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Read all about it: the joy of newspapers – The Guardian

Monday, May 22, 2017

What are newspapers for? Mostly, we reckon we have a certain amount of time and it isn’t enough to do all the things we have to do. And we’re confused when it’s the other way round: the things we have to do fill only half the time we have available. Whichever way round it is, it’s always worth making time to read the papers. When you get to a certain…

Rupert Murdoch’s Grip on Power Put to the Test in Fox Upheaval – Bloomberg

Monday, May 22, 2017

The eighth floor at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan is where 21st Century Fox Inc.’s top executives sit, which is why it’s all the more significant that Rupert Murdoch is spending so much time six floors below. The 86-year-old media mogul moved to the second floor and into the office vacated when Fox News chief Roger Ailes was ousted last July. Last week, Murdoch gathered staff to reveal plans…

Chinese newspaper applauds reported ‘anti-espionage’ killing of CIA sources – The Guardian

Monday, May 22, 2017

An influential state-run newspaper has applauded China’s anti-espionage efforts after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach. The Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the US Central Intelligence Agency between 2010 and 2012, dismantling a network that was years in the making, the New York Times reported on Saturday….

Trump, rattled by probes, seeks boost in foreign trip – Politico

Monday, May 22, 2017

President Donald Trump seemed rattled before he left Washington Friday afternoon, two people who spoke with him last week said, as he wondered aloud how much investigations into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election might damage his presidency. One adviser said Trump said in a conversation last week that he felt that “there are a lot of people out to get him,” musing that he should not have attacked the…

The Latest: Mideast politics at Trump’s Israeli greeting – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

TEL AVIV, Israel — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 1:30 p.m. As President Donald Trump shook hands with Israeli Cabinet ministers and dignitaries, it didn’t take long for Mideast politics to make their way into the presidential visit. Israel Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the nationalist Jewish Home Party, told the president that the time has come for the U.S. to recognize…

Trump’s first budget: Why attention must be paid to it – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

(Susan Walsh/AP) The Trump administration is delivering its first budget tomorrow. That raises at least two questions. First, we need to cut through the partisan noise and figure out what all these numbers are telling us about the administration’s priorities. Are the fiscal plans intended to make America great again or just to give rich Americans a big tax cut again? What do they cut and what do they leave…

Mike Pence Isn’t Avoiding Trump’s Misconduct. He’s Abetting It. – Slate Magazine

Monday, May 22, 2017

Somehow, Pence missed all of these red flags. Even after supposedly discovering, to his dismay, that Flynn had misled him about Flynn Jr. and the Russian call, Pence apparently didn’t look to see what else he had missed about Flynn. Not until March 9, when reporters discovered that Flynn had officially filed as a foreign agent, did Pence say anything about the Turkish connection. “Hearing that story today was the…

Ford CEO Fields Reportedly Ousted in Shake-Up – NBCNews.com

Monday, May 22, 2017

Facing increasing pressure as its sales, earnings and stock price all slide, the Ford board of directors has reportedly ousted CEO Mark Fields, according to numerous reports and sources. The 56-year-old Fields, who attempted to lead Ford in a new direction focusing on high technology, will be replaced by former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, according to those sources and reports. Hackett, who joined the Ford board last year had also…

Microsoft’s ‘Perfect Partner’ For Mobile Is Apple – Forbes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Launched on the desktop over a year ago for Office 365 users, Microsoft Planner has made its debut on mobile devices and smartphones… and it should not come as a surprise that Redmond has decided to start with a version for the iPhone. Microsoft Planner allows teams to work together to plan workflow through the management of tasks, sharing files, and communicating within a team. It’s a formula that many…

This Chicano Designer Brings the Radical Cholo Spirit to Fashion – VICE

Monday, May 22, 2017

The cholo subculture is contentious. Even among some Mexican Americans, the street-wise aesthetic that was birthed in East Los Angeles’s Chicanx community can get derided for its resistance to white American assimilation and its loose affiliation with gangsterism. But for fashion designer Willy Chavarria, the spirit of the cholo is everything. His eponymous label embraces the unique style that he saw growing up in California in the 80s and 90s,…

Chinese newspaper applauds reported ‘anti-espionage’ killing of CIA sources – The Guardian

Monday, May 22, 2017

An influential state-run newspaper has applauded China’s anti-espionage efforts after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling US spying operations in a massive intelligence breach. The Chinese killed at least a dozen people providing information to the US Central Intelligence Agency between 2010 and 2012, dismantling a network that was years in the making, the New York Times reported on Saturday….

Register named best newspaper in Ohio – Sandusky Register

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Trump embraces the Saudi vision for the Middle East – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Ahead of President Trump’s much-anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia, delivered before a gathering of Muslim statesmen on Sunday, there was a great deal of speculation into what Trump would say about Islam — a faith, after all, that he once…

Trump lands in Israel: What to watch – CNN

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Some Notre Dame graduates walk out over VP Mike Pence speech – CNN

Monday, May 22, 2017

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In the AI wars, Microsoft now has the clearer vision – TechCrunch

Monday, May 22, 2017

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt like it embodied the resurgence of the company under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Google I/O — and especially its various, somewhat scattershot keynotes — fell flat this year. The two companies have long been rivals,…

Microsoft’s ‘Perfect Partner’ For Mobile Is Apple – Forbes

Monday, May 22, 2017

Launched on the desktop over a year ago for Office 365 users, Microsoft Planner has made its debut on mobile devices and smartphones… and it should not come as a surprise that Redmond has decided to start with a version for the iPhone. Microsoft Planner allows teams to work together to plan workflow through the management of tasks, sharing files, and communicating within a team. It’s a formula that many…

America’s dangerous Internet delusion – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

The United States may have escaped most digital damage from this month’s unleashing of a global “ransomware” virus, though cyber-experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (“malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of Internet threats. The unmistakable lesson of recent years is…

Microsoft Has a Goal to Store Data as DNA – MIT Technology Review

Monday, May 22, 2017

Based on early research involving the storage of movies and documents in DNA, Microsoft is developing an apparatus that uses biology to replace tape drives, researchers at the company say. Computer architects at Microsoft Research say the company has formalized a goal of having an operational storage system based on DNA working inside a data center toward the end of this decade. The aim is a “proto-commercial system in three…