Amar Bakshi

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A Jittery China Faces 2014

Crises face the country as it celebrates the new year. But the economic miracle shows no signs of ending.<p>2014 has already arrived in the People's Republic of China and, while the occasion is celebrated far less there than here in the United States, China's 1.3 billion people will enjoy a public …

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

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Twitter in 2013

It’s been quite a year for Twitter. Out of the most recognizable companies on the Internet, it has arguably undergone the most significant transformation over the past 12 months. From ringing the bell of the NYSE, to making its biggest acquisition, revealing user numbers and other previously …

December's Best iOS Apps

December (and 2013) will soon be a distant memory, so we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best iOS apps to launch in recent weeks.<p>Codecademy<p>If you want to …

Why don’t economists like Bitcoin?

Paul Krugman and others can't get behind the virtual currency<p>Nobel prize-winning economist and <i>New York Times</i> columnist Paul Krugman wrote a blog post this weekend with a tantalizing title, "Bitcoin Is Evil," that has provoked the expected backlash from proponents of the virtual currency.<p>The …

Opinion: 6 Reasons Antarctic Explorers Were Tougher 100 Years Ago

Early 20th-century adventurers overcame challenges few could endure today.<p><b>Earlier this month, Chris Turney set off from New Zealand with a team of 36 people aboard the Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy, bound for Antarctica.</b><p><b>The goal of this modern Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) is</b> …

2013 — A Cartographic Recap

It’s that time of year—a time to reflect on how our world has changed over the past 365 days. There are many ways to gauge such changes, but none more tangible than comparing National Geographic maps published in 2012 to those published this year. Changes have been many: from the renaming of the …

Geography in the News: The Caucasus’ Storied Cultural Geography

Changing Planet<p><i>Geography in the NewsTM</i> and Maps.com<p><b>CHECHNYA AND THE CAUCASUS REGION</b><p>Among the world’s longest-lived hotspots is the Caucasus region, rivaling only the Balkans as a volatile kettle of violent and rebellious ethnic cultures. Attention is now focused on Chechnya and the Caucasus region …