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Alibaba just sold over $1 billion of merchandise in 8 minutes in China’s largest online shopping day

The world’s biggest online shopping holiday, “Singles’ Day” kicked off yesterday morning (Nov. 11) in China—and the numbers were immediately massive. Chinese e-retailer Alibaba’s merchandise sales exceeded $1 billion within the event’s first eight minutes, beginning at midnight in Beijing.<p>That’s …

eCommerce
Journalism

Apple’s iPad problem is a real one—here are four suggestions for fixing it

Apple is expected to unveil its latest iPads tomorrow at an event in California. According to leaks, the new tablets look almost identical to their predecessors. Barring any surprises, they’re not likely to relaunch iPad sales, which, after a huge start, have recently flattened.<p>The iPad—which …

Mobile Devices

GoPro Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver are tiny cameras with big performance

<b>The Good</b> The GoPro Hero4 Black delivers best-in-class video at resolutions up to 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 120fps. Wide assortment of mounting options from GoPro and third-party manufacturers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Battery life can feel painfully short and due to a redesign you can't use older batteries with the …

John Mellencamp on Meg Ryan Split: 'I Never Say Die for Anything'

John Mellencamp apparently still carries a torch for Meg Ryan.<p>The Indiana-based musician, 62, responded with an expletive when asked about reports …

For drivers with bad credit, new cars come with a kill switch

Driving a car off a lot usually comes with a sense of exhilaration or freedom, but that thrill is short-lived when you've got a debt collector riding shotgun wherever you go. That's basically the case for a whole host of Americans with bad credit -- in use since the 90s, the <i>New York Times</i> reports …

Three 9/11 firefighters die of cancer in one day

More than 2,500 New York police, firefighters, ambulance and sanitation workers now have the disease<p>Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11.<p>Lt. …

35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …

LG 55EC9300 review: OLED TV: Best. Picture. Ever. - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The LG 55EC9300 OLED TV's picture betters that of any LCD or plasma TV, with perfect black levels and exceedingly bright whites. It's equally adept in bright and dark rooms, showed accurate color, and looks better from off-angle than any LED LCD. Its 1080p resolution is plenty for a …

Robin Thicke Admits Drugs, Lying About 'Blurred Lines'

Four-time Grammy nominee Robin Thicke, who took credit in multiple interviews for co-writing "Blurred Lines," the biggest hit of his career, admitted in court documents released Monday that he was too high on Vicodin and alcohol to co-write the 2013 song of summer with Pharrell Williams. In the …

How the iPhone 6 literally pays for itself

On Tuesday, the church of Apple held its annual convention in San Francisco. Legions of the faithful, carefully vetted, were assembled in a darkened auditorium. The atmosphere was not quite as hysterical as it used to be when His Steveness was due to take the stage, but the frisson of excited …

Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guilty of Premeditated Murder

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been found not guilty of the most serious charges …

An Energy Saving Air Vent In The Cloud Designed By A 13-Year-Old

Father and daughter team Gabi and Shani Zuniga put their heads together with neighbor and long-time friend Danny Eizips to create Ventix, a home heating and cooling device controlled by the cloud.<p>Think of it like Nest, but one step into the future. While the Nest thermostat controls your entire …

Architizer

RHONJ: 'I'm Numb,' Says Teresa Giudice After Pleading Guilty in Court

After months of reading about the legal woes facing Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe – including her pleading guilty to four counts of fraud – …

The Judge review: jury in, gavel out on Robert Downey Jr courtroom drama

The director David Dobkin has made two jolly comedies with Owen Wilson – Shanghai Knights and The Wedding Crashers – and one film in which Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds accidentally swap bodies after weeing into the same magic fountain.<p>He has not, before now, made a drama. Actually, in some …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Phones

Joan Rivers Dies at 81: 10 Funny Quotes from the Legendary Comedienne

Today we remember legendary comedienne Joan Rivers, who died this afternoon at 81 years old after complications from throat surgery last week.<p>"It is …

Remembering Joan Rivers: As If She'd Let Us Forget Her

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Comedy

Former Bollywood child star arrested in prostitution raid

At 11 Shweta Prasad had the world at her feet and a promising Bollywood film career ahead of her. But on Sunday she confessed she had fallen in to prostitution to make ends meet<p>Shweta Prasad, one of <b>India</b>’s best known former Bollywood child stars, has been arrested for prostitution during a police …

Al Pacino Loves ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ And Is Open To A Marvel Movie

After spending last weekend in Italy for the Venice International Film Festival, 74-year old actor Al Pacino is currently making the rounds at the Toronto International Film Festival with his 35-year old actress girlfriend Lucila Solá. But while I’m sure that Pacino’s Q&A session yesterday at the …

Song of the Car: 1932 Ruxton

Just before dawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, silhouettes of rare Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati models cast a translucent blue haze in the eerie Pacific twilight. The vehicles are lined up, with their owners and handlers fussing over finite details as they wait for the signal to …

Blue Ivy's 33 Cutest Moments

Beyonce and Jay Z's little one turns 3 years old today, in honor of the celebrity tot's birthday we look back at her sweetest moments in photos.<p>Beyonce and Jay Z's little one turns 3 years old today. In honor of the celebrity tot's birthday we look back at her sweetest moments in photos—from …

Selena Gomez Takes The Plunge In A Little Black Dress

All black everything.<p>Selena Gomez ditched her usual pair of short shorts for a more sophisticated look when she headed out for lunch with a friend in Los Angeles on Aug. 22.<p>The 21-year-old stunned in a plunging maxi dress with a semi-sheer pleated skirt. Gomez completed the chic look with some …

Ramona Singer Moves Daughter into Dorm – Sans Mario

Ramona Singer is hard at work as a single parent.<p><i>The Real Housewives of New York</i> star, who announced her split from husband Mario earlier this month …

Are Katie Holmes and Suri Returning to L.A.?

After two years in New York City, it looks like Katie Holmes and daughter Suri Cruise are branching out to the West Coast.<p>Holmes, 35, has purchased a …