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Five mistakes any startup can make and how to avoid them

Pursuing the startup life can be a terrifying endeavour, especially if you're not exactly sure what mistake could really end up costing. Luckily there are professional entrepreneurs willing to give advice on what not to do as a startup.

Charlie Hebdo widow 'furious' over typo on commemorative plaque

Paris - The widow of one of the cartoonists slain in last year's attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said she was "furious" to see her husband's name misspelled on a plaque unveiled Tuesday by President Francois Hollande.

Microsoft: Automatically upgrading PCs to Windows 10 a 'mistake'

Microsoft has admitted that a bug in Windows Update has led to some Windows 7 and 8.1 computers automatically starting the upgrade to Windows 10 without ever asking the user for permission. It called the error a "mistake" and said it would be fixed.

Email auto-complete blunder leaks details of world leaders

A mistake caused by auto-complete technology while sending an email resulted in the personal details of the world's leaders who attended the G20 summit last year being erroneously revealed and sent to the wrong person.

Man uses hand to unblock live lawnmower, nearly loses fingers

A man who nearly lost his fingers after using his hand to unblock his stalled lawnmower has described the "moment of madness" that followed.

Deleted posts suggest Ukraine rebels downed Malaysian jet in error

Kiev - Social media posts by pro-Russian insurgents -- most of them hastily removed -- suggest the rebels thought they had shot down a Ukrainian army plane before realising in horror that it was in fact a packed Malaysian airliner.

Texans mistakenly vote for African-American reparations

Dallas - Texas legislators approved a bill which supported reparations for American slavery. They did so because they approved it without reading the content.

Delta Airlines apologizes to Ghana for giraffe tweet

Delta Airlines sent out a tweet last night with a picture that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately that picture was of a giraffe. Giraffes do not live anywhere in Ghana.

Video: 500 pound bomb dropped on U.S. soldiers by mistake

It happened in Paktika Province in Afghanistan. Apparently after spotting Taliban forces on a distant ridge, U.S. Army mortar teams engaged with 60mm mortars. In a simultaneous airstrike, the U.S. dropped a 500-pound bomb on their own guys.

Woman enters half-marathon, wins full marathon by mistake

Amherstburg - A Canadian woman entered a half-marathon and ended up winning a full marathon by mistake. The mistake apparently happened when she missed a turn on the race's route.

'Best Internet mistake of the day' goes to the Chicago Tribune

Chicago - Apparently it's now fixed, but for a while there on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune had one big boo-boo on their home page. Cute kitten though.

George Stephanopoulos thinks Bill Russell is Morgan Freeman

During ABC's telecast of President Obama's inaugural address Monday, anchor George Stephanopolous confused NBA legend Bill Russell for actor Morgan Freeman.

Australia's Next Top Model mistakenly announced wrong girl

In one of the most awkward, embarrassing moments caught on live television, the host for Australia's Next Top Model announces the wrong winner, and then has to correct herself after the runner-up gushes over her supposed win.

Professor finds century-old Oxford Dictionary

Next time you are playing a game of Scrabble think twice before reaching for the Oxford Dictionary because errors do exist, as proven by an Australian professor who recently found an error that was almost a century old.

Woman clicks wrong box, transfers £2,000 to wrong person

A woman has accidentally transferred £2,000 to the wrong person online after clicking the wrong button on her online bank account.

Amazon mistake cut music album price to 29p, later rectified

An error by the Web giant Amazon saw the price of album downloads being cut drastically to just 29 pence each. The mistake occurred yesterday.

Bank accidentally deposits $6 million, couple escapes with cash

A bank mistakenly deposited $6 million (USD) instead of $6,000 into a couple’s account in New Zealand. The couple has withdrawn some of the money and have disappeared.

Spokane, Washington Man Gets $81 Billion Gas Bill

Earlier this week Juan Zamora went to a local gas station to fill up his car for the usual $28.00. That fill up was about to cost him just a tad bit more than usual.

Obama on Daschle: 'I Screwed Up'

U.S. President Barack Obama talked with major media networks about Tom Daschle’s nomination and eventual resignation from the Department of Health and Human Services. Obama said he and his administration screwed up by not properly screening him.

Gas Station Owner Makes Price Mistake, Regular Customers Exploit

A gas station owner made a mistake by displaying the wrong price -- $0.59 per gallon for diesel fuel instead of regular price $3.59 per gallon. Nearly $4,000 worth of fuel was bought and even regular customers exploited it without notifying the owner.

A Mistake Worth Filling-Up: Gas Station Error Goes Unchecked For Over An Hour

They say that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Dozens of Wisconsin drivers found a treasure, or a steal rather, when a local gas station made a significant error on the pump.

'Beautiful mistake' makes Chinese iPhone factory girl a celebrity

A Chinese factory worker has become a celebrity after her smiling photos showed up on an iPhone purchased in Britain. Chinese media and bloggers have began a search to trace her out.

German Press: 'It Was a Mistake to Let China Host Olympics'

German commentators have come down hard on China for their lethal military crackdown on protesting monks in Tibet that killed more than 80 people. One of them asks how the world can enjoy the Olympics while monks are being hunted in Tibet?

The Mistakes Smart Women Make....

Maybe these most common health mistakes will make you think twice.

Bean-counting boy finds Science Centre mistake

An 8 year old math whiz was first to discover that the jelly bean exhibit did not add up.

CNN Apologizes for Mistaken Headline

CNN apologized Tuesday for mistakenly promoting a story on the search for Osama bin Laden with the headline "Where's Obama?"

Ford to make a Mustang..wagon..(?!?!)

The only ford worth buying is now becoming a lot less cool: The next generation of the Ford Mustang could include some previously unthinkable variants including a four-door sedan and a station wagon, according to a report in the magazine AutoWeek.
 

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