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「IPOは未だずっと先のこと」。デビッド・カープ、ついにBloomberg TV登場

Tumblr Has `Ways to Go’ Before IPO, CEO Says

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) — David Karp, founder and chief executive officer of Tumblr Inc., talks about the outlook for the social-networking website and possibility Tumblr may hold an initial public offering. He speaks with Nicole Lapin on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” Bloomberg’s Emily Chang also speaks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Lance Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles late Thursday after he refused to fight allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Mr. Armstrong notified the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that he wouldn’t fight the charges the agency brought against him in June, a move that, according to USADA, immediately strips him of all of his athletic titles going back to Aug. 1, 1998, roughly a year before his first Tour de France victory. USADA said Mr. Armstrong is also banned immediately from competing in Olympic and other elite-level sports for the rest of his life.

In 2010, The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that a former teammate had accused Mr. Armstrong of doping, which eventually led to the investigation by USADA.

Cycling Legend Loses Titles - WSJ

The bottom line: The number of never-married urban Chinese women ages 25 to 34 is around 7 million, a dramatic increase from the 1980s.
(via China’s ‘Leftover Ladies’ Are Anything But - Businessweek)

Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki during a curtain call after his second home run in a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday. 

(via Hiroki Kuroda Lifts Yankees Over Red Sox - NYTimes.com)

(via What Would Happen If The Entire World Lived Like Americans? | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation)

"Just looking at a city’s geographic extents ignores its more important ecological footprint," he writes. "How much land would we really need if everyone lived like New Yorkers versus Houstonians?"

More than 40 percent of all carbon credits issued by the United Nations have been awarded to 19 plants for destroying HFC-23, a gaseous byproduct of a coolant that causes global warming and is used in air-conditioners.

Subsidies for a Global Warming Gas - Graphic - NYTimes.com

(via Apple Reaches Record and $600 Billion Value on IPad Rumor - Bloomberg)

Peter Misek, an analyst at Jefferies & Co., talks about the outlook for Apple Inc. Apple shares rose to a record and the company’s market value surpassed $600 billion on a report by Misek that production has started on a smaller version of the iPad tablet as well as a new television product. Misek speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” 

Pussy Riot: The Girls Who Have Rocked Russia - The Daily Beast

Pussy Riot has indeed been that—a riot; sparking demonstrations, and a sympathy movement, around the world.

Earlier this month, Madonna had the band’s name written across her naked back at a concert in Moscow. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Peter Gabriel, Sting, and Franz Ferdinand expressed their support—all in vain, as the musicians remained in jail. Meanwhile, as sympathy in the West coalesced, Russian nationalists threatened to execute the punks for humiliating the church and Russian traditions.

“We’ve been saying Putin is a dictator for years who doesn’t care about the law. Today, he proved it.”

(via Chess Champ Garry Kasparov: ‘They Were Trying to Break My Leg’ - The Daily Beast)