In March 2014, one of the most mysterious disappearances in history took place, with many questions left unanswered regarding the fateful day, several years on. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was en route to China from Malaysia when it disappeared, with all 239 people on board presumed dead. Many years on, it is still unclear exactly what happened to the flight, despite the most expensive search … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Netflix, Prime Video and the likes of Hulu and Philo have become synonymous with the activity of watching TV shows or films. Yet prior to this age, Blockbuster ruled the TV and film roost. At their height, Blockbuster operated 9,000 stores, employed 84,000 people worldwide, and generated healthy revenues year-after-year. But, due to a range of reasons, they were unable to maintain this success, and … Continue reading What Happened to Blockbuster?
One of the world’s most polarising debates revolves around the moral, religious and legal status of Abortion. There are two distinct views on the subject. The pro-life movement emphasises the right for the embryo/fetus to be born, while the pro-choice movement emphasises the woman’s right to decide whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. This is a highly-sensitive debate, which has been fervently debated for … Continue reading The Abortion Debate: Arguments for Both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Dell is an American multinational company that is well-known around the world for its range of computer-related products and services. Founded by Michael Dell in 1984, the business continues to prosper in the contemporary age. However, it hasn’t been a straight-line to success, and part of Dell’s storied history revolves around their ability to bounce back from and overcome various challenges. In this article, we … Continue reading DELL: The Story of a Truly Incredible Company
MSN Messenger was the heartbeat of many people’s youth and social life – and was a pioneering messaging service in the early years of the internet. Developed by Microsoft and released in 1999, the service allowed users to instantly message one another. The service quickly became hugely popular, attracting hundreds of millions of users. Yet for various reasons, MSN Messenger is no longer around, having … Continue reading What Happened to MSN Messenger?
Social media has come a long way within the past two decades, with the likes of Instagram and Twitter dominating the current social media sphere. But this hasn’t always been the case, and, just before the turn of the millennium, Sixdegrees.com was the name of a highly popular social network. Sixdegrees was one of the first social networking sites, and would serve as inspiration for … Continue reading What Happened to SixDegrees.com?
Lindsay Sandiford is a former legal secretary who is currently on death row in Indonesia. In 2013 she was sentenced to death after allegedly trying to smuggle £1.6million worth of cocaine into Indonesia – a nation renowned for its staunch stance on drugs. Sandiford claims she was coerced into carrying the drugs, doing so to protect her family. Many have called on the British Government … Continue reading The Lindsay Sandiford Debate
The Global Financial Crisis in 2009 had a profound effect on the world, with consequences lasting for years. One of the main causes of this global crisis was the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers was a global financial services firm who dealt with multiple facets of banking. After succeeding for over 150 years, the company dramatically filed for bankruptcy in 2008. The shockwaves from … Continue reading What Happened to Lehman Brothers?
Pets.com became the poster child of the infamous dot-com bubble of the early 2000s. As the name of the site would suggest, Pets.com sold pet supplies to consumers. The company appeared to have all of the ingredients to succeed, yet ended up failing spectacularly. In the process, they threw away $300M of investors money. So how did this happen? In this article, we take a look … Continue reading What Happened to Pets.com?
The disappearance of British youngster Ben Needham led to a media frenzy and a mass search. Yet, over a quarter of a century later, his case remains unsolved. His mysterious disappearance baffled investigators, and captured the imagination of the public. Yet his disappearance threw up very few concrete leads, despite hundreds of supposed sightings down the years. The family meanwhile suffered with the lack of … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Ben Needham
A criticism that has often been levelled at Formula One in recent years is that it is ‘too boring’. While there is no doubting that Formula One is one of the most popular motorsports in the world, viewing figures continue to fall. The majority of season’s result in a clear runaway winner, while overtaking, pay-drivers and what seems to be endless threats from manufacturers to … Continue reading Formula One: Problems Facing the Sport and How to Solve Them
Yik Yak was a smartphone application which allowed people to create and read discussion threads within a five-mile radius. The application quickly gained popularity – enjoying particular success at both University campuses and school districts. The venture secured over $70million in funding too. Yet despite their early success, the application was shut down after four years, with the company following suit. In this article, we … Continue reading What Happened to Yik Yak?
Boo.com was another famous victim of the dot-com bubble era, but one that gained far more notoriety than most of its contemporaries. The company was set up in 1998 with a view to selling branded fashion apparel on an online store. Despite splurging $135M worth of funding in just eighteen months, the site went through a rapid liquidation in an almighty collapse in 2000. So … Continue reading What Happened to Boo.com?
The disappearance of Madeleine McCann led to an unprecedented media frenzy, significant searches and multiple questions, all to no avail – with her disappearance still unsolved. English-born Madeleine McCann was just three years old at the time of her disappearance in Portugal in 2007, while on holiday with her parents. Several years on, the search for Madeleine goes on, though with hope fading day-by-day. In … Continue reading Mysterious Disappearances: Madeleine McCann
The Cecil Hotel, located in Los Angeles, California – is renowned for having an infamous history – full of violence, death and other salacious activity. Now called ‘Stay on the Main’, the hotel appears to be gradually improving its public image. Yet there is no escaping its dark past. In this article, we take a look at the history of the hotel, including some of … Continue reading The Dark History of the Cecil Hotel
hi5 was once one of the most popular social networking sites in the world. While it does still operate to this day, the site has struggled to maintain its success from the mid-2000s. So, what happened to this once thriving site? And is there hope for the future? In this article, we delve further into the story of hi5. First, we start at the … Continue reading What Happened To hi5?
In 2013, Edward Snowden, a former employee of the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA), shocked the world with his revelations of widescale spying being conducted by the US Government. Snowden was instantly catapulted into worldwide fame, and has become known as the quintessential whisteblower. Since the enormous revelations have been made, many have supported Snowden. Yet others have heavily criticised his decision to blow … Continue reading Ed Snowden: Hero or Traitor?
While Windows 10 has improved considerably when compared to its predecessor – the much maligned Windows 8 – there are still some areas that haven’t been improved upon. One of these areas is the lack of built-in compatability with Google Drive. When using the Microsoft Office suite, you are implored to use the OneDrive – and you can’t save directly to the Google Drive. Instead, … Continue reading How To Add Google Drive to Microsoft Office or My Documents on Windows 10