Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out

Will the Olympics offer Brazil a way out of crisis or add to its burden? With three weeks to go until the opening ceremony, Rio de Janeiro is desperate for an uplift and fearful of what will happen when the athletes leave As dusk falls over Copacabana beach, Ubira Santos, a 63-year-old sand sculptor, relaxes…

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube may be blocked in Turkey amid coup attempt Reports emerge during attempted military coup of people struggling to access social media in a country described as a bastion of internet censorship Turkey may be blocking or slowing access to social media networks amid an attempted military coup, although there are conflicting…

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Dennis Cooper fears censorship as Google erases blog without warning

The author and artists 14-year-old blog, in the same vein as his transgressive novels, was taken down by Google even erasing an unfinished book Two weeks ago, writer and artist Dennis Cooper was checking his Gmail when something peculiar happened: the page was refreshed and he was notified that his account had been deactivated along…

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Digital currency Steem soars 1,000% in value in two weeks

Currency behind social media website Steemit, in which users are rewarded or paid based number of thumbs up, has rocketed to more than $150m in value Steem, the digital currency behind the new social media website Steemit, soared more than 1,000% in value on Tuesday to more than $150m, two weeks after it first paid…

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The resurrection of Nantes: how free public art brought the city back to life

How did the French city transform post-war decline into a growing cultural awakening? By giving the public open access to free contemporary art After a carousel ride aboard a giant octopus with moving tentacles, we emerge to find an oversized mechanical elephant wandering down the street, steam blowing from its trunk. In the moat of…

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Space tech meets aviation: The hypersonic revolution

(CNN)London to Melbourne in 90 minutes? Paris to San Francisco in under an hour? That’s travel at 25 times the speed of sound — or barely enough time to take in an in-flight movie. Few areas of aviation generate wilder predictions than hypersonic flight — but a team in Germany might just have cracked it.…

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Social Media posts can help prevent suicide

Social Media posts – Why scientists think your social media posts can help prevent suicide Image: vicky leta / mashable Take a moment to look at your emoji keyboard.Scroll through the angry face, ghost, stiletto, doughnut, flashlight and cigarette until you reach the hearts. There it is: love. Amid the mundane and humorous, those vibrant,…

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Top Economists Want to Work for Amazon and Facebook

Top Economists Want to Work for Amazon and Facebook   Top Economists Want to Work for Amazon and Facebook – At an April meetup organized by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), a Facebook researcher named Michael Bailey showed his peers how somebody in Detroit might be willing to pay more for a home if…

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SMARTT Targets For Social Media Business

SMARTT Targets For Social Media Business Specific: SMARTT Targets nееd to bе рrесіѕе аnd dеtаіlеd for whаt thе tаrgеt іѕ fоr, ѕо раrtісulаr to the соntеxt. So a specific tаrgеt may bе thаt for Fасеbооk уоu wаnt mоrе likes. This is оnlу attainable via Fасеbооk as fоr Twitter it’s about fоllоwеrѕ nоt lіkеѕ. Mеаѕurаblе: SMARTT…

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EU vote: Where the cabinet and other MPs stand – BBC News

EU vote: A deal has been done on renegotiating the UK’s terms of membership of the EU and David Cameron has announced a 23 June referendum on whether the UK should stay in, or leave, the European Union. How do government ministers and MPs from all the parties in the House of Commons line up?…

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