Mohammed Daraghmeh and Aron Heller, Associated Press Updated 7:06 am PDT, Wednesday, September 11, 2019 A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected has sparked an angry Arab rebuke and injected the Palestinians into a campaign that had almost entirely ignored them. less A Palestinian man works on a farm near Bardala, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election eve vow to annex the Jordan Valley if he is ... more Photo: Ariel Schalit, AP Photo: Ariel Schalit, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 A Palestinian man works … [Read more...] about A look at the Jordan Valley Israeli PM has vowed to annex
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Democrats Take Aim at Silicon Valley. They Take Its Cash, Too. Advertisement Supported by ByShane Goldmacher and Stephanie Saul June 6, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Top Democrats in Washington and on the 2020 campaign trail are taking technology giants to task, calling them too big, too powerful and too careless about privacy. “The era of self-regulation is over,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared on Monday. But just as Ms. Pelosi was preparing to start an antitrust investigation, some of her party’s leading presidential candidates spent the weekend canvassing Silicon Valley to raise money from one of the nation’s wealthiest and most liberal bastions. Mayor Pete Buttigieg filled his Saturday with no less than four fund-raisers in the Bay Area, with co-hosts that included a … [Read more...] about Democrats Take Aim at Silicon Valley. They Take Its Cash, Too.
Rod Serling’s anthology series The Twilight Zone has been remade, parodied, and imitated so many times since it premiered in 1959 that almost everyone can name its episode components: something weird happens, the narrator lets viewers know a bit more about what’s going on, then there’s a twist and a moral message, which is elaborated in the narrator’s parting lines. What makes a good episode of The Twilight Zone is much harder to articulate. But it’s clear from CBS’s first four episodes of the newest version of the series, produced and hosted by Get Out and Us writer-director Jordan Peele, that it doesn’t involve playing it safe. All four of the initial episodes parallel specific earlier episodes, and the closer they hew to the originals, the weaker they are. Case in point is “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet,” a remake of the classic 1963 episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” which starred William Shatner as a man who recently … [Read more...] about Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot leans too heavily on the original
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | These Silicon Valley Investors’ Bets May Pay Off Advertisement Supported by A herd of technology public offerings this year and next year is set to anoint venture capital winners. Here are some of them. ByErin Griffith March 31, 2019 Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, likes to tell the story of his early struggles to fund his home-sharing start-up. Many venture capitalists refused to meet with him, he said in an email. Some walked out in the middle of meetings. That changed after venture firms such as Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Founders Fund decided to gamble on Airbnb’s potential to shake up the vacation rentals business. Three investors at those firms — Alfred Lin of Sequoia, Jeff Jordan at Andreessen Horowitz and Brian Singerman of Founders Fund … [Read more...] about These Silicon Valley Investors’ Bets May Pay Off
The U.S. has been ranked 47th of 77 countries in a study on 4G download speeds. Research company Open Signal (via 9to5mac) published the findings yesterday based on data collected between January 1 to December 31, 2018. Open Signal looked at more than 585 billion measurements on more than 94 million devices to determine how the nations performed in maximum and average 4G speeds. In the chart below, you’ll see the nations in its tests ranked by highest to lowest maximum speed. Open Signal South Korea took the top spot on the list with a top download speed of 55.7 megabits per second (Mbps) — around double the U.S.’s top speed. South Korea was followed by Switzerland (55.5Mbps), Netherlands (54.9Mbps), Singapore (54.7Mbps), and Norway (53.5Mbps). The U.S. had a peak speed of 28.8Mbps with an 18.1Mpbs average. It came 44th in the fastest download speed ranking, while its average was beaten by many countries too, such as Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia. Editor's … [Read more...] about Study: US behind Myanmar, Jordan, and 44 others in 4G download speeds