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The Afterlife of Pablo Escobar

In Colombia, a drug lord’s posthumous celebrity brings profits and controversy.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>When Roberto Escobar was the head accountant for the Medellín cartel, in the nineteen-eighties, he handled billions of …

South America

The Year in Money

Market highs, a venture capital boom, and record-low unemployment were just some of the defining moments for investors in 2017<p>December 21, 2017<p>By …

Stock Markets

Ikea just made some pointless YouTube ads that run for up to 8 minutes

Would you watch an advert in which a teenager stands at a sink and washes dishes for more than four minutes, or spend more than five minutes watching …

IKEA

Xi's Neighborhood Watch

Houses are for living in, not for speculation, Chinese President Xi Jinping said last week. The trouble is, fueling this speculation has been a surge …

China

Audience-based planning is the next battleground for media agencies

<i>The Digiday Agency Summit is coming up, and we just opened up a few complimentary spots for qualified agency execs to attend. Want to join us? Apply</i> …

Advertising Industry

GroupM’s Rob Norman On Holistic Performance Metrics

Rob Norman wants to help advertisers buy advertising with outcomes, not proxies, in mind – but that doesn’t mean brands should be fixated on end …

Thought Leadership

Pitch deck: How Amazon is selling ad buyers on its growing advertising business

Amazon is ramping up its advertising pitch to agencies and brands. The company recently expanded its self-serve programmatic advertising offering so …

eCommerce

Inside the world of Silicon Valley's 'coasters' — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work

On a sunny summer morning, a Facebook engineer woke up to go to work but felt ill, ran to the bathroom and threw up. "I thought I was getting sick," the engineer recalled.<p>It wasn't a virus or food poisoning. The engineer was having a bad reaction to the thought of going to work.<p>This person was …

Silicon Valley

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Travel Photography

A Short History of the Many, Many Ways Uber Screwed Up

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned late Tuesday night from the company he cofounded in 2009. While he’ll remain on the board of directors, Kalanick's …

‘Nobody at Yahoo understood Tumblr’: Why Marissa Mayer’s big bet on Tumblr never panned out

Yahoo is about to be swallowed by Verizon, putting an end to CEO Marissa Mayer’s tenure and ill-fated efforts to turn around the beleaguered portal. …

With Breast Cancer, the Best Treatment May Be No Treatment

Mammography, the boob-smooshing imaging technique used to detect breast cancer, has an overdiagnosis problem. Doctors have long known that some …

Your favourite UK coastal walks: readers’ travel tips

From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea<p>Winning tip: <b>Llwyngwril</b> to <b>Barmouth train walk, Gwynedd</b><p>The scenery is fantastic as you travel by train through …

Scotland

The Coolest Things Announced at Google I/O | WIRED

• Author: Arielle Pardes. Arielle Pardes Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 05.17.17. 05.17.17<br>• Time of Publication: 6:04 pm. 6:04 pm<p>The Slickest Things Google …

The 'Coffin Homes' of Hong Kong

Associated Press photographer Kin Cheung spent time recently photographing some of the tiny subdivided housing units in Hong Kong, known as “coffin homes,” and those who live in them. Cheung reports that there is a “dark side to the property boom in wealthy Hong Kong, where hundreds of thousands of …

Moms: Your Kids Hijacked Your Brain for Life

Author: Anna Vlasits. Anna Vlasits Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.14.17.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am<p>One day, a woman is spending her …

We tracked Jeff Bezos’s use of “we” versus “I” over 20 years to see how he’s changed as a leader

There’s no denying Jeff Bezos’s ambition. Not only has the Amazon founder and CEO built a company worth $430 billion, Amazon has successfully expanded beyond e-commerce to artificial intelligence development, Oscar-winning film, and cashier-free brick and mortar shopping.<p>But Bezos’s most recent …

‘Politics is pop culture news’: In the Trump era, political news is everyone’s beat

In December, Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca wrote a scathing opinion column about Donald Trump, “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America” that went viral. …

Advertising Industry

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Wild Parrots Raid India Poppy Fields To Get High On Opium

Polly wants something stronger than a cracker these days ― a lot stronger.<p>Wild parrots have been raiding poppy fields in India in order to get high on the flowers’ opium.<p>As can be seen in the video above, the dope-craving birds will sit perched on trees near the poppies until workers slip open the …

India

Confessions of a digital agency exec: Consulting firms are coming

Agencies today are not just competing with each other, but also with data-rich consulting firms that have been moving in on their turf over the past …

21 Genius Ways To Track Your Mental Health

Staying on top of your feelings is so, so satisfying.<p>We rounded up some ~bujo~ layouts perfect for tracking your mood, symptoms, medications, sleep, and anything else that can help you stay on top of or improve your mental health. That said, you don't have to go full bullet-journal junkie to use …

Benefits of Out-Stream Video Ads

Out-stream video advertisements offer very specific benefits to advertisers by allowing them to grab the attention of their audiences, without …

Malware Lets a Drone Steal Data by Watching a Computer’s Blinking LED

A few hours after dark one evening earlier this month, a small quadcopter drone lifted off from the parking lot of Ben-Gurion University in …

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Ronald Reagan

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …