Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.
Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov are speculated to be headed for breakup following the two's alleged unfollowing of each other and not spending time before the start of the US Open. Sharapova has also publicly announced she only wants to play mixed doubles with John McEnroe despite Dimitrov saying it would be fun to play with his girlfriend as his partner.
Benedict Cumberbatch participated in the ice bucket challenge not only once, but five times. The actor however remains private about his private life as rumors describe the mystery woman to have a serious career. Cumberbatch and co-star in "Sherlock" Martin Freeman won big at the Emmy's along with show creator Steven Moffat.
"Game of Thrones" is currently filming, with Cersei's naked walk of penance allegedly set in Dubrovnik, Croatia. However, the production crew might have to look for a new location, as the city has denied a shooting permit for the scene which will feature public nudity. Actor Lena Headey attends Emmy's alongside other cast members.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett, is helping finance Burger King Worldwide Inc's (BKW.N) take over of Canadian chain Tim Hortons Inc (THI.TO), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards is happening, and everyone is tuned in. Jim Parsons has won for his performance in "The Big Bang Theory" again, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins in the same category for the third time in a row.
Sony Corp (6758.T) said on Sunday its PlayStation Network was taken down by a denial of service-style attack and the FBI was investigating the diversion of a flight carrying a top Sony executive amid reports of a claim that explosives were on board.
Berlin-based PR executive Herbert Franz should be a soft target for German luxury automakers - his last car was a BMW (BMWG.DE) X3 - but he can't wait to leave them behind.
Formula One needs a strong leader and Bernie Ecclestone's $100 million court settlement to end a bribery trial in Germany is positive for the sport's future, Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Saturday.
As negotiations to resolve an increasingly bitter dispute over Indonesian mining rules teetered on the brink of collapse, the chairman of Freeport-McMoRan Inc James "Jim Bob" Moffett flew to Jakarta for last-ditch talks.
Investors owning 31 percent of shares of Allergan Inc have asked the company to call a special shareholder meeting, activist shareholder William Ackman said on Friday, giving the hedge fund manager a victory in his fight to acquire the Botox maker.
Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.
An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook (FB.O) for alleged privacy violations had gathered support from 60,000 users and passed its first legal review. Max Schrems, who already has a case involving the social network pending at the European Court of Justice, is claiming damages of 500 euros ($663) per user from U.S.-listed Facebook. The $195 billion company has 1.32 billion active users.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade will come in December, and is promised to be the smallest SUV in the market that's loaded with plentiful features.
Nicki Minaj's "predictable" "Anaconda" music video is nothing new, showing a lot of twerking and sexual innuendos all too common in hip hop videos, according to critics.
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