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In Haiti, the UN still has to clean up its act

Last week, the United Nations acknowledged some responsibility for the cholera epidemic in Haiti that broke out six years ago, killing more than 9,000 people.<p>But the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that despite this admission the UN cannot be sued in U.S. courts. The victims and the …

Environmental Health

Muslim man removed from American Airlines flight after attendant told him: ‘I will be watching you’

A Muslim passenger was asked to leave an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant told him over the plane’s public address system: “I will be watching you.”<p>Mohamed Ahmed Radwan had boarded the flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Detroit, Michigan last December when the incident …

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This is the next revolution in fintech according to investors

"Be in the city around lunchtime and stop the people walking around carrying big reams of paper — they're insurance brokers," says Pascal Bouvier, a partner at fintech venture capital firm Route66 Ventures and a fintech blogger.<p>Peer-to-peer lending is transforming loans; crowdfunding is shaking up …

Facebook, Twitter — and CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — #Help. #CPAC2014.<p>Republicans believe they got crushed in the tech race in 2012, so they called Facebook and Twitter to advise them on how to reboot their efforts for 2014 and 2016.<p>At a Conservative Political Action Conference panel on Friday, representatives from the two …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

The Big Aid Debate is Over

<i>The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty, by Nina Munk, Doubleday, 260 pp., $26.95.</i><p>The simplicity of Jeffrey Sachs' formula for …

Did You Know We Can Still Spot Voyager 1?

NASA’s Voyager 1, which last week made headlines after scientists announced it had officially left our solar system, is now more than 11 billion …

Universe

How mobile payments might be the global money-laundering machine criminals have dreamed about

Earlier this month, US prosecutors took down the global currency exchange Liberty Reserve and charged it with being the largest online money laundering operation in history, the “bank of choice for the criminal underworld.” More than a million customers used the Costa Rica-based company to wash …

FinTech

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Why Gary Vaynerchuk's New Social Media Strategy Should Change The Way You Do Business

Today, Gary Vaynerchuk starts “tripling down” on content – because “doubling down” doesn’t begin to describe how important he thinks it is. The social media expert is relaunching his blog today. Why? “The more content I can put out, the more luck I have,” he says. He’s redeployed an employee at …

Shutterstock launches new learn-to-code site, Skillfeed

Skillfeed is the latest site to capitalize on the white-hot learn-to-code trend.<p>This new contestant hails from the bowels of stock photography site Shutterstock, an online behemoth with a $1.5 billion market cap.<p>Skillfeed’s curriculum covers such topics as CSS and MySQL. It also has some basic …

Fracture Raises Another $500K For On-Demand Printing Of Photos On Glass

Fracture, a digital “maker” startup offering an on-demand system for printing your photos on glass, has raised an additional $500,000 on top of its previous $1.5 million in outside funding, following a year that saw the company’s revenue double.<p>Though photo printing on glass is not new, the company …

Say Goodbye To Ugly Newsletters, Stamplia Launches Its Email Templates Marketplace

Stamplia, launching today from French startup Kiwup, is an email templates marketplace where web designers can sell HTML templates for newsletters, transactional emails and signup forms, and in turn let companies focus on the messaging of their email campaigns rather than design.<p>“The current …

Should Africa beware tech companies bearing gifts? | David Smith

When Erin Hayba began a project to bring computers to solar-powered schools in the world's biggest refugee camp, there were plenty of sceptics. …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Google Glass vs. Apple iWatch: How Do They Compare?

<i>Guest author Greg Roberts is co-founder and chief designer of dSky9.com.</i><p>In the upcoming battle of wearable computing, it’s Google Glass vs. iWatch. Google vs. Apple. Clash of the Titans.<p>These two companies attack the challenge of wearable computing from two completely different perspectives. Which …

The Vikings head to the UK exclusively via Lovefilm

Yearning to watch Norsemen amass loot while raiding foreign lands? If you're in the UK, you can now watch US cable show <i>The Vikings</i> exclusively via Lovefilm Instant. The Amazon-owned service has made all nine episodes of the historical drama -- shown in the US and in Canada on History Channel -- …

With A Media-Rich Platform To Stand Out From The Messaging Pack, MessageMe Hits 5M Users In 2.5 Months [Interview]

Last week we reported that MessageMe, one of the latest messaging apps to hit the smartphone market, had picked up a $10 million Series A round of funding, and today, the company is officially confirming the news, along with some more details on how it’s been doing in the 2.5 months since it …

As mobile explodes in Africa, Nairobi is emerging as a leader in the region’s tech scene

If the future of computing lies in mobile and the fastest growth in mobile uptake will come from poor countries, Africa is where much of the action will be. Kenya, a stable country with an impressive history of investment in communications technology, has emerged as a leader in the region.<p>This …

Africa

Amtrak boosts WiFi on select trains, more upgrades coming this summer

There are plenty of wonderful things about train travel: the leg room, the scenery, the lack of security pat-downs. The WiFi, on the other hand, has long been the slowest thing about Amtrak. The company announced today that it's finally doing something about its frustratingly sluggish service, …

Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that “surveys and reviews are everywhere” — but they’re often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he’s giving businesses a way to create and conduct those surveys easily and quickly.<p>When a business downloads the Loop …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Designers Rejoice, Froont Wants To Keep Developers Out Of The Responsive Web Design Process

Inventure-backed Froont has launched in public beta today with a web-based tool that aims to make it easy for designers to create, prototype and share responsive website designs, without the need to code. Using a visual, largely drag ‘n’ drop interface that creates responsive CSS/HTML on the fly, …

Articles about walter gropius hagerty house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, German architect Walter Gropius was a foundational figure in modern architecture...<p>No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.<p>No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the …

Architecture

Laurene Powell Jobs Pushes for Immigration Reform on TV, Twitter and Facebook

Laurene Powell Jobs appears on NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” tonight. It’s her first interview since her husband Steve Jobs died.<p>She has a …

Immigration Reform

CloudFlare is trying to fight DDoS attacks by designing its own gear

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / teflon_timmy<p>It’s not just the big boys like Google, Facebook and Netflix that are building their own …