April 29, 2016
The modern publisher is facing fast-changing and challenging times. It's enough to make you want to crank up the printing presses. That's just what we've done. Digiday has launched a new quarterly print magazine, Pulse, devoted to the future of media. The first issue takes a deep look at what the rise of platforms from Facebook to Snapchat means for publishers. The inaugural 60-page issue includes: ·   ...
April 29, 2016
An air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo that killed dozens of people was probably the work of Syrian government forces, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday. A U.S. official has also said the attack on Wednesday night appeared to be solely the work of the Syrian government. Syria's military has denied its warplanes targeted the hospital. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a news conference the...
April 27, 2016
When I saw the S&P downgrade of ExxonMobil today, my first reaction was similar to Chris Anderson’s — it’s more proof that Big Fossil Fuel is on the decline. But then I recalled the lessons I learned from reading early galleys of Rana Foroohar’s timely and lucidly reported book, Makers & Takers, out next month. Foroohar explains the destruction wrought by the financialization of our global...
April 27, 2016
Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says. Maj Gen Peter Gersten, who is based in Baghdad, said the US had repeatedly targeted stores of the group's funds. The blow to the group's financing has contributed to a 90% jump in defections and a drop in new arrivals, he said. In 2014, the US Treasury called IS "the best-funded terrorist...
April 26, 2016
France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's next generation of submarines, a decision Tokyo called "deeply regrettable". The announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull culminates years of planning to replace Australia's ageing diesel and electric-powered Collins Class submarines, which are due to leave service from around...
April 26, 2016
As a singer-songwriter with more than 40 years of experience in the music industry, I have witnessed large shifts in the economics of the business. The most extensive of these has taken place in the past decade, with the digital music world continuing to move largely towards streaming. In this era of streaming platforms, I feel compelled to speak out on behalf of a new generation of artists who are not being treated or compensated fairly. In a...
April 25, 2016
More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid package for Israel worth more than the current $3 billion per year. Eighty-three of the 100 senators signed the letter, led by Republican Lindsey Graham and Democrat Chris Coons. Senator Ted Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, was one of the 51 Republicans on board. The Senate's Democratic White...
April 25, 2016
Although America has the largest economy in the world, real wages have not gone up since 1972 because most workers have experienced stagnating incomes for decades. Across the country middle-income Americans face a precarious economic future. Median income has fallen in over 80% of America’s countiessince 2000, a trend that is accelerating. Even mortality rates reflect growing income inequality. Poor and rural...
April 22, 2016
The World Bank and other development partners have revealed that the total money transfers by African migrants to their region or country of origin surged by 3.4% to $35.2 billion, in 2015. The sum which includes intra-African transfers, represents 6 percent of total transfers by migrants worldwide to their region or country of origin, Ecofin agency reports. The total migrants transfers worldwide, though lesser compared to the previous...
April 22, 2016
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Thursday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters than he will make in the remaining seven years and four months he has in his job. According to figures from the FBI and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Comey's annual salary as of January 2015 was $183,300. Without a raise or bonus, Comey will make $1.34 million over the...


Off the Wires

April 29, 2016
An air strike on a hospital in the city of Aleppo that killed dozens of people was probably the work of Syrian government forces, a spokesman for...
April 27, 2016
Up to $800m (£550m) in cash held by so-called Islamic State (IS) has been destroyed in air strikes, a US military official says. Maj Gen...
April 26, 2016
France on Tuesday beat off competition from Germany and Japan to win a Aus$50 billion (US$39 billion) contract to design and build Australia's...
April 25, 2016
More than four-fifths of the U.S. Senate have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to quickly reach an agreement on a new defense aid...
April 22, 2016
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Thursday the agency paid more to get into the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino...

Value Blog

April 29, 2016
The modern publisher is facing fast-changing and challenging times. It's enough to make you want to crank up the printing presses. That's...
April 27, 2016
When I saw the S&P downgrade of ExxonMobil today, my first reaction was similar to Chris Anderson’s — it’s...
April 26, 2016
As a singer-songwriter with more than 40 years of experience in the music industry, I have witnessed large shifts in the economics of the business...
April 25, 2016
Although America has the largest economy in the world, real wages have not gone up since 1972 because most workers have experienced...
April 22, 2016
The World Bank and other development partners have revealed that the total money transfers by African migrants to their region or country of origin...

Altruism Today

April 29, 2016
Sowing the Seeds of Hope: How one woman’s incredible journey began with her hiding from rebels in the jungle, and culminated with her return...
April 27, 2016
In an apparent rejection of the basic principles of the U.S. economy, a new poll shows that most young people do not support capitalism...
April 26, 2016
Free, one-of-a-kind, multi-media digital narrative at HistoryofGiving.org offers unique access to historical documents, video and audio...
April 26, 2016
The national suicide rate is at its highest in nearly 30 years. Why? So much for a country built on boundless optimism. More Americans are...
April 25, 2016
Extra rooms are an untapped real estate opportunity. It’s not unusual to have an extra bedroom in your house. Indeed, a finder.com analysis...

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