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  • Bob McDonnell is "a Rolex-wearing, Ferrari-driving, throw-the-wife-under-the-bus 21st-century politician"

    Religious Right’s ‘Nice Guy’ Who Threw His Wife Under the Bus - The

    thedailybeast.com 05 Sep '14, 2pm

    When Bob McDonnell burst onto the national scene in 2009, he was everything the Republican Party needed—a good-looking family man who stopped the Obama juggernaut in its tracks in the swing state of Virginia just 12 months after the party’s McCain humiliation of 2008. A family-values ...

  • Hated Bitcoin Tycoon: My Life Is at Risk - Daily Beast

    Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk

    thedailybeast.com 17 Sep '14, 9am

    World News 09.17.14 Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk In the first interview with Mt. Gox’s Mark Karpeles since Japanese police launched an investigation into his bankrupt exchange, he says he’s just a regular geek—and that he’s in danger. TOKYO, Ja...

  • Apple is about to dethrone Rolex

    Will Apple Take Down the Luxury Watch Industry?

    thedailybeast.com 10 Sep '14, 5pm

    Apple’s iPhone made Blackberry all but nonexistent. Should Rolex and Chopard start to worry? Maybe not just yet. But Apple’s introduction Tuesday of the Apple Watch loudly announced the company’s intention to disrupt the luxury watch market. Apple has long since carved out its niche a...

  • @jakeadelstein

    Inside Japan’s Bitcoin Heist -

    thedailybeast.com 28 Feb '14, 3am

    Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has been racing toward acceptance as a genuine currency, had a colossal setback this past Tuesday, when a major Bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, based in Tokyo, went off-line . Thousands of customers are unable to withdraw deposits and CEO Mark Karpeles is...

  • Bitcoin Erotica E-Book to Be Released

    thedailybeast.com 01 Oct '13, 7pm

    , bitcoins are taking it to the bedroom. Brought to you by the author of books like Cougars Like It Dirty and Cougars Like It Hard , comes an erotic e-book centered on ... you guessed it, bitcoins. King of the Bitcoin , written by Kayleen Knight, follows the life a 19-year-old Bitcoin...

  • Inside the Winklevoss twins' new Bitcoin gambit

    Inside The Winklevoss Twins’ New Bright Idea -

    thedailybeast.com 02 Jul '13, 8pm

    The Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, immortalized in The Social Network as the Winklevii, are back in the news. Seeking to cash in on the craze for Bitcoin , the alternative digital currency, they announced Monday their intent to sell shares to the public in the Winklevoss Bitcoin...

  • Marc Jacobs may bid adieu to @LouisVuitton

    Marc Jacobs May Bid Adieu to Louis Vuitton; Elle Man Launches in France

    thedailybeast.com 30 Sep '13, 5pm

    Marc Jacobs May Bid Adieu to Louis Vuitton: After an impressive 16-year stint as Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs may be leaving the fashion house to advance work on his eponymous label, possibly with an IPO (initial public offering), sources revealed over the weekend. ...

  • .@WendyDavisTexas will be using her pink sneakers for a different kind of run in 2014.

    Wendy Davis, Kamala Harris, Chris Taylor & More Tough Democratic Women

    thedailybeast.com 09 Aug '13, 6pm

    Never have a pair of pink running shoes, a back brace, and a YouTube connection created a bigger stir than with W endy Davis’s now famous filibuster in the Texas state Senate against abortion restrictions. Since her 10-hour marathon, the 50-year-old Davis has rocketed to national atte...