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Portraits from The 2014 World Beard and Mustache Championships

A new year has gone by, which means a new World Beard and Mustache Championship has been completed. And in keeping with his annual tradition, …

The Chinese President’s Love Affair With Confucius Could Backfire on Him

Ever since China’s President, Xi Jinping, first began to claim the reins of power in Beijing nearly two years ago, China watchers have speculated on …

China

Products Don't Become Interesting Businesses Until They Have 1 Billion Users, Mark Zuckerberg Says

But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think any product is a truly compelling business until it hits <i>1 billion</i> users. It took Facebook eight years to become that big.<p>The number of products that reach 1 billion users can probably be counted on one hand (Google, Facebook ...). But over the next …

Startups

Paralympian Uses His One Leg to Create Amazing Halloween Costumes

Josh Sundquist may be a successful Paralympian, bestselling author, motivational speaker, cancer survivor, and YouTube personality, but he also excels at something else: really great Halloween costumes. For the past few years, Sundquist has dressed in “amputee-themed” costumes that humorously …

Costumes

Samsung's Q3 net profit down nearly 50% year-on-year

It seems that Samsung’s monumental success may be over; at least if things continue as they are. The company reported its Q3 2014 earnings and things are not looking <i>particularly</i> good. Net profit fell 48.8% from this time last year, at 4.22 trillion won (roughly $4 billion). Likewise, operating …

Galaxy Note

It Would Take 21 of These IBM Hard Drives from 1956 to Hold a Single D800 RAW File

Here’s both a neat picture and a mind-blowing fact for you. What you see above is the IBM Model 350 Disk File from 1956. It weighed over a ton, …

It's easier to get an iPhone outside Hong Kong's Apple Stores than in them

It's Wednesday afternoon, and it's packed in one of Hong Kong's three huge Apple Stores.<p>The branch in the imposing International Finance Centre in the heart of the city's business district is humming with customers. There are people at every station, clicking and swiping. And there's a long, …

Tim Cook: Yep, I’m gay

In a beautifully written personal essay, Apple CEO Tim Cook has just come out as gay, finally confirming rumors that have circulated since he took over as Steve Jobs’ replacement in 2011.<p>In the history-making essay for Businessweek (remember: this is one of the most powerful and influential …

Google must pay Canadian woman $2,250 for showing her cleavage in Street View

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Sancho McCann<p>Google invaded the privacy of a Montreal woman by showing her sitting outside of her house with …