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Mobile Readers Abound; the Ads, Not So Much

By<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>Traditional and online publishers are struggling to cash in on their surging mobile traffic, raising questions about their future growth as consumers increasingly turn to smartphones and tablets for …

Digital Advertising

Obama predicts more 'setbacks' in war

President Barack Obama on Monday acknowledged problems with the fight against the Islamic State and conceded there would likely be more but used a visit to the Pentagon to reaffirm his overall strategy for battling the terrorist group that has declared its own state.<p>“There will be periods of …

Mosul Is ‘Safe, Clean’...and Run by ISIS

If you’re Sunni and you obey all the ISIS rules, you’re safer and the streets are cleaner. If you’re not or you don’t, you’re dead or wishing you …

Mosul

Trickle-down’s middle-class massacre: Failure of conservative economics should discredit these bankrupt ideas forever

Supply-side economics hollowed out the middle class. It’s time to stop listening to the architects of inequality<p>On April 30, 2012, Edward Conard, a former partner for the financial management company Bain Capital and a multimillionaire who retired at age 51, sat across from Jon Stewart, host of …

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Here’s more evidence that sports is a goldmine for machine learning

Image copyright Automated Insights.If you really like sports and you’re really skilled at data analysis or machine learning, you might want to make …