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She’s fashion's eye of the storm who seems to create a frenzy wherever she lands, whether it’s Paris, New York or Seoul. Her name is Irene Kim, aka "Hurricane Irene," the nickname she’s been given in South Korea, where the 27-year old has become the country’s biggest model. See also: We tested how fashionable the Apple Watch really is It’s apropos of the Seattle native, whose career seems to have become the perfect storm in the past few seasons. In Seoul, her career is frenzied. She's the host of two television shows, is seen walking the finales in a multitude of Seoul Fashion Week runways, is an “it” girl seen at every major party with the country's celebs, and a must-have model in the pages of Vogue Girl Korea and Elle Korea. Read more...More about Features, Model, Socialite, Lifestyle, and Irene Kim
Take a deep breath, America. You've dodged quite a bullet Thursday's news that Comcast planned to withdraw from its $45-billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable was meet with a combination of relief and rejoicing from just about everybody Even the companies involved seemed, at most, unsurprised. "We structured this deal so that if the government didn’t agree, we could walk away," said Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, with a fatalism usually unfamiliar to multibillion-dollar mergers The US government was openly gleeful Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, one of the government regulators that had been scrutinizing the deal, said that the deal's failure "is in the best interests of consumers." Read more...More about Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Business, and Media
VALLETTA, Malta — Human traffickers throughout North Africa and the Middle East are using Facebook, Viber and other social media tools to recruit clients from across the region. As European officials wrestle a major migrant crisis in southern Europe — nearly 2,000 people have died in Mediterranean shipwrecks since the start of 2015 — the smugglers are turning the flood of refugees fleeing war-torn regions into a booming multi-million dollar business online. See also: The Mediterranean migrant crisis, explained in under 2 minutes Migrants wait to disembark from the Italian Coast Guard ship Fiorillo, at the Catania harbor, Sicily, southern Italy, on April 24, 2015.Image: Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press Read more...More about Facebook, Social Media, Europe, Twitter, and Us World