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Silicon Valley import hopes to lead Hong Kong’s charge in mobile innovation – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostBut over the years, MotherApp grew into a mobile strategy consultancy with over 60 employees in Hong Kong and the US, and a list of clients including The Financial Times, Standard Chartered, and most recently, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Right now, if you … …read more From:: Hong Kong News By Google […]

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Is it too late for Kiev to woo Russian-speaking Ukraine? – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorWith Russian military forces now in Crimea and the regional government claiming loyalty to impeached President Viktor Yanukovych, it looks as if the new government in Kiev may have already lost any influence it had in Ukraine’s southern regions. Skip …Kiev protests are sign Ukraine has turned to EU, says Georgia ministerThe GuardianGlobe […]

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Leaks show GCHQ captured ordinary internet users’ webcam images – Financial Times

Financial TimesGCHQ, Britain’s electronic spying agency, intercepted and stored images of 1.8m Yahoo users taken from their personal webcams even though most of them were not suspected of wrongdoing, documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden show.Strip show spies! British surveillance agency monitored raunchy video chats: reportNew York Daily NewsBritish spy agency kept images of […]

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London cyclist ‘safety concerns growing’ – BBC News

BBC NewsConcern is growing among London cyclists about safety on the roads, according to a London Assembly report. Over two-thirds of cyclists were more concerned about safety than six months previously, said the study, called Cycling in London – An Update.£290m plan to make London roundabouts safer and less threatening to cyclistsEvening Standard£300million plan to […]

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RSA: Juniper Security Chief Blasts Apathy – InformationWeek

InformationWeekIn RSA keynote, Juniper Networks security exec Nawaf Bitar urges more innovation and active defense. Yesterday at RSA, Juniper Network’s security honcho urged security professionals to be bolder in their outrage for what is happening to their information, …Juniper Security Chief Takes Swipe At Security ApathyDark ReadingSecurity Exec: ‘First World Outrage’ About Privacy Is a […]

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Ukraine ‘disbands elite Berkut anti-riot police’ – BBC News

BBC NewsUkraine’s acting interior minister has said the elite Berkut police unit, blamed for the deaths of protesters, has been disbanded. Arsen Avakov said further details would be given in a briefing on Thursday. Meanwhile, there are continuing international divisions …Crimean city offers refuge to police who battled protesters in Ukraine capitalWashington PostUkraine cut Feb […]

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Israel suspects Hezbollah will target top Israeli officials – Haaretz

HaaretzIsrael won’t publicly admit to Monday’s strike and Hezbollah is not making threats, but under the surface, the sides are locked in conflict. By Amos Harel | Feb. 26, 2014 | 12:31 AM | 4. Tweet. Hezbollah supporters listen to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s …Analysis: Hezbollah unlikely to respond to Israeli air strike in LebanonJerusalem […]

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NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts over ‘no-spy’ deal.David Cameron hoping for Merkel support over EU negotiationsTelegraph.co.ukUkraine uprising: Russia’s Vladimir Putin promises to work with Merkel […]

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Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests? – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Student protesters pack the streets. Violence surges. Tear gas billows. Opposition leaders and government officials blame each other for the unrest, and both sides show no sign of backing down. No matter who you believe, it’s clear that tensions are …Venezuelan opposition leader shifts tacticsUSA TODAYProtests against Maduro unite Venezuela’s fractured oppositionChristian Science […]

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Venezuelan opposition leader shifts tactics amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition leader Henrique Capriles returned to the fore this weekend, leading a rally of thousands and offering up a unified opposition as violent protests continue across the country. The demonstrations, which have lasted for …Can Venezuela’s socialist government survive wave of protests?CNNThousands rally across Fla. for VenezuelaMiamiHerald.comVenezuela Opposition Agrees to Talks […]

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Somalia presidential palace hit by car bomb, gun attack, at least 11 dead – ABC Online

ABC OnlineAt least 11 people have died in an attack by terrorists on the presidential palace in Somalia. Militants detonated a car bomb at the gates before gunmen then raided the compound, known as Villa Somalia, where a gunfight ensued inside and both guards and …Somali President Unharmed in Palace Attack; 17 KilledVoice of AmericaUN […]

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Facebook deal for $19b app no shock to tech execs – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFacebook’s $19 billion acquisition of the mobile messaging startup WhatsApp was widely labeled a stunner, but the news seemed to surprise no one in local tech circles Thursday. Even the price tag — higher than the stock market value of corporate giants …WhatsApp with Facebook’s $19 billion buy? Keeping on messageSydney Morning HeraldFacebook to […]

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Middle class ‘cling-ons’ squeezed out of London property market – Financial Times

Middle class ‘cling-ons’ squeezed out of London property marketFinancial TimesLarge numbers of high earners have been locked out of the London housing market, according to an analysis by the Financial Times. Research suggests that entire boroughs such as Camden and Hammersmith have become “no go” areas for middle-class … …read more Source: London News From […]

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FCC Opens Docket, Accepting Court Invite to Preserve an Open Internet – eWeek

eWeekFollowing a net neutrality court defeat, the FCC took new steps Feb. 19 to “ensure the Internet remains a platform for innovation.” With net neutrality threatened by a January court ruling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it plans to …FCC Chairman Proposes New Net Neutrality RulesPC MagazineOn net neutrality, the FCC says it […]

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Cara Delevingne goes to London Fashion Week’s Burberry show – Daily Mail

Daily MailSeen leaving her London home,the cover star sported a tailored two-piece with a stomach-baring crop top for an unconventional edge. She accessorised with a pair of sunglasses, cumbersome leather boots and a bowler hat for added rock-and-roll effect.Gallery: Cara Delevingne and Harry Styles at Burberry Prorsum’s London …MetroBradley Cooper visits London Fashion Week Day […]

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Arvind Kejriwal calls Narendra Modi face of communal politics – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Focusing sharply on the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal criticized Modi by calling him the face of ” communal politics” and asking whether black money was funding the Gujarat …BJP re-election strategy: Take on AAP, target its policiesIndian ExpressArvind Kejriwal is playing […]

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John Kerry: Climate change as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Saying that climate change ranks among the world’s most serious problems — such as disease outbreaks, poverty, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on all nations to respond to …John Kerry: climate change a ‘weapon of mass destruction’Sydney Morning HeraldJohn Kerry mocks […]

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EU Commission president says Scotland membership not automatic – Financial Times

Financial TimesScotland’s independence campaign was dealt a blow when José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president, said it would be “difficult, if not impossible” for an independent Scotland to join the EU. His comments marked a dramatic toughening of the …Swinney: Scotland will not join ERM or euro currencyBBC NewsJose Manuel Barroso says an independent Scotland […]

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Renzi Summoned by President as Search for Premier Proceeds (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekFlorence Mayor Matteo Renzi was summoned to meet Italian President Giorgio Napolitano tomorrow as the head of state prepares to designate a new prime minister. Renzi will go the president’s office in Rome at 10:30 a.m, Napolitano said today in an …Renzi summoned by Italy’s presidentHouston ChronicleItaly president to meet Renzi Monday, seen asking to […]

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Ukraine Opposition Plans March on Parliament After Merkel Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekAn anti-government protester stands on a barricade in Kiev, on February 15, 2014. Photographer: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images. Ukrainian opposition groups plan to march on parliament to push lawmakers to curb President Viktor Yanukovych’s powers …Ukraine protesters end Kiev occupation but press Yanukovych anewThe Globe and MailProtesters end Kyiv City Hall occupation under government […]

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Kerry warns on catastrophic climate change – Financial Times

Financial TimesJohn Kerry, US secretary of state, has called on industrialised and developing nations to work together “urgently” to reduce carbon emissions if the world is to avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change. Speaking in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, on …Kerry warns Asia on climateThe AustralianJohn Kerry warns climate change threatens Indonesians’ way of […]

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Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government – Financial Times

Financial TimesEfforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic party, faced demands by potential allies for more time to agree on a common programme. Mr Renzi …Italy’s Renzi must reform troubled economy with awkward allianceReuters UKItaly’s Renzi struggles […]

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Ukraine protesters make deal to end Kiev city hall occupation – Financial Times

Financial TimesUkraine’s anti-government protesters on Sunday ended a more than two-month occupation of Kiev’s city hall in response to an offer of an amnesty for hundreds of demonstrators detained since the unrest erupted in early December. The move follows Friday’s …Ukrainian protesters leave Kyiv City Hall after near 3-month occupationCTV NewsProtesters: Ukraine paying for pro-government […]

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UK weather: three dead as forecasters warn Britain will be gripped by ice – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThree people have died in the storms that have wreaked havoc across Britain, but as they finally ease the Met Office warn that the country will be gripped by ice. A cruise ship passenger died when 80mph winds whipped up freak waves in the English Channel …Two killed as storm batters BritainTehran TimesTwo killed as […]

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Italy’s Baa2 Outlook Changed to Stable from Negative by Moody’s – Businessweek

BusinessweekItaly’s credit rating outlook was changed to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the government’s financial strength and reduction of risks from contingent liabilities. Moody’s also affirmed Italy’s Baa2 and Prime-2 debt ratings, saying …UPDATE 2-Italy’s Renzi readies for power but faces daunting taskReutersItaly’s Matteo Renzi readies for power but faces daunting […]

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Attack on US veterans website may have been aimed at military members – PCWorld

PCWorldA cyberattack against the Veteran of Foreign Wars website, believed to have been initiated in China, may have sought to spy on U.S. military members, security company FireEye said Thursday. FireEye said the attack, which has now been fixed on VFW.org, …Hackers using previously unknown Internet Explorer flaw in new cyber attacksSydney Morning HeraldMilitary web […]

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Termites Teach Robots a Thing or Two – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBio-inspired robots developed by Harvard researchers are the latest innovation in swarm intelligence, where large groups collaborate on projects. Eliza Grinnell, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. CHICAGO—Inspired by termites, Harvard …Robotic termites build without a bossAFPWill your next home be built by robot termites?Christian Science MonitorRobot termites build complex structures with […]

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Robotic termites build without a boss – AFP

AFPChicago — US scientists showed off tiny robots Thursday that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss. The mechanical creatures can tote bricks, build staircases or construct a …Robot termites build complex structures with amazingly simple rulesLos Angeles TimesWill your next home be built […]