The Amazon and Seattle tax battle – who’s gonna win?

The Amazon and Seattle tax battle – who’s gonna win?

New ‘head tax’ on large corporations is creating major controversies in Seattle. While the city council claims it will solve the homelessness issue, the mayor doesn’t share the same opinion, saying that this measure will ‘hurt workers’. A new ‘head...
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Kazakhstan is changing the alphabet – what’s the cost for this?

Kazakhstan is changing the alphabet – what’s the cost for this?

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country, decided to change its alphabet and go from Cyrillic script to the Latin-based style, which is adopted by most West countries. But what economic costs does such a change imply? The change was approved by...
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Facebook Shares Record Best Day in 2 Years as Zuckerberg Deals With Lawmakers

Facebook Shares Record Best Day in 2 Years as Zuckerberg Deals With Lawmakers

The moment Zuckerberg appeared before US lawmakers made Facebook shares surge 4.5% Facebook has suffered great losses over the past month, amid reports that user data was misused. The cause behind it is a personality app created by Cambridge University...
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Parkland School Introduces New Security Measure – The Clear Backpacks

Parkland School Introduces New Security Measure – The Clear Backpacks

Students who survived the shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida, returned from spring break to new security measures On February 14th, on a day that was supposed to celebrate love, a former student stormed the hallways and killed 17...
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Google Buys Advertisers’ Favorite GIF Search Tool: Tenor

Google Buys Advertisers’ Favorite GIF Search Tool: Tenor

Alphabet Inc. agreed to buy Tenor, the mobile startup that brings 300 million people every month Tenor’s main tool, a GIF keyboard, has become very popular among advertisers; moreover, they pay the company up to $500,000 to run sponsored GIFs...
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Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2015

Pollution Killed 9 Million People Worldwide in 2015

In 2015, almost one in six deaths was related to pollution in one of its forms – air, water, soil, chemical or occupational, according to a new report published in The Lancet By far, air pollution is the largest contributor...
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Pokemon Go – Part of the Russian Meddling

Pokemon Go – Part of the Russian Meddling

The game that became a phenomenon the previous year, Pokemon Go, was the target of Russian agents who were trying to meddle with the 2016 US election The effort was focused on a campaign named “Don’t Shoot Us”. It was...
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