Hosting a Tasty InstaMeet with Steffi Crivellaro Explore…

Hosting a Tasty InstaMeet with Steffi Crivellaro

Explore #WWIM14???? to learn more about this year’s Worldwide InstaMeet, taking place the weekend of September 17-18. Join tens of thousands of people around the world to explore, share and celebrate this WWIM’s theme — food! To find out more or to organize your own, visit community.instagram.com.

“We’re looking forward to spending the day with old and new friends, celebrating this community we’ve created around a passion for food and photography,” says Steffi Crivellaro (@steffi_daydreamer), who’s hosting a #WWIM14???? InstaMeet with Rosella Degori (@roselladegori) in London. The two friends launched @welovetobrunch with the goal of bringing people together for photowalks, good company and, of course, delicious food. “When we saw the theme for WWIM14 was food, we thought it would be a perfect fit for what we do with @welovetobrunch,” says Steffi. The pair is organizing an intimate brunch at a London restaurant before going for a walk to explore the King’s Cross neighborhood. (Sounds like a great day to us.)

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Love at First Bite with the Marshmallowist To see more of…

Love at First Bite with the Marshmallowist

To see more of Oonagh’s delectable creations, follow @themarshmallowist on Instagram.

Earl Grey tea, crystalized violet, passion fruit, ginger — there’s no limit to what confectionary wizard Oonagh Simms (@themarshmallowist) whips into her gourmet marshmallows. “With marshmallows you can be as experimental as you want to be,” says Oonagh, who trained as a patisserie and chocolatier in Paris before opening her own marshmallow stall on Portobello Road in London. She only uses fresh fruits, organic herbs and boutique alcohols: “We deliberately make them a little bit larger, there are four to five bites per marshmallow, so that the flavor profiles come out quite differently in each bite.” The key to growing her business has been collaborating with fellow local merchants — like @gfsmithpapers, the artisan papersmiths behind her packaging. “It’s quite tricky to make a cube look interesting bunches and bunches of times! But we’re always taking new pictures and it’s the best way to connect with the fans of the Marshmallowist.”

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Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

UBER Electric Vehicles - 1 The race for who will take the lead in the next generation of automotive technology is on, and today Uber is kicking off a program that it hopes will help put it in pole position. Today, the transportation-on-demand behemoth is launching a new electric car service in the UK, in partnership with Nissan and China’s BYD, where it will offer leasing (not purchasing) options for… Read More technology news

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Chatbot Gets 160,000 Parking Tickets Overturned in London and New York

Chatbot Gets 160,000 Parking Tickets Overturned in London and New York:

An artificial-intelligence lawyer chatbot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets across London and New York for free, showing that chatbots can actually be useful….

The results speak for themselves. In the 21 months since the free service was launched in London and now New York, Browder says DoNotPay has taken on 250,000 cases and won 160,000, giving it a success rate of 64% appealing over $4m of parking tickets.

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This chatbot appeals parking tickets and wins 60 percent of the time

Available in NYC and London for now; 160,000 tickets challenged so far. Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

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Why Wall Street Fought So Hard Against Brexit

Why Wall Street Fought So Hard Against Brexit:

For decades, Wall Street has considered London a beacon through which it could reach the rest of Europe….

But Britain’s stunning vote on Friday to divorce itself from the European Union has thrown London’s status as Europe’s financial center into question – and with it, the city’s relationship with New York bankers.

From London, Wall Street has been able to sell its services across 28 nations without the headache of having to get regulatory approval from each individual country….

The shock of the British vote tanked U.S. markets Friday with the financial sector taking among the toughest hits. Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase were both down 7 percent. Morgan Stanley tumbled 9 percent.

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Russian Embassy UK Releases statement of Terrorists in Syria

The Russian Embassy in London was met with derision on Thursday, after tweeting a report regarding truckloads of chemical weapons

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