Ashish Bhatia

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Does having native advertising make a news site less credible? This study, at least, suggests no

Two researchers at Cal Poly published a study that looks at how older people consume and perceive native advertising compared to younger readers.<p>Native advertising is providing an ever-larger chunk of digital revenue for publishers these days. But despite (or perhaps because of) the money, lots of …

Pistorius trial: What's ahead

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer predicted that he would wrap up his case by the middle of May, giving the …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: spasers, battery-powered airplanes and phones printed on clothes

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Technology is getting small -- this week, Inhabitat took a look at LIX, the world's smallest 3D-printing pen, which is powered by a USB port. Meanwhile, a …

First image of the HTC One Mini 2 leaks

The ever resourceful <i>@evleaks</i> just supplied us with the first credible image of the upcoming HTC One Mini 2. And yes, HTC One Mini 2 will likely be the official name of the device, common sense be damned.<p>Just like with the 2013 One Mini, HTC is repurposing the design of the flagship One, down to the …

Transplant patient wins payout over kidney from donor with cancer

A transplant patient who was given a kidney from a donor with an aggressive form of cancer has been awarded a six-figure compensation settlement by the NHS to help him rebuild his life.<p>Robert Law, 62, of Wirral, Merseyside, was one of two people who had to undergo six cycles of chemotherapy after …

Internet for people, not profit

PodcastIRL season 3: The grand bargainYou click “accept” every day, but often don’t know what you’re giving away. Is it a fair trade, or should you …

Demand for return of hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria mounts

International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko Haram.<p>From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls -- a campaign that began …

Design Thinking for Accountability (SSIR)

Last year, in the West Point township of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, an enterprising community leader named Thomas Tweh found himself with …

T-Mobile lost $100M due to ETFs of switching customers

During the first quarter of 2014, T-Mobile gained the most new subscribers amongst Tier 1 carriers. One of the reason for this increase was due to the carrier’s offer to pay up to $650 in Early Termination Fees to customers who switched to T-Mobile.<p>T-Mobile said in a filing recently that the ETF …

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Thai opposition leader wants election delayed to allow reforms

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Saturday urged that a general election planned for July be delayed by up to six months to allow time for reforms aimed at ending a protracted political crisis that threatens to explode.<p>Thailand's opposition leader and former Prime …

World’s Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Lets You Doodle in the Air

The wonderful world of 3D printing just got a whole lot more accessible and portable with the development of the LIX 3D Pen. Touted as the world's smallest 3d-printing pen, the LIX lets you doodle in the air without any paper. After plugging it into a USB port and turning it on, the pen takes less …

Apple, Facebook and Google will tell you when the government wants your data

The companies that asked the US government for permission to publish federal data requests last year have apparently lost their patience waiting for a reply. Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are updating their privacy policies to expand the types of disclosure notifications they give …

Heseltine calls for government role in foreign takeovers

<b>Conservative peer Lord Heseltine has said the government should have greater powers to intervene when British companies are the target of takeover bids by foreign businesses.</b><p>The former deputy prime minister told the BBC takeovers "could be very helpful", but the UK should do more to protect its …

Politics, markets complicate Rouhani's rescue of Iran economy

DUBAI (Reuters) - A sharp drop in the rial currency reveals heavy pressure on Iran’s economy as President Hassan Rouhani struggles to deliver higher living standards and shore up domestic political support for a nuclear deal with world powers.<p>Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an event …