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SOURCE: Egyptian Police Are Encouraging People To Keep Protesting Against The Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptians held a June 30, 2013 protest calling for the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president Morsi.<p>This protest brought a promise from the military that if the "people's demands" were not met within 48 hours, they would step in to presumeably remove the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi from power.<p>…

Muslim Brotherhood

Ethiopia’s tech hopefuls

<b>When it comes to technology and innovation, Ethiopia appears a long way away from the rest of Africa's rising "silicon savannahs."</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessTaking on the 'patent trolls'Egypt's revolution inspires tech start-upsWorking alone to come together betterInventing the …

Innovation

Former high-ranking US general reportedly being targeted in Stuxnet leak investigation

<i>NBC News</i> is reporting that retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright, the former second highest ranking officer in the US military, is currently under investigation for leaking classified information about Stuxnet, the US-Israeli computer virus which sabotaged an Iranian nuclear facility in …

Uber Launches In Taipei, Just Two Days After Debuting In Seoul

Uber is moving forward with its Asian expansion at a quick pace with the start of limited service in Taipei, just two days after it launched in Seoul. The premium taxi calling app is currently in stealth mode in Taiwan’s capital, which means that there are a limited number of cars available while …

Marc Andreessen: Beijing Should Be Another Silicon Valley, But….

Marc Andreessen, the Netscape co-founder and namesake behind venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, said that he’s skeptical that efforts globally to recreate the Silicon Valley ecosystem will succeed.<p>Even the most promising city and rival to the U.S.’s Silicon Valley, Beijing, faces lots of …

India’s smartphone surge: look out for the local brands | Financial Times

India has overtaken Japan to become the world’s third largest market for smartphones, joining China and the US on the podium.<p>In some ways, it’s …

Tesco Will Work With A South African Empowerment Project To Create The First “Social” Wine. This Won’t End Well

I usually don’t like potentially viral feel-good PR BS from tech companies – let alone grocery chain Tesco – but, as a lush, I’m slightly intrigued by this campaign. Basically the chain is working with a South African empowerment group called Enaleni Community to produce a wine. To quote the …

The digital revolution still needs to be translated

In a couple of months Apple will release their next version of iOS, when it does one new feature will be more important to me than all the others: the ability to teach an Apple device to pronounce my name correctly. It's such a tiny thing, but for me and millions of others who don't have names like …

The Indian express: how an Amway CEO landed behind bars halfway around the world

Was he running a pyramid scheme?<p>Amway India CEO William Pinckney<p>When police in the Indian state of Kerala arrested US citizen William S. Pinckney last month, a local official attempted to explain how the CEO of Amway India ended up in handcuffs.<p>"With the call of easy money, [Amway has] been luring …

DHS Report: Energy Sector Now a Bigger Target for Cyber Attackers

The energy sector is reporting an enormous increase in the number of attempted cyber attacks in 2013, according to a new report from the Department …

Cybersecurity

Abandoned homes: bird's-eye views

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/photography-blog/gallery/2013/jun/28/photography-interiors<p>720<p>Photographer Menno Aden has been documenting how …

O3b launches high-speed satellite internet for the under-connected - ExtremeTech

By on June 26, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s easy to get complacent about …

Space Exploration

Violent clashes in Egypt amid warnings of civil war

Egypt’s rival political factions stood on the brink of all-out conflict on Friday as supporters and opponents of President Mohammad Morsi staged rival demonstrations and an influential religious body warned that the country risked civil war.<p>Amid rising tensions in the run-up to Mr Morsi first …

Administration Clarifies Insurance Rules For Contraceptives

The Obama administration is moving to end a long-running controversy over making no-cost birth control available under the federal health law.<p>Under final rules issued Friday, most employers will have to provide contraception — at no charge to employees — as part of their health insurance plans. And …

Barack Obama to visit Mandela family in South Africa tour

<b>US President Barack Obama is to meet members of Nelson Mandela's family during his visit to South Africa, the White House says.</b><p>But officials confirmed that the president will not see the ailing leader himself, who is in a critical condition in hospital.<p>Mr Obama is in Pretoria as part of his …

South Africa

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Kerry: Syria developments 'threaten to put settlement out of reach'

The American secretary of state, John Kerry, warned on Saturday that what the US believes to be Syria's use of chemical weapons against rebels and …