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Digital trends 2017: 106 pages of internet, mobile and social media stats

Each year creative agency We Are Social delivers its massive annual report about the latest digital trends in internet, mobile and social media usage – and now the company is back with an updated collection of insights and statistics reflecting the world’s most recent web developments in …

3 Brands That Are Revolutionizing Instagram Marketing with Live

Last November, Instagram introduced a new feature that took marketers back to the pre-DVR era: it added live video to Instagram stories, allowing …

Meet fashionable wearable tech: Cuff and Epiphany

In the growing world of wearable technology, most of what's come out so far is way more geek than chic. Sure, Google Glass has shown up on the runway, but we have yet to see a truly head-turning blend of high tech and haute-couture. Deep inside the hoodie-clad hills surrounding the Silicon Valley …

This Is How Google Can Dominate The Smartwatch Industry For Years To Come

This week’s announcement of Android Wear by Google has felt like a shot in the arm for the smartwatch industry. Short of Apple’s mythical iWatch appearing on a wrist near you, the entrance of Google into the wearable space with a clear focus on the smartwatch as a platform is the move that everyone …

America's Libertarian Moment

A longtime libertarian policy wonk talks about whether the philosophy can save the GOP -- and why he still doesn't think Rand Paul can win the presidency.<p>Libertarianism is on the march. From the rapid rise to prominence of first-term Senator Rand Paul to the state-level movements to legalize gay …

Wall Street Profits Hit Record Levels, So Why Are Banks Still Killing Jobs?

Try and make sense of this: The banking industry earned a record $40 billion in the first three months of 2012, meanwhile banks are cutting th0usands of jobs.<p>JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Bank of America each announced job cuts this week. BofA said it was slashing 209 jobs, Wells is cutting 126 …

Election 2016: How Big Data + Social Data Will Determine the Next President

Image copyright AKIllustrationThe presidential election means big business for the ad industry, with a whopping $6 billion spent on 2012 election ads …

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In Less Than Two Years, Snapchat Is An $860 Million Company

After weeks of speculation in the tech press, Snapchat has finally revealed the details of its latest round of funding. According to Evan Spiegel, the company’s 23 year-old CEO, Snapchat raised a $60 million Series B round led by Institutional Venture Partners, with participation from General …

FBI director tells Congress agency uses drones for surveillance on U.S. soil

FBI director Robert Mueller said Wednesday that the nation's top law enforcement bureau uses drones to conduct surveillance on U.S. soil, though only on a "very, very minimal basis."<p>Mueller, the FBI director since 2001 who is set to retire this year, acknowledged that his agency uses drones in its …

Look Out: Apple's Streaming Music Service Is Coming Very Soon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The day of reckoning for streaming music is almost here. According to the <i>New York Times</i>' Ben …

So Far, There Are Only 3 Big Winners in the Smartphone Market

Apple, Samsung, and Google.<p>Benedict Evans<p>Benedict Evans has a great post describing the market for smartphones (and phones more broadly) in three charts and about 600 words. Admirable economy! Let me try to compress the argument even further.<p>If one looks at profits, only two companies make a …

Viewpoint: In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy Is Winning

Small wonder, given the harrowing times recently, that news about a long-running property fight over a picturesque church in northern Virginia …

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Violence erupts in China's restive Xinjiang

Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, have been killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang in what the government is calling an act of terrorism.<p>Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas said on Wednesday police were investigating an arson attack …

WHO says new bird flu 'more lethal' to humans

A new strain of bird flu that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than an earlier strain that has killed hundreds around the world since 2003, a top health official has said.<p>The H7N9 virus has infected 108 people in China since …

What Can We Learn from China's College Murders?

The country's educators ought to pay more attention to the mental health of university students.<p>On April 16, 2013, while the attention of the world and the U.S. media was gripped by the Boston Marathon bombings, Chinese news outlets and social media were captured by horrors of another kind: Huang …

Another way of thinking about the European economic collapse

Let’s start with a few claims that (most) people agree with:<p>2. The U.S. has higher income inequality than most of Europe and our high earners have …

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How Far Can the Mighty Apple Fall?

Apple may be the world’s most celebrated electronics company, but its formerly high-flying stock price has plummeted to Earth over the past six …

Social Media Shapes Boston Bombings Response

Twitter and Facebook created national response, may help authorities.<p><b>Fifteen minutes after Sara Bozorg, a doctor at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, she heard the first loud blast. Then she heard the second one, and spied the smoke rising.</b><p>Police …

Why Washington and Moscow Still Don't Trust Each Other

I left the USSR in 1991. Going back showed that Cold War stereotypes don't fade -- even with time.<p>MOSCOW--The last time I was at Sheremetyevo International Airport, I arrived early for my flight, inched through a five-hour customs line, and napped on an inflatable mattress. It was March 1991, I was …

39 Unforgettable Moments in Tech Startup History

Ask any startup founder for advice, and he or she will probably tell you that it's important to celebrate the milestones large and small. Startup …

These Startups Are Betting Everything on Bitcoin

Charlie Shrem knew it would be difficult to convince investors to fund his startup, but he never expected that he'd have to beg on camera to raise …

Margaret Thatcher: the divisive creator of modern Britain

Though loved and loathed equally in Britain, the former prime minister was undeniably a force for change, breaking the British unions and helping the …

Heavy metal, Islamist politics, and democracy in Indonesia

Heavy metal band Jamrud and a major Indonesian Islamist party throw a gig together. That's one of the smallest changes in Indonesian politics.<p>Ambon, …

Why Google Fiber and Its High-Speed Clones Are Too Expensive for Your City

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you're not jealous of Austin, which on Tuesday officially became the second lucky city to get …

Majority of Americans Support Legalization of Marijuana

Public support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher, but the latest studies show recreational use is linked with prescription drug …

The App Is Not Enough: Why We Might See More Companies Try Mobile Land Grabs After Facebook Home

An app on a smartphone is a limited vessel, one that can provide content and information for your audience, but within bounds set out by the operating system. People still have to navigate to your app, and therefore there’s a time when they’re “in” your product or service, and a time when they’re …

Why Bitcoin scares banks and governments

Among the many unpleasant discoveries made by those who stashed their cash in Cypriot banks is that the island's government could stop them moving …