Rocket Lab's Electron rocket lifts off in the company's first commercial launch.

Rocket Lab raises $140 million to fast-track business of small rockets

Rocket Lab’s year began with reaching orbit, and the company has not slowed down since. The company doubled its global workforce to 330 employees, with Spice joining as CFO earlier this year after nearly 20 years in the semiconductor industry. He has done about 60 acquisitions in his career, which Spice said is one of […]

An Alipay digital payment app logo and smartphone sit on a desktop at the Wirecard AG headquarters in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.

Alipay parent Ant Financial says services to surpass payments business

Matthias Doering | Bloomberg | Getty Images An Alipay digital payment app logo and smartphone sit on a desktop at the Wirecard AG headquarters in Munich, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Asked whether technology services would be the main business in the future, Jing said, “in the long term, yes,” but Alipay would be […]

Making a persuasive business case for bigger AI investment

Making a persuasive business case for bigger AI investment

The genre of “Convincing the C-suite to Invest in X” stories is well-trod ground here at Healthcare IT News. In just the past two years we’ve written articles describing how hospitals can persuade their bosses to pay more attention to – and pay more money for – data-driven quality improvement, information governance, cybersecurity and smarter […]

Lotte is one of the South Korean companies tapping into the fast-growing middle class of Vietnam.

Companies are looking more within own region for new business

Companies are increasingly looking to do business within their own regions as uncertainties batter the global trading system, a HSBC survey found. “Intra-Asia trade is equivalent to Asia’s trade with North America and Europe combined and what we’re seeing, perhaps, is a slight shift with supply chains and a shift in emphasis on intra-regional trade,” […]

An Applebees restaurant in Buckley Washington. 

Applebee’s is turning its business around, a $1 cocktail at a time

It’s been a record-setting year for Applebee’s and the restaurant is showing no signs of slowing down, even as its competitors are struggling with getting guests in the door. Cheap alcoholic beverages and dinner deals lured in customers during the third quarter and helped boost same-store sales up 7.7 percent, John Cywinski, president of Applebee’s, […]