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Police helicopter scrambled to disperse Facebook party

A police helicopter was called in to help disperse gatecrashers after a party at a house on a private estate in Surrey got out of hand.<p>Objects were thrown as officers with dogs arrived at the home in Copthorne, where almost 150 people had turned up uninvited to a party being held in the garden …

Stop Staring at Your Facebook Profile: It Could Be Making You Stupid

People used to log onto Facebook to spy on old flames and check out new crushes. Now it seems like they are more interested in gazing at their own …

YouTube Throws a Curveball by Becoming a Sports Broadcaster

<b>Correction appended on June 7, 2013</b><p>Though it’s now easy to consume music, movies and television on the Internet, watching live sports online is still …

Americans Are Like Sheep on Vacation

I'm here in Ireland watching the sheep, and they strike me as being a lot like Americans on vacation. The Leenane Hotel does a good business serving bus loads of tour people who stop there as they are driven through Ireland. They are taken from place to place where they can shoot pictures and buy …

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The World's Most Valued Luxury Brands

Luxury brands have become the hottest story in China. But it’s also been a niche retail segment that’s managed to do well despite the financial crisis.<p>Looked at from a pure equity perspective, stocks like Tiffany & Company are up 35.85% year-to-date ending June 6 while Walmart is up 10.8%. Burberry …

Experts stress value of inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

Karina Wolfe turned up at her mother's Saskatoon apartment in July of 2010 after spending a week at rehab.<p>The 20-year-old native girl dropped off her belongings before going to the home of a male friend, where she had a shower and a bite to eat. That man drove Ms. Wolfe to a seedy section of the …

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Cheerios’ Interracial Ad Spiked Its Online Branding by 77%

Ridiculous attacks by fringe crazies can be a big blessing for a politician when he or she is the target of such vitriol—and it appears the same is …

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Dunkin' Donuts Is About To Look A Lot More Like Starbucks

The brand is distancing itself from its "America Runs on Dunkin'" slogan by sprucing up stores with calm earth tone decor and jazz music, reports Leslie Patton at Bloomberg News.<p>The redesign is drawing comparisons to the brand's competitor, Starbucks.<p>Dunkin' CEO Nigel Travis told Patton that the …

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Softbank reportedly eyeing T-Mobile as backup plan to Sprint deal

Softbank's plan A is still a $20.1 billion deal for Sprint, as it looks to enter the US wireless market. But, with stiff competition from Dish in the effort to acquire the black and yellow carrier, rumors are that it's keeping one eye on T-Mobile. You know... just in case. According to a report …

The digital-wallet business is rough — just ask Google

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Google<p>Today, a report from Businessweek showed the cracks in one of Google’s most spirited and cutting-edge products. …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Young, black and buried in debt: How for-profit colleges prey on African-American ambition

Useless degrees are now too-good-to-be-true tickets to the American Dream — targeted at those who can’t afford it<p>There are a few dictums that have enjoyed pride of place in black American families alongside “Honor your parents” and “Do unto others” since at least Emancipation. One of them is this: …

Yoghurt tycoon named world's best entrepreneur

The Turkish founder of a Greek yoghurt business has been named the world's best entrepreneur for building a $1bn (£640m) turnover business in less than six years.<p>Hamdi Ulukaya, who launched New York-based Chobani in 2007, won the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in Monte …

Former drone operator says he's haunted by his part in more than 1,600 deaths

A former Air Force drone operator who says he participated in missions that killed more than 1,600 people remembers watching one of the first victims bleed to death.<p>Brandon Bryant says he was sitting in a chair at a Nevada Air Force base operating the camera when his team fired two missiles from …

Malaysia Is Poorly Marketed To Entrepreneurs, Says 500 Durians’ Khailee Ng

Malaysia is an easy place to get cheap, good, English-speaking talent, with overheads that are often far lower than in more advanced markets in Southeast Asia. But it continues to suffer the effects of brain drain. Simply put, Malaysia isn’t cool to be in for some of the nation’s brightest, and …

Mandela back in hospital in 'serious' condition

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela is in "serious but stable condition" at a Pretoria hospital with a recurring lung infection, the presidential spokesman said Saturday.<p>Mandela was hospitalized early Saturday after the state of his health deteriorated in the last few days, according to …

Google Glass: the new Segway?

Its release is still months away and the hype behind Google Glass continues apace, but will the public buy it?<p>Suddenly he could see through clothes, flesh... and walls!... That was the tagline of the 1963 film The Man With The X-ray Eyes.<p>In the film Ray Milland is Dr James Xavier, a scientist who …

Week in Photos: June 8, 2013

From Bradley Manning at his court-martial to a sunken Swiss bus, see the week’s most striking images.<p>AP

Why Are There Gideon Bibles in Hotel Rooms?

<i>© William Whitehurst/Corbis</i><p>Because the Gideons put them there! The Gideon Bible is not some special version or translation of the Bible that hotels …

Meet Fuji, the 3-year-old photographer

Meet three-year-old Onafujiri "Fuji" Remet.<p>While most children his age in Nigeria -- and the rest of the world -- are more concerned with their toys than a career, he has already embarked on his mission to become a professional photographer.<p>Proud dad Pius Kugbere Remet sent in these images of his …

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