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Dismaland frenzy: Website buckles as thousands try to visit Banksy’s theme park



LONDON — It’s been billed, by its creators, as “the UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction,” and it’s already causing widespread dismay online.

Banksy’s Dismaland opens to the public tomorrow and, thanks to huge demand from visitors and a potential wry joke thrown in by the subversive artist, it’s making a lot of people downcast.

Tickets for the “bemusement park” in Weston-super-Mare went on sale Friday at

Best Buy leak hints at iPhone 6S release day



Best Buy and Apple are taking their friendship to the next level — Apple Care — — and that may provide our strongest hint yet for when Apple will begin selling its next iPhone.

Best Buy is reported to begin selling the AppleCare and AppleCare+ insurance products at its stores beginning the week of Sept. 14, according to 9to5Mac. Given what else Apple is launching right around then, it seems an auspicious date

Facebook is testing an online marketplace in Sydney and Auckland



In a move that could make eBay and Craigslist management lose sleep, Facebook is testing a new regional online marketplace feature in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand.

A new “Buy & Sell” button is currently being rolled out in the platform’s lefthand navigation panel, which will take users to a searchable marketplace of items available in their groups and local area. This marketplace, which looks a little like Pinterest, offers for-sale categories such as “Clothing” and “Computer…

Disgruntled soccer fan puts his team up for sale on Gumtree



A Brisbane soccer fan has taken his disappointment with his team public

The fed-up supporter of Brisbane Roar football club has put his team up for sale on classifieds site, GumtreeThe ad posted by “C Fong” — a stab at the struggling chairman Chris Fong — initially went up for sale for a low “$3.50 Negotiable”

The bargain giveaway is a sad joke playing on the club’s current financial woes, with revelations the…

Flipboard Confirms Its $50M Funding Round


Apple will have to explain today how it will survive a slowdown in China



Apple has two big questions to answer for Wall Street as it reports third quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday: what happens to its growth if China’s market collapses and what the heck is going on with the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch first went on sale in late April, near the beginning of the quarter, setting off many frothy estimates among analysts for sales of Apple’s first completely new shiny gadget in five years. But expectations have been dulled in recent weeks in the…

Walmart rains on Amazon’s sale parade with a big shopping day of its own



Walmart is not-so-subtly crashing Amazon‘s 20th anniversary sale event with its own day — well, make that week — of steep discounts.

Last week, Amazon announced it would give Prime members access to a sale event on July 15 — with deals it says will be bigger than Black Friday. And now, Walmart announced it will be holding a massive sale starting that same day. It’s like that time your neighbor threw a bigger, better party with ponies and a bouncing castle house every night during your…

Amazon thinks its new shopping day will put Black Friday to shame



Amazon is about to turn 20, and to mark the occasion, it’s giving Prime members access to a sale event it’s billing as bigger than Black Friday

The Prime Day sale, which is being promoted on Amazon’s homepage, begins at 12 a.m. PT on July 15 and will push out new deals as quickly as every 10 minutes for 24 hours

The sales will run across all departments, including electronics, appliances and apparel, and could appear as lightning deals and deals of the…

Iconic 30 Rock building renamed for Comcast, just as Tina Fey predicted




30 Rockefeller Plaza — the iconic Manhattan skyscraper that NBC calls home, and that inspired the title of Tina Fey’s first sitcom — officially has a new name: the Comcast Building.

Just in from NBC: 30 Rock is now officially the Comcast Building. New sign atop the building will be lit up tonight pic.twitter.com/M8xC8EE8OC

— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 1, 2015

The name change has been in the works for years,…

Donald Trump calls Neil Young a ‘hypocrite’ after music controversy



Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at Neil Young for complaining about the unauthorized use of “Rockin’ in the Free World” at the billionaire’s presidential candidacy announcement, calling Young a “hypocrite” and proclaiming he “didn’t love [the song] anyway.”

Trump also tweeted that Young visited him seeking funds for “an audio deal,” presumably in 2014, before the launch of Young’s PonoMusic service and PonoPlayer. The photo appears to include a stock-sale agreement, though it wasn’t…