Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… $25 million to circumvent. They also force its Chrome browser to compete with ad-free rivals that are popular in asia, such as Alibabs UC browser. For Facebook, these ads bog down load times for outside links and thus hamper user experiencesomething the company recently cracked down on via an algorithm tweak. They’re not alone in their distaste for the seedier elements of digital advertising. Pretty much everyone in the industry seems to agree that a certain segment of bad actors are …

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Muslims keep alive Calcutta’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Calcutta, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Calcutta’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Grab joins Uber in making plans to offer helicopter rides in congested cities

June 15, 2017

Ride operator Grab, Uber’s biggest threat in Southeast asia, just ran a limited helicopter-on-demand trial in Indonesia over the weekend. The service was free for the lucky few who got to try it, in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta. SEE ALSO: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it’s as cool as it sounds This is the second time Grab’s trying out helicopters in the region, after a three-month trial in 2015 in the Philippines. One of the Indonesian …

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The best marketers are mad scientists

June 9, 2017

… real growth for your company. Josh Steimle is the author of Chief Marketing Officers at Work and the CEO of MWI, a digital marketing agency with offices in the US and asia, and despite being over 40 can still do a kickflip on a skateboard. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPinflux Elite Monthly Pinflux is the most powerful Pinterest marketing software.Post Gopher WordPress Plugin – Multi Site License Convert blog posts and pages into downloadable PDF books. Build …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

Image: Ng Yi Shu/MAshable Khajorn Chiaranaipanich flew for more than two hours to be one of the first people to experience Apple’s first store in Singapore. Witnessing its opening was very important for the managing director at a Thai social news company so important, that he had been waiting in the queue at 5 a.m, five whole hours before the store officially opened. SEE ALSO: Apple’s first store in Southeast asia is here, and this is what it looks like Located at the heart of …

May 28, 2017
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017
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Superbug C. auris identified in 122 people across 7 states, CDC says

(CNN)The number of cases of an emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus in the United States has grown from seven to 122 over the past nine months, according to a field report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The fungus, Candida auris, can cause severe illness with high mortality, especially among high-risk patients, including those in intensive care units, those with a central venous catheter and those who …

May 19, 2017
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In ancient city of Xi’an, China hopes to restart the Silk Road

Xi'an, China (CNN)Michael Chang’s love of noodles should make his adopted home a perfect fit. Growing up poor in eastern China, Chang crowded around one of the only two televisions in his village to watch Hong Kong soap operas and TV dramas. “They were all in these fancy offices eating instant noodles,” he said. ” I wanted that to be me.” China’s party ruined by N. Korea missile What is China’s grand plan for the world? In …

May 15, 2017
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Kim Jong Il Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of the late Kim Jong Il, former Leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Details of his life were mysterious and varied from source to source. Death date: December 17, 2011 Birth place: Sources vary between Khabarovsk, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics/Siberia and Mount Paektu, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea …

May 15, 2017
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