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Apple can’t rely on numbers alone to make streaming a success
2 years ago

Apple can’t rely on numbers alone to make streaming a success

Apple can’t rely on numbers alone to make streaming a success

Gordon Fletcher, University of Salford

Apple has finally launched its own music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers’ Conference …
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Apartheid continues to cast shadow on equality of opportunity
2 years ago

Apartheid continues to cast shadow on equality of opportunity

Apartheid continues to cast shadow on equality of opportunity

Patrizio Piraino, University of Cape Town

Countries with a more unequal distribution of income tend to have less economic mobility from …
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Copying Apple improves Samsung’s phones and payment system but won’t help its sales
3 years ago

Copying Apple improves Samsung’s phones and payment system but won’t help its sales

Copying Apple improves Samsung’s phones and payment system but won’t help its sales

By David Glance, University of Western Australia

Mobile payment.

 

Samsung is nothing but persistent. Having lost …
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Benjamin Netanyahu goes to Washington
3 years ago

Benjamin Netanyahu goes to Washington

Benjamin Netanyahu goes to Washington

By Simon Reich, Rutgers University; Nancy Gallagher, University of Maryland; Steven Kull, University of Maryland, and Stuart P Krusell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Editor’s note: …
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Reddit tackles revenge porn and celebrity nudes
3 years ago

Reddit tackles revenge porn and celebrity nudes

Reddit tackles revenge porn and celebrity nudes

By Emily van der Nagel, Swinburne University of Technology and James Meese, University of Melbourne

In a move to protect user privacy and …
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Soaring Swiss franc causes havoc on currency markets
3 years ago

Soaring Swiss franc causes havoc on currency markets

Soaring Swiss franc causes havoc on currency markets

By Keith Pilbeam, City University London

In one of the most remarkable days in the foreign exchange market for at least 20 …
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