Though Chinese officials are still forbidding Ai Weiwei from leaving the country, the artist nevertheless had an action-packed weekend, taking to YouTube to slam government corruption in a new video that was presented at an event in Basel, Switzerland, where the international art world has gathered for the 43rd edition of the Art Basel fair.
WASHINGTON - Respected Republican Jeb Bush suggested Monday that neither adored conservative icon Ronald Reagan nor his own father, George H.W. Bush, would have enjoyed much success in today's ultra-conservative, intensely partisan Republican party.
"They got a lot of things done with bipartisan support, but right now it's just difficult to imagine,” Bush, brother of the 43rd U.S. president and son of the 41st, said in a round-table discussion with reporters and editors held by Bloomberg View in Manhattan.
This is Lake Retba in Senegal, NOT the contents of your stomach when you drink too much Strawberry Quik and then have to chase it down with Pepto-Bismol and tiny boats. The lake itself is actually not in danger, but given that I just yelled "WHAT IN BLAZES?" and nearly dropped a cup of coffee on my dog, I'm still going to label this an environmental hazard.
The libertarian contingent in Silicon Valley has long been fascinated by the possibilities of living independently in international waters, where taxes can be avoided and talented developers can be imported from around the world to work in a kind of floating sweatshop without the hindrance of securing an HB-1 visa. So it's no surprise that two entrepreneurs have gotten interest from…
Hans Eysink Smeet is a self-described former-banker and retail consultant in Amsterdam, who noticed, sadly, that all of the old sex shops that marked his daily walk from train station to office had disappeared. Well, Mr. Smeet was not at a loss for an answer: The porn industry, he knew, had gone online. "Anyone with a video recorder and a bare bum can make a porn and put it on the internet," he told Business Insider.
Phil Schiller took to the WWDC stage today to announce Apple's new hardware. After breezing through updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, he wowed the crowd with, as the it said on the screen, the next generation of the MacBook Pro.
Schiller proudly proclaimed that this is the most beautiful computer they have ever made. It's thinner than my finger he said.
Thirty-two-point-six percent of the residents of Philadelphia are obese -- a staggering figure, and a higher percentage than any other large city in America.
To address the issue, the city has committed $900,000 to a program that would expand access to healthful food at small, local convenience stores. (We wrote about Philadelphia's efforts last August.) Selecting some 600 of its 2,500 corner stores to receive funding -- and refrigeration systems -- the city aims to make fresh fruits and vegetables available in communities that are currently labeled…
Editor’s note: Alex Banayan is an associate at Alsop Louie Partners, an early stage technology venture capital firm based in San Francisco, CA. He is nineteen years old (and thus this post could really use a #humblebrag in the title). To stay connected with Alex, sign up for his newsletter here.
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Our goal teaching for the National Science Foundation was to make a dent in the universe.
Could we actually teach tenured faculty how to turn an idea into a company? And if we did, could it change their lives?
We can now answer these questions.
The Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Over the last 6 months, we’ve been teaching a version of the Lean LaunchPad class for the…
Although Apple seems to want to forget all about that sad, dark time when their logo featured all the colors of the rainbow, this iPhone mod - really an aluminium back plate - will bring those memories rushing back. You can swap out the plate simply by unscrewing the two small screws at the bottom of your phone and a four bucks more gets you a glowing, translucent rainbow logo.
ATHENS — A Greek far-right politician who slapped a left-wing politician in the face and threw water at another during a live television talk show sued his victims for defamation on Monday.
Ilias Kasidiaris, spokesman of the far-right Golden Dawn party, said he would also sue private TV station Antenna for wrongful detention after he was locked in a room in the studio following the attack until he broke down the door and escaped.