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In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

In 2012, the emblematic podcast This American Life did a special on politics in Afghanistan. They noted that in order to be a politician in Afghanistan, one needs to command a personal armed militia. That’s how politics is practiced in a fragmented country with a long history of violence, and without a stable, credible centralized authority. In [...]

September 25, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitter’s disruptive power

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Arare thing happened in an industrial park near Washington, dc,last November. Construction began on a $3bn extension to a semiconductor foundry owned by Micron Technologies, a maker of advanced memory chips, based in Idaho. “A few years ago, opening that sort of extension would have people saying, well, that is going to be moving to China soon, [...]

May 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

United inks deal with Avianca, Copa to expand footprint in Latin America

United inks deal with Avianca, Copa to expand footprint in Latin America

Nicolo Filippo | Bloomberg | Getty Images An airplane sits at the Avianca Holdings SA Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Aeronautical Center in Rionegro, Colombia on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Avianca Holdings SA reported a net income of $36.1 million USD in the third quarter despite a pilot strike that lasted for almost two months. [...]

December 2, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on United inks deal with Avianca, Copa to expand footprint in Latin America

Landmark report by Surgeon General calls drug crisis ‘a moral test for America’

Landmark report by Surgeon General calls drug crisis ‘a moral test for America’

A landmark report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy places drug and alcohol addiction alongside smoking, AIDS and other public health crises of the past half-century, calling the current epidemic “a moral test for America.” “The reason I’m issuing this report is I want to call our country to action around what has [...]

November 17, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Landmark report by Surgeon General calls drug crisis ‘a moral test for America’

Bitwage continues expansion into South America

Bitwage continues expansion into South America

The Bitwage Invoicing service is built on a simple idea, use bitcoin instead of legacy international payments. Using the service, Brazilian contractors and freelancers can now get paid in a range of foreign currencies, and receive Brazilian real into their local bank account. Bitwage provides a domestic bank account for each of the 30+ supported [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Bitwage continues expansion into South America

Shortages of lifesaving pills linger in america

Shortages of lifesaving pills linger in america

Drug shortages stay a problem in the u.s. despite government rules intended to reinforce availability, a new have a look at finds. greater than 1/2 of recent shortages involved acute-care pills used to treat severely sick sufferers in hospitals and emergency departments, in keeping with researchers at Yale college, in New Haven, Conn. those drugs [...]

May 8, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Shortages of lifesaving pills linger in america

Bank of America profit slides on weak trading

Bank of America profit slides on weak trading

Bank of America Corp, the No. 2 U.S. bank by assets, reported an 18 percent slide in quarterly profit as concerns about a global economic slowdown and uncertainty about the pace of U.S. interest rate increases dampened bond and stock trading. Net income attributable to common shareholders fell to $2.22 billion, or 21 cents per [...]

April 14, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Bank of America profit slides on weak trading