Michael Abu

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Here's Why I'm Dying To Invest In North Korea

Now I am not a tour group kind of person. I like to make my own way and create my own itinerary, to decide where to go and what to eat. That is not an option in North Korea, where we had government minders every minute we were there. Walking down the main thoroughfare in Pyongyang, I saw a …

North Korea

Beyond the Open Office: A New Kind of Workspace

28 incredible skyscrapers of the future

Skyscrapers

Smartphone Startups: The Innovators Challenging Samsung And Apple

There’s little space to innovate in today’s conveyor belt of identikit smartphones. The usual cycle of a new smartphone usually goes along the lines of this: rumour, ‘leaked’ photos in San Francisco Bar, teaser video, cheesy launch event hosted by failed TV actor and, finally, a reveal of another …

New Networking App NextSociety Helps You Find Your Most Relevant Connections For Any Purpose

Heading out to TechCrunch Disrupt NY next week? A newly launched mobile application called nextSociety can help you figure out who to meet there. Using a combination of your iPhone’s contacts and LinkedIn, the app scans your connections to determine the 150 most relevant people who align most with …

Samsung profit falls for first time since 2011

Increased competition in smartphones and tablets could slow Samsung's growth in 2014<p>Samsung, the world's biggest seller of smartphones, said that its fourth quarter profit declined from the previous quarter for the first time in more than two years.<p>The net profit of 7.3 trillion won ($6.8 billion) …

Why A Court Case Could Change The Way You Watch TV

<b>Updated April 22, 2014:</b> The Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments today in the case against media startup Aereo. ABC, CBS, NBC, and other major …

Birds Killed By Skyscrapers: An Oddly Life-Affirming Photo Essay

Artist Lynne Parks examines the toll urban light pollution takes on migrating birds.<p>Nine years ago, artist Lynne Parks got into birdwatching. The Baltimore-based artist, who has suffered from cancer since childhood, found something life-affirming in the birds’ energy. She soon joined a local …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …

The 10 Worst Corporate Logo Changes Of 2013

A failing company might scramble to dispel negative feelings associated with its current look. Or a company that thinks it could be doing better in its market might try to refresh itself for a wider consumer base.<p>And of course, sometimes executives make horrible decisions for seemingly no …

Graphic Design

It took 22 years for a generation to see this picture of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s image is now ubiquitous. But after his imprisonment in 1964, it was illegal to photograph or republish a photo of the political prisoner in South Africa. Thus, a generation of apartheid South Africans grew up without Mandela—or at least all the photos of him flashing before us now …

Africa

Robben Island: Nelson Mandela's Prison Home

A detention cell at the Robben Island prison that once held Nelson Mandela. 1992<br>Koto Bolofo<p>1 of 12<p>Relentlessly pounded by the angry surf and chilled …

Nelson Mandela: Letters to Loved Ones From Prison

In the 27 years that Nelson Mandela spent imprisoned in South Africa, he wrote letters to his loved ones.<p>Razia Saleh of the Nelson Mandela Foundation …

South Africa

Here's The Infamous 1962 Document Committing Mandela To Prison

Former South African president Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95.<p>Mandela led an incredible life, which included a 27-year incarceration.<p>This is the document that committed Mandela to prison on a sabotage conviction for a string of bombings on government buildings, perpetrated by the …

Nelson Mandela

Inside The Tiny Prison Cell That Held Nelson Mandela For Nearly 20 Years

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died today at the age of 95, after succumbing to a long battle with a lung infection.<p>He served as the first black president of South Africa and brought an end to apartheid, but his story of struggle began decades before — when he was arrested and …

South Africa

Nelson Mandela: Early Life

Credits: Story<p>Photographer — <b>Ardon Bar Hama</b><br>Photographer — <b>Matthew Willman</b><br>Reasearch & Curation — <b>Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Staff</b><p>Credits: All …

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

A look back at the life and career of Nelson Mandela. Narrated by TIME's former managing editor, Richard Stengel

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

With Mandela, the unsurprising is still a shock

I was drifting off to sleep when my cell phone screen lit up.<p>“We may want to talk to you about Mandela,” said a message.<p>Semi-lucid, I typed “Mandela” into my phone’s web browser. But I already knew what I was about to find.<p>Nelson Mandela was dead.<p>The abruptness of being suddenly awoken only added …

Son of God - Trailer 1

Explore the story of Jesus’ life through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. The film spans from his humble …

Inspiration

French court orders Google to delete racing exec’s sex video pics

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Junial Enterprises<p>In a troubling decision for free speech advocates, a Paris court has instructed …

Privacy

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead.<p>According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from …

College & University

Google barge mystery solved: they're for 'interactive learning centers'

Statement ends weeks of speculation about the purpose of two floating barges being built in San Francisco and Portland, Maine<p>Internet giant Google says it is exploring using two large barges on the east and west coasts as interactive learning centers.<p>A statement released Wednesday from Google's …

Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank.<p>In all, the plug-in hybrid version of one of America's favorite sedans …

Electric Vehicles

Patent wars: Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

<b>A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements.</b><p>Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android …

Mobile

What your Facebook friends list reveals about your love life

Facebook can isolate your spouse or partner based on your network of friends. In a fascinating paper to be published next year, Facebook social scientist Lars Backstrom and Cornell University professor Jon Kleinberg reveal just how much insight can be gleaned from the structure of a network, …

Social Media

What will recorded music sound like in 2050?

John La Grou, founder and CEO at Millennia Music & Media Systems, forecast how recorded sound will evolve over the coming decades.<p>Last weekend in NYC John La Grou was a keynote speaker at the Audio Engineering Society convention. He based some of his assumptions about how recorded music will evolve …