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Ready, Steady, Go… STOP!

Posted: May 20th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, Celebrity News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ready, Steady, Go… STOP!

Ready, Steady, Go... STOP!

Just a day after we posted, Ready, Steady and Go! the Facebook IPO lift-off, we’re stunned to hear Mr Zuckerberg has taken a second HUGE plunge

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has wed long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. The 28-year-old billionaire’s wedding took place a day after Facebook’s initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange on Friday.

In the photo – above – the famously casual billionaire is wearing a dark blue suit and tie, a departure from his trademark ‘hoodie’, while Ms Chan has on a sleeveless white dress with lace overlay :: Read the full article »»»»

Facebook Share Price Proposal

Posted: May 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: | Comments Off on Facebook Share Price Proposal

FACEBOOKFacebook plans to raise as much as $12 billion from its initial public share offering, dwarfing the coming-out parties of tech companies like Google.

The eight-year-old social network that began as Mark Zuckerberg’s college dorm room project has priced its initial public offering at between $28 and $35 a share.

This will see Facebook attain a valuation of as much as $95.9 billion at the high end and grant the world’s largest social network a market value close to Amazon.

If an over-allotment or “greenshoe” option is triggered, Facebook could end up raising close to $13.6 billion, according to a prospectus. Investors are expected to flock to the highly anticipated IPO, though some have voiced concerns about Facebook’s longer-term growth :: Read the full article »»»»

The Pain In Spain

Posted: April 28th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The Pain In Spain

The Pain IN Spain

Spain’s unemployment rate has hit a 20-year high, with more than 5.6 million people out of work. In the first three months of this year close to 370,000 people lost their jobs and Spain’s jobless rate is now at 24.4 per cent. Unemployment is highest among the youth population, at 50 per cent :: Read the full article »»»»

Crime Pays :: $US2 TRILLION A Year

Posted: April 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, No Sh_t Sherlock . . . | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Crime Pays :: $US2 TRILLION A Year

CRIME PAYS! The United Nations says crime generates an estimated $US2.1 trillion in global proceeds each year – 3.6 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product.

In what are the first UN figures for global crime profits, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime – UNODC – via it’s Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justcice – CCPCJ –  has announced criminal business is one of the world’s top 20 economies. Transnational organized crime manifests in many forms, including as trafficking in drugs, firearms and even persons.

According to the UN, organized crime groups exploit human mobility to smuggle migrants and undermine financial systems through money laundering. The vast sums of money involved can compromise legitimate economies and directly impact public processes by ‘buying’ elections through corruption, the UN says :: Read the full article »»»»

Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIA

Posted: March 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, Socially Engineered, They Said What | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIA

Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIAAustralian mining magnate Clive Palmer has outlandishly accused the United States Government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine Australia’s coal mining sector. Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace’s plan to use the court system to tie up coal mining applications.

Palmer is apparently angry at Greenpeace’s plan to use lawyers to thwart future coal mining projects and claims funding is coming from US environmental charity the Rockefeller Foundation. He alleges it is funded by the CIA and says it is trying to harm Australia’s industry and help American interests.

Palmer referred to a paper produced by environmental group Greenpeace which calls for action to stop the expansion of the Queensland coal industry. Greenpeace’s plans were leaked to the media earlier this month as it organises a campaign to raise $6 million to fund legal battles against controversial coal mining projects across Australia :: Read the full article »»»»

Megaupload Shut-down, User Data Deleted and Kim Dotcom Refused Bail

Posted: January 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Business News, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Megaupload Shut-down, User Data Deleted and Kim Dotcom Refused Bail

Data Delete

User data from shut down cyberlocker site Megaupload could start to be deleted as early as February 2, 2012, says the US Justice Department.

Megaupload Kim Dotcom Refused Bail

The U.S. Attorney’s Office leading the prosecution of Hong Kong-based Megaupload and founder Kim Dotcom – aka Kim Schmitz – and his associates, told the Eastern District of Virginia court on Friday that the outside companies hosting Megaupload data — Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications — might begin deleting data on February 2, 2012.

After a multi-country investigation, the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI last week blocked access to the site and charged its operators with running an international organized criminal enterprise allegedly responsible for “massive worldwide online piracy” of numerous types of copyrighted works, including porn. Read the full article »»»»