A mystery about the supertall Burj Dubai is when the skyscraper will be finished and opened to the public. For a while, it looked like September was a strong possibility, with hints that the date would be 9 September — thus, 09.09.09.
British music company EMI has had success with The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Rolling
Stones, and more recently with Lily Allen and Coldplay. The company is now struggling to survive the financial
crisis, however, and it may go bankrupt.
Clothing manufacture is a very important part of the economy of Bangladesh. In fact, it makes up 76 per cent of the country's total exports. The industry employs 4.5 million people, though many of them live and work in extremely bad conditions.
Online sex is just one more business going through very hard times.
"There are a lot of girls who have not worked in a month," Annie Cruz,
a 24-year-old San Franciscan sex performer said. "You would think porn
would do better in times like this."
The word "gossip" comes from the Old English godsibb, meaning a child's godparents. In the 16th century, it came to mean a person, usually a woman, who loves idle talk. Shakespeare, who was the first to use the verb, would have loved gossip magazines.
In a 2003 interview with The New York Times, Ursula Burns, the new CEO of Xerox, said she grew up poor on Manhattan's Lower East Side with "lots of Jewish immigrants, Hispanics and African-Americans, but the common denominator was poverty."
"On the internet, you have millions of people trying to connect to other people ... and the easiest way to do that is [through] humor," says author Douglas Rushkoff. Companies can learn from the viral success of the Three-Wolf Moon T-shirt, he believes.