Stories about Economics & Business from August, 2015
Various civil society groups have started to come together to find solutions to the severe socioeconomic crisis that the Caribbean nation faces.
Serbian social media users are curious: "Does this logo vacuum clean and bear children or what?"
Kenya looks like it is ready to get back on the GMO train. Is it right to?
There's no bonus or holidays or health insurance. Nail painters in Bolivia live each day at the mercy of God. How much do they earn? Not enough.
A popular commercial about an amazing game of baseball has gone viral in Japan.
Ahmed Marwan shares stories about a few Iraqi startups one year after the rise of ISIS, at Wamda. He explains: But what is more uncertain than calculating the success probability of a startup working in a city less than 50 km away from the turmoil caused by ISIS? That is...
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
Passengers on a flight to Puerto Rico were brought to tears when a chorus that was traveling with them started singing upon landing.
If commercial restrictions on accessing overseas sites becomes common practice, the Chinese Internet could become a de facto domestic network for the majority of Internet users.
London's poor are paying for years of government neglect and broken promises about low-cost housing.
"Many of those selling dogs do not care about their condition […] The majority arrive with falsified documents and have not been certified by a vet."
"This time the flood is being covered minute-by-minute via social media and we can see how authorities have responded, for better or for worse."
As the government quickly runs out of cash, the future looks uncertain.
News guaranteed to thrill Buddhists and botanists around the world: a Nepalese tree famous for its use in making Buddhist prayer beads, has been described as a new species.
Russian Internet laws have been called "draconian" and accused of limiting free speech. But a recent study found that Russian online industry and experts actually know little about these regulations.
After years of promotion and reviews of documentaries devoted to social change, the site Films for Action released a list of what they consider to be the 100 most influencial and provocative. From critiques to manistream media to the corporate world, passing through the ideas and solutions proposed in and by...
China finally lifts its ban on sales of game consoles. Is this the dawn of a new age in home video entertainment?