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InterContinental Hotels Group is ditching miniature shampoo, conditioner and body-wash bottles across its 5,000-plus sites worldwide to reduce plastic waste. The owner of the Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and InterContinental chains will switch to bulk dispensers, refillable bottles and ceramic containers by the end of 2021. Hotels accounting for a...

There are a lot reasons to assume Huawei’s numbers would be on the decline. Even without getting caught smack in the middle of increasing trade tensions between two superpowers, the smartphone market has been trending down for some time now. A confluence of factors, including slowed upgrade cycles and stagnate...

Nigerian fintech firm Carbon — an early stage financial services startup based in Lagos — has posted financials audited by KPMG on its website. This comes four months after the company obtained a credit rating as a pre-IPO venture. Carbon — which recently rebranded its OneFi holding company and PayLater...

Los Angeles-based Ordermark, the online delivery management service for restaurants founded by the scion of the famous, family-owned Canters Deli, said it has raised $18 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Boulder-based Foundry Group. All of Ordermark’s previous investors came back to provide additional...

(GETTY) By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider You have your sleeping bag at the office for those overnight non-stop coding deadlines that require you to work on the AI system until you get the particular component working right. Turns out, you’ve been using the sleeping bag quite a bit...

Take a moment to imagine the most successful salesperson you know. Is it someone you respect? Probably not. That, precisely, is the problem Bravado — a startup emerging from stealth today with $12 million in backing from Redpoint Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Precursor Ventures, Village Global and Kindred Ventures — is working...

Hipcamp uses technology to get people away from technology. The San Francisco-based startup provides a “people-powered platform” that unlocks access to private land for camping, glamping or just a beautiful spot to park your RV, as described by Alyssa Ravasio, founder and chief executive officer. Amid explosive growth in emerging...

When the Guardian reported the exclusive details of how small the World Cup bonuses for the US women’s national team are compared to their male counterparts, many of the responses to that article centered around one topic: revenue. Revenue, some argue, must explain the difference in bonuses, whether they come...