beats Bass in war over drug prices

    Managed, Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    In early 2015, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass launched a patent-law attack on drug manufacturers that had the industry spooked. Now, that war is over. In an email that Bloomberg describes as “defeatist sounding”, Bass wrote: “In the end, lobbying and ...
  • Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

    Wolters Kluwer and Validis sign exclusive agreement

    Managed, Wednesday, 12 April 2017

    Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting has signed an exclusive agreement with Validis Holdings, a company that specializes in data extraction and analytics software solutions for the accounting and lending industries. The deal will see Wolters Kluwer expand its current ...
  • The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

    The battle for Generation Z picks up steam

    Managed, Tuesday, 11 April 2017

    Generation Z is now the biggest generational cohort in America, with over a million more members than the Millennial generation. These ‘Boomlets’ range in age, but the oldest amongst them are now teens or just starting their twenties. Although not yet at ...
  • Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

    Eurofins acquires environment tester, becomes market leader

    Managed, Monday, 10 April 2017

    Eurofins Scientific, the French laboratory group that maintains a market leading position in any number of laboratory analysis sectors, has recently acquired Finnish environment testing lab Ahma Ymparisto Oy (“Ahma”). The lab is the second largest ...
  • UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

    UK Govt. join call for Google to ditch extremist content

    Managed, Friday, 07 April 2017

    A slew of advertisers have boycotted Google to protest their adverts occasionally appearing next to extremist content. Now, British Prime Minister Theresa May has chosen to enter the fray, and make her government’s position completely clear. She told ...
  • ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

    ChemChina given go-ahead for Syngenta deal in EU

    Managed, Thursday, 06 April 2017

    Chinese agrochemical giant ChemChina has won European Union (EU) antitrust approval for its takeover of Swiss company Syngenta. The deal was made for $43 billion, and will result in a truly huge agricultural vehicle, able to access economies of scale previously ...
  • Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

    Indian YouTube to build on site’s popularity on continent

    Managed, Thursday, 06 April 2017

    India is a vast and powerful emerging market, but it has more than its share of challenges to overcome – amongst them, sketchy internet connections. Despite this problem, YouTube is a big hit on the continent: according to one of the company’s product ...
  • Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

    Essilor speaks out about Luxottica merger

    Managed, Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    French lens producer Essilor has detailed some of the benefits of its impending merger with Italian sunglasses kingpin Luxottica. Speaking at a company-sponsored press conference at Vision Expo East, executives took to the stage to explain what the future has in ...
  • The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

    The robots are coming! But, they’re bringing pizza

    Managed, Wednesday, 05 April 2017

    Domino’s Pizza is partnering with European startup Starship Technologies to start using delivery robots in Hamburg, Germany. This might sound like a gimmick, but it’s a legitimate innovation: in the world of automation, there is no reason pizza delivery ...
  • Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

    Wolters Kluwer to acquire Tagetik

    Managed, Tuesday, 04 April 2017

    Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced in March that it had reached an agreement to acquire Tagetik, a “leading global provider of corporate performance management software and services to mid- and large size corporations”. The agreement will see ...
  • Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

    Polypipe delivers record results for 2016

    Managed, Monday, 03 April 2017

    Despite British firms’ fears over Brexit, plastic piping and ventilation systems manufacturer Polypipe has delivered record results for 2016. The company, which logged impressive wins on revenue and profit for the year, sees these positive trends continuing ...
  • Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

    Just Eat: marketing is number one cost

    Managed, Friday, 31 March 2017

    Chief marketing officer at Just Eat, Barnaby Dawe, has said that the number one cost at the innovative food delivery company is marketing. And he thinks that’s the way it has to be for all growth-centric businesses. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe, ...
  • Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

    Syngenta’s ‘good growth’ plan doubles reach of sustainability programs

    Managed, Thursday, 30 March 2017

    Global agrichemical giant Syngenta has recently released a report on the progress made by its ‘good growth’ initiative – a collection of six ambitious commitments for 2020, which intends to improve sustainability within agriculture and ‘the ...
  • Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

    Xylem set to clean up as world population continues to urbanise

    Managed, Wednesday, 29 March 2017

    Global water technology company Xylem Inc. has a far from modest mission: to ‘solve water’. However, the extent that the company has managed to succeed in this goal already is incredible. It has been influential in furthering original research into water ...
  • Google responds to advertiser boycott

    Google responds to advertiser boycott

    Managed, Tuesday, 28 March 2017

    Here are some of the things you can find through Google’s search engine: local florists. Music videos. Extremism. If the last item on that short list caused you to do a double take, then you will be able to sympathise with 250 businesses that have recently ...
  • Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

    Changing consumer palates could be strong tailwind for Givaudan

    Managed, Monday, 27 March 2017

    Givaudan are the flavor and fragrance producing company behind an overwhelming number of products. According to the company, the “average person” comes into contact with a scent it’s developed ten times a day. For many of those people, ...
  • WPP CEO: digital ad platforms need more responsibility

    WPP CEO: digital ad platforms need more responsibility

    Managed, Friday, 24 March 2017

    Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of the world’s largest advertising company, has Facebook and Google in his sights. Speaking to CNBC, the outspoken ad boss said that the success both companies have had in capturing large sections of the digital advertising market comes ...
  • Climate change: world enters ‘uncharted territory’

    Climate change: world enters ‘uncharted territory’

    Managed, Thursday, 23 March 2017

    Last year was the hottest year since records began. And according to the World Meteorological Organisation, that heating up has continued into early 2017. The world is now in “truly uncharted territory”, when it comes to the heat of its climate. ...
  • Syngenta emphasizes collaboration at new building

    Syngenta emphasizes collaboration at new building

    Managed, Monday, 20 March 2017

    Global agrichemical company Syngenta is using a new building design to “force” its staff into collaborating with one another more organically. Ian Jepson, site lead on the new campus, said that the “good coffee machine” was on the first floor ...
  • Eurofins Genomics launch “next generation DNA synthesis service”

    Eurofins Genomics launch “next generation DNA synthesis service”

    Managed, Friday, 17 March 2017

    Eurofins Genomics, an arm of the Eurofins Scientific laboratory group which specializes in genomic analysis, is releasing a “next generation” DNA synthesis service. According to the group, the service is “designed to supply small quantities of ...
  • Dufry had a great 2016 with +27.5% turnover and integration of WDF

    Dufry had a great 2016 with +27.5% turnover and integration of WDF

    Managed, Thursday, 16 March 2017

    Duty free retailer Dufry had the kind of 2016 that leaves you wanting to raise a glass. The company released full year earnings results showing a massive 27.5% increase in turnover, and claiming that it had “achieved all its main goals”. This includes, ...
  • Citrix Systems looks for a buyer

    Citrix Systems looks for a buyer

    Managed, Wednesday, 15 March 2017

    Citrix Systems is looking for a buyer, possibly with the help of Goldman Sachs. At least, that’s what Bloomberg says, based on the testimony from an anonymous source. The cloud-services company has hired Goldman Sachs – as well, possibly, as other ...
  • Oceans warming 13% faster than thought – and accelerating!

    Oceans warming 13% faster than thought – and accelerating!

    Managed, Tuesday, 14 March 2017

    According to a new study published Friday, the Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than previously thought, and the pace at which this warming is occurring is also accelerating. Given the fact that ocean temperatures are a critical indicator of wider climate ...
  • Self-driving cars need no driver capability in California

    Self-driving cars need no driver capability in California

    Managed, Monday, 13 March 2017

    The trend towards automated vehicles received a major win in California last Friday, when the state relaxed a number of requirements concerning just how driverless driverless cars can really be. According to the Department of Motor Vehicle’s (DMV) newly ...
  • Assa Abloy simplifies specification with BIM

    Assa Abloy simplifies specification with BIM

    Managed, Friday, 10 March 2017

    Assa Abloy UK Specifications, a specialist division of the company’s UK branch, is launching a special suite of software to dramatically reduce the complexity of door and hardware specification. A specification, in this instance, is basically a thorough and ...
  • Amazon keeps WPP boss up at night

    Amazon keeps WPP boss up at night

    Managed, Thursday, 09 March 2017

    Sir Martin Sorrell is the CEO of the world’s largest advertising company, WPP. However, despite the recent birth of his family, it’s not the sound of screaming children that keeps him up at night. Rather, it’s Ecommerce powerhouse Amazon. ...
  • Just Eat: pre-tax profits rise by 164%

    Just Eat: pre-tax profits rise by 164%

    Managed, Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    Online take away service Just Eat will be losing CEO David Buttress this month, but its full year results for 2016 go a long way to reassuring investors that the company is in a robust position to pursue further growth. Just Eat’s share price rose by 5% on ...
  • Healthcare stocks need lifeline after presidential tweets

    Healthcare stocks need lifeline after presidential tweets

    Managed, Wednesday, 08 March 2017

    In what is becoming a familiar story, president Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to opine on the price of drugs in the U.S. His opinion is that they’re too high. His promise is that he’ll fix it. The market’s reaction is… well, not ...
  • France: differentiated agricultural products lead to productivity; precision agriculture is the future

    France: differentiated agricultural products lead to productivity; precision agriculture is the future

    Managed, Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    The French have a long history of agricultural competence that goes hand in hand with their reputation for high quality food and drink. Key to these twinned traits is the factor of differentiation – there is an endless variety of livestock, types of farmland, ...
  • Eurofins has ‘best year ever’ on ‘sustained growth momentum’

    Eurofins has ‘best year ever’ on ‘sustained growth momentum’

    Managed, Tuesday, 07 March 2017

    French laboratory analysis group Eurofins Scientific is the global market leader in laboratory testing solutions for the pharmaceutical, food, and consumer industries – and the company’s just logged its “best year ever”! 2016 saw it deliver ...
  • Syngenta expands digital agriculture offerings

    Syngenta expands digital agriculture offerings

    Managed, Monday, 06 March 2017

    Digital agriculture is one of those terms that mean different things to different people. But global agrochemical giant Syngenta has a pretty clear definition: “turning data into meaningful information that farmers use to run their operations more productively ...
  • Google launches YouTube TV in challenge to major networks

    Google launches YouTube TV in challenge to major networks

    Managed, Friday, 03 March 2017

    YouTube is branching out from makeup and video game tutorials to debut its very own streaming TV service, creatively named YouTube TV. The subscription package costs $35 / month, and for that, you get 40 channels. As of right now, the service will only be available ...
  • Domino’s Pizza serves up tasty dish for investors

    Domino’s Pizza serves up tasty dish for investors

    Managed, Thursday, 02 March 2017

    Fast food market leader Domino’s Pizza released fourth quarter earnings for 2016 at the end of February, demonstrating a business far more appealing, even, than the famous pizzas upon which it is based. The company beat high expectations from analysts and ...
  • Alphabet mounts challenge to Uber, Lyft

    Alphabet mounts challenge to Uber, Lyft

    Managed, Friday, 24 February 2017

    In 2013, Silicon Valley titan Alphabet acquired the Waze app – an Uberesque piece of software that lets regular drivers buddy up with commuters who need a ride. The service was trialed in San Francisco last year, but now Alphabet are pushing it to the next ...
  • Will UK agriculture collapse under the weight of Brexit?

    Will UK agriculture collapse under the weight of Brexit?

    Managed, Thursday, 23 February 2017

    The head of Britain’s farming union has a strong message for Prime Minister Theresa May and her government: unless you can guarantee access to European workers, the UK’s agricultural sector will stop dead in its tracks. The call has come to secure a deal ...
  • Wolters Kluwer release 2016 full-year report – stock rising

    Wolters Kluwer release 2016 full-year report – stock rising

    Managed, Thursday, 23 February 2017

    Wolters Kluwer (WK) is a global market leader in “professional information services” (meaning they supply data-driven professions like accountants and lawyers with informational tools and services) – and the latest information they’ve ...
  • Deere beats expectations on Q1 – ups outlook for 2017

    Deere beats expectations on Q1 – ups outlook for 2017

    Managed, Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    Agricultural and construction machinery maker Deere & Co. released its Q1 earnings report for 2017 last week, beating analysts’ expectations on earnings per share and net sales, and raising its outlook for fiscal 2017. These wins were not just preferable ...
  • Assa Abloy door wins coveted industry award

    Assa Abloy door wins coveted industry award

    Managed, Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Global security market leader Assa Abloy is no stranger when it comes to designing doors, and that experience has paid off in a big way with its latest product, the Integris Door. The door in question is a moisture resistant design suitable for internal or external ...
  • Eurofins continues acquisition-led expansion with Brazilian ASL

    Eurofins continues acquisition-led expansion with Brazilian ASL

    Managed, Friday, 17 February 2017

    Eurofins Scientific, an international group of laboratories that has its base in Switzerland, is a hungry company. Over the last few months it’s gobbled up smaller businesses in an impressive industry land-grab that positions it as the overwhelming market ...
  • Just Eat on the lookout for new CEO

    Just Eat on the lookout for new CEO

    Managed, Thursday, 16 February 2017

    Fast-growing online takeaway company Just Eat is looking for a new CEO. David Buttress, who has led the company admirably since 2013, has announced that he is standing down due to “urgent family matters”. While the company conducts its search, Just ...
  • Xylem demonstrates dewatering credibility in Germany

    Xylem demonstrates dewatering credibility in Germany

    Managed, Wednesday, 15 February 2017

    Two months ago, we detailed some new research that showed “extreme precipitation” (very heavy rain) was increasing due to climate change, and that this heavy rainfall would lead to a rise in flooding (you can read the article here). This is worrying ...
  • Merck KGaA points new tool at drug development

    Merck KGaA points new tool at drug development

    Managed, Tuesday, 14 February 2017

    Merck is the oldest chemical and pharmaceutical company in the world with a founding that dates back to 1668. But don’t let its age fool you: Merck is also one of the biggest companies in the sector, and the healthcare giant is just as innovative and ...
  • Hexagon AB acquires MSC Software

    Hexagon AB acquires MSC Software

    Global Trends , Monday, 13 February 2017

    MSC Software Corporation creates the simulation software used by manufactures to improve their engineering methods, offering crucial services like structural analysis to multiple industries. The company has a long track record in getting it right – founded in ...
  • Compass Group show continued growth in Q1

    Compass Group show continued growth in Q1

    Managed, Friday, 10 February 2017

    Compass Group, the multinational services company that work across foodservice, cleaning and property management sectors, have expanded into a truly global conglomerate since they were founded over seventy years ago. Now, they are set to continue this growth if ...