Jeff Bezos Woke Up The World’s Richest Man—And Will Go To Sleep In Second Place – It was a good start to the day for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. After a spike in after-hours trading last night, the value of Bezos’ 80 million shares in Amazon had pushed him past Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of over $90 billion. [qz]
Amazon Profit Slumps 77 Per Cent As Costs Surge; Shares Fall – Amazon.com reported a 77 per cent slump in quarterly profit as the company invests heavily in areas such as video content and in fast-growing economies such as India. [smh]
Russian Man Charged Of Laundering More Than $4 Billion In Bitcoin – A Russian man was indicted by a U.S. jury on Wednesday on charges of laundering more than $4 billion through a Bitcoin exchange. [mash]
Twitter Stock Plunges As It Fails To Deliver User Growth – The company’s shares dropped as much as 13 percent in midday trading after it reported 328 million monthly active users, unchanged from the previous quarter. [cnbc]
Richard Branson Cedes Control Of Virgin Atlantic – Tycoon to stay on as chairman after selling 31% stake to Air France-KLM in deal worth £220m. [guardian]
Top Zuma Bodyguard In Kickback Scandal – President Jacob Zuma’s top bodyguard and head of the presidential protection service (PPS) unit received a significant cash payment from a supplier of blue lights to the unit to purchase a house in an upmarket golf estate. [n24]
JSE-Listed Sygnia Fires KPMG Over ‘Gupta Links’ – JSE-listed asset manager Sygnia has fired KPMG over its alleged role in state capture – the first private sector pressure that has been brought to bear on global firms accused of having questionable business relations with the Gupta family. [mg]
Shabir Shaik Still ‘Terminally Ill’ After 8 Years – But Can Work And Attend Sports – Eight years after being released on parole for “health reasons”‚ convicted fraudster Shabir Shaik is still regarded as being “terminally ill” – despite his house arrest conditions being relaxed so that he can work and attend sports should he wish to. [tlive]
UK Girl, 15, ‘Raped In Rail Station Suffers Second Attack After Flagging Down Man For Help’ – A double manhunt is under way after a 15-year-old girl was raped by two different attackers, including a man she flagged down for help, police said. [tele]
Pakistani Village Council Arrested After Ordering Teenage Girl’s Rape – The Pakistani police arrested 25 people in a rural village on Thursday, after the village council ordered a man to rape a teenage girl publicly to avenge the sexual assault of his sister. [nyt]
Husband Allegedly Killed Wife On Cruise Ship Because ‘She Would Not Stop Laughing at Me’ – An anniversary celebration turned bloody, with the husband allegedly trying to throw his dead wife overboard — while vacationers enjoyed a “murder mystery” dinner. [beast]
SpaceX Now Valued At $21 Billion – SpaceX is grabbing headlines and trying to turn the aerospace industry on its head. It’s also one of the world’s most valuable privately held companies. [cnn]
A Quick Look At What Goes Into Building Africa’s First Solar Power Tower Plant – The first of its kind in Africa, the Khi Solar One solar power tower plant required 335 metric tonnes of cargo to be imported. This is how they did it. [here]
If Your Business Isn’t Rocking Fibre Yet You’re Being Left Behind – Good luck trying to succeed in this day and age with a rickety workplace Internet connection. Come now, it’s 2017 and we just want to help. [here]
Is Justin Bieber Sabotaging His Career For Jesus? – Justin Bieber reportedly canceled his world tour to ‘rededicate his life to Christ.’ But when did Bieber become so devout—and what’s the story of his church with a shady past? [beast]
Trevor Noah Interviews Charlize Theron – The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah interviewed Oscar winner Charlize Theron this week and we loved it. [ch24]
Here’s Why You Should Never Order Diet Coke on an Airplane – Turns out that some flight attendants hate it when you order Diet Coke. It’s not that they hate the drink per se, but they hate the way it reacts in high altitude. [f&w]
Actor Jason Bateman Honored With Hollywood Walk of Fame Star – Jason Bateman was honored with the 2,616th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. [ocr]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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If You’re Sending Money Overseas, Make Sure You’re Using The Best – Currencies Direct have been in the game since 1996 so if it’s travel money, emigration, selling overseas property or moving cash around you’re after they’re the one-stop shop. [ka-ching]
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It’s 2017, You Really Should Beef Up Your Online Security – Businesses can’t afford to take risks any longer, and the same goes for our own online security. NEWORDER’s team are all about the latest hacking and industrial espionage protection. [here]
50 % Of The World’s Mohair Is Produced In SA – It turns out South Africa is the world leader when it comes to mohair production, and the team at Mohair SA are the industry leaders keeping us top of the game. [here]
Guaranteed: You Don’t Have To Pay Full Price For A 5-Door MINI – It’s quite easy to pay less than anyone else for a brand new MINI [check it out]
South Africans Are Drinking Quality Beer Now So Get With The Programme – Stop being that person who is silently judged at every braai, and get your hands on the tastiest beer the country has to offer. [cheers]
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GetSmarter’s Online Courses Are Changing The Business World As We Know It – It’s never ideal to get left behind at work, and given how quickly things change these days fine-tuning and increasing your skill set is more important than ever [getsmarter]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber, and get R150 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
Calling The Home DIY Do-It-Alls – If you’re using a drill around the house and you don’t have a Drilby then grow up. A hundred bucks and you can kiss that dust goodbye [drilby]
So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, somake sure you arrive at every dinner party with a bottle of the best [boekenhout]
How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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