The Chinese ecommerce giant has, for the first time, shied away from mentioning GMV figures in its earnings report, playing down the importance of their traditional ecommerce business to group revenue within a slowing economy.Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 includes new features and enhancements built around performance, security, and reliability.I am holed up in my hotel room on Sunset Boulevard watching tennis, drapes drawn against the remorseless sun, when suddenly: Ding! She sends her driver, Paul, a South African with a mellifluous voice, to pick me up, and before long, we are winding our way up, up into the Hills of Beverly, to the gated community where Lawrence lives in a house she bought last year for about million.As we are waved through by a guard, Paul thoughtfully points out the other houses of note in this wonderland of privacy: There’s Cameron Diaz’s pile, and just over there, Ashton and Mila’s new place.Smallish and brown, she is adorably hard to pin down. “Oh, my God, I wish I could ask her.” When did you get her?
“And then I got hammered and talked to her like I think I’m part of the family.” The house had been renovated just before she bought it, so all Lawrence had to do was fill it with furniture.“I hired these decorators from Louisville, where I grew up,” she says. .” The result is a kind of luxe-comfy-chic, with some rustic flourishes, like tables made out of old Kentucky-bourbon barrels.The release also introduces new capabilities around Linux containers and the Internet of Things.It’s sweltering in Los Angeles, the kind of heat that melts the ice cubes in your caramel macchiato faster than you can say Kardashian. Forget meeting at the Italian restaurant on Laurel Canyon; just come to my house now.“There’s this place, Bittners, I would walk by when I was a little girl and go, ‘Ooooooh, one day,’ because it was so . “I can’t believe what a difference furniture has made in my overall emotional well-being,” she says.
As she opens a bottle of rosé, her dog, Pippi, comes scampering into the room.