Dominique Bashizi

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When Facebook Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Every time you log in to Facebook, every time you click on your News Feed, every time you Like a photo, every time you send anything via Messenger, you add another data point to the galaxy they already have regarding you and your behavior. That, in turn, is a tiny, insignificant dot within their …

3 big SEO trends for 2014 that will help you win the traffic game

In the past couple of years, SEO has turned from a compliment to a curse word. From being associated with technology, to being associated with Spam. Thus, new buzzwords have woken up to cover for SEO’s reputation flaws and bring new and positive connotations into the puzzling world of online …

Can Africa benefit from the Big Data deluge?

In Summary<p>The world is experiencing a data deluge. The volume, variety, and velocity of generation are astonishing — the amount of available digital …

The Product Manager's Lament

Life is not easy when you're working in an old-fashioned waterfall development process, no matter what role you play. But I have a special sympathy …

Silicon Valley and the myth of a meritocracy

<i>Silicon Valley likes to portray itself as a beacon of opportunity: open to the best and the brightest. However the rhetoric simply doesn't match the</i> …

Silicon Valley

7 Reasons You Should Teach Your Children To Speak French

The New Republic's John McWhorter recently came out with an essay on why we should stop pretending French is an important language.<p>The piece comes in response to a New York Times article about a new initiative from the French government to increase the amount of French instruction in American …

How Facebook made over a billion personalized videos without breaking its site

There was no Look Back team at Facebook — when the company decided to make videos celebrating the past posts of each member, it pulled people from across different groups to complete the task. Originally they thought the process would take months, but as Alexey Spiridonov writes on Facebook's …

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Finally, a lasting peace is within grasp for the peoples of

It is often said a week is a long time in politics. If so, a year must be a lifetime. It is a year since 11 African countries signed a framework …

Africa

Tips for a great gorilla trekking experience

<b>Forest so thick you can’t see the person walking less than a meter in front of you, ground as slippery as ice and at a minimum angle of 30 degrees –</b> …

Hiking

Julia Bleasdale: my morning run in Ethiopia

Team GB athlete Julia Bleasdale is training at altitude in Ethiopia. Here she is on her first run of the day

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

Atheist for a year: Pastor Ryan Bell explores life outside Seventh-day Adventist beliefs. That’s a good idea.

I’m usually not a fan of the ever-breakable New Year’s resolution. But when former Seventh-day Adventist pastor Ryan Bell resolved to take a year off …

Simple online banking review.

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>Advertisement<p>I spent the first two weeks of this month ignoring my conventional Capital One …

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Huawei’s ‘phablet’ takes off globally, doesn’t seem so crazy after all

China’s emergence as a global tech player is a continuing trend in consumer electronics, and the rise of China’s Huawei is a prime example.<p>The company wants to be a global brand in tech products and will continue to expand its presence in the U.S. market, Colin Giles, executive vice president at …

Why is everyone disappointed by Google buying Nest?

It's a match made in heaven, unless you're on the outside<p>Google's bombshell $3.2B acquisition of connected-home company Nest Labs makes simple sense on paper: Nest CEO Tony Fadell says he'll gain the ability to scale his business without worrying about cash or infrastructure, while Google gets a …

We’re living through the “most peaceful era” in human history — with one big exception

The world at large enjoys unprecedented peace, according to a new study. But religious conflicts are on the rise<p>Studies demonstrate the world is becoming less violent, and that human warfare is on the decline. There is one aspect of the human existence, however, that continues to ignite humans to …

France in the Central African Republic: Is humanitarian intervention causing more violence?

Reuters writes up a new U.N. report that details an unintended consequence of the French intervention in the Central African Republic:<p>Joshua Keating …

Lee Bright: Here's why the Ryan/Rubio anti-poverty campaigns are so radical.

Yesterday, to not much fanfare, Rep. Paul Ryan gave the keynote address at a liberal think tank's half-day poverty summit. It was the conclusion, for …

Hackers, criminals, thieves stole your credit card number: Here’s where it goes next.

Recent large-scale hacks at Target and Neiman Marcus are a reminder that credit card theft is a growing issue. Hackers find a way to install malware …

Why Regional Photographers Are More Important Than Ever

January 14, 2014<p>Photographers are our modern day scribes. They are unheralded historians, capturing the mood, the action, the zeitgeist of every …

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A Chat With The Host of 'Brain Games': Nat Geo's Highest-Rated Show Ever

Here’s the thing about Jason Silva, host of National Geographic Channel’s <i>Brain</i> <i>Games</i>: Off-camera, he’s exactly like you want him to be. (<i>Disclaimer: I appeared on the unrelated Nat Geo series The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us. I also taped a short segment for Brain Games that I doubt will ever …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Starter Kit to Ethiopia

Boldly emerging on the tourism scene, Ethiopia (aka the "cradle of humanity") claims wonders like the purported site of the Ark of the Covenant; …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

This is the real CES

"If you want to make something happen, it's gotta happen off the floor," the product rep tells me.<p>We're off the floor when he says it, on our way up two dozen stories to a private suite where his company has built a full booth — complete with floor-to-ceiling product racks — to entertain buyers and …

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