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February 20, 2014
15:14 // 7 months ago
January 25, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 25, 2014

The prime minister of Ukraine wants the protests in the country to end so badly that he’s offered opposition leaders government posts. It’s not enough; the protesters are sticking with it.

The Coca-Cola company had a bunch of laptops stolen by a former employee with something a little extra still on the devices: The personal information of 74,000 people. Oops.

Speaking of data breaches, if you’re crafty and a regular Michaels customer, check your credit card statements.

It’s not often that a sitting president splits from his first lady while in office, but that’s what’s happening in France right now.

Teaching 101: Don’t bring marijuana-laced food to a school potluck.

23:02 // 7 months ago
November 14, 2013
In an unprecedented move, the French newspaper Libération ran an entire issue without photos today, placing them instead in the back spread so people can see the art that’s missing. Its reason? It was trying to draw attention to the plight of photojournalists worldwide—timing the issue around Paris Photo, the world’s largest photography fair. “It’s not a wake, we’re not burying the photographic art […] Instead we give photography the homage it deserves,” the paper explains. “Yet, no one can ignore the calamitous situation press photographers now find themselves in, especially war photographers who risk their lives while barely making a living.”
Your move, Chicago Sun-Times.

In an unprecedented move, the French newspaper Libération ran an entire issue without photos today, placing them instead in the back spread so people can see the art that’s missing. Its reason? It was trying to draw attention to the plight of photojournalists worldwide—timing the issue around Paris Photo, the world’s largest photography fair. “It’s not a wake, we’re not burying the photographic art […] Instead we give photography the homage it deserves,” the paper explains. “Yet, no one can ignore the calamitous situation press photographers now find themselves in, especially war photographers who risk their lives while barely making a living.”

Your move, Chicago Sun-Times.

21:56 // 10 months ago
November 10, 2013
A lot of concrete progress has been achieved, but some differences remain.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said after Iran nuclear talks in Geneva. No deal was reached after much hope there would be one last night. All participating parties will reconvene November 20th for continued talks. 
12:00 // 10 months ago
November 8, 2013
I believe it is possible to reach an understanding or an agreement before we close these negotiations (Friday) evening.
Iranian foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, Javad Zarif • Discussing the odds of a nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran before the end of the week. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius are heading to Geneva today to talk nuclear deals today.
9:33 // 10 months ago
November 1, 2013
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Paris is known and loved for its independent bookstores full of rare, dog-eared novels and cozy nooks ripe for l’amour. But how have so many of them survived while their U.S. equivalents crumble under the ubiquity of Amazon and big box bookstores?
Eleanor Beardsley, reporting for All Things Considered, says French law may be responsible: Book discounts of more than 5 percent are illegal and a new bill, pending Senate approval, would prevent Amazon from offering both a discount and free shipping.
For more on how the book industry has changed since the days of You’ve Got Mail, you can read or listen to the full story here.
(Photo: Christine Zenino/Flickr)

Will discounts on Amazon be the end of the independent bookstores? Hear more about Amazon’s business strategy here.

The killer of free market innovation is regulation. This situation shows two economic forces fighting against one another. Which one’s better and which one’s worse?

nprfreshair:

nprbooks:

Paris is known and loved for its independent bookstores full of rare, dog-eared novels and cozy nooks ripe for l’amour. But how have so many of them survived while their U.S. equivalents crumble under the ubiquity of Amazon and big box bookstores?

Eleanor Beardsley, reporting for All Things Considered, says French law may be responsible: Book discounts of more than 5 percent are illegal and a new bill, pending Senate approval, would prevent Amazon from offering both a discount and free shipping.

For more on how the book industry has changed since the days of You’ve Got Mail, you can read or listen to the full story here.

(Photo: Christine Zenino/Flickr)

Will discounts on Amazon be the end of the independent bookstores? Hear more about Amazon’s business strategy here.

The killer of free market innovation is regulation. This situation shows two economic forces fighting against one another. Which one’s better and which one’s worse?

12:46 // 10 months ago
September 26, 2013
9:00 // 12 months ago
September 19, 2013

Awesome Video of the Day: We’re not entirely certain where the idea came from, but new footage captured by a Go Pro camera (strapped to an eagle) has proven quite popular since it was published on Monday. Anybody else suddenly find themselves wondering how much longer it’ll be before we can all afford our own jetpacks?  source

16:48 // 1 year ago
July 8, 2013
We are simply asking the government of Spain and the other governments, of course, to clarify and explain where that version of Mr. Snowden being on the presidential plane came from. Who spread that fallacy, that lie?
Bolivian Communications Minister Amanda Davila • Calling upon the four governments which banned an airplane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales from entering their respective airspace, allegedly in response to rumors that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was aboard the aircraft, to explain themselves. Some Bolivian officials believe the United States made up the rumor, in an attempt to bully Morales out of considering any potential asylum request; however, the Bolivian president has since joined Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in offering unconditional asylum to Snowden. source
15:20 // 1 year ago
July 3, 2013
1:50 // 1 year ago