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Why are young billionaires so boring?

EARLY in Warren Buffett’s life, his father failed to get hired at the family grocery store during the Great Depression. Without a job, and without any money after a run on the banks, the family of four ran up a tab of grocery bills at the store to put food on the table, and even then, his mother sometimes skipped meals. Leila Buffett, beset by stress and with a mind likely impacted by linotype fumes she inhaled as a child, would often berate her two small children.

Prada gets it. Luxury needs the digital rich kids

YOUNG, RICH and surrounded by high-end toys.

Restaurants must embrace online delivery, and fast

DOMINO’S KNOWS IT — IHOP, McDonald’s and Panera are catching on.

Tiffany & Co. has built a secret lab to crush its...

THE FAMOUS BRAND is using a 21st century workshop to speed its rebound from sparkly oblivion.

Continuing the BusinessWorld legacy in the age of digital

ONE BY ONE, publishers around the world are shutting down as newspaper sales continue to decline. Amid this gloomy headline, is the print industry likewise seeing its impending demise?

Who are the influencers?

FILTERED SELFIES ‘liked’ a thousand times online. Tutorial videos watched a million times. An opinion written in less than a 280-character limit that goes viral. Behind these posts that proliferate across social media platforms everyday are content creators that continue to attract a growing number of audiences online.

Future web tycoons turn to Instagram for retail master class

IT’S THE FIRST DAY of class at Instagram. Students check in at two security desks and sign non-disclosure agreements before heading up to the photo-sharing app’s Manhattan offices. The 20 or so guests, almost entirely women, stride past the cluttered workstations of Facebook, Inc. engineers and into a conference room.

Kylie Jenner, 20, on cusp of billionaire status — Forbes

AGED JUST 20 and the youngest member of the extended reality-TV Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner is on track to become America’s youngest “self-made” billionaire, Forbes revealed Wednesday.

Twitter’s crackdown on fake accounts will make you look less popular

TWITTERATI, get ready for your digital ego to be bruised.

Facebook makes moves on Instagram’s users

IN LATE JUNE, Spencer Chen got an unusual notification from Instagram. The app prompted him to check out a friend’s new photo—on Facebook. Chen grabbed a screenshot and posted the notification on the internet, calling it a cry for attention by the older social network. It felt like a cheap trick, he says, like “placating big brother in the Facebook building.”

Despite the advent of online retail, Filipinos still love the mall

IT IS SUNDAY. EDSA — typically heavy with 350,000 vehicles per day — finally breathes. The traffic, instead, moves indoors, where people flock inside the mall.

Is Airbnb really disrupting the local hotel industry?

IT IS MAN’S DESTINY to move, and in between each movement, there is a need for shelter.

Is the future of auction houses online?

WE’VE BEEN REDUCING our activities to the comforts of our small screens: shopping, dating, banking, studying, even attending funerals and masses. The same goes for art viewing and buying, as in the introduction of purely online auctions in the Philippines that started two years ago. Despite its convenience, the questions begs to be asked: How does technology disrupt the dynamics of traditional auctions?

Are Filipinos cutting the cord?

IN 2015, Filipinos were introduced to a new way of watching movies and TV shows. Subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) services pitched a novel kind of content consumption, empowering viewers to watch whenever and wherever they want, provided they have a strong-enough internet connection.

How to solve the plastic crisis

JUST EIGHT COUNTRIES are responsible for most ocean plastic. They need help.

How stewardship can address pressing environmental issues

MERRIAM WEBSTER defines stewardship as “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” In his encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis underscored man’s role as stewards of the environment, and not its master; the world being entrusted to us by God.

Socially responsible ETFs now come with a twist

A NONPROFIT investment manager is starting a group of “socially responsible” exchange-traded funds (ETF) that could change the face of values-based investing. Their twist: a little help from the experts themselves.