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January, 2017

Secret citizen Peter Thiel thinks he is God’s gift to New Zealand, basically

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President Donald Trump’s man in Silicon Valley, Peter Thiel has options should his current political experiment not work out. 

In January, the New Zealand Herald uncovered that the infamous venture capitalist had been a New Zealand citizen since 2011, raising eyebrows around the world. Just how Thiel obtained the passport was revealed Wednesday, after the government released an 145-page file on the matter.

Thiel became a New Zealand citizen at a private consular ceremony in Santa Monica, the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) told Mashable.

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Tim Cook says India is ‘a great place to be’ as Apple posts its all-time record revenue

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s bet on overseas markets as the company looks for further growth and expansion is starting to show results.

The company posted strong quarterly iPhone sales and revenue Tuesday, reporting substantial growth in regions such as India, the fastest growth smartphone market. 

Cook, who paid his maiden visit to India as CEO of the company last year, said Apple had “all-time record revenue results” in the country without revealing any numbers.  

The company shipped nearly 2.6 million iPhones in India last year, according to marketing research firm Counterpoint, which claimed that iPhones now account for 62 percent of all premium smartphones shipped in the country.  Read more…

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Male-specific fake tan is a thing now because of, um, reasons

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It was inevitable, really. Being a society in which every product is pointlessly gendered, sooner or later some company was going to release a male-specific fake tan.

That company is Australia’s Bondi Sands, successful sellers of fake tan products. Their new “everyday gradual tanning foam” is marketed straight at guys, despite all fake tan being unisex insofar as it’s lotion in a bottle.

But according to Bondi Sands, this self tanner is all man. It comes it a functional can with blue on it, you see. It’s so masculine that even a mere glance at its packaging will make you want to punch tigers, eat gravel, or do whatever other manly stuff men do. Read more…

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