Countries Race to Offer Data Privacy, U.S. Manufacturing Faces Too Few Workers, Apple Most Valuable Brand

- September 30, 2013 12:35 PM
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Germany’s three largest email providers have teamed up to offer a new service, Email Made in Germany, meant to be safe from U.S. government surveillance. Other countries are also rushing to provide services that guarantee data privacy.

The American textile and apparel industry is facing a turnaround as demand for domestic goods increases, but finding workers is a challenge.

Apple, Inc. overtakes Coca-Cola in Interbrand’s annual study of the most valuable brands.

Two protesters from the controversial activist group Femen crashed the Nina Ricci show at Paris Fashion Week, and one received a punch on the nose from Liverpudlian model Holly-May Saker. Nina Ricci, you might be thinking, that sounds familiar! Wasn’t she the mastermind behind the shoes in the Tim Burton-themed Harper’s Bazaar shoot from 2009? Yes.

Image courtesy of Harper's Bazaar. Photographer: Tim Walker

Image courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar. Photographer: Tim Walker

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