Julien De Keralkun

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The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Angry China shadows U.S. warship near man-made islands

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed close to one of China’s man-made islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it had tracked and warned the ship and called in the U.S. ambassador to protest.<p>The USS Lassen’s patrol …

China

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

College & University

US Navy tests Beijing on territorial claims, Deutsche Bank cleans house and the end of the Merkel era | Financial Times

The US commenced a high-stakes pushback against Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea on Tuesday morning by sailing a warship through …

Deutsche Bank

The end of the Merkel era is within sight | Financial Times

At the beginning of this year, Angela Merkel had a good claim to be the most successful politician in the world. The German chancellor had won three …

Europe

Where are my (business cycle) dragons?

2015-10-27T09:21:57.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>This is for those of you interested in ancient Chinese business cycles. So, everyone, right?<p>From Yaguang …

Economics

Datawatch: Adult obesity

Adult obesity rose across all countries in the last four years, but it still quite rare in Asia. It affects less than one in four people in most …

What the SDR really means for China

In all likelihood, the IMF will announce next month that the renminbi is set to become one of the currencies – along with the dollar, euro, yen and …

China

ISIS ties foes to ancient Palmyra columns and blows them up

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS, which comes up with more and more heinous methods of execution, has ramped up its cruelty: Members of the group tied three people to the pillars in the ancient section of Palmyra and killed them by detonating the pillars, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.<p>The group said …

China says it warned and tracked U.S. warship in South China Sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese ships and aircraft warned and tracked a U.S. Navy warship Tuesday as it came close to reefs claimed by China in contested waters in the South China Sea.<p>Cui Tiankai, the Chinese ambassador to the United States, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that the U.S. …

China

Torture and executions: Freed Hawija hostages recount ISIS captivity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their ISIS captors whipped their feet until they couldn't walk, smashed their teeth, suffocated them with plastic bags and jolted them again and again with electric shocks.<p>Like many of their fellow prisoners, they expected sooner or later to be taken outside and shot.<p>But these Iraqi men …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Can the Republican debate save Carly Fiorina?

<b>Boulder, Colorado (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina has to prove this week that she can become more than the star of the Republican debate team.<p>Fiorina rocketed from a little-known, first-time presidential candidate to one of the Republican Party's top-tier contenders thanks to well-reviewed debate …

The heartwarming Ethiopian movie of a boy and his lamb

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ethiopia is not a country known for its burgeoning film scene. Even the capital city, Addis Ababa, only boasts 20 cinemas.<p>It's also not an easy place to make a movie, but that didn't stop filmmaker Yared Zeleke, whose first feature film, "Lamb," was also the first Ethiopian film ever to be …

Comparison is the thief of joy, so why can't we stop?

They say comparison is the thief of joy, and this, as it turns out, is one cliché that has a raft of empirical evidence backing it up. But there is another truth about social comparison: It's pretty much inevitable, so you may as well learn to use it to your advantage, say Adam Galinsky and Maurice …