A smart necklace from Samsung? Really?  

CNN Money By : Paul R. La Monica

While rumors are heating up that Apple (AAPL, Tech30) may debut the long-rumored iWatch at a big event (that it finally officially announced) on Sept. 9, the maker of iEverything is late to the wearable party.

Samsung has just released its latest high-tech timepiece. And there's an odd-looking, Bluetooth-enabled necklace-y thing to go with it. More about that in a bit. - Full Article


They did it! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married!  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

They were married Saturday in France, a spokesman for the Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, tells AP. It happened in a private ceremony attended by family and friends.

A California judge presided. The couple's children took part in the wedding. - Full Article


Brazilian Town Run by Women Is Looking for a Few Good (Single) Men  

Richard Cazeau By : Staff Reporting

I'm sure many men have dreamed of an island completely populated by exotic women.

Of course, fantasy is fantasy, but what if it were reality? In a certain regard, it is — in Noiva do Cordeiro, Brazil. It's a scenic rural town in the hills outside of Belo Horizante with one big quirk, or perk, depending on whom you talk to. - Full Article


Burger King is Giving Away Smartphones. Yes, That Burger King  

Mashable By : Todd Wasserman

Burger King has a whopper of a deal this week. Starting Monday, the fast food chain will be offering about two dozen free smartphones free with two-year contracts with AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

The phones include the Moto X, the Samsung G4, the LG Optimus G Pro, the HTC One M7 and the Motorola Droid Mini. - Full Article


Beyonce closes VMAs with 20-minute showstopper  

Fox 411 By : Staff Reporting

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance.

Tears streamed down her face as she was joined onstage by her beaming husband and daughter, amid the numerous rumors surrounding her marriage. - Full Article


Suge Knight Shot Twice At West Hollywood Nightclub  

MTV By : Rebecca Thomas

Suge Knight, the onetime Death Row Records CEO, was reportedly shot twice early Sunday morning (August 24) at a West Hollywood nightspot.

The imposing former label boss apparently walked out of an unofficial, pre-VMA 1 OAK party hosted by Chris Brown on his own but was led to an ambulance by police, according to TMZ. - Full Article


Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work  

CNN Money By : Staff Reporting

Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one of the four bakeries that make the cream-filled treats is closing.

Hostess said Wednesday that it will close the Schiller Park bakery, located outside Chicago, as the company streamlines its manufacturing. - Full Article


Business growth slows in China and Europe, Russia sanctions still to bite  

Reuters By : Staff Reporting

Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, providing more evidence that the world economy is stuttering and may need more monetary stimulus to keep it going. Euro zone private business activity expanded slower than expected in August, despite widespread price cutting.

This is before the full effects of sanctions imposed on and by Russia over Ukraine are felt. - Full Article


Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Is a Watershed Moment for Facebook  

Mashable By : Todd Wasserman

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a juggernaut this summer.

Everyone in your Facebook feed — from Tim Cook to your parents — is pouring ice water on their heads to raise awareness and money for ALS research.

But besides the ALS Association, which has raised more than $15.6 million in just a few weeks, there has been another big beneficiary: Facebook. - Full Article


How E-Commerce Is Finally Disrupting The $600 Billion-A-Year Grocery Industry  

Business Insider By : COOPER SMITH

At $600 billion a year in sales, food and beverage is by far the largest retail category in the U.S. by a wide margin.

However, it's also the category that has been the least disrupted by e-commerce; less than 1% of food and beverage sales currently occur online, according to BI Intelligence's estimates. - Full Article


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