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Apps Promise Luxury By Eliminating Talking to People

When I power on my phone upon landing at LAX, a text message is already waiting for me: "Hi Ian, Silvercar here! We have your res at 1:00pm today. …

Speedy Translation Service OneHourTranslation Raises $10 Million Series A

الترجمة من الصعب. La traducción es importante. Getting something translated quickly is easy (but results in a poor quality translation) and getting it translated well takes time. That’s where OneHourTranslation comes in. They’ve created a crowdsourced-style system to translate documents quickly and …

Michael Bublé sings with a cappella group in NYC subway

“I feel like a real New Yorker now,” said the singer<p>Three-time Grammy Award winning Canadian singer-songwriter Michael Bublé made an appearance at New York City's W. 67th Street subway stop today for an "impromptu" a capella performance of "Who's Lovin' You," off his new album "To Be Loved." …

A Wild Country Grows in South Sudan

Day one is Thursday, and we roll out of Juba, South Sudan, in the ambassador’s official ride, a Toyota Land Cruiser in spotless white. The driver’s door is showered with gold stars across a familiar sky blue flag and the words L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, the heraldry of someone who matters in this vast, …

Africa

Being a Foreign Service Officer Became Much, Much Harder After 9/11

The recent death of Anne Smedinghoff revealed the challenges diplomats face as they aim to rebuild countries where militants are actively trying to kill them.<p>Anne Smedinghoff, the 25-year-old diplomat killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, joined the Foreign Service straight out of college and …