Tag: industry

The Economy of Mexico

Despite its many critics, Mexico has some surprisingly strong economic characteristics. A great export market, a thriving manufacturing industry, natural resources, a young and productive workforce, and even things like geography are all on its side. But the nation still...

/ March 8, 2020
blank

The Economy of South Africa

South Africa is an economy that is really important to understand as a kind of potential outcome case study of inequality gone bad. The nation itself, on paper at least is not so terrible, it is actually one of if...

/ January 19, 2020
blank

The Economy of Germany

This is Germany, the largest economy in all of Europe by a significant margin and the fourth largest in the world falling just behind Japan. The economy of Germany is so interesting not just because of its size though but...

/ January 5, 2020
blank

The Economy of the Star Wars Galaxy

a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away. The star wars universe centred in this galaxy has of course been the centre of many stories filled with action intrigue and mindless cash grabs for toy licensing, but...

/ January 2, 2020
blank

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018
blank

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018
blank

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018
blank

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to...

/ August 31, 2018
blank

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018
blank

Who wins and who loses in Scott Morrison’s new team

ABC Parliament House Bureau Updated August 26, 2018 22:35:59 Map: Australia Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull leave huge holes in the Federal Ministry - this is how Scott Morrison has tackled the task of putting together a new team. He...

/ August 26, 2018
blank

CityLab Summit of Global Mayors, City Innovators, and Urban Leaders to be Held in Detroit October 28-30

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY (August 24, 2018)—CityLab, the preeminent global summit organized by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to address the most urgent urban issues of our time, has selected Detroit for its sixth-annual convening....

/ August 24, 2018
blank

Why the DNC Thought a Phishing Test Was a Real Attack

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee was alerted by Lookout, a mobile security firm, about an apparent phishing campaign. Someone had created fake site that looked just like VoteBuilder, a DNC-managed database that contains years' worth of voter information. Were...

/ August 23, 2018
blank

Jury finds three guilty over lorry surfing protest near Preston New Road fracking site

After a seven-day trial, three anti-fracking campaigners who took part in a lorry surfing protest near Cuadrilla’s fracking site in Preston New Road have been found guilty of public nuisance. It is the first public nuisance guilty verdict for anti-fracking movement...

/ August 23, 2018
blank

Blood Window 2018: Ibero-American Co-Production Market Open For Submissions

Blood Window, the premiere co-production market for the Ibero-American region returns this December for its sixth edition.  Running as part of the Ventana Sur Market in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Blood Window exists solely to serve the fantastic film market. Through...

/ August 22, 2018
blank

Tech Giants Are Becoming Defenders of Democracy. Now What?

On Tuesday, a trifecta of tech companies announced that they had thwarted what appear to be significant cyberattacks from Russia and Iran. First, Microsoft CEO Brad Smith announced that the company had caught another round of phishing attacks on political...

/ August 22, 2018
blank

Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

Score one for the quantified self-surveillance movement. Last week, the US Food and Drug Agency approved the first-ever, over-the-counter digital contraceptive—a polished and almost preternaturally upbeat mobile app called Natural Cycles. Basal body temperature readings and monthly menstruation data feed...

/ August 20, 2018
blank

DJ Mag Ban DJs From Canvasing Schoolyards For Top 100 Votes

Dance music’s equivalent to the National Enquirer, DJ Mag, has announced an immediate ban on DJs canvassing schoolyards in an attempt to gain votes for this year’s Top 100 DJs Poll. Barry Smith, a spokesperson for DJ Mag, confirmed that...

/ August 20, 2018