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Meet the man responsible for Google's billion-dollar acquisitions

On its top ten acquisitions alone, it has spent more than $24.5 billion dollars.<p>That's a lot of money, but Google has learned how to make the most of those purchases. Time Magazine recently wrote that the company had "perfected" the Silicon Valley acquisition, in part because its so good at …

Entrepreneurship

Famous picture missing for 120 years found - in Bamber Gascoigne's house

A missing study of Flaming June, thought to have been missing for 120 years, has been discovered - in Bamber Gascoigne's house<p>When Bamber Gascoigne unexpectedly inherited a stately home from his aristocratic aunt, he knew it could be filled with family treasures and keepsakes.<p>After opening up rooms …

You know you are a local in Rochester, NY when…

1. You went to The Cinema just to meet the new cat.<p>There are many great bargain, art-house, and unique theatres in town, but only one has a resident …

Tripe in Florence's Central Market (Warning: Graphic Scenes and Bloody Private Parts)

One of the great sights in Florence, along with all the must-see museums, is the Mercato Centrale. The Central Market is thriving with traditional market stalls and competitive little eateries. At this tripe shop, it was easy to see that locals eat just about every bit of the cow... and some bits …

7 things I’ve learned since becoming a digital nomad

1. Traveling the world as a digital nomad is not the solution to all your problems.<p>Your problems don’t just hunt you, they overrun you. Traveling …