Snapchat goes public at $29bn and makes co-founders tech billionaires

Snap Incs IPO pushes Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphys company ahead of Twitter and potentially creates a serious rival for Facebook Snap Inc, the company behind disappearing messaging app Snapchat, has gone public with stocks soaring 44% on their first day of trading and valuing the company at $28bn. The market debut of the loss-making […]

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Why does the MLS season last so long?

The new season kicks off on Friday and doesnt end until December. Its partly down to travel, and partly to geography but TV complicates matters too Patrick Vieira, the New York City FC coach and former Arsenal star, likes to tell stories about at its overcrowded gates is almost enough to dissuade most people from […]

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Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on Egypt’s Arab spring deaths

Former Egyptian president cleared of involvement in death of protesters during 2011 uprising that ended his reign Egypts top appeals court has found Hosni Mubarak innocent of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule, marking the final ruling in a landmark case. Mubarak was the first of […]

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Forced evacuation of east Aleppo was war crime, says UN

Inquiry details war crimes by pro-Assad forces and rebel groups in Aleppo including use of chemical weapons The United Nations has accused the Syrian government of used its veto for a seventh time to protect Syria from UN security council sanctions over allegations of chemical weapons use throughout the six year war. Syrian forces have […]

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Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer loses millions in bonuses over security lapses

After hacks affecting the personal details of 1 billion users, the chief executive loses cash bonus of $2m and gives up stock awards worth millions more Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will lose her annual bonus and the companys top lawyer has been removed over their mishandling of security breaches that exposed the personal information […]

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Lorde says new Green Light single is out on Friday and will be ‘very different’

New Zealand star promises that new single will make you dance as it recounts her journey over the past two years Lorde has confirmed she will release a new single on Friday. The 20-year-old pop star from New Zealand hinted at the news via a video clip on social media earlier this week. In the […]

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Luis von Ahn: the Duolingo entrepreneur teaching languages for free

I saw irony in that people were learning English to alleviate poverty, but they needed $1,000 to get out of poverty, he says Read more:

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Angela Merkel urged to ban Erdoan over jailed German journalist

Chancellor under pressure to stop Turkish president from entering country while reporter is held in Istanbul prison Angela Merkel is facing calls to ban the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, from entering Germany while a arrested as part of Erdogans crackdown on the press. Ralf Jger, the interior minister of North-Rhine Westphalia and a member […]

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From Petra to Wadi Rum: an archaeologist’s view of Jordan

Darius Arya is on a research project in Jordan, but has time to capture the countrys stunning trinity of world-famous sights Read more:

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Director of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art resigns amid pressure

Resignation of Thomas H Campbell comes at a time of mounting pressure on the prestigious institutions finances as it may deal with $40m deficit The Metropolitan Museum of Arts director Thomas H Campbell has resigned amid mounting pressure over the institutions finances. The New York Times a $600m wing for modern and contemporary art, never […]

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