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Stock footage of baboons at work prompts perfect memes

Stock images and videos will forever be a source of Internet entertainment.<p>For reasons unknown, Getty Images has a massive stockpile of pissed off baboons in corporate environments.<p>But these baboons aren't just propped up in an office chair; they're throwing computers, eating paper, mashing on …

Memes

Amazon, Facebook and Google have the same secret

Our modern tech monopolies made billions and transformed the economy in different ways, but this was the base<p>Did Bill Gates intend, when he set out, to exploit the extraordinary economies of scale in software—which, unlike perhaps any other type of business, occur on both the supply and demand …

Netflix is about to lose Hunger Games, Transformers movies

Bad news, Katniss fans.<p>Netflix announced Sunday that it has chosen not to renew a deal with Epix, the cable provider with domestic streaming rights to <i>Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i>. That movie, along with other big names like <i>World War Z</i> and <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i>, will disappear from Netflix …

Netflix

Disney ‘unboxing’ Star Wars franchise in unprecedented marketing push

Watching someone open a box may sound about as entertaining as watching paint dry. But “unboxing” videos are a growing phenomenon, and now one big brand – Walt Disney Co. – is making use of the trend.<p>The company is launching the biggest unboxing event ever seen, live on YouTube this week, in a …

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe

<b>More than half of the 264,500 people who have crossed the Mediterranean in the hope of settling in Europe this year have arrived in Greece - and most of those have landed on the five Greek islands closest to the Turkish coast. Photographer Fernando Del Berro watched some of them arrive on the</b> …

Refugees

Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

“Brace yourself, Marco…we’ve just been removed from the App Store.” With those words, I visualized everything we’d slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the bin beside me. But it hardly came as a surprise.<p>Despite stellar traction at over …

Cocaine stops you recognising other people’s emotions

A single dose of cocaine can interfere with your ability to recognise other people's emotions.<p>According to new research, the drug can damage social awareness, and can stop users from being able to process negative feelings such as anger, irritation or sadness. So, in other words, the reason you …

Emotions

What Dr. Dre Can Teach Marketers About Storytelling

Most Popular<p>Forgot about Dr. Dre? I haven't.<p>That's because "Straight Outta Compton" is straight outta 2015, culturally relevant as ever, and Dr. Dre …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Startups

There's a typo stamped on the Metal Gear Solid 5 special edition PS4

Those who ordered the <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> special edition PlayStation 4 — which is available in Europe and Oceania only — can look on this mistake in one of two ways: Either it's a shoddy, eye-twitching error every time you reach for the power button, or maybe the console is now a …

The Week in Pictures: August 29, 2015

The Week in Pictures: August 29, 2015<p>William Boot<p>08.30.15<p>From the thousands of migrants struggling to enter the EU to New Hampshire’s Free the Nipple beach protest, the most compelling images from the past seven days.

Syria
Mexico

Today In Pictures : August 30

These Brilliant Macro Photos Of Cats Eyes Are Hypnotic

Despite being initially allergic to cats, Philadelphia-based photographer Andrew Marttila (who has photographed the likes of Grumpy Cat) decided to …

Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks

A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella or German …

Account Suspended

McDonald’s Apologizes for Stealing Man’s Viral Burrito Engagement Photo Idea

Back in July, writer David Sikorski and photographer Kristina Bakrevski gained quite a bit of attention online after publishing engagement photos of …

Hairstyling
Malala Yousafzai

Lives transformed: do famous transgender people help the cause?

Have celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, Kellie Maloney and Andreja Pejic changed the experience of ordinary transgender people? Elizabeth Day reports<p>When the <i>Vanity Fair</i> journalist Buzz Bissinger was sent to interview former athlete Bruce Jenner, he had little idea of how big a story …

Gender

How Phil Knight built Nike into one of the biggest brands in the world and became a billionaire

Over the past 51 years, Nike cofounder Phil Knight built the company from an idea he had in grad school into one of the biggest companies in the world.<p>With a net worth of $21.6 billion, he's also one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>Knight might be stepping down as the brand's longtime …

10 Crazy PR Stunts Throughout History

Today's legions of publicists have to plot their campaigns carefully: One wrong move could lead to weeks of ridicule on social media. But the press …

Cool Stuff
The Brain

Why creativity is absolutely crucial in the workplace

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Meet the fitness tracker obsessives

While tracking calories and paths is becoming par for the course, a new trend for extreme health tracking is emerging. But can you know too much about how your body works?<p>Ken Snyder orders a glass of wine and says: “Blood glucose is one of my favourite things to measure these days.”<p>First thing …

The historical origins of 6 swear words

Sometimes, everyday speech just can't convey your meaning. You need words with a little more oomph — expletives.<p>In fact, Americans swear so often, the US made airing indecent or profane language during certain times a federal crime. Cue the FCC.<p>For the sake of knowledge though, we looked into the …

Etymology