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This Street Art Is Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Street art is subjective. It can be about capturing everyday moments (and then turning them into LEGOs) or declaring your love for kale chips. With buildings and sidewalks as their canvas, a really great artist can take street art to the next level and we’re always on the lookout for visionaries …

Opponents to the Corcoran Gallery of Art takeover will get a hearing

The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington received a surprising setback in court this week when a judge ruled that members of a group opposing the institution's planned takeover deal with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University have legal standing and will be able to have their …

Electronic Arts Beats Estimates, Stock Up After Hours

For the three months ended June 30, the company posted non-GAAP revenue of $775 million, compared with $495 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income rose to $61 million, or 19 cents per share, from a loss of $121 million, or 40 cents per share, a year ago.<p>"It was a strong start to the year for …

Electronic Arts

Sell your 3D-printed My Little Pony fan art with Hasbro's blessing

At last, the day has come when My Little Pony-loving artists can create and sell their own pony sculptures without fear of running afoul of Hasbro. SuperFanArt.com is the result of a partnership between Hasbro and 3D printing marketplace Shapeways. It just launched with a selection of fan-designed …

Iran's domestic art scene thrives despite economic sanctions

* Tehran Art Auction raises record $5.1 mln this year<p>* Wealthy Iranians see art as safe haven investment<p>* Economic sanctions a catalyst for domestic art market<p>By Michelle Moghtader<p>DUBAI, June 1 (Reuters) - Iran’s smart set turned out in force for this year’s Tehran Art Auction, spending a record …

Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.<p>The equations, the physicist explained, are the mathematical building blocks for constructing a three-dimensional, bubble-like sphere.<p>…

Art Inspired by the Tour de France

1 of 8<p>The Tour de Lead Graffiti<p>Every day during the Tour, the Lead Graffiti letterpress shop carefully watches the stage, making a mental note of the big moves as well as any small but essential detail. After the podium champagne, the shop’s team of three heads for the Gutenberg machine to create a …

BBC Must Increase Number Of Women On Air, Trust Says

The BBC Trust's annual report draws out a clear proposal to "improve the representation of women on air."<p>The report, which outlines the news organizations priorities for 2014/2015, said that the BBC must address the "gender imbalance" in the content being produced and called on management to …

German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94

BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city …

Google's New Business Head Joins Spotify Board, While Another Former Exec Becomes Special Adviser

Big guns from the search giant swoop in to help the popular online music service.<p>Omid Kordestani, who has just temporarily replaced Nikesh Arora as chief business officer of Google, is joining the board of Spotify, according to people with knowledge of the situation.<p>In addition, sources said, one …

Rich overseas students outbid London's bankers in a race to rent London's luxury pads

Rents in central London are too expensive for young professionals working in the city<p>Untidy bedsits and cramped accommodation are normally associated with student life, however in central London’s best addresses, where weekly rents can top £1,000 per week, an elite of highly-affluent, foreign …

It's Time for Europe to Get Tough With Russia

Europe has a history of coming together in good times but not in bad. Think about the creation of the Eurozone, and the launch of the single …

From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

If you go to France this summer, you might notice a new logo in restaurant windows or on menus. It's a simple graphic of a rooftop covering a saucepan, and it's supposed to designate <i>fait maison</i>, or homemade. It's designed to highlight places that make their own dishes rather than bringing in frozen …

Why credit card companies are dangling more rewards in front of people

Despite some recent backsliding, the total pile of US credit card debt outstanding remains far below its pre-crisis peak. New regulations, changing consumer attitudes toward debt, and more conservative lending during the Great Recession drove the change over the last few years.<p>But now there are …

Personal Finance

RadiumOne Issues Not-Quite-Apology For Ousting CEO Who Pled Guilty To Domestic Violence

Ad platform RadiumOne and its former CEO Gurbaksh Chahal have issued a joint statement that is intended to “bring an end to all disputes they have had.” RadiumOne removed Chahal in April following media criticism of his guilty plea for charges of misdemeanor battery and domestic violence …

Does Big Oil Really Care About Vulnerable Communities?

There they go again… with the same lament we always seem to hear from Big Oil lobbyists when it’s time to protect public health:<p><i>Don’t put environmental protections on fuels, because that “will hit low-income and middle-income families the hardest.” In other words, if you make us clean up our act,</i> …

Travel advertising firm Intent Media raises $22.7M

Advertising firm Intent Media has raised a fresh $22.7 million in funding, the company announced today.<p>Intent Media focuses on advertising and marketing in the travel industry, specifically for travel-related tech companies. It’s clients include Orbitz, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, and …

Beef environment cost 10 times that of other livestock

<b>A new study suggests that the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.</b><p>Scientists measured the environment inputs required to produce the main US sources of protein.<p>Beef cattle need 28 times more land and 11 times more irrigation water …

Agriculture

5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advent of online marketplaces, led by eBay nearly 20 years ago, has become a boon for small businesses. Whether they're brick-and-mortar stores or single entrepreneurs operating from home, sellers around the world have been aided in …

Customers

Box CEO: The economic case for a global Internet

The Internet as we know it is synonymous with universality, a quality that has sustained since the creation of the World Wide Web. As the Web’s …

LME fines copper traders for ‘standing’ in the ring | Financial Times

Do not chew gum. Keep your top button fastened, your shoes dark, your jacket on and your hair “neat and presentable”. Red-faced shouting and wild …

UK House Prices To Rise By 9.1% This Year, Says Research

UK house prices could rise by as much as 9.1% this year as Britain's economic recovery takes hold, new research has indicated.<p>Property website …

Murdoch Not Likely To Raise Time Warner Bid Immediately, Source Says

Fox is not likely to raise its bid for Time Warner immediately, a source familiar with the situation tells Business Insider. Rather, the increase, if any, will likely come within "weeks."<p>The deal process is playing out the way Fox expected, our source suggests.<p>The company's $85 per share offer got …

Time Warner

Removing the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia will give a $1-billion boost to Italy’s economy

Since a gigantic cruise liner ran aground off its coast in January of 2012, the inhabitants of Isola del Giglio have lived with its hulking carcass looming over them, a grim reminder of the accident that killed 32 people. At twice the size of Titanic, the Costa Concordia was passing too close to …

Shipwrecks

How The 'Warby Parker Of Mattresses' Generated $1 Million In Its First 28 Days

Casper was founded to make it easier to get a mattress, and it does so by cramming a huge, fluffy mattress into a tiny box that gets delivered straight to your doorstep. Their mattresses come in six sizes and cost between $500 and $950 with a 10-year warranty.<p>They don't have different options for …

Startups

HP settlement with shareholders challenged by former Autonomy CFO

Sushovan Hussain claims settlement will bury truth surrounding Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated $11.7bn takeover of British firm Autonomy<p>The former chief financial officer of Autonomy is attempting to block a proposed settlement between Hewlett-Packard and its shareholders over HP’s disastrous $11.7bn …

Chinese Businessman Sips Tea From $36.3 Million Ming Dynasty Cup, Angers The Internet

Public opinion does not favor the rich person who acts it. First there was Marie Antoinette, purportedly prescribing cake. Now there's Liu Yiqian, a Shanghai businessman who recently shattered records by buying a tiny porcelain cup with poultry painted on it for $36.3 million.<p>The problems started …

Looking past Windows, Nadella seeks very different Microsoft

He'll never, ever say this in public but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is out to kill Windows.<p>OK, not literally.<p>But parsing Nadella-speak for clues, a close reading of his words and deeds as CEO speaks volumes about his intentions to recast Microsoft as a company for a post-Windows world and reduce …