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Underpaid but close to home, refugees choose Turkey over Europe

Accepting a life of low-paid jobs and cramped apartments, some Syrian refugees choose Turkey over Europe to stay close to their Middle Eastern roots. …

North Africa

Turkey's southeast heats up as Erdogan clamps down

Against the backdrop of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) congress which starts on Friday, Turkey is grappling with the aftermath of a series of …

Zeiss Smart Lenses Get Right What Google Glass Got So Wrong

Two years ago, engineers and executives at Carl Zeiss funneled more than a decade of work on head-mounted displays—and nearly two centuries of work …

Wikipedia At 15: The Struggle To Attract Non-Techy Geeks

For more than a quarter of people around the world, for as long as they've been alive, there's always been Wikipedia. This week, the online crowd-sourced encyclopedia turns 15.<p>It's come a long way: With some 35 million articles, Wikipedia speaks hundreds of languages and cites 80,000 volunteers …

Wikipedia
Middle East

Turkey and Central Asia, a Slow-burn Story to Watch

Turkey has been much in the news lately, most recently with the suicide bombing at the very heart of Istanbul. Its relation with Syria, Islamic State, Europe, and Russia has properly been the focus of attention in past months. But even in times of crisis, an observer needs to <i>keep longer stories and</i> …

Volkswagen, you’re responsible for my diesel car

I am the owner of one of the affected Volkswagen diesel cars [Economy & Business Digest, Jan. 12]. I sold my Prius and bought this car because of its sporty and eco-friendly performance. Volkswagen is dragging its feet about making a legitimate offer to car owners. Now it is withholding disclosure …

SMOG

Here are the 29 superhero movies coming out in the next 5 years

Get ready! Nearly 30 superhero movies have been announced to hit theaters over the next few years.<p>We'll see Marvel complete "Phase 3" of its cinematic universe while DC will start playing catch-up by building its own multiverse on the groundwork laid by 2013's "Man of Steel."<p>The list of announced …

Marvel Universe

Apple is shutting down the iAd App Network on June 30

After a report by Buzzfeed earlier in the week indicating Apple was rethinking its iAd App Network, the company today announced it would be shutting down the service effective June 30.<p>iAd made waves after its announcement in 2010, under the promise of more interesting, interactive ads that people …

Pentagon Video Shows Airstrike Destroying ISIS Cash Stockpile

The Defense Department has released a video showing the U.S. bombing of an ISIS cash stockpile in Mosul, Iraq, on Monday.<p>The 47-second, black-and-white video begins with an overhead shot of the building in Mosul, which is the militants' main stronghold in Iraq. The facility is then hit with two …

Middle East

Turkish prosecutors to investigate academics over Erdoğan petition

All Turkish nationals named in the protest, which was also signed by foreign intellectuals including Noam Chomsky, could face jail if convicted<p>Turkey has launched an investigation into academics who signed a petition criticising the military’s crackdown on Kurdish rebels in the south-east that …

North Africa

The Conflict in the Middle East is Not Between Sunnis and Shias and Doesn't “Date Back Millennia”

Distribution of Sunni and Shia Islam in the Middle East and North Africa. Photo by Peaceworld111 on Wikipedia, used under CC BY-SA 4.0In his last …

Middle East

Digital Advertising at the Crossroads: Will Angry Consumers Block Brands?

<i>By Zak Pollack, Grapeshot , Business Development</i><p>The digital advertising community has found itself at a tricky crossroads. For most of the last decade online advertising has advanced. Marketers realized that the Internet presents a powerful platform for highly targeted, even personalized consumer …

Digital Advertising

The One Thing That Marketers Don't Seem To Get About The Digital Economy

Modern marketing really began in the 1960’s with Philip Kotler and his ideas about uncovering the “needs, wants and interests of target markets.” Ever since, generations of marketers have learned to focus on the consumer and communicating features and benefits to them effectively.<p>Yet perhaps an …

Innovation

A lead developer just quit bitcoin, saying it 'failed'

Hearn, one of five senior developers who has spent more than five years working on the web-based currency, said he would no longer be taking part in development.<p>"Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly," Hearn …

Bitcoin

It looks like ISIS ran a sophisticated immigration operation on the Turkey-Syria border

Passenger manifests dated between December 2014 and March 2015, which were seized by Kurdish commanders in Tel Abyad, carry the stamps of Isis's "department of immigration" and "department of transport". They show that buses passed through the town having submitted the names, dates of births, ID …

Middle East

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that reduces neuroinflammation may have the potential to protect against …

Dementia

Online Ad Company MediaMath Launches New Unit Focused On Customer Data

There’s a lot of talk about using data to power programmatic advertising, but according to MediaMath CEO Joe Zawadzki, the reality hasn’t lived up to “all the hopes and dreams.” That’s something he’s hoping to change, partly through today’s launch of MediaMath’s new Helix business unit.<p>Well, not</i> …

Marketing

Istanbul suicide bomber entered Turkey as a refugee - Turkish PM | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Islamic State suicide bomber who killed 10 German tourists in Istanbul entered Turkey as a refugee and his movements were not monitored as he was not on any watch lists, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday.<p>Asked whether Turkey planned air strikes against …

North Africa

Killing of Jewish politician near Paris prompts fears of anti-Semitic attacks

Alain Ghozland, 73, was found beaten and stabbed at his home after failing to turn up to a synagogue<p>A Jewish politician has been found stabbed and beaten to death at his home in the suburbs of Paris, prompting fears that it was an anti-Semitic attack.<p>Alain Ghozland, a city councilor in Créteil, a …

Israel

This ad inspired 2.8 million women to do more exercise

Sport England, the UK government's non-departmental public sports council, claims the "This Girl Can" ad campaign it launched one year ago has inspired almost 3 million women to do more exercise.<p>The well-received TV ad showed women of all shapes, sizes, and abilities sweatily working out and …

Gender Equality

U.S. says talks will continue to reach VW diesel emissions fix | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. environmental officials said on Wednesday talks will continue with Volkswagen aimed at reaching an agreement on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legally allowable limits.<p>Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller speaks at their media reception …

Environmentalism

Clinton supporters troll billionaire Koch brothers with geo-targeted digital ads

People surfing the Web in certain areas of DC or New York may be hit with a rather alarming political ad campaign while flicking through their daily news feeds.<p>The digital campaign launched by the Bridge Project political donor group, which is allied to Hilary Clinton, is geo-targeting ads nearby …

Oil keeps falling. And falling. How low can it go?

The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?<p>Even after trending down for a year and a half, U.S. crude has fallen another 17 percent since the start of the year and is now probing depths not seen since 2003.<p>"All you can do is forecast direction, and the …

Browsing for porn in Incognito mode isn't as private as you think

When it comes to privately browsing the Web, everyone has their preferred methods, which for a lot of people means using Google Chrome’s incognito mode.<p>And while Google is keeping its promise of not tracking or including what you look at in your browser history, a bug in Nvidia video cards on Mac …

VR brings better motion capture to your video games

The problem with conventional motion capture is that you can't see the world you're supposed to be acting in. How do you get a feel for that epic fantasy landscape when you're staring at an empty room? Cloudhead Games has an idea. For its upcoming <i>The Gallery: Call of the Starseed</i>, it's using HTC's …

Istanbul suicide bombing: Deadliest attack on Germans in over 13 years

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> It was a strike at the heart of Turkey's culture and its multibillion-dollar tourist industry.<p>The suicide bombing on Sultanahmet Square on Tuesday killed 10 people -- all of them Germans, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday.<p>It was …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The 10 most shared Super Bowl ads of all time

The Volkswagen ad has been shared 5.3 million times since its launch, according to Unruly's analytics system, which counts the number of shares across Facebook, Twitter, and on blogs.<p>Of course many of our favorite Super Bowl ads, like Apple's 1984 commercial and Budweiser's "Wassup" video, have not …

Super Bowl Ads