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Jewish Leader Accuses Michelin of Being Anti-Semitic

Taking heat. Estée Lauder heir and political activist Ronald Lauder has a bone to pick with Michelin. The World Jewish Congress president says it's "concerning" that there isn't an Israel guidebook, and is suggesting Michelin rethink that omission. Show More Summary

News Briefs: The GWCCA selects 5 finalists for Centennial Olympic Park, Anderson’s notebooks join Emory’s archives and Spelman launches curatorial studies program

15 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) also has announced their finalists for an ambitious $25 million makeover of Centennial Olympic Park. CRJA-Rosser, DTJ Design, Rogers Partners and Sizemore-AECOM are the four finalists whose proposals seek to upgrade the 21-acre park which debuted 20 years ago for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The plans include the...

What’s the next battle in Apple and Google’s mobile Cold War?

The battle between the ad blockers and the ad pushers was on full display this at this year’s Mobile World Congress, when Google and adblocking company Shine sparred over the broken state of mobile advertising. The debate shows how tensions...Show More Summary

UEFA admits Kosovo in step toward World Cup

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Budapest (AFP) – UEFA admitted Kosovo as its 55th member in a narrow vote Tuesday, boosting its hopes of competing in the 2018 World Cup despite warnings from former ruler Serbia. The UEFA congress voted 28 to 24 with two votes declared...Show More Summary

Meet up at Mobile World Congress?

In what feels overdue, I'm finally making it to Mobile World Congress for the first time this year. I'll be speaking at Mobile Media Summit on the session detailed below. You can also find a slew of updates on Twitter from my colleagues at Starcom Mediavest Group by checking out the hashtag #SMGatMWC. Show More Summary

Discover Clarendon Avenue With A Free Walking Tour Next Saturday

Looking south on Montrose from Clarendon, around the turn of the century (via Library of Congress) On the first weekend on May, cities all over the world honor urban activist Jane Jacobs with a free series of walks, usually led by neighborhood volunteers. Show More Summary

The glory days of the $700 smartphone are numbered

Earlier this year, I saw a bunch of excellent flagship phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona – handsets built to perfection with top-of-the-line hardware, great features and slick styling. But unlike the past couple of years, I felt no overwhelming GAS (gear acquisiton syndrome, the inexplicable need to buy better gadgets). Show More Summary

Samsung’s Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29 with a mystery pricetag

Samsung announced its first 360-degree camera back at Mobile World Congress, and now we know it’s arriving very soon: April 29. The company made its announcement at its developer conference in San Francisco. Apparently things like price are trivial though, as we still don’t know how much it will cost. Show More Summary

Xiaomi Mi 5 review: This is how you build a flagship phone

I’ve been itching to try the Mi 5 ever since Xiaomi first unveiled its flagship for 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. When I got a chance to take a closer, but brief look at it at the press event, it seemed to check all the boxes for what a smartphone should have, both inside and out. Show More Summary

Relive the days of Carlos Danger with hilarious Sundance doc 'Weiner'

A Twitter scandal can be anyone's undoing, but only a special breed of politician know just how much things can unravel. Case in point: Former New York representative Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress over the world's preeminent...Show More Summary

A Member of Congress Just Issued a Warning to the World Bank: 'Stop Privatizing Water'

Rep. Gwen Moore's actions could mean the beginning of the end of the World Bank’s harmful water-for-profit pursuits. Around the globe, people’s access to water is being threatened every day by one of the most powerful institutions on the globe—the World Bank. Show More Summary

The world’s next great artist might be a robot

Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2016, Google showcased a demo of a robot that uses selfies to readily draw artsy sketches of your face with a stunning accuracy in a matter of minutes. And while this might seem impressive, Google’s robot is neither the first, nor the only one out there that knows how to hold a brush. Show More Summary

Inside Amy Schumer Season 4 Premiere: Congress, Yogurt and Hamilton

She's back! Did you miss her? Inside Amy Schumer made its triumphant return to TV with "The World's Most Interesting Woman in the World," a reference to the sketch running...

Librarian of Congress nominee says library must operate ‘seamlessly’ in digital world

Speaking for the first time since being nominated to be the 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla D. Hayden called for greater access to the “treasure chest” that is the nation’s library and for modernizing its technological infrastructure to ensure it meets its core responsibilities. “As I envision the future of this venerable institution, I see […]

Watch: nomination hearings for the next Librarian of Congress, 11:15AM PT

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Carla Hayden is President Obama's pick for the next Librarian of Congress, and she's an extraordinarily good choice: an open-access advocate who opposes mass surveillance and comes out of the library world, Hayden is ideally poised to...Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War I: April 19, 1916: President Wilson's Speech to Congress Regarding Unrestricted U-Boat Warfare

Woodrow Wilson: [Speech to Congress Regarding Unrestricted U-Boat Warfare](http://www.firstworldwar.com/source/uboat1916_wilsonspeeech.htm): >In pursuance of the policy of submarine warfare against the commerce of its adversaries, announced...Show More Summary

Report: Stagnant US funding for tools against disease threats leaves world at serious risk

WASHINGTON, DC (April 19, 2016)--Even as Congress grapples with the White House on how to fund an emergency response to fight Zika virus, a new report warns that overall underfunding for development of lifesaving tools against neglected...Show More Summary

What is your favorite new phone of 2016?

We're only a couple of months into 2016, and it's already been a great year for phones so far. Mobile World Congress back in February gave us the Samsung Galaxy S7, and more recently we got to see the launch of the HTC 10. With plenty of shiny new phones for you to play with, it begins to beg the question. Show More Summary

Top 5 Reasons Congress Should Reject Obama’s Climate Change Treaty

Nicolas Loris Politics, This is nothing but a bad deal for Americans.  Secretary of State John Kerry will join leaders from around the world to sign the Paris Protocol global warming agreement this Friday at the United Nations headquarters. Here...Show More Summary

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday. 1. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff vowed on Monday to fight impeachment in the Senate. A heavy defeat in the lower house of Congress raised the likelihood of an end to 13 years of leftist rule in Brazil. 2. Show More Summary

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