All’asta Casino dell’Aurora con Caravaggio,lo voleva Bill Gates – Arte

auction on Casino dell’Aurora, the only surviving building of Villa Ludovisi, one of the most beautiful private residences in Rome before unification, near Via Veneto. The proceedings of the sale of the huge complex and its treasures, first of all, the only fresco designed by Caravaggio in the world (“Camerino di Giove Nettuno e Pluto … Read more

TONY RENNELL looks ahead at Julian Fellowes’ new society drama 

Mrs Astor, the formidable Queen Bee of New York society, knew exactly where to drawn the line — and ‘shopkeepers’, even Manhattan’s finest and richest, were most definitely not top-drawer enough for her. ‘I buy my carpets from them’, she once pronounced contemptuously when planning a private ball at home, ‘but is that any reason … Read more

Microsoft says it will reveal summary of previous sex complaints after activist shareholder win 

Microsoft announced Thursday that it has hired a law firm to review how the company handles allegations of sexual harassment against some of its top executives — including founder Bill Gates — and is expected to publish its findings in the spring. The review will be conducted by Washington, DC-based Arent Fox LLP, which was … Read more

Israeli executive smashed up Four Seasons hotel suite in £100,000 Park Lane rampage

An Israeli executive caused more than £100,000 in damage to a hotel room in a ’90-minute siege’ at one of London’s top hotels during an ‘acute madness episode’. Ofer Tsovan, 52, set fire to pillows and towels in Suite 212 of the Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane on July 24 last year, according to … Read more

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt buys ‘Enchanted Hill’ for $65M – after 3 years on the market

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt snapped up the last sizable piece of undeveloped Beverly Hills real estate — Enchanted Hill — paying a discounted price of $65 million for property owned by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen after it stayed in the market for three years. Schmidt, who was Google CEO from 2001 to 2011, last … Read more