Is Marissa Mayer riding for a fall? Or just a bit of a Tumbl(r)? It all depends on whether she can successfully generate a bit more than the pitiful $13m (£8.6m) of revenue that Tumblr, the blogging website she is going to use $1.1bn of Yahoo’s money to buy, has so far managed.
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Monday 14 May 2012
Is the mainstream finally ready for Adam Buxton? Tonight he's nominated for two Sony awards with his long-time radio partner, Joe Cornish, and his touring showBug has finally been given its own television slot by Sky.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
I have said previously that there are various tell-tale signs of getting older, like forgetting where you've put your spectacles, or finding automated ticket machines troublesome.
Thursday 03 May 2012
An online ad featuring Ashton Kutcher as an Indian man has been pulled off-line after viewers called it racist.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
A woman London Underground passenger has admitted hurling racist abuse at fellow passengers after a video of her appeared on the internet.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Chinese activist who evaded security cordon names officials who 'ignore the law'
Monday 23 April 2012
Shit Girls Say, the popular Twitter feed and subsequent YouTube video series, has just landed a book deal with Harlequin. Created by two Toronto-based men, Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard, it pokes fun at a number of clichés and verbal mannerisms often associated with young women.
Thursday 19 April 2012
Sir David Attenborough is to take on Keith Lemon and Sherlock for a TV Bafta.
Saturday 14 April 2012
A traffic warden in Hanoi clung to the windshield wipers of a bus for more than half a mile after the driver tried to avoid a ticket.
Thursday 12 April 2012
As Liverpool and Everton prepare to meet at Wembley, two fans' groups are urging the clubs to work together for a happier future
Thursday 12 April 2012
Comedy has much to teach managers, who would do well to engage their sense of humour and learn the lessons it has to offer
Wednesday 11 April 2012
A team of geeks has devoted 5,000 man hours over six months to building a van-sized contraption designed to do nothing more complicated than pop a single balloon. Because, well, why not?
Saturday 07 April 2012
For 27 years, Marty Rathbun was a key player in the world's most secretive religion – even mentoring top celebrities including Tom Cruise. Then he left, and things turned ugly...
Friday 06 April 2012
There is nothing wrong with Glaswegian men having a good cry
Tuesday 03 April 2012
It is difficult to imagine these days, but, not very long ago, people would deposit litter on the streets without care or reproach, dog mess would be left on the pavement, and smokers would strike up without any consideration for their fellow citizens.
- 1 'Soldier beheaded' in street as two shot in suspected terrorist attack near Woolwich barracks - 'attacker' shown in video saying 'We will never stop fighting you'
- 2 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 3 After woman sells virginity for $780,000, here are the results of our prostitution survey
- 4 China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016
- 5 Far-right French historian, 78-year-old Dominique Venner, commits suicide in Notre Dame in protest against gay marriage
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