Many language learners feel insecure about their English, especially when they hear how well their co-workers speak. The irony, however, is that we tend to notice only our own weaknesses and compare them with the strengths of others.
Words are more than just their meaning, and there’s a lot that we need to know about a word in order for it to be helpful for us as language learners. This article looks at what it means to ‘know’ a word.
McDonald’s said Chief Executive Don Thompson was leaving, less than three years into his tenure, and promoted a company veteran to try to revive the fast-food giant from its worst slump in more than a decade.
Record quarter may result from pent-up big-phone demand among Apple customers or the start of a new growth trajectory.
The honeymoon is over for Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Satya Nadella.
A Chinese government agency on Wednesday criticized Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. for offering fake goods on its online marketplaces and for lax internal controls.
China’s proposed new rules on foreign investment will help the Chinese government re-exert control over the flood of foreign money and interests coming into the country’s booming Internet industry.
Apple surpassed even the most bullish Wall Street expectations for its holiday quarter with an improbable trifecta: selling 46% more iPhones at higher prices—and earning more on each sale.
FCC officials issued a warning that it will prosecute businesses, including hotels and other establishments, that block people from using personal Wi-Fi networks.
Skip a handshake, don’t spray a colleague’s desk and other rules for getting through winter at work.
PepsiCo confirmed it is starting a limited rollout of stevia-sweetened Pepsi True in Denver, Minneapolis and Washington this week after launching the reduced-calorie cola on Amazon.com last October.
Huawei Technologies is focusing on selling more higher-end smartphones, a senior executive said, as it braces for tougher competition from low-cost Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi.
Strong sales of Apple Inc.’s new iPhones are pushing the company close to rival Samsung Electronics Co. as the world’s top seller of smartphones.
Microsoft said the stronger dollar and a shift to Web-based software cut into its sales of Windows, Office and computer-server products to corporations.
Facebook’s Oculus says its new Story Studios in-house lab will make movies to help popularize virtual-reality headset and build an entertainment community.