If Facebook hopes to remain the social networking leader, CEO Mark Zuckerberg knows the company must follow the people. That realization compelled Zuckerberg to pay US$19 billion for WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application that is redefining the concept of texting while its audience of 450 million users expands at an even faster clip than Facebook itself.
In Sweden, commentators have fun with Norway's misfortunes. The Dutch can't get enough of their speedskaters. Japan is so crazy about figure skating they show warmups. Canada is hockey crazy, Russia struggles to stay positive even when things look down and the U.S. salutes its stars with the national anthem as it's time to go to bed.
Tensions within Indonesia's largest opposition party are starting to surface in the run-up to the July presidential election.
It was a fleeting moment once the camera had gone off, but some say it's indicative of the leadership style Satya Nadella brings to his new job as CEO of Microsoft Corp.
Actress Scarlett Johansson is denounced as the “poster girl of Israeli apartheid,” Dennis Rodman enters rehab after leaving North Korea and Kim Kardashian is the butt of jokes for tweeting her love of Bahrain.
For all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt's pro-military media, the results of last week's constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation's military chief was looking for before announcing his presidential run.
With the “Open Internet” rule struck down by a U.S. court, the future of the online landscape is now murkier than ever.
When Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning sailed into the South China Sea last month, Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon Jr., the man who governs the Philippine town within the contested Spratly Islands, was the least bothered.
2014/1/9, 1 Comment
President Ma Ying-jeou, true to his penchant for making big announcements in foreign media interviews, recently told a Hong Kong-based newsweekly that he would like to attend the 2014 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Economic Leaders' Meeting in Beijing.
The realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 will allow the free flow of goods, services, skilled labor and investment, and a market that encompasses over 600 million people and US$2 trillion in production. For a country in transition like Vietnam, participation in the AEC is gilded with golden opportunities but also fraught with risks.
2013/12/26, 1 Comment