Month: March 2019

Why Pete Buttigieg Is Taking Back ‘Freedom’ for the Democrats | NowThis

‘Let’s show them a better way.’ — Mayor Pete Buttigieg is taking back the concept of ‘freedom’ for Democrats. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe In US news, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg 2020 is ramping up its efforts to make...

/ March 31, 2019

Between the lines: Trump privately thinks ACA lawsuit will fail in court

A major misconception on Capitol Hill right now is the notion that Mick Mulvaney is behind President Trump's decision to back a lawsuit to demolish the Affordable Care Act. After a week of talking to sources who've discussed the matter...

/ March 31, 2019

Erdogan bloc ‘loses Ankara’ in local polls; Istanbul race tight

Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is locked in a tight race for control of Istanbul, the country's largest city, as the main opposition alliance appears set to win the local election race in the capital, according to partial...

/ March 31, 2019

Algeria uprising: ‘We stay here until the whole system goes’

Every Friday, since 22 February, hundreds of thousands of Algerians have been protesting against their infirm president - the figurehead of a decades'-long ruling clique - who is standing for a fifth term of office. These outpourings of anger against...

/ March 31, 2019

Cory Booker says there’s no ‘greater moral vandalism’ than abandoning Israel (and he’ll cut off his hand first)

Yesterday the Intercept published a secret recording of Senator Cory Booker meeting with a New Jersey delegation at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington last week — AIPAC is the leading Israel lobby organization — and the speech is so...

/ March 31, 2019

New BCH Apps and a Special Giveaway in This Week’s Video Update From Bitcoin.com

In addition to learning about the latest developments in the world of Bitcoin Cash, you can take part in a special giveaway in this week’s video news update from Bitcoin.com. Streamed live and hosted by Roger Ver, the weekly show...

/ March 31, 2019

Esports, Blockchain and Betting — A New Paradigm

Image Credit: Australian Sports Camps The esports industry is growing at an exponential rate in terms of viewership and revenue generated. Reuters ran an article in February stating that revenue is likely to reach $1.1billion in 2019 based on advertising, sponsorship...

/ March 31, 2019

New Apple ecosystem marks step toward privatizing identity

Who are you? And can you prove that, in today's digital world? Identity is the biggest problem, and opportunity, facing just about every online service out there. The result is that for-profit corporations are increasingly making inroads into areas where...

/ March 31, 2019

Technical Skills for Product Managers Decoded-An event by Advancing Women in Product (AWIP)

Credits: Sift Science Team, Advancing Women in Product Team-Linh Tran, Nancy Wang, Aakrit Prasad, Magdaline Derosena Whether you are an engineer or a product manager (PM), you are part of a product team. As engineers are technical, PMs need to...

/ March 31, 2019

China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

Fast, affordable food delivery service has been life-changing for many working Chinese, but some still prefer to whip up their own meals. These people may not have the time to pick up fresh ingredients from brick-and-mortar stores, so China’s startups...

/ March 31, 2019

Joe Biden addresses inappropriate touching allegations

Former Vice President Joe Biden released a new statement Sunday addressing allegations by Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores of inappropriate conduct at a campaign event in 2014. "In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have...

/ March 31, 2019

Inside a Ferrari Hypercar, Lyft’s IPO, and More Car News

Let the unicorn feast begin! On Friday, ride-hail galumphed onto the markets with the opening day of trading for little bro Lyft. (Big rival Uber is reportedly on its way to its own IPO.) Lyft had a strong first day...

/ March 31, 2019

Ukraine election: Comedian is front-runner in first round

The comedian who could be president The people of Ukraine are voting in the first round of presidential elections. Current leader Petro Poroshenko, 53, is seeking re-election but the surprise front-runner is 41-year-old comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Both, along with former...

/ March 31, 2019

Rereading Slaughterhouse-Five on its 50th anniversary

Five decades ago, Billy Pilgrim came unstuck in time and hurtled into the American canon. March 31 is the 50th anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five, one of the saddest, funniest, and weirdest books ever to become institutionalized on high...

/ March 31, 2019

Liberal lawyer Caputova wins election to become Slovakia’s first female president

Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent. Corruption and change in political style were...

/ March 31, 2019

Iran’s Crypto Regulations: What’s Happening Behind Closed Doors

Under pressure for being months behind schedule, the Central Bank of Iran finally published a draft framework on the legality of cryptocurrencies in late January and welcomed feedback. While some see the totality of the framework as a step forward,...

/ March 31, 2019

What is GetUp and will it sway Australia’s federal election?

Earlier this week, a group of people gathered outside former prime minister Tony Abbott's Warringah office in Sydney and put on party hats. An organiser explained to attending media this was an "early retirement party" for Mr Abbott, as a caricature...

/ March 31, 2019

Top 5 Privacy Coins for a Regulated Crypto Market

Regulatory pressure from governments, local central banks, and specialized law enforcement is pushing cryptocurrencies to adopting privacy-focused capabilities. That’s precisely how TeleCoin found itself building the Trend-Setter platform and why Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, announced confidential transactions for...

/ March 31, 2019