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There’s precedent for Amazon competing with so many companies. It doesn’t end well.

Perhaps no other company in history has sold so many different products (354 million) while competing against so many other companies (hundreds). In the past, that power hasn’t lasted. Amazon is betting it will be different.<p>Amazon today is a retailer, a logistics network, a book publisher, a movie …

eCommerce

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

In blow to Iran, Egypt becomes surprise new player in Syria

A new and surprising player has recently entered the Syrian arena and has already contributed to establishing local cease-fires: Egypt received Saudi …

Trump Is a Bad Negotiator

Forget the myth. Look at the man’s record so far: He’s making bad deals for America.<p>Six months on, the gap between President Donald Trump’s grandiose promises on foreign policy and what he’s actually achieved seem galactic in scale. Not only are his headlines bad, but the trend lines for wins on …

Donald Trump

The Denationalization of American Muslims

For years, Republican leaders treated Frank Gaffney as a pariah. But his dark warnings about Sharia law taking over America found an audience among grassroots conservatives—and now, in the White House.<p>On March 6, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey, turned down a request to convert an old …

Religion

Fake news has a long history in the Middle East — and the lessons for Americans are unmistakably dire

Information has long been falsified and weaponized in Turkey and the Arab world — and we’re headed that way fast<p>Fake news is all the rage; you can't escape it. The entire op-ed section of last Tuesday’s Washington Post was dedicated to some aspect of the fake news phenomenon. My initial inclination …

The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration

From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats<p>Whenever a new administration starts, top aides to the president battle for authority and power, and the …

Trump’s pledge to “start winning wars again” is ignorant and delusional — and highly dangerous

Trump’s detour into war nostalgia suggests a profound ignorance of history and no understanding of the world<p>President Donald Trump is his own worst enemy. Whenever we see him lashing out at critics, be they news anchors or celebrities, he’s never really damaging the reputation of anyone other than …

What ISIS Fighters Think of Trump

The president has given terrorist groups a propaganda victory beyond their wildest dreams.<p>Nine days after 9/11, George W. Bush declared during an address to a joint session of Congress that every nation now “has a decision to make,” that “either you are with us or with the terrorists.” Jihadists …

Al-Qaeda

Why Donald Trump Bears Blame for Making America Less Safe

The president’s attack on a federal judge and the “court system" add to his short-sighted approach to protecting the United States.<p>On Sunday, President Trump declared that “if something happens”—the “something” in question, implicitly, being an Islamist terrorist attack<i>—</i>Americans should blame the …

Political Science

Interior Designers Share Their Game-Changing Shopping Secrets

When you're a home editor, you become a magnet for decorating inquiries of all sorts, but the most common question I get is about where to shop for blank (pretty much every household decorative item you can imagine). To deviate from my usual list, I turned to another group of professionals: …

Windows Phone hacked! Unlock Lumia bootloader, get root access, flash custom ROMs

If you are the type of person that likes to tinker, Linux-based operating systems are for you. You would probably have many hours of fun playing with …

'Plasmonics' could lead to super-fast optic communications

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new kind of material that could improve the speed of optical communications by as much as 5000 times the current state of the art. The material is made of aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) and it is able to change the amount of light it reflects by up …

Microsoft wants to make sales teams more fun with newest acquisition

Microsoft today purchased FantasySalesTeam, a platform that helps boost the engagement and productivity of sales teams by making team goals and incentives more like fantasy sports.<p>Microsoft says FST has been highly effective at “increasing team collaboration, productivity and consequently driving …

Fantasy Sports

Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life

If history is written by the victors, government surveillance agencies will have an awfully long list of sources to cite.<p>Domestic digital surveillance has often seemed to be a threat endured mostly by the social media generation, but details have continued to emerge that remind us of decades of …

FreedomPop 4G-LTE Hotspot Now Available on Sprint

FreedomPop today announced its expansion into Sprint's LTE network, promising users high-speed LTE coverage across the country.<p>PCMag reviews products …

The Dark Side of Google Glass

As Google pushes the boundaries of innovation, it becomes harder to foresee whether it is doing so in ways that will conflict with its motto "Don't …