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Wall St slumps

Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook shares plunged.

Fears of a global slowdown will not die off, sending US markets diving.

The Oscars of advertising video

Helen Mirren appears in the commercial for Budweiser.

Advertisers pay $7 million for 30 seconds of air time to engage 100 million Super Bowl viewers.

ANZ traders scandal drags in other banks

ANZ lodged its defence against a NZD$32 million claim.

ANZ has dragged other major banks into the "toxic culture" claims made by sacked trader Etienne Alexiou.

IKEA loses name in Indonesia

Swedish furniture company Ikea will not be able to trade under its name in Indonesia.

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.

Smirking Shkreli calls lawyers 'imbeciles' video

Martin Shkreli declined to answer questions from US lawmakers interested in why the company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by 5000 per cent.

World's 'most hated' man sparks outrage at US congressional hearing.

Like a Fitbit for dogs

Heyrex canine data collection software tracks, records and communicates dog behaviour.

Wellington company's wearable technology for dogs can track behaviour and weight loss.

Spider surprise in salad

The salad-dwelling spider.

Woman takes video of an unusual extra in her salad bag - a large, wriggling Huntsman.

Playboy ditches nudes

Pamela Anderson, Playboy's cover girl a record 13 times, was the last person to bare it all for the magazine.

Playboy is going Suitable For Work, sort of, and for the first time we could show you what's inside.

They had ONE job ...

Picture of a cute monkey accompanied with the Chinese word that means "goat".

Gaffe by Australian supermarket chain Coles tickles Chinese speakers in the country.

Google search chief retires

Amit Singhal is stepping down from his role as Internet Search Chief at Google.

Google's internet search chief is stepping down.

'Super rude' buyer denied car

Falcon doors on Tesla Model X.

The customer is always right, goes the saying. But if you're rude, don't expect that maxim to apply universally as one man found out.

KFC wins over mutant chicken rumours

KFC has been battling food safety allegations in China for several years.

Three tech firms helped spread rumours and doctored photos of deformed chickens. Now they're paying for it.

Yahoo, not much to shout about

Yahoo has fallen behind competitors like Google who have had a superior advertising revenue model.

OPINION: It was once the "go to" site on the internet. Now Yahoo is basically a laughing stock.

Yahoo to slash jobs

The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in this April 16, 2013 file photo. Online search and advertising company Yahoo Inc's <YHOO.O> board plans to weigh the potential sale of its Internet business when it meets Wednesday through Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files

Yahoo says it will consider "strategic alternatives" for its core business as it slashed 15 per cent of its workforce.

Quiz: The TPPA, how much do you know?

It's been in the news for months, but were taking any notice?

You've heard about it and read about it, but how much information about the TPPA did you really take on board?

Amazon's big book store plans

Amazon has already announced plans for one store, are hundreds more to follow?

Amazon is planning hundreds of bricks and mortar bookstories, a US mall operator claims.

Weta takes magic leap with Google

A still from Magic Leap's first teaser video for the Dr. Grordbort's game developed by Weta Workshop and Magic Leap.

Weta Workshop and Google to work together to take digital world beyond smartphones.

Gold Coast plans for 100 storeys

The Q1 is the tallest residential building in the southern hempishere, but it may be dwarfed by taller buildings in the future after changes to the Gold Coast's City Plan.

Gold Coast city plan change means 100-storey tower likely in the near future, says the mayor.

Sydney turns to ghost town

Night-time pedestrian activity fell in most City of Sydney precincts compared to 2012, a survey has found.

City "lockout" laws see late night activity in Sydney's CBD plunge, report finds.

Zika virus forces car name change

The spread of the Zika virus has seen Tata Motors decide to change the name of their new "Zica" model.

A new car is to be rebranded after a run-in with the Zika virus.

China busts largest-ever Ponzi scheme

The perpetrators literally buried evidence of their wrongdoing six metres underground.

Perpetrators of the Ezubao scandal netted $11.6b in just 18 months, and "cleaned out" Louis Vuitton stores across China.

Aussie's backpacker tax

Backpackers only make an average A$15,000 during their Australian stay.

Australia wants to shake some more money out of backpackers and people on working holidays.

'Demand up from payment' from PNG

When Foreign Minister Murray McCully visited Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, last year, he raised Evaluation Consult's issue.

The Papua New Guinea government is yet to pay its $600,000 debt to Wellington company Evaluation Consult.

'World's best chef' in suspected suicide

Benoit Violier: 'It's my life. I go to sleep with cooking. I wake up to cooking.'

Young, debonair Benoit Violier had just been crowned the king of the culinary world. That world's stresses consumed him.

He was like 'an overripe tomato' video

New South Wales boy Damien McCaull got sunburnt on Australia Day even though he was wearing sunscreen.

Damien was wearing SPF30 sunblock but still got burnt. His mother is blaming Banana Boat.

Weta Workshop space chat video

Weta Workshop founder, Sir Richard Taylor and his staff jumped at the chance to video chat with an astronaut on board the International Space Station.

Weta Workshop staff are used to mingling with stars but a recent out of this world encounter has provided them with movie inspiration.

900,000 clients 'fleeced of $11.7bn'

After rising to the top in just 18 months, police in China believe online finance company Ezubao defrauded 900,000 people.

In 18 months, Ezubao became China's largest online finance business. But 95 per cent of its investments were fake.

Women drivers win lawsuit

A woman drives a vehicle in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 2013, as seen in a video published by the driving campaign.

Women win court case after Saudi prince wanted men-only drivers.

Warne ends controversial charity

Cricketing legend Shane Warne announced the foundation would shut today via his Facebook page.

After ongoing speculation the cricketing legend is closing down The Shane Warne Foundation.

Payout after Fifty Shades fight

Fifty Shades of Grey was a massive worldwide hit in both book and movie form.

Australian publisher Amanda Hayward must pay more than $NZ20.2m after a stoush over profits from raunchy hit Fifty Shades of Grey.

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