Online hostess Xianggong gives a live broadcast in her bedroom in Beijing. In China’s online hostessing world, men find virtual company and the women can find riches. Xianggong is one of more than 10,000 hostesses on the internet site bobo.com
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A worker pushes a cart among shelves lined with goods at an Amazon warehouse on Thursday in Brieselang, Germany. Germany is the online retailer’s second largest market after the US
A man walks through the main entrance to The British Library on April 5, 2013 in London, England. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty
The British Library and four other organisations have been given the right to archive the digital world from today, writes Robert Cookson. An estimated billion pages a year will be available for researchers to access through the new archive. The guardian of Britain’s cultural heritage will gain legal backing to collect and store every UK website, digital publications such as ebooks, and even chatter on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.