Along with its new logos, it looks like Uber has picked up some new funding, too. LetterOne (L1), a fund based out of Luxembourg and headed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is putting $200 million into the transportation and logistics juggernaut to help it push further into emerging markets. This is a new investment, rather than a past investment only being disclosed now, the… Read More
Japan-headquartered e-commerce firm Rakuten has written down $340 million from a range of businesses, including its Kobo e-reader division and France-based e-commerce site PriceMinister, and announced plans to close a number of its global operations as part of a new strategic focus. Read More
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth is currently in India, with his wife Elsa Pataky, to participate in the Spanish adventure show Planeta Calleja. Along with show host and adventurer Jesus Calleja, they will be climbing a previously unsurmounted 18,000 feet high mountain in north India.
Before starting the tough climb though, the couple has been posting pictures of their travels in India on social media. From a rockstar photo of the two on a Royal Enfield to a shot of Hemsworth almost kissing a cow, this holiday looks like fun.
What works so well about Tinder is the simplicity of it. Based on a small amount of information and a few pictures, you either say yes or no. Even the act of swiping makes it seem a little more interactive. Read more…
If you want to pay the bills by gaming, you should probably learn from the best.
Disney XD’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything will feature YouTube star Markiplier in its second season premiere. The sitcom focuses on four high school friends intent on taking their professional careers to the next level
Markiplier, known for his humorous playthroughs of everything from Minecraft to Five Nights at Freddy’s, Garry’s Mod and Surgeon Simulator 2013, plays himself as a game tournament host. In the episode, Conor (Cameron Boyce, of Disney’s Jessie and Descendants) and his friends take a product endorsement deal to try to dethrone their gaming arch rival. They quickly discover their chosen product has dangerous side effects Read more…
We’ve all hovered between the reply and delete buttons wondering what may have come if we’d just given Barrister John Lateef a chance to explain why he has a jaw-dropping inheritance waiting for us or asked Sir Morrison a little more about that investment scheme.
One bold, brave and bored comedian, James Veitch, stopped hovering and hit reply. What ensued was a soap opera so delicious that he decided to hit ‘reply’ again. And again and again for two solid years
The result of all that spamming was enough laugh-out-loud conversations to fill a book – literally – and our new series “Scamalot” is bringing a special bunch of those to life Read more…
At a time when Silicon Valley companies like Facebook, Google and Apple are overtaking industrial giants as stock market heavyweights, General Electric has struggled to present itself as an exciting hub for tech innovation.
The corporation of Thomas Edison and the light bulb has focused much of its recent advertising on shedding the public perception of it as a stodgy, staid institution — a dilemma the company self-deprecatingly poked fun at in a recent ad campaign in which a new GE employee struggled to explain why his job was more interesting than his bemused friends and family believed.
Ninety percent of professional football is just showing up in uniform — several days after the game if need be
Kristen Wiig stopped by The Tonight Show to deliver another one of her delightful, clueless impressions. This time, she took on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who just helped his team score a victory at the Super Bowl.
Jimmy Fallon uncovers information far more critical than what it’s like to win the big game, like the fact that Manning’s favorite color is “greenish.”
Rumi, also known as Mawlānā, is one of the world’s greatest poets of all time. Born in the city of Balkh, located in Northern Afghanistan, this mystical man was heavily influenced by Sufism and had a deep love for humanity. Throughout the centuries, his poems and quotes have sang to the hearts and souls of millions and millions of people…inspiring greater love, faith, comedy and humanity in the world. Here are 30 of Rumi’s most inspiring quotes. 1. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” ~ Rumi 2. “Out beyond the world of ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there.” ~ Rumi 3. “Gratitude is the […]
“Today the Independent titles announce an historic transition,” Lebedev said in an email to staff, Press Gazettereports. “At a time when our journalism is read and respected by more people in more places than ever before, we are embracing an exclusively digital future with http://ift.tt/eo5TIt and its associated sites. Read more…