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Vodafone and Verizon bosses agreed $130bn deal watching ice hockey match

Vodafone's sale of its stake in Verizon, the largest corporate transaction for a decade, was agreed on the benches of New York's Madison Square Garden, in front of thousands of spectators watching an ice hockey match.<p>This summer, with rumours swirling that a deal was coming, Vodafone's chief …

Unemployment rate slips to 7.3%; 169K new jobs

August job gains fell below expectations, but the jobless rate was the lowest in almost five years.<p>Employers added a disappointing 169,000 jobs in August, extending a midyear dip in the labor market amid federal spending cuts and a payroll tax increase.<p>The unemployment rate, which is calculated …

Winecast – Branding, Packaging, and Web Design by Anagrama

Winecast – Brand Identity.<p>Mexican branding and graphic design studio Anagrama has designed the brand identity, packaging and website for Winecast, an …

The floor has ears: the school carpet that generates energy and tracks pupils' every move

Running in the corridor might not normally be encouraged in school. But at Simon Langton Grammar in Kent, teachers now have every reason to be persuading their pupils to pound down the halls.<p>"The more footsteps the better as far as we're concerned," says designer Laurence Kemball-Cook, who this …

Internet Browsers Transformed Into Fashion Models

California-based photographer Viktorija Pashuta has transformed a variety of web browser icons into trendy fashion statements. The Latvian fashion photographer has always wondered <i>What if girls were internet browsers?</i>, and so, the project brings that vision to life through a creative interpretation …

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The World's Highest-Paid DJs

Just a few years removed from bagging groceries in Scotland, Calvin Harris is now the world’s highest-paid DJ. He leads a cast of musicians collecting six-figure nightly checks for performing at nightspots from Las Vegas to Ibiza—and for other business ventures once reserved only for rock, rap and …

Calvin Harris

Facebook is indeed a downer, another study suggests

Facebook + young people = Sadface? Dado Ruvic<p>The average U.S. resident spends a nice chunk of their life — 32 minutes daily by one estimate — on Facebook. But the question of how Facebook really makes people feel — whether we're a freshman in college, or a 45-year-old knitting enthusiast in the …

University of Michigan

Men's Jeans: What Women Think

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company Wins 16 Medals in 1 Month!

July 3, 2013<p><b>San Diego, CA – July 3, 2013–</b> Karl Strauss Brewing Company just wrapped up a busy awards season, taking home a combined 16 medals for its …

Are Yahoo Employees Happy or Just Shell Shocked?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After a year of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo workers report a better work-life balance than people at tech …

China’s government just announced the most radical reform measure in years

Stodgy central banks aren’t generally known for making sudden, mind-blowing moves—especially those that are directly controlled by their country’s government.<p>But starting tomorrow, China’s will do something fairly shocking: It will lift the lending rate floor for banks, the central bank just …

Interest Rates

Apple buys Toronto startup in rare foray into Canada

Apple Inc. has made a rare acquisition of a Canadian company, buying a Toronto-based location data firm.<p>Apple has purchased a Toronto startup called Locationary, which specializes in highly specific location data that can be incorporated into enterprise IT systems and web publishing platforms. For …

Airbus takes aim at Boeing over Dreamliner

Boeing's troubled Dreamliner aircraft has come under attack from a rival company as a senior Airbus executive hit out at the plane, branding it unreliable.<p>Airbus sales chief John Leahy on Friday, suggested to reporters that the rival aircraft had been rushed to market.<p>"It's pretty obvious that this …

Cool Tattoos

Men's Underwear: What Women Think

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>Every man has a favorite pair of underwear. They’re the softest and most comfortable pair you own. They fit in all the right places and they’re the first ones you grab from the clean laundry pile. …

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14 Gorgeous Structures In The Running For The 'Building Of The Year' Award

This year's festival will be held from October 2nd - 4th in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands, a building which was itself once a WAF Award winner.<p>More than 300 projects from 50 countries made the official 2013 shortlist, and the architects responsible will each have a chance to make their case to …

Paintings by Joseph Zbukvic

Your Weekend Has 60 Hours–Here’s How To Wring The Most Out Of Them

Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re longer than we think. There are 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday beer and that 6 a.m. Monday …

Time Management

Escaping Google's gravity: How small search engines define success

It's not easy to compete in the world of search. Once you get past Google's juggernaut, you're still squaring off against Yahoo and Bing. But some of the smaller search engines are looking to attract people by offering what the others can't: peace of mind.<p>DuckDuckGo has skyrocketed to relative …

Automotive Horology: A Compendium of 10 Iconic Cars & Watches

Your wrist and your lead foot will thank you<p>Wheels and gears, second hands and tach needles, power trains and power reserves. Men have always been …