Brett Jenkins

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The Disneys: Not the happiest family on Earth

On Labor Day 2009, a young woman named Michelle Lund was rushed to an Orange County, Calif. hospital with a brain aneurysm following a night of partying with friends. Within days, as she teetered on the brink of death, the lines had been drawn in a vicious battle over $400 million that has torn one …

Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

In 2022 four astronauts, picked from tens of thousands of applicants, will jet off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of the world's most expensive reality TV show. Meet some of the applicants hoping to make history<p>The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its …

Chobani feeling the strain after bad yoghurt prompts safety recall

Greek yoghurt giant of the self-proclaimed 'nothing but good' philosophy recalls pots after reports of vomiting and diarrhoea<p>Chobani, the US yoghurt giant, donates 10% of its after-tax profits to charity. Its products are brightly packaged with images of fresh fruit, and daubed with "only natural …

Detroit files for bankruptcy protection

DETROIT -- The city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court Thursday, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.<p>The bankruptcy …

Nokia chose Windows Phone because it feared Samsung would 'come to dominate Android'

Nokia's decision in 2011 to pin the future of its smartphone business on Windows Phone has been heavily scrutinized over the years, but the reasoning behind that choice is only becoming fully clear now. When asked last week if he regretted not choosing Android, CEO Stephen Elop told reporters that …

New York Times working on digital-only magazine, cheaper 'Need to Know' subscription

<i>The New York Times</i> is hard at work on a number of new digital-only products that it hopes will complement its main daily offering and help it remain relevant and profitable in the post-PC era. The first is currently going by the name "Need to Know," and it will offer some of the most significant …

Apple, Google, Intel TV Plans Thwarted: Who Wins?

Companies like Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and Intel (INTC), which want to stream television programming, are getting stonewalled by the cable companies that don’t want to share the content, according to a variety of news reports last week. For Netflix (NFLX) shareholders, this is just a wonderful …

At $140 Billion, Amazon Is Bigger Than Ever, Still Smaller Than Google and Apple

For the first time in its history, Amazon shares traded above $300 a piece this week. When Jeff Bezos took his company public in the spring of 1997, …

Hulu No Longer for Sale. Current Owners Pony Up $750M for Growth

Following numerous acquisition rumors, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company, the majority owners of Hulu, have decided not to sell the streaming company and will instead invest an additional $750 million in it “to propel future growth.”<p>Recently, everyone from Yahoo and …

UBS is taking a big step back from investment banking

UBS has become synonymous with wealth management, recently beating out Bank of America for the title of world’s largest private bank. Meanwhile, the company’s investment banking business has taken a hit. It has been scarred both by losses during the financial crisis and the scandal over …

Investing

AT&T to buy Leap Wireless for about $1.2 billion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T said Friday that it has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless International, the pre-paid cellphone carrier that operates under the Cricket brand, for about $1.19 billion in cash, or $15 a share.<p>The purchase gives America's No. 2 cellphone carrier a leg-up in serving customers who …

What's new in Google Plus?

If I had a dollar for every time someone referred to Google Plus as the other Facebook, I'd be writing this column on a beach.<p>While that is something I would greatly enjoy, I'm here to tell you that you'd be wrong to describe it that way. Google Plus is its own unique platform that's not only …

Disconnected: Parents, kids and the Internet

It's 7:30 p.m. Do you know where your kids are?<p>You might want to check to see if they are online. And while you are there, take a look at what they are doing. Because according to a recent survey, tweens, those ages 10 to 12, and teens are spending a lot of time unsupervised on social media, and …

Don't be 'that' person on social media

For me, following someone on social media is a lot like dating. I like to learn a little about them first before going all the way.<p>Following. Following is all the way. Sorry if you were expecting something else, but this isn't that kind of column. When I follow someone, it's because I liked what …

Connecting

It isn't so much a look. It's a connection. That tug at your heart, the stirring of a memory in your design mind. Dreams and history and …

The House With “Wow” Effect: The Serpentine Nearby the Ocean by Turner

There are regular homes and there are homes that reject the idea of regular. The Serpentine is one of those projects with “wow” effect, that stand …

Textures that Work Well in Any Space

Textures are an important part of décor: they link the theme of your room and can provide color or boldness in a flash. However, choosing the right …

10 Creative and Unexpected Ways to add Color to your Home

We all need a little bit of color in our lives. Color sets the mood and the tone of the home – some colors are vivacious and energetic while others …

12 Luxury homes to drool over

1<p>We could definitely settle down here<p><i>Image source: noordinaryhomes.com</i><p>2<p>Let's run away to this secluded estate<br>and never come back<p><i>Image source:</i> …

Luxury Homes

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

France