IF you grew up in the nineties, you might have spent part of your childhood swapping Pokemon cards with your friends on the hunt for the most powerful characters. But it's also possible to make money from them, as some of the cards are now fetching up to £5,300 on eBay. That's a pretty decent price considering Pokemon cards were worth about £3 to £4 per pack in the nineties. So you might want to dust off your old collection, because you could be sitting on a golden treasure trove. Of course, some cards are more valuable than others, as the highest sum ever paid for a single card was £43,450. This was paid for the Pikachu Illustrator card, purchased at an auction in the US in 2016.How to make money from your Pokemon cardsTHE Sun asked collectables expert Tracy Martin for her best tips. Here's what she said: Collect your holographic cards first: They're the most value and there are three different types: some cards have just the Pokemon image holographic, there are … [Read more...] about Your old Pokemon cards could be worth up to £5,300 – we reveal the most valuable
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Facebook has announced that it has raised $1.5 billion at a valuation of approximately $50 billion, but it is has no immediate plans for the funds and will simply continue to build and expand its operations. The transaction consisted of two parts: on Friday, Goldman Sachs completed an oversubscribed offering to its non-US clients in a fund that invested $1 billion in Facebook Class A common stock, while last month, Digital Sky Technologies (DST), The Goldman Sachs Group, and funds managed by Goldman Sachs invested $500 million in Facebook Class A common stock at the same valuation. Facebook said it was approached by DST and Goldman Sachs; the company only then decided that the proposed deal was an attractive opportunity to bolster its cash reserves and increase its financial flexibility with limited dilution to existing shareholders. Facebook had the option to accept between $375 million and $1.5 billion from the Goldman Sachs overseas offering, but the company chose to limit it to $1 … [Read more...] about Facebook raises $1.5 billion, now worth $50 billion
IT'S without a doubt the least glamorous (and most stomach-churning) household chore we can think of - but if you don't regularly remove the build-up of hair in your bathroom plug holes, it can cause serious issues for your plumbing. But rather than trying to get the worst of it out with your hands - *shivers* - Mrs Hinch superfans are going wild for a £2 eBay gadget which promises to remove the slimy, clogged hair in an instant. Raving about the purse-friendly product on the Facebook group Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It, the woman wrote: "So I cleaned my bath plug hole after buying one of those plastic spiky rods you lovelies mentioned." Sharing a photo of the shocking amount of hair the tool was able to extract, the woman continued: "This is only my hair from two years of having a new bathroom fitted. And I do try and catch most hairs out of the bath water when I wash my hair!!" In other words, what hope is there for the rest of us who happily rinse our stray strands down the plug? … [Read more...] about Woman raves about £2 eBay plug hole hook which instantly removed 2 YEARS’ worth of clogged hair
Here's a headscratcher. If Danny Baker was MORE of a racist, would he get away with it? If the Radio 5 Live DJ had done something more than liken a mixed-race Royal to a chimpanzee - start a political party, build a wall, scream anti-Muslim rhetoric at a Parliamentary rally - he'd be given more attention, not less of it. Black celebrities could tweet their disgust, and it would make not a jot of difference to the attention given. He'd be invited on to Andrew Marr. He'd be asked to give us his reasons on Question Time. He'd get followers, too, as whatever mad things he came out with infected others who were ripe to be hooked. He still wouldn't have a job at the BBC, of course. That still wouldn't look right. But they'd have let him go politely, talking about the need for an apolitical image among Auntie's representatives, rather than issue a statement saying he "goes against the values we as a station aim to embody". And money would come his way. From online crowdfunders, … [Read more...] about If Danny Baker was more of a racist, would he get away with it?
Facebook has agreed to buy leading instant messaging platform WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The company made the surprise announcement in a blog post just minutes ago, detailing its reasoning for the deal as well as how it plans to go about the purchase. In short, Zuckerberg & co. are shelling out $4 billion in cash and approximately $12 billion worth of Facebook shares to snap up WhatsApp’s technology and user base. The agreement also provides for an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units to be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees that will vest over four years subsequent to closing. To better explain the deal Facebook highlighted some of WhatsApp’s key metrics: It’s estimated that over 450 million people are using WhatsApp worldwide today of which 70% are active, adding another million users per day and quickly approaching the entire volume of carrier-based SMS worldwide. "WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The … [Read more...] about Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion, suddenly Instagram’s $1b acquisition looks like a bargain