11/25/2010

Bunny-crushing videos stir Chinese online anger

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

A group of “crush fetishists” has caused an online storm in China after uploading graphic videos showing attractive young Chinese women crushing small rabbits.

In the widely circulated videos, several smiling women are seen in turn cuddling and playing with small bunnies just before crushing them as other giggling girls look on.

In one scene, a young woman places a bunny on a table before covering it with a plate of glass and sitting on it for about a minute. She then lifts the glass up to reveal the lifeless bunny, blood oozing from its snout.

Another of the girls dispatches one of the rodents by crushing it under her high heels.

The videos have sparked a heated response from web-users, who launched what is known in China as a “flesh search” — an effort to reveal the girls’ true identities.

Jury: SAP must pay nemesis Oracle $1.3 billion

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Oracle Corp.’s courtroom clash with archenemy SAP AG has paid off handsomely.

A jury on Tuesday ordered SAP to pay $1.3 billion - more than half of its total profit last year - for a subsidiary’s skullduggery in stealing a stockpile of software and customer-support documents from password-protected Oracle websites.

The German software company was caught off guard by the size of the verdict. It had only set aside $160 million for anticipated damages, and already paid $120 million of that to Oracle’s lawyers.

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