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Tim Cook required to fly only by private jet

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In documents filed with the US markets regulator, Apple said the policy was "in the interests of security and efficiency". Apple reported that Mr Cook's personal travel expenses came to $93,109 (£69,253) in 2017. His personal security expenses came to $224,216, the tech giant added. In 2017, the chief executive's salary was just over $3m. He also received $9.3m in bonuses, plus $89m of shares that were promised to him if he met certain targets. Apple's market capitalisation rose to $868bn in November, making it the world's most valuable publ... Read More »

#MeToo, #TakeAKnee and #Covfefe: Hashtags that dominated in 2017

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In 2017, Twitter also increased its character length for tweets from 140 to 280, giving the platform's 300,000 active users an opportunity to express their opinions in even more detail. From #MeToo to #TakeAKnee vie #Covfefe here are some of the hashtags that have emerged in 2017. #MeToo One of the most prominent hashtags of 2017 inspired a global movement of men and women to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment. In 2007, the US activist Tarana Burke started the Me Too movement that would be rekindled in 2017 by the hashtag ... Read More »

Grosvenor Crescent rated the most expensive street in England and Wales

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The sweeping crescent, whose Grade II-listed properties are thought to have been built between 1837 and 1860, topped a list of the priciest streets published by Lloyds Bank. However, while Grosvenor Crescent’s residents are sitting pretty, with the typical price tag unchanged on last December, their wealthy neighbours in Eaton Square – which topped the bank’s table a year ago – have each typically seen more than £3m wiped off the value of their property in the space of 12 months, cutting the average price to just over £13.5m. Lloyds did n... Read More »

Adidas recruits all of the famous people to feature in their new campaign

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Selena Gomez had her own collection back in 2015. Karlie Kloss has been the face of Stella McCartney’s line for ages.  Gareth Bale was the poster boy for Adidas Football. But the brand has stepped up its influencer game of its latest ad. Because they’ve got every famous person ever to launch their new ‘Calling All Creators’ campaign. Adidas prides itself on being driven by creatives – artists, designers, musicians, and so they’ve put together an all-star cast which includes a load of them and some of the world’s best sportspeople. Just look at ... Read More »

Selfieccino debutes in London cafe

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This flight attendant discovered the cafe on the internet in Singapore before even travelling to London. Flight attendant, Safirah Safari said, "I actually heard it through Facebook back at home in Singapore when I was browsing through the Facebook and I saw one of the faces that actually shot the video of this and I actually texted my friend because we were going to London the next week so I told her let's come to this and just check it out. This is really interesting I've never seen any cafe that has a selfieccino, so it is really amazing"... Read More »

Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ acquired by Louvre Abu Dhabi in record $450m deal

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A Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ that sold in New York for a record $450 million (£336m) is heading to a museum in the United Arab Emirates. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi made the announcement on Wednesday. The 500-year-old painting is called “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “saviour of the world.” It is one of fewer than 20 paintings by the Renaissance master known to exist and the only one in private hands. Christie's auction house sold it to an anonymous buyer last month. The New York Times reports the mystery buyer was a little-k... Read More »

Apple watch and GymKit: how Apple finally made your wrist talk to your treadmill – and why that matters

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Apple Watch users are familiar with how strong its health and fitness features are, helping you to monitor how much brisk exercise you do, how your heart health is doing and helping you to take a minute for mindfulness. Apple announced GymKit earlier in the year, to allow an Apple Watch to exchange data with gym equipment like treadmills, bikes, stair steppers and elliptical trainers. The idea was that though the Apple Watch was good at evaluating much of your active exercise, extra data that a treadmill, say, could glean would add to the Wa... Read More »

Karl Lagerfeld’s homecoming

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The show, which was a kind of homecoming from the label's Hamburg-born designer, Karl Lagerfeld, took place at the Elbphilharmonie, the city’s showstopping new concert hall, designed by contemporary starchitecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. The models were sharing the stage with a live orchestra. Among the models was Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber, Victoria's Secret star Grace Elizabeth and Lagerfeld's 9-year-old godson Hudson Kroenig. The 84-year-old designer showcased a collection with a nautical theme. Models wore luxurious, t... Read More »

The four companies that shape our lives

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The four most important tech companies aren’t even just tech companies anymore. They each have embedded themselves in our lives, hugely influencing us by playing to our basic human instincts: from the eternal human search for answers to our need for love. That’s what Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at New York University, argues in his new book, The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. He also says that the companies’ deep pockets and massive customer base are what allow the companies to start competing in d... Read More »

Gucci under investigation for tax evasion by Italian authorities

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Gucci, Italy’s greatest fashion success story and a brand whose renaissance has become a model the whole industry wants to emulate, is being investigated as perhaps among the country’s biggest tax evaders. The Italian tax police searched the Gucci Hub, the 377,000-square-foot campus in Milan that is home to more than 250 employees, last week, as well as Gucci’s offices in Florence. The search was part of a criminal investigation into the brand by the prosecutor’s office in Milan. The Italian newspaper La Stampa reported that officials wer... Read More »

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