While most attention on Italy these days is focused on the slow-motion crash involving its banks, overnight a real - and tragic - train crash took place in Europe's third largest economy. The crash involved two passanger trains belonging to the North Bari line which collided head on resulting in the death of 11 people and injuring dozens according to Italian site Ansa.
When your app is "more popular than porn" it is hard to argue with Nintendo's stock prices surge following the unprecedented success of the launch of Pokemon Go - the augmented reality app taking the world by storm.
Hillary Clinton's emails and server misconduct are the least of our worries. The fact that her server was receiving files that passed through or originated on the State Department servers is enough to know she exposed her private system to hackers. Michael McCaul, a Texas Congressman and Chairman of The House Committee On Homeland Security called Clinton "careless" and said she "potentially did harm" to national security, but the truth is the US system is/was/has been compromised, for years, since before Hillary tapped in her new network.
The hacking of Jack Dorsey's verified Twitter account suggests the CEO is now seeing backlash against his hypocritical efforts at squelching 'free' speech he may not like while simultaneously promoting Twitter as a First Amendment platform.
"He was kicking and punching at the machine. It set off all the alarms and sent an alert to the security guard’s mobile device. When that happened, this guy turned white and took off like a little girl."
Having lost nearly $100 billion in local pension as a result of the collapsing Japanese stock market, what is the $1.4 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest pension fund about to do? Why double down of course. Because if it didn't work before, it surely will work this time...
“Everything that is not resilient to high energy prices and extreme weather events will become economically unviable... and approach worthlessness. On the other hand,... Investments of time, energy, and money in resilience will become more economically valuable..."
James Traub’s call is for the ‘elites’ to rise up against the ‘ignorant masses’. Yes, indeed, please do. But be careful what you wish for. You just might discover that we are having the very same argument had between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton at the beginning of the Republic.