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Are Londoners leaving London?

London’s population overtook New York’s in 2014 and last year surpassed its pre-World War II peak for the first time ever. Yet there are increasingly …

Ticketmaster's former CEO explains how robots are scamming you out of concert tickets

And you might think your fellow Beyonce fans just have really fast fingers, but as it turns out, the ticket you had your eye on was probably bought by a robot.<p>As former Ticketmaster CEO (and Twitter VP) Nathan Hubbard writes in The Ringer, resellers and brokers have developed networks of bots that …

Bots

Here Are The Leading Causes Of Death In 1900 Compared To 2010

While Americans have mostly conquered many of the diseases that used to kill thousands in the early 1900s, one disease in particular kills a lot more people today than it did a century ago.<p>Michigan State University research assistant Randy Olson has made a chart that compares common causes of death …

Exploring the Darkest Corridors of the Internet

<b>By Jed Lipinski</b><p>When an unsuspecting researcher followed a mysterious command on a 4chan board, he found himself drawn into a scavenger hunt that led …

Internet

This Handwritten Note Might Be Worth $10,000

But is it the genuine article?<p>A user's silly auction of a handwritten note containing only the word, "The" on eBay Australia has attracted at least 44 bids, with the top bid at time of writing a whopping $10,099 AUD (that's about $9,320 in U.S. dollars).<p>According to eBay, the auction began on May …

The Science Behind Bruce Lee's One-Inch Punch

(Game of Death t-shirt now on sale at the NeatoShop)<p>The famous martial artist and actor Bruce Lee could knock a man flat with a fist that traveled …

Did Lily Allen really make £8,000 for her Christmas ad?

<b>In March, Lily Allen gave a quote that refuses to die.</b><p>"Everyone assumes I made millions from the John Lewis ad," she told Beat Magazine, "but I probably made £8,000."<p>The only way to profit from the song, she added, was if "some rich kid in Russia asks me to sing it at their birthday party".<p>"That's …

Out With Amazon: Wal-Mart Zings Mexico E-Commerce, Dominates Retail Market

MEXICO CITY -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has found a golden opportunity in Mexico: in only a year, the retail chain has managed to crack …

The workforce in the cloud

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New …

Why Tech’s Best Minds Are Very Worried About the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is coming. And the tech cognoscenti aren't sure that's a good thing.<p>For years, the prospect of an online world that extends …

Inside the Millennial Mind: The Do's & Don'ts of Marketing to this Powerful Generation

Everyone seems to be talking about Millennials today. It’s not just because they are the largest generation by population size – though that certainly doesn’t hurt. It’s because we’re all fascinated with them – news coverage, political campaigns, and of course, marketers trying to figure out how to …

Why global recovery could depend on China's taste for luxury

China's looming coronation as the world's largest economy, years ahead of schedule, is probably not particularly surprising in one sleepy corner of Oxfordshire. Around half of the international visitors who flock to Bicester retail village are Chinese nationals, making the one-hour train trip from …

A UK recovery so fast we may leave our economic partners behind

What a difference three months make. As Mark Carney was gearing up in February for his third inflation report as Bank of England governor, life in his new city must have looked pretty overcast.<p>Most of us feel that way after the long slog of a British winter and it is little different in Carney's …