There’s been so much going on in recent weeks that it’s hard to remember that the biggest story in the world is the rapid rise of China. Yes, it’s fascinating to see what’s happening with the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore, or at the Trump vs. Trudeau Smackdown in Canada, or to peek into the the bottomless Swampathon of Washington, DC. Yet still, while it’s not always atop the headlines, the most consequential story of the age is the rise and rise of the People’s Republic. And perhaps the fate of a city in Brazil serves as a parable as to what could be looming for our American republic. Virgil will get to that scary parable in a moment, but first, let’s consider the latest news. An Artful Deal with China—But Artful for Whom? On June 12, China’s telecom giant ZTE announced it is resuming business operations, after having been staved off some U.S. sanctions that could have shut it down completely. A bipartisan … [Read more...] about Virgil: A Lesson from Brazil on What Could Happen if We Lose the Trade War with China
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Owners Frances Smalley and Sam Birch, Photo: Norwich City Council Archant A new stall dedicated to the nation’s favourite drink has opened on Norwich Market. Birchley’s Loose Leaf Tea, as its name suggests, sells a variety of teas including black, green, fruit and herbal. Its owners Frances Smalley and Sam Bircham offer advice to customers on which teas would suit their needs best and also sell a variety of eco-friendly tea-related accessories. Mr Birch said: “Our teas are all sourced from Fine Tea Merchants Ltd, owned by Will Battle. The teas he produces are from all around the globe from places such as China, India, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Rwanda, and are blended in house. He also wrote The World Tea Encyclopaedia. “We believe specialty tea is on the rise of popularity, as with the rise of different types of coffee, we feel that it’s tea’s time to shine and having a specialty tea shop on the Norwich Market would make it more … [Read more...] about Novel-tea stall opens at Norwich Market
In August 2013, Mark Zuckerberg tapped out a 10-page white paper on his iPhone and shared it on Facebook. It was intended as a call to action for the tech industry: Facebook was going to help get people online. Everyone should be entitled to free basic internet service, Zuckerberg argued. Data was, like food or water, a human right. Universal basic internet service is possible, he wrote, but “it isn’t going to happen by itself.” Wiring the world required powerful players—institutions like Facebook. For this plan to be feasible, getting data to people had to become a hundred times cheaper. Zuckerberg said this should be possible within five to 10 years. It was an audacious proposal for the founder of a social software company to make. But the Zuckerberg of 2013 had not yet been humbled by any significant failure. In a few months, the service he’d launched between classes at Harvard would turn 10. A few months after that, he would be turning 30. It was a … [Read more...] about What Happened to Facebook’s Grand Plan to Wire the World?
posted on 06 Aug 2014, 07:45 1 1. cireyaj15 (Posts: 41; Member since: 06 Jan 2014) i find it amusing that many falls in these kind of marketing gimmicks. here in philippines this company releases "limited stocks" like say a thousand handsets on sale so those buyers will rush to buy it first. then they'll brag that it get out of stock in a matter of minutes. then after a few days you can find it sold online by different stores. my point is they're just creating a hype with saying limited stocks. posted on 06 Aug 2014, 07:47 1 2. nokia12 (Posts: 602; Member since: 19 Nov 2013) good morning PA .. you are only late by 5 days in posting this news posted on 06 Aug 2014, 07:48 1 3. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013) "According to Taiwan's FTC (Fair Trade Commission, Xiaomi sold 1,750 devices less than it said afterwards, thus greatly misinforming its current and potential customers." posted on 06 Aug 2014, 20:54 1 14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: … [Read more...] about Comments for : Xiaomi accused of false advertising, fining ensues
0. phoneArena posted on 20 Aug 2013, 01:57 A few more photos of the iPhone 5C have appeared, in pink and green, and each time we have leaked snaps of the device, the color hues look different, which might be due to the handsets being various prototypes bandied about. Granted, the versions are still glossy, like the high-res photos we saw not long ago, but the green one looks more pastel this time - who knows, these might be actual color options in the end, would you like candy or pastel? This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 20 Aug 2013, 02:00 16 1. GeekMovement (unregistered) *throw up* posted on 20 Aug 2013, 03:27 4 19. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012) iPlastic :p posted on 20 Aug 2013, 04:38 4 22. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013) HAHAHA! :D AAWWWW.. I love it when you guys just burn up! always the first ones to open Apple news n comment n den BURRRNNNNNN! =D 23. AnTuTu … [Read more...] about Comments for : More iPhone 5C photos leak out, pastel and candy