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Now there’s a Facebook for dead people

An Israeli entrepreneur has spent “hundreds of thousands of shekels” (tens of thousands of US dollars) to photograph and log 120,000 gravestones, in an effort to create a sort of Facebook/Wikipedia for the dead. It sounds ghoulish, but the project, Neshama, is intended to be the opposite: Each page …

National Parks

Living in: Bangkok

One of Asia’s most stylish cities, Thailand’s capital lures with its modern technology, ancient temples and an intense energy that rarely ebbs.<p>Thailand’s capital is one of Asia’s most vibrant and stylish cities, where modern technology and architecture exist alongside ancient temples and palaces. …

Asia Travel

Business trip: Istanbul

Long a bustling commercial hub thanks to its position between East and West, the port city that bridges Asia and Europe is taking its place on the international business stage.<p>Straddling the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul bridges Asia and Europe in a surprising cacophony of contrasts. Old and modern …

European Travel

10 Best Budget Destinations for 2013

We did the homework, now all you have to do is pack your bags. Here, next year's affordable hotspots—where world-class hotels, restaurants, and shops …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!


In Istanbul, raki and a bottomless pit of gluttony

The joys of raki, an aniseed-flavoured alcohol, derive from its role as a catalyst for sharing delicious food and endless hours of conversation.<p>Istanbul will seduce you immediately. She is a sensual city, and it’s easy to fall captive to the beauty of her ancient buildings, the call to prayer …

Clotted Cream

Choose your own adventure in Turkey

Whether you are a weary beach bum or the ultimate culture connoisseur, out to splash the cash or in search of cheaper options, this diverse country has plenty of holiday potential.<p>More than 30 million tourists visited Turkey in 2012, cementing the nation's reputation as one of the world's top …