Here are some things going on in your world of tech. Netflix (NFLX) is down nearly 7% in early afternoon trading on news that Apple (AAPL) is in talks with TV producers to create original content. In related news Amazon (AMZN) announced that subscribers to its Prime in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria can […]
The newly opened One World Trade Center Observatory in New York City relies heavily on the iPad for its visitor experience, with Apple's tablet serving as both a virtual tour guide and a payment terminal.
Hello! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Chinese stocks are getting hammered again, sliding as much as 5% in early trade on Tuesday.2. Islamic State has blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra, considered the most important temple in the ancient city. Show More Summary
There is something wrong with that TV. The week of September 9th, 2001 was fated to become the most historically significant week of the new millennium. Had the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon never occurred, however, the week would still be remembered—albeit far less intently—for a handful of significant cultural events. Show More Summary
Marko Markovich, 28, one of three men who successfully BASE jumped 1,368 feet from the communication ring at One World Trade Center in the fall of 2013, has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service and a $2,000 fine?a sentence on par with that issued to his co-jumpers, James Brady, 32, and Andrew Rossig, 33, earlier this month. [ more › ]
Marko Markovich, 28,was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, like his partners in crime James Brady and Andrew Rossig.
Vendors, the trade press and even popular media are talking about the world’s rapidly expanding body of electronic data. Lots of data equals lots of value, right? The not-so-subtle message surrounding all this is that data is the new gold rush, so you’d better get your stake in the game [...]
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thesundaytimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. It has been a nasty scare, and it is not yet over. Though I think they are overstated, the doubts about China will persist. Though the...
Cambodia is an increasingly notable exporter of soft goods to the West, and in fact an early (premature, really) member of the World Trade Organization. It's a reasonably open society these days, with of course one of the world's great tourism sites at Angkor Wat. Sporting barely 15 million people, [...]
``The first half of 2015 has seen the worst decline in world trade since the 2009 crisis, according to World Trade Monitor. The data could imply that globalization has reached its peak. In the first quarter of 2015, the volume of world...Show More Summary
Marcy Borders, the 9/11 survivor known as the "Dust Lady" for the iconic photo of her emerging from a devastated World Trade Center, died Tuesday at the age of 42 from stomach cancer, reports CNN. Illnesses like hers, and dozens of other chronic diseases and afflictions suffered by survivors and...
The NYT had an interesting map showing the extent to which countries trade with China as a way of illustrating its importance to the world economy. The main measure of the importance of trade with China is a circle showing the sum of...Show More Summary
With a whopping 26 players currently out on loan, Chelsea have one of the most extensive loan systems in world football. Jose Mourinho has some high profile names plying their trade all over Europe on short term contracts, including Juan Cuadrado, Marko Marin, Patrick Bamford, Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah. Show More Summary
The sharp dive in Chinese stocks this week sent a sudden chill through markets around the world, from New York to Mumbai, India. But for months, some of China's nearest neighbors and top trading partners have felt cool breezes blowing through the world's second-biggest economy.
The world of mobile game development is apparently even […]
Here is your chart to ponder today. It shows the total level of world trade: You can see the huge dip during the 2008-09 recession, followed by a steady recovery. Until this year, that is. During the past six months, world trade hasShow More Summary
This is the second part of a two-part series. In part one, I examined how Germany regulates the sex trade. In this part, I'll look at the conditions for sex workers in Germany. Hamburg red light district during the German World Cup. c Filipe Fortes, 2006. Show More Summary
Marcy Borders, the subject of the unforgettable photo above, has died of stomach cancer at age 42. Borders was a Bank of America employee who was working on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower when an airplane struck...Show More Summary
On September 11, 2001, AFP photographer Stan Honda noticed a woman in a suit covered in dust, taking refuge in a building near the World Trade Center. Here name was Marcy Borders, a 28-year-old Bank of America employee, and Honda's photograph became one of the more iconic images to emerge from the horror that day. Show More Summary
Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that you’re a big company in an emerging market and suddenly, a commodities crash for the ages and a "surprise" devaluation by the world’s engine for global growth and trade sends your country’s currency into a veritable tailspin. Show More Summary