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  • Market participants say the enthusiastic investor response could encourage other players in India's $50 billion wedding services market to consider going public. Matrimony.com' s initial public offering of up to 5 billion rupees was subscribed 4.4 times over as of 7.45 p.m. India time on Wednesday, the last day of sale, with applications for over 12.5 million...

  • Market participants say the enthusiastic investor response could encourage other players in India's $50 billion wedding services market to consider going public. Matrimony.com' s initial public offering of up to 5 billion rupees was subscribed 4.4 times over as of 7.45 p.m. India time on Wednesday, the last day of sale, with applications for over 12.5 million...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- The Knox Group of Companies, with headquarters in the Isle of Man, announced late on Tuesday it will launch a residential and commercial property development in Dubai valued at 250 million pounds, with residences that can be purchased in the digital currency bitcoin. The Dubai project is one step toward efforts to push bitcoin into the mainstream.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Comcast Corp may be best known as a cable company, but it is banking on remote-controlled door locks and cameras as well as other "smart-home" offerings to accelerate its growing home security business. But selling security services to consumers, which Comcast says is more than a $9 billion market, is just part of the strategy. Daniel Herscovici,...

  • Aug 18- AT&T Inc is exploring options for its Digital Life home security business, including selling it, as it seeks to pay down debt following its planned $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc, people familiar with the matter said. While this would do little to reduce the AT&T's debt, which totaled $143.7 billion on June 30, the sale could be a prelude to more...

  • LAS VEGAS, July 27- The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security. "Hosting big parties has enabled us to meet more talent in the community, helping fill key positions and also retain great people," said Jen Ellis, a vice president with...

  • HONG KONG, May 31- Chinese online tutoring company Yuanfudao said on Wednesday it raised $120 million from private equity firm Warburg Pincus and Tencent Holdings, putting it among a raft of unicorns valued at more than $1 billion in the world's second largest economy. Previous backers of Yuanfudao also include venture capital firms IDG Capital and Matrix...

  • A display of flat-panel televisions at a Best Buy in San Francisco.

    For the price of a Super Bowl ticket, you could end up with a top-of-the-line set that'll last several NFL seasons.

  • Payday loans cost the U.S. economy nearly $1 billion and thousands of jobs in 2011, while borrowers often face bankruptcy, according to a new report.

  • You can now get a taxi in the Big Apple using an app, and you'll soon be able to pay for your ride with a smartphone.

  • Martin Mayorga

    Being socially and environmentally responsible does not have to be achieved at the expense of profits. In Mayorga Coffee's case, focusing on sustainability has been a competitive advantage.

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    Taiwan's columbaria products and funeral services provider Lung Yen Life Service, which recently invested $40 million to set up a subsidiary in China, has an analyst bullish on its future earning prospects.