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September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers Dies At 81

The comedian died Thursday, a week after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during routine throat surgery. "My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," her daughter said in a statement. "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."

A $2.5 Billion Vice

Vice Media, which started as a tiny free magazine in Montreal, raised $500 million in a pair of deals that value the company at $2.5 billion. The investments, which come after talks about a deal with Time Warner's HLN cable network fell apart, were from A&E Networks and venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures. Each company invested $250 million in return for a 10% stake.

19 Ethereal Pictures Of London's Secret Underworld

From abandoned tube stations and vast caverns to an entire disused railway line and the new Crossrail network, there's a whole world underneath your feet. Some of these via Subterranean London, compiled by Bradley L. Garrett.

Here's An Idea For Michael Bloomberg: Buy CNN

The investment banker turned media mogul turned New York City mayor is heading back to run the company he founded. And as Bloomberg expands its news operation into magazines, politics, and more, his first order of business should be to buy CNN.

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