Microsoft’s Accepting Bitcoin for Windows & Xbox Purchases


Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has now become the latest big brand to begin accepting the peer-to-peer decentralized virtual currency bitcoin. The Redmond, Washington-based company will allow customers to use the digital currency to purchase Windows, the Windows phone and Xbox … [Read more...]

Texas Man Charged in First Ever Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

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A McKinney, Texas man who operated Bitcoin Savings & Trust (BCS&T) was charged with defrauding his clients Thursday in a case that attorneys say is the very first bitcoin Ponzi scheme that has been brought forward as a federal criminal securities case. Trendon Shavers, who … [Read more...]

10 Most Valuable Brands Dominated by Apple Inc. & Google Inc.


A new report released Thursday found that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) are the world’s two biggest brand names as both companies are worth more than $100 billion each and have become household names across the globe. The Interbrand Best Global Brands study … [Read more...]

Canadian Real Estate Market is Hot but For How Much Longer

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The Canadian real estate market is hot right now. The average sale price of a detached house in the city of Toronto reached $965,000 this past April, while the average sale price of a detached home in Vancouver is between $932,000 (east) and $2.2 million (west). Industry experts warn … [Read more...]

Top 10 Corporate Scandals


Corporate scandals have always been shocking news for investors and stakeholders. Typically these scandals involve understating the company’s expenses, overstating earnings, overstating value of the assets or/and under reporting current liabilities. A corporate wrongdoing sometimes … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Expensive Homes in the World

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The world’s most expensive homes’ list starts with the most recently completed Antilla in Mumbai and ends with an ancient Dracula’s Castle in Romania. While geographically these homes share very little in common, all the homes on this list can lay claim to affluent owners, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Countries with the Richest People in the World


The top ten countries with the highest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita have quite a few unexpected candidates. GDP is indicative of a nation’s goods and services production figures in a year. It is a number that reflects the health of a nation’s economy. It is influenced by a … [Read more...]

Top 6 Political Scandals in Mexico


Misconduct and political corruption are common features of Mexican politics. From election rigging, money laundering to inhuman massacres, Mexico’s politicians are known for fraudulent activities, while Mexican police are infamous for their violence. Despite Mexico being a federal … [Read more...]

Top 10 Business Scandals and Ponzies in the United States


The US has seen many financial and business frauds through the years. Many of these were well thought of and deliberately orchestrated by fraudsters. Others happened when unscrupulous persons took advantage of loopholes in existing systems. No matter how these have come about, they … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Dress For Less

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Looking like a million bucks is not at all difficult. If you have an eye for style and the knack to choose the right clothes and accessories, then your limited budget would no longer stand in your way of looking good. A look at the list below will assure you that there’s nothing … [Read more...]

Top 5 Political Scandals in Pakistan


Pakistan’s politics has seen widespread corruption and many major scandals. Its history is marked by political unrest and government overthrows masterminded by the intelligence agency ISI as well as the military. Almost every administration has been accused of money laundering and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Personal Finance & Budgeting Tips


Most people find it hard to make a budget, even though they know how important it is to have better control of their finances and to have a secure financial future. Preparing a budget is however not as tough as it may seem. You can make a good budget that you can stick to with the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Powerful Brands in the World


Powerful brands have the capacity to generate business value for their owners. They do this by creating an impact on their revenue, profit margins and much more. This is possible because strong brands have the ability to go past competition by the sheer good will they generate. In … [Read more...]

Top 10 Richest People in the World and How They Got Rich


Every year the world's richest list is eagerly awaited. This time the top slot didn't go to the usual suspect, Bill Gates, but to Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican businessman who runs the wireless company, America Movil. Bill Gates has held the top slot for 14 out of the last 15 years. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Consumer Complaints in America


The Consumer Federation of America, in association with the North American Consumer Protection Investigators regularly publishes reports about consumer experience and consumer protection. The report lists the top 10 consumer complaints in the country based on surveys done in … [Read more...]

Top 10 Political Figures I Would Want to Be Stuck in an Elevator With


I though this would be a fun idea to name the top 10 political figures I would want to be stuck in an elevator with and why. Now I know you may have a much different opinion on this so tell me about your top 10 list and why in the comments below. Navigation of the Top 10 Political … [Read more...]

Top 8 Political Scandals in France


The internet is abuzz with gossip about French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his singer-model wife Carla Bruni. An incident in case being the President's alleged drunken speech at the G8 summit. But over the years, various French politicians have been involved in much more serious … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Depressing Jobs


Depression experienced by individuals in a profession is largely dependent on the kind of pressure they face. This can be related to the responsibilities laid on them, the time frames in which they work or the amount of control they have over a situation. Organizational psychologists … [Read more...]

Top 9 Political Scandals in the United Kingdom


Most governing and opposition parties in the UK have had their share of political scandals through the years. The British media has had a field day with political scandals on various occasions. The lurid details of financial and sex scandals have been splashed across the British … [Read more...]

Top 6 Political Scandals in Russia


Russia once enjoyed superpower status but the current economic scenario is in stark contrast to its achievements in the Soviet era. But an even bigger problem is the extent of corruption and scandals in Russian politics. They have not only created a bad reputation of the country’s … [Read more...]