What a glorious way to celebrate!
Angela Simmons turned 26 and celebrated in Miami Beach, revealing her bikini-clad body when she posted a photo of herself emerging from the pool on Wednesday.
Like the rest of the gaming world, I've already spent a significant amount of time exploring the streets and back country of Los Santos, the latest playground from Rockstar. I've shot up rival gangsters, got into high-speed chases with the cops, and pulled off heists with my ragtag crew of criminals, and that's with only a few hours of gameplay under my belt.
They're also launching the feature that effectively made Posterous a serious competitor against Tumblr in the early days of micro-blogging -- e-mail-to-post.
Posthaven is a basic blogging platform that's meant to last forever, because it is member-supported at a…
What do a Chinese underwear maker, a port operator and a taxi logistics firm—which have all seen their shares surge on the Shanghai stock exchange over the past month—have in common? They all include "Shanghai" in their company name. According to Bloomberg, since late August publicly-traded firms that include the city in their company name have added a total market value of about $45 billion (more than the value of Vietnam's stock market) and outpaced the Shanghai composite index by nearly five times.
Recruiting has always been a way of life in college sports, but free agents on the professional level have historically made decisions based more on money, location, and chances of winning (usually in that order) over everything else.
But the league has shifted in recent years. There was a time when superstars relished the opportunity to compete against one another in order to win a championship; now, it seems as though many would like to try to land on teams that are as stacked with talent as possible.
When Grockit first emerged back in 2008, it had set its sights on building a full-service, social learning service that would give students a better way to study for standardized tests, among other things. It enabled students to study solo or in groups by connecting with live instructors or perusing its library of video content.
Yet, five years later, Grockit found itself in survival mode, never quite finding the explosive adoption that could justify the $25 million in capital had raised over the years from big-name investors like Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman.
The results are in, and American goodwill towards Russia has ebbed to a 15 year low, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. Fifty percent of Americans say Russia is "unfriendly" to American interests at best and downright hostile at worst, a notable decline from the highpoint in relations in 2006, when 73% of Americans viewed Russia as an ally.
With APIs from the likes of Twilio (and emerging Layer) fuelling a new concept of how cloud-based archictecture can be applied to the worlds of telephony and communications, UK startup NewVoiceMedia is today announcing a new round of $35 million to build out its business applying this idea to the world of call centers.
This Series C round is led by a new investor, Bessemer Venture Partners, along with participation from existing investors Highland Capital Partners Europe, Eden Ventures and Notion Capital.
The US Federal Reserve's surprise decision to keep the money spigot flowing provided an unexpected respite for emerging economies like India, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil, which have been hit by capital outflows and currency devaluations as investors anticipated the end of the Fed's $85 billion-a-month bond buying program.
Investors that had fled emerging markets in recent months came rushing back…
Which social media company just bought a whopping 85 petabytes of object-based storage? That's the question on our minds after Jason Capitel, EMC's COO for the EMEA region, referred to the sale onstage at our Structure:Europe conference in London.
A petabyte (PB) is a quadrillion bytes. To give you a sense of the scale we're talking about here, Facebook's (s fb) photo-filled data warehouse, built up over many years, stood at…