UPSET: 10-Man Chelsea Eliminates Barcelona To Reach Final – Chelsea are through to the Champions League final after an incredible 2-2 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou in their semi-final second-leg encounter was enough to hand them a 3-2 aggregate victory over the holders. [huffpo]
Facebook Growth Slows – As Facebook Inc. enters the final weeks before its landmark initial public offering, not all of the arrows are pointing up. In what is likely to be the last snapshot of its financial condition before the expected May IPO, Facebook disclosed Monday that its first-quarter profit and revenue declined from the final quarter of 2011. [wallstreetjournal]
Apple Results Top Estimates As iPhone Sales Soar – Apple, which now has more than $100 billion in cash on hand, said today that second-quarter sales and profit rose on continued demand for the iPhone 4S and new buyers of the third-generation iPad. The question is whether that’s enough to keep investors happy. [forbes]
Multichoice Fined Over Nude Scene – Private broadcaster Multichoice has been fined R10 000 over an inappropriate age restriction for a comedy show with a full-frontal nude scene showing male genitalia, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) said on Tuesday.[iol]
Anglo Gets Rid Of The Weight On Its Shoulders – Mining house Anglo American has sold the South African arm of steelmaker Scaw Metals for $440-million to an investment consortium in a long-awaited deal, bringing proceeds from its drive to divest non-core assets to $3.7-billion over two years. [mail&guardian]
Jay-Z Launches Facebook Game , ‘Empire’ – Empire, a new Facebook game from Jay-Z, wants your virtual self to “go from hustler, to entrepreneur, to business mogul.” If that life path sounds familiar, it’s because it resembles Jay-Z‘s story. Earned points help you move out of the projects and into the “hotspots of the rich and famous” in Manhattan. [mashable]
Leveson Inquiry: Jeremy Hunt Faces Calls To Resign Over ‘Absolutely Illegal’ News Corp Advice – Jeremy Hunt, the UK Culture Secretary, was on Tuesday night facing demands for his resignation after emails released by the Murdoch family disclosed that his office offered “absolutely illegal” advice to News Corporation executives. [telegraph]
Free Workshop For Startups Requiring Mentoring – Now in its second year, the Net Prophet Startup Acceleration Workshop is now open for applications for a 100% free startup mentoring course – ran by prolific startup coach, Permjot Valia. The course gives technology startups the opportunity to greatly accelerate their efforts in getting their new business, product or service to market by participating in this two day workshop. [npworkshop]
6A Is The Best Seat On A Plane – The battle for the best seat on a plane is one airlines seem to find ever more inventive ways of monetising. But flight comparison website Skyscanner surveyed more than 1,000 airline passengers on their seat preferences – and the verdict is in – seat 6A. [dailymail]
Carla Bruni Looking Like A ‘Chipmunk’ – The first lady of France looks frozen. Carla Bruni, who gave birth to daughter Giulia in October, appeared suspiciously taut and wrinkle-free for a 44-year-old mother of two when she stepped out to vote. [thedaily]
Google’s Eric Schmidt Defends Android In Oracle Trial – Taking the stand on Tuesday during the ongoing trial over Google’s use of the Java programming language on its Android mobile operating system, Google executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt strongly defended the company against accusations that it illegally lifted parts of the Java platform from Sun Microsystems. [wired]
Gun-Hiding Clothing All The Rage In US – Woolrich, a 182-year-old clothing company, describes its new chino pants as an elegant and sturdy fashion statement, with a clean profile and fabric that provides comfort and flexibility. And they’re great for hiding a handgun. [nytimes]
Woman Buys Two $1 Million Winning Lottery Tickets – Virginia Fike from Virginia […Fike] bought two lottery tickets from a truck stop a few weeks ago, one of which turned out to be worth a million dollars. And then the other one also turned out to be worth a million dollars. Virginia simply cannot stop winning one million dollars. [gawker]
Kim Kardashian Sports KW Earrings – Kim Kardashian sparked plenty of buzz this weekend after she touched down in Los Angeles Sunday with some new bling on hand — or rather, on ear. The reality star, 31, flaunted gold-and-diamond-studded earrings that spelled out rumored beau Kanye West’s initials. [nydaily]
Tonight’s Powerball Lottery Sitting At R1.3 Billion ($173 Million) – You can buy tickets online for tonight’s Powerball lottery jackpot. There is so much winning going on lately, maybe tonight is YOUR night? You’ll need to get a ticket to ensure that chance. Good luck. [tickets]
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