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Trump Meets with the Nation's Top Tech Executives

 12/15/2016 - 04:49

President-elect Donald Trump met with the nation’s tech elite to discuss future ways of collaboration between the White House and the tech industry.
The gathering included Jeff Bezos of Amazon; Elon Musk of Tesla; Timothy D. Cook of Apple; Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook; Larry Page and Eric Schmidt of Alphabet, Google’s parent company; and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, among others.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 4:34am

Smart Teens

 12/13/2016 - 01:54

In May, 29-year-old Elaine Welteroth substituted Amy Astley as chief editor of Teen Vogue. Since then, the magazine- founded in 2003 - is engaging with political and social issues, like feminism, identity and activism.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 1:30am

A Big Toilet

 12/08/2016 - 03:09

Pope Francis has compared media organizations that focus on scandals and promote fake news to discredit people's lives with those who are obsessed with excrements. Using striking terminology, Francis said journalists and the media must avoid falling into “coprophilia” – an obsession with eating faeces. 

 Spreading disinformation is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”, the Pope told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. It is a sin to defame people, he added.

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 2:56am

Disrupting Burguers

 12/07/2016 - 03:48

Can Silicon Valley disrupt the fast-food industry? Well, for those entrepreneurs who dream to 'save the world', motivations are strong: reduce meat consumption and eliminate foods that have big environmental and social impacts, like processed food or heavy dependent on intensive agriculture.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:26am

The Twitter Morning Post

 12/01/2016 - 05:36
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President-elect Donald Trump likes to Tweet a couple of posts before going to bed, but are these Tweets really worthy to be published by media outlets the day after? The New York Times opens a debate about which Tweets should be considered news, and what should be considered just a propaganda weapon or provocative statements.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 5:33am

Fiesta is over

 11/24/2016 - 16:31
Barcelona is overcrowded with tourists and foreign visitors. The rise in illegal rental apartments has increased exponentially the rental prices, disappointing some local residents. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Barcelona authorities announced Thursday they had fined Airbnb and Homeaway 600,000 euros ($633,600) each for advertising and renting out apartments to tourists illegally.

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 5:21am

The Great Wall of Facebook

 11/22/2016 - 15:00
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, participated in the Asia Pacific Cooperation summit (APEC) last weekend in Lima (Peru). Facebook has been criticized for developing an internal software to help censure posts in China.  EFE/MARTIN ALIPAZ

Three current and former employees of Facebook who asked for anonymity have accused Zuckerberg ‘s company to have developed a new censure tool that would help the company to get back into the Chinese market, where the social network has been blocked. The new software helps the social network to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees. Mr. Zuckerberg has supported and defended the effort, the people added, according to The New York Times.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 3:54am

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