Singapore Airlines is showcasing its new A380 and 787 Dreamliner Business Class and Suites products islandwide Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines (SIA) is giving the competition a run for their money with new and improved business class seats for its regional routes. The carrier has invested $350 million to equip an initial 20 787-10s, which will ply routes up to eight hours, with the new product. The next generation business class seats, manufactured by Stelia Aerospace will be positioned in a 1-2-1 layout designed to give every passenger direct aisle access, as opposed to the previous 2-2-2 layout. Besides additional stowage space and in-seat power supply, the new product also reclines directly into a 76-inch fully-flat bed. The seat is 26 inches wide and made by Alcantara using the same material used in luxury yachts and sports cars like Lamborghinis. The new regional business class seats can be fully reclined to become a flat bed. Dylan Tan The 18-inch touch-screen … [Read more...] about You don’t need your passport to try Singapore Airlines’ new Business Class seats and Suites
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caption Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg source Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is going through a massive executive shakeup, reorganizing and assigning new leaders to practically all of its major product teams. Under the new structure, Facebook will be divided into three teams: family of apps, central product services, and new platforms and infrastructure, according to a report by Recode and confirmed to Business Insider by the company. Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will remain the central leader of the company that everyone else orbits around. Here are the execs leading the new teams at Facebook: Chris Cox, Family of Apps source Stephen Lam/Reuters Chris Cox will head Facebook’s family of apps team, which will include Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and the Facebook app itself. A close friend of Zuckerberg, Cox was the company’s VP of product before the reorganization. Mike Schroepfer, New platforms and … [Read more...] about Meet the new team leading Facebook after the company’s biggest shakeup in history
Cracks in Chiang Rai dam leads to earthquake fears, radio show to teach taxi drivers English & Chao Phraya Express Boat replaces declining boat service with malls & tourist hotels. Chiang Rai's Mae Suai dam, a bird's-eye view. in May 2014 (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill) EARTHQUAKE SAFETY Cracks in Chiang Rai dam leads to earthquake fears 22/07/2014 Read full article here TRANSPORTATION Chao Phraya Express Boat replaces declining boat service with malls & tourist hotels Established in 1919, the Supatra Group, operator of Chao Phraya Express Boat Co, began by operating a ferry boat service along the Chao Phraya River. In 1971, the company began the express boat service. River transport, however, is not the main transport for Thai commuters now, so the firm faces a decreasing number of passengers every year from as many as 50,000 to 60,000 people each day in the past decade. This has forced the company to expand into new businesses to survive, including more … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: July 21, 2014
By Marc Fisher The Washington Post Sari Horwitz Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 They are the sons of wealth, brought up in families accustomed to power. They were raised to show and demand respect, and they were raised to lead. They rose to positions of enormous authority, the president of the United States and the special counsel chosen to investigate him. They dress more formally than most of those around them; both sport meticulously coiffed hair. They have won unusual loyalty from those who believe in them. They attended elite all-male private schools, were accomplished high school athletes and went on to Ivy League colleges. As young men, each was deeply affected by the death of a man he admired greatly. Yet Robert Swan Mueller III and Donald John Trump, born 22 months apart in New York City, also can seem to come from different planets. One is courtly and crisp, the other blustery and brash. One turned away from the path to greater wealth while the other spent half … [Read more...] about Mueller and Trump: Born to wealth and raised to lead. Then, they made sharply different choices.
Microsoft made a major move toward Netflix-style subscriptions for Xbox games this week. The move is the latest of several ambitious additions to the Xbox One platform. Business Insider spoke with Xbox lead Phil Spencer about the latest changes in a phone interview this week. Spencer hints that Xbox Game Pass could be the herald of a new business model in video games, beyond paying $60 for a new game or microtransactions in a free-to-play game. Microsoft’s Xbox One isn’t the best-selling console on the market (that’s the PlayStation 4), nor is it the hot new thing (that’s the Nintendo Switch). It is, however, the most ambitious. Here are just a few examples:The Xbox One has the Game Preview program, similar to Steam’s Early Access, which allows players to buy and play games that are still in development. The Xbox One X, an outrageously powerful (and, at $499, equally … [Read more...] about Microsoft’s Xbox boss explains how its push into Netflix-style gaming heralds a brand-new business model in video games