Stories from 5 August 2013
In the lead up to this year’s The Next Web Conference Latin America, we’ve been running Startup Awards competitions in Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Brazil in search of the hottest startups and investors. […] The result has been absolutely amazing – in just under a week 18,448 people have cast a...
But opposition gained more seats and young people actively campaigned for change
In commemorating Zambia's capital city’s centenary this year, Gershom discusses the origins of Lusaka township names: Obviously, a number of other writers have written about some of the names of some of the townships and residential areas such as John Laing, John Howard, Kuku and others having been farms belonging...
Wall Street Journal's Chinese-language edition has been blocked in China since Aug 3, 2013. It was not clear why the whole website was blocked. The English-language version of the site remains accessible and the Chinese Wall Street Journal's Weibo is still active. Shanghaiist has more details.
Taiwan's referendum rules, which require 50 percent of voters to participate, favors the minority groups who boycott the vote.
Popular website sex141.com encourages users and ghostwriters to leave bad reviews of sex workers and charges for positive reviews to be written.