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An iconic land - scratch that - watermark is in trouble. The 145 years old Star Ferry has suffered a perfect storm and for any water craft, that's always a bad thing. But there's a solution, albeit one that goes against the tide in modern commercial thinking.

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If you were to receive mail from a government URL, you'd give it the time of day. Everyone would.

But this fake investment scam uses an address owned by the government of Paraguay as its spoofed "from" address. And, of course, it uses a free any anonymous e-mail address to collect responses from its victims.

And behind the spam-scam is a far more sophisticated scheme. We scrape away the stinky stuff and lay bare the fraudulent scheme.

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The risks to financial institutions, lawyers and accountants presented by their venture capital clients has long been recognised. But what of the risks that venture capital providers face as a result of their investments? WMLR identified a range of risks for both angel investors and those with a full VC involvement.

Mobile payment systems provider is facing a nice day as venture capitalists value the little business at some USD1,000 million.

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