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I had to: Inside the mind of an 'honor' killer in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — For two months, over the thunder of machines at the steel mill, the men taunted Mubeen Rajhu about his sister. Even now, they laugh at how easy it was to make him lose his temper.<p>Some people had seen Tasleem in their Lahore slum with a Christian man. She was 18, a good …

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi appeals for calm after violent caste protests

The Patels are a privileged Gujarati caste, but firebrand leader is demanding that they are included in state quotas for "backward classes" in tense contest for jobs and college places<p>Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, has appealed for peace in his home state of Gujarat after paramilitary …

In Zambia, Men Say AIDS Can Be Cured By Having Sex With A Virgin, Girls Cry 'Value My Virginity'

My holiday weekend (Utah celebrates Pioneer Day today) was interrupted by a tragic yet hopeful message. One of the past guests for my show, Nissan Bahar, sent me a video his team recorded haphazardly of a group of young girls in Zambia poetically begging for society to value their virginity.<p>In …

Nine arrested for hacking to death Indian family over witchcraft

BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nine people in eastern India have been arrested for hacking to death six members of a family who they accused of practising witchcraft and making village children sick, a senior police official said on Wednesday.<p>The couple and their six children …


Former Oregon bakery owners must pay $135,000 for denying lesbians wedding cake

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.<p>Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned the Sweet …

Google wants a bigger role in your home with Nest refresh

When Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion last year, the search giant declared its intentions to extend its reach into consumers’ homes. But one major challenge at the time was that connected gadgets for the most part operated in silos, unable to communicate with each other.<p>Google’s solution to …

Smart Homes

Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind

<b>(Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>The justice claims to be an originalist, but his real loyalty is to religion and a phony man in the sky<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>June 14, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>Readers of this column already know that faith-derangement syndrome has stricken the highest levels of the executive branch of …

Antonin Scalia

With iOS 9, HomeKit will get smarter and more powerful

SAN FRANCISCO — When iOS 9 launches this fall, it will include updated and enhanced support for HomeKit.<p>Although Apple briefly mentioned changes …

Six Digital Marketing Traps That CMOs Should Avoid

Digital media is evolving rapidly and requires more than traditional marketing. Google’s Suzie Reider and Gopi Kallayil highlight six common traps …


60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …

Redesigning Mecca

The ancient holy city had reached capacity. Gensler’s solution? Redesign the infrastructure, without changing the ceremony.<p>Each year, 2.5 million Muslims visit Mecca during the month of Dzulhijjah to complete the Hajj. It’s one of the five pillars of Islam–all adult Muslims who are physically and …

Marketing’s New Customer Nerve Center: Marketing Operations

As marketing ops goes front and center, columnist Scott Vaughan explains how your team leaders can evolve in their roles.

Brand Networks To Buy Social Advertising Platform Shift For $50 Million

Incorporates RelevanceRank to help marketers measure paid and organic social media performance and score content for promotion.

Social Media

HubSpot Announces Integration With 11 Martech Platforms

New partnerships include Slideshare, Bigcommerce, Shopify, Invoca and others. Company also announces loan program for premium agency partners.

What Marketing Agencies Can Learn From HubSpot’s Growth

Columnist Paul Roetzer shares insights into how HubSpot's growth demonstrates the importance of technology immersion and integration.

5 Steps To Freedom: The Key To Being A Rapid Marketer

How can marketers react to events as they happen, delivering instant digital gratification to consumers? Columnist Brian Rigney offers some tips.

Ad Tech Is About To Get Boring, And That’s Good For Marketers

Ben Maitland Contributor<p>Ben Maitland is the executive vice president of sales and marketing at MultiView.<p>Forget about HuffPo or what’s left of the surprisingly profitable subscription dial-up unit: One of the primary reasons Verizon bought AOL was for its ad tech business. The deal is a validation …


Riding the battery-powered Gogoro smart scooter

While Tesla is working on solving range anxiety with its Supercharger stations, electric motorcycles and scooters continue to be tethered to outlets for hours in order to get back on the road. Smart scooter company Gogoro is trying to solve that problem with a network of battery-housing GoStations. …

Is Your IT Network Ready For The Demands Of Anywhere, Anytime Banking?

Technology has become the driving force of change. It’s no longer business as usual in the banking industry — the customer experience has changed forever. Banking customers are empowered, expecting exceptional service on an anytime-anywhere basis via the channel of their choice. Loyalty is reserved …

It’s the network, not the ‘things,’ that will make IoT revolutionary

Gartner estimates that the number of connected objects will reach 25 billion by 2020. And that figure came long before this month’s announcements of Samsung’s Artik chip-and-software building blocks for IoT, Hauwei’s LiteOS for the Internet of Things (IoT) and, yesterday, Brillo, Google’s new IoT …

Internet of Things

Too many platforms may make the Internet of Things a confusing place

It’s a world of sensors, folks, or it’s quickly becoming one. Even the tiniest gadgets will someday get an IP address. A common platform is needed to collect and make sense of all of the data those devices gather, and a lot of companies are already getting in line to take the job — maybe <i>too</i> many.<p>I …

Google’s buy button could give Amazon a run for its money

Amazon is the undisputed leader in online retail, but Google’s introduction of its own buy button on mobile may give the eCommerce giant something to worry about.<p>Google’s plan, revealed last week, is to provide buy buttons to those who search for products on mobile devices. Buy buttons will be …

21 Ways To Market Your Business Online On A Shoestring Budget

Who says you need to spend millions on marketing? Columnist Steve Olenski tells you how to market your business yourself without spending a ton of …

Small Business

A New Way To Look At Hiring An Agency

Columnist Scott Rayden takes a look at why traditional hiring practices are flawed and how you can find an agency with the right vision and culture.

Fashion Brand Targets Digital Savvy Shoppers With Street-View-Powered Mobile App

The youth-oriented urban clothing company sought to put its new line on the map by using the city as a backdrop.


Too Big To Evolve? How To Foster Innovation In The Enterprise

Innovation doesn't have to belong solely to the small and nimble. Columnist Alex Lirtsman explains what big businesses can do to adapt and evolve.

How I Failed In Digital Advertising

Columnist Peter Minnium isn't afraid to own up to his mistakes in digital advertising. Here's what others can learn from his errors.

A classic children's brand is reinventing itself as a hangover cure

The beverage company, which has previously marketed its product as a treatment for children dehydrated from colds or flu, is now marketing it as a hangover remedy.<p>Many adults began sharing Pedialyte on social media as a way to combat hangovers, the company said in a news release. Some adults …

A scary reality about Urban Outfitters' customers: they're broke

But that might not be enough to save the retailer.<p>The trendy brand is currently too expensive for the young customers its trying to recruit, retail consultant Judith Russell writes on industry website The Robin Report.<p>This has led to a showrooming problem of sorts.<p>Showrooming is when customers …