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7 Great Short Stories for Writers

Stories to Read and Study if You Want to Write Short Fiction<p>If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader first. Here are seven stories that I …

How to Get a Second Mortgage and Turn Your Home Into an ATM

Looking for a way to free up some cash? (Of course you are!) One option is to take out a second mortgage on your home, which entails using your house as collateral to obtain another loan in addition to your first mortgage. It allows you to access the equity in your home, which is the difference …

Free Online Media Courses

Through 4Talent, Channel 4 supports people like you to build great futures in the media industry. People from different backgrounds and walks of …

Mark Zuckerberg attended the most elite boarding school in America

The school touts the highest endowment of any boarding school in the country with $1.15 billion and is one of the most selective schools out there, accepting a mere 19% of applicants per year.<p>Exeter's eliteness is bolstered by its impressive roster of notable alumni, which includes 19 US senators, …

Mark Zuckerberg

BuzzFeed and other media startups discover the Internet is hard to win

Winning the Internet is not as easy as it looks.<p>Re/code held its annual Code Media conference in southern California this week, bringing together …

Media Industry

Black female startup founders raise less funding than white male founders whose startups failed

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has a diversity problem: women, black people, and Latinos are all embarrassingly underrepresented in the tech industry. A new study makes that abundantly clear, at least in terms of where the venture capital dollars are going: startups led by black female founders …

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Those so-called “scientists” are at it again. First they tried to make us believe that men really landed on the moon. Now they’re claiming, with characteristic cheek, that any other theory is mathematically impossible.<p>An Oxford physicist, Dr David Grimes, has created an equation which expresses the …

Conspiracies

US-Saudi relations are being put to the test

This week, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been magnified by the Saudi execution of an outspoken Shi'ite Sheikh, Nimr al-Nimr.<p>This has resulted in a growing diplomatic crisis between the United States and Saudi Arabia.<p>We should not expect that this incident will lead to a breaking of …

Middle East

Star Citizen Focusing on VR in 2016

And they've got original Crytek VR folks on the job.<p>Virtual reality support for Star Citizen will "get up to speed" in early 2016, says CEO Chris …

Our George Orwell/Noam Chomsky paradox: Let’s decipher the doublethink media and government peddles about U.S. foreign policy

Our policies and actions routinely go against our oft-stated ideals. Here’s how to examine the lies and spin<p>Despite what politicians say, understanding U.S. foreign policy is much more difficult than applying a black and white, good and evil, us versus them approach. To begin to comprehend the maze …

9 affordable video marketing strategies for startups in 2016

Launching a startup is a great feeling. You get an idea and then you rear it like your own baby and nurture it into reality through hard work and …

6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

In 2015 social media companies strengthened their rule. In 2016 they will face rebellion

This year saw an unprecedented digitalisation of politics. But many users are growing angry about the power these firms wield<p>The tide of tweets and posts, likes and comments has been rising for years, and 2015 was when they finally burst their banks. They spilled into British public life,onto …

Social Media

Indie Media Startup The News Lens Wants To Be A Balanced Voice Of Reason For Asia

Since launching two years ago, Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens has gained a readership of five million readers a month by presenting a levelheaded alternative to the country’s scandal-obsessed newspapers. Now the site, which is backed by North Base Media and 500 Startups, hopes its focus …

Donald Trump in front as panic sets in among Republican party establishment

Republican officials "apoplectic" at the thought of Donald Trump as nominee<p>After months of dismissing Donald Trump's campaign as a bad joke, Republican Party leaders have realised that American voters might be deadly serious about electing the television entertainer to the White House.<p>Mr Trump is …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Procter & Gamble has handed Omnicom the bulk of its multi-billion dollar media buying and planning account, The Wall Street Journal first reported.</b> The US-based holding company won the business from Publicis Groupe.<p><b>2. This investment bank presentation helps explain the often-complicated digital</b> …

7 things you can do to champion women in 2016

We're living in a feminist moment.<p>Presidential candidates must now answer questions about equal pay and paid family leave. We talk openly and …

Africa’s biggest media company will fight Netflix for control of the global streaming market

<i>This post has been corrected</i>.<p>When Naspers, the South African media conglomerate, launched its video-on-demand (VOD) service Showmax earlier this year, the assumption was this was an attempt at keeping out Netflix. The US-based streaming platform aims to expand its service globally in 2016, …

Tinder tries to attract Wall Street, with Square as its wingman

Tinder is making a lot of money from your swipes — enough to help its parent company to stroll over to Wall Street soon and cash in to the tune of …

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