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Dangerously Rich Billionaire Lifestyle

Dangerously Rich Billionaire Lifestyle

Inside luxury wine cellars

Inside luxury wine cellars

Private wine rooms not only provide optimal climate for storing precious bottles but they can become focal points of luxury home interiors and wine tasting venues.

Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass?

Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass?

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It’s not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers — not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.

Sergey Brin is half of the team that founded Google. Now he’s leading the development of special projects like Google Glass.

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HIM?

Sergey Brin and Larry Page met in grad school at Stanford in the mid-’90s, and in 1996 started working on a search technology based around a new idea: that relevant results come from context. Their technology analyzed the number of times a given website was linked to by other sites — assuming that the more links, the more relevant the site — and ranked sites accordingly. Despite being a late entrant to the search game, it now rules the web.

Brin and Page’s innovation-friendly office culture has spun out lucrative new products including AdSense/AdWords, Google News, Google Maps, Google Earth, and Gmail, as well as the Android mobile operating system. Now, led by Brin, Google is pursuing problems beyond the page, like the driverless car and the digital eyewear known as Google Glass .

 

Monaco – Monte-Carlo – The Luxury Industry – Fashion – Most Luxurious Place On Earth

MonacoMonte-Carlo – The Luxury Industry – Fashion – Most Luxurious Place On Earth

Most people would think that Monte Carlo is the same as Monaco. In fact, although a very small state, Monaco is divided into five districts: Monte-Carlo, La Condamine, Monaco-Ville, Fontvieille, Moneghetti. The reason why Monte Carlo is the most popular one is that it is the touristic center, with the famous Casino and all the luxury hotels.

Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world and at the same time the world’s most densely populated country; residents of Monaco represent 108 nations. So, what makes Monaco the ideal place to live and invest?

Location:

Monaco is privileged by:

A special setting and a mild climate make it a fairy-tale place joining mountain and sea. It is said that in Monaco 300 days a year are bright and sunny.

A strategic location, with easy access to major cities.

Attractive fiscal system: Monaco’s fiscal system is characterized by the total absence of direct individual taxation. There are few exceptions mainly concerning residence issues.
Economy: based on a policy of investment, development and innovation.

Main areas of activity:

Tourism — high quality services
Trade and commerce
Services — banking, shipping, insurance, real-estate, consulting, trucking, law firms. The banking sector is highly perfected, ready to answer every need
Industry — main fields: chemicals, plastics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetology, electronic material, textiles , printing. Future-oriented, innovative technologies: high technology fields, biotechnology and environmental industries.
Tourism and commerce represent 40% of the annual turnover. Industry is 8%. Services — banking 18%, shipping 4%.

Transportation:

Monaco is served by main routes and railroads and has several harbors.

Health:

Monaco has a first-class health infrastructure — ten pharmaceutical laboratories, the renowned Princess Grace Hospital, Hemodialysis and Cardio-Thoracic centers.

Education:

The educational program is similar to the French one, the differences being that children begin learning English in Elementary school and are introduced to the traditional language and history of Monaco. The diplomas obtained are the same as in France.

Lifestyle:

Safety: Monaco is said to be one of the safest locations. The system of safety maintaining is very well organized. There is one policeman for every 100 residents, but their discrete presence is hardly felt. There is also a video surveillance system spanning the entire surface area of the Principality, including hotels and gambling establishments. All access in and out can be blocked in a matter of minutes. There are strict regulations for anything detrimental to the harmonious atmosphere such as prohibition of indecent clothing, begging. The rate of delinquency is very low, as the court system is very strict and always gives maximum sentences.

The “art de vivre” Monegasque: centuries-old tradition links to modernism; people here have preserved unspoiled the color and taste of a long-ago inherited art of living characterized by courtesy and discretion.

Culture:

Personalities such as Picasso, Puccini, Matisse, and Berlioz confer Monaco the fame of a center of high cultural importance. The Monte Carlo Philharmonic came into being in 1863, the Monte Carlo Ballet was established by Princess Caroline to honor her mother’s memory. There is also an opera house in Monte Carlo and several theatres.

Leisure:

There is a number of celebrated major events in the world of arts, music, sports going on throughout the year in Monaco. The attractions are surprisingly varied within a so small space. Tourism being highly represented, there are also very many leisure pastime opportunities: sports — golf, squash, tennis, water sports — night clubs, discos, casinos. The hotel facilities and restaurants services in Monte Carlo are remarkably highly rated.
Monaco – Monte-Carlo – The Luxury Industry – Fashion – Most Luxurious Place On Earth

 

2013 Lexus LS Luxury Vehicle

2013 Lexus LS Luxury Vehicle

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The 2013 Lexus LS is what happens when conservative tries to find its edge. Lexus‘ refreshed LS remains the docile, full-size executive car it’s always been but it has been enhanced with a veneer of aggression. How does this edgier 2013 LS fare?

 

Best of 2012: World’s Most Expensive Stereo, $1M

Best of 2012: World’s Most Expensive Stereo, $1M

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Dec. 21, 2012 (Bloomberg) — Mark Rosen, a Manhattan lawyer, is the proud owner of Goldmund Epilogue Signature Audio System. At $1 million, it is considered the most expensive and coveted home stereo system in the world. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Aston Martin Vanquish: Worth it

Aston Martin Vanquish: Worth it

Though the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish will run you $280,000, its speed, handling and refinement make it totally worth it.

 

Ford CEO on Lincoln rebirth

Ford CEO on Lincoln rebirth

Alan Mullaly says that Lincoln MKZ is only the beginning of the rebirth of the 90 year old car brand.

 

BBC Explorations Billionaire Boys Toys

BBC Explorations Billionaire Boys Toys

Part 1

What would you buy if you were a billionaire, well have a look at what some billionaires boys toys.

Part 2

Part 3

Top Luxury Cars: 2012 LA Auto Show – AutoTrader

Top Luxury Cars: 2012 LA Auto Show – AutoTrader

This year’s LA Auto Show was big on luxury and performance cars.