Former NBA player stole $14,000 in Apple Store merchandise by pretending to checkout with EasyPay

Former NBA player Rex Chapman was arrested today on nine counts of organized retail theft and five counts of trafficking stolen property after police discovered that he had stolen over $14,000 worth of merchandise from a Scottsdale, Arizona Apple Store, according to CBS Sports. According to police, Chapman managed to get away with so much loot […] http://ift.tt/eA8V8J

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Following iOS 8 and iPhone 6 launch, Microsoft doubles free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Following iOS 8 and iPhone 6 launch, Microsoft doubles free OneDrive storage to 30GB

Microsoft has made the interesting move of doubling its free storage offer for OneDrive.

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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

An anonymous reader writes The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has made headlines lately in US financial news. At the closing of its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on Friday, it had raised $21.8 billion on the New York Stock Exchange, larger even than Visa’s ($17.9 billion), Facebook’s ($16 billion), and General Motors ($15.8 billion) IPOs. Some critics do say that Alibaba’s share price will plummet from its current value of $93.60 in the same way that Facebook’s and Twitter’s plummeted dramatically after initial offerings. Before we speculate, however, we should take note of what Alibaba is exactly. Beyond the likes of Amazon and eBay, Alibaba apparently links average consumers directly to manufacturers, which is handy for an economy ripe for change. Approximately half of Alibaba’s shares "were sold to 25 investment firms", and "most of the shares went to US investors."

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Alibaba IPO makes it worth $231 billion, more than Amazon and eBay combined

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We’d heard that the US IPO for Chinese company Alibaba could be among the biggest ever, and it did not disappoint. Closing at a stock price of $93.89, it raised $21.8 billion for the company and is the biggest IPO in US history. According to Bloomberg, it could become the biggest ever (topping Agricultural Bank of China’s $22 billion IPO in 2010) if underwriters make use of an option to buy more shares, which market observers expect they will. Now that Alibaba has joined the club of recent tech IPOs like Facebook and Twitter and it has cash to throw around, many wonder if it will start acquiring smaller companies the way its Silicon Valley rivals have lately. Despite being mostly unknown in the US Alibaba is massive in China, operating sales platforms described as similar to Amazon, eBay and Paypal, and Reuters says it controls more than 80 percent of online sales there. Jack Ma (pictured above) founded the company in his apartment in 1999 and is now China’s richest man, personally worth some $18 billion as of market close, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

British artist Michel Gillette got inspired by Ian Fleming’s seductive Bond girls to make these instantly classic book covers in 2009. They are now available for sale as a limited, hand-numbered high quality series printed on 100% cotton, hand torn paper. Each print is signed and numbered in pencil by Gillette.

Individual prints are available in two sizes: 9" x 13 3/8" (edition of 700) and 15 3/4" x 24 (edition of 400).

The boxed set of 15 prints is $1300.

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Bond Girls transformed into gorgeous Bond novels titles

Michael Gillette is a British illustrator based in San Francisco. He has been working since the 90s, when he helped to create Britpop’s visual identity with his music album covers and posters.

You can buy his work on his website or follow him on his blog and on Facebook.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring really cool 2D or 3D illustrations and animations. If you are an illustrator or animator with high quality work, please drop me a line here.


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Heartbroken Man Waits 44 Hours To Buy The iPhone 6 In An Effort To Win Back His Wife


Heartbroken Man Waits 44 Hours To Buy The iPhone 6 In An Effort To Win Back His Wife

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