• Ebay has built a global market of sneakerheads worth more than $400 million

    Ebay has built a global market of sneakerheads worth more than $400 million

    QZ.com 03 Apr '15, 11am

    Today, the numbers point to a growing, and increasingly globe-spanning, population of eBay-enabled sneaker collectors. Their spending on sneakers purchased over eBay has grown by double-digit percentages each year since 2010. Last year about 6.3 million pairs of sneakers were sold on ...

  • Louis Vuitton is doing great without Marc Jacobs

    Louis Vuitton is doing great without Marc Jacobs

    QZ.com 14 Apr '15, 6pm

    The numbers: Great. LVMH, the parent company of Louis Vuitton and a number of other brands, continues to show strong growth (pdf) after a very successful 2014 . The luxury group reported first-quarter revenue for the year of €8.3 billion ($8.9 billion), an increase of 15.5% over the s...

  • A 17-year-old was just arrested by Singapore police for calling Lee Kuan Yew a “horrible person” –

    QZ.com 30 Mar '15, 3pm

    Last Friday, on March 27, Amos Yee uploaded to YouTube a video entitled “Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead!” in which he railed against Singapore’s former strongman , who had died four days earlier. Lee kuan Yew was not a great person, and I've made a video, explaining why. Enjoy! https://...

  • 80% of Bitcoin is exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan

    80% of Bitcoin is exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan

    QZ.com 10 Mar '15, 5pm

    In a report out today from Goldman Sachs about the future of money, the bank points out that 80% of bitcoin volume is now exchanged into and out of Chinese yuan. The second-highest trading currency is the US dollar, followed by smaller denominations in yen and euros. Share Tap image t...

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    The solution to Wall Street’s 1960s paperwork crisis could also save bitcoin –

    QZ.com 29 Mar '15, 1pm

    In the late 1960s, Wall Street had a paper problem. Every time a stock changed hands, a physical stock certificate had to be exchanged as well. Back then, the securities business relied on a cottage industry of old men, often retired police officers and firemen, chomping cigars in tre...

  • A mass die-off of sea creatures is taking place off the coast of Singapore

    A mass die-off of sea creatures is taking place off the coast of Singapore

    QZ.com 06 Mar '15, 8am

    Swathes of dead sea creatures—including pufferfish, sea horses, squid, and eel—have been washing up on the shores of Singapore over the past few weeks. Last year, farms also reported mass fish deaths, caused by hot weather and a plankton bloom that clogged fish gills. Scientists say t...

  • Dudes be spending: One in five luxury handbags are man bags

    One in five luxury handbags are man bags

    QZ.com 29 Jan '15, 11am

    That’s because they don’t come cheap. According to Euromonitor’s estimates, the market value for man bags has more than doubled over the past decade, with men now spending in the neighborhood of $6 billion per year on luxury bags. But the quantity being purchased over the same period ...

  • The thought that ISIL might be using bitcoin is keeping US regulators up at night

    QZ.com 13 Feb '15, 6pm

    Bitcoin fans may not enjoy the government’s attention, but they should be flattered: It means the technology they are developing is powerful stuff. At a recent forum that brought together government officials and bitcoin entrepreneurs to discuss the future of the cryptocurrency, paean...

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