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Le fossé d’incompréhension se creuse entre l'Inde et Mark Zuckerberg. L’Inde a claqué - au moins provisoirement - la porte au nez de Mark Zuckerberg et de ses Free Basics, le 23 décembre.

Le fossé d’incompréhension se creuse entre l'Inde et Mark Zuckerberg

Le jeune patron de Facebook a pourtant décidé, dans une stratégie qui semble plutôt risquée, de persister en s’impliquant directement dans la bataille qui l’oppose au régulateur local, TRAI. Avec Free Basics, émanation d’Internet.org, Facebook propose via l’opérateur Reliance, une liste de services Internet "de base", comme leur nom l’indique. Des services choisis et maîtrisés par le Californien et ses partenaires. Une version allégée de son propre réseau social, bien sûr, mais aussi le moteur Bing de Microsoft plutôt que Google, etc.

Facebook n'est pas Internet De quoi contrarier les autorités du pays, et de nombreux indiens. Parmi les nombreux indiens mobilisés contre Free Basics, des universitaires vont jusqu’à le juger dangereux au plus haut point, et ce pour trois raisons principales. 'We will be ready, inshallah': inside Qatar's $200bn World Cup. Pitch-side at Doha’s sweltering Abdullah bin Khalifa football stadium, coach Felix Sanchez barks instructions at his Qatar under-23 team.

'We will be ready, inshallah': inside Qatar's $200bn World Cup

“Out of here!” He screams as his players run the ball into a channel filled with Palestinian defenders. Joël Collado, raconte-nous tes souvenirs de météo. Joël Collado, raconte-nous tes souvenirs de météo. Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard — Matter. Session 1: Let everyone connect to our fake network The waitress serves us our coffee and hands us the WiFi password.

Here’s Why Public Wifi is a Public Health Hazard — Matter

After Slotboom is connected, he is able to provide all the visitors with an internet connection and to redirect all internet traffic through his little device. Most smartphones, laptops, and tablets automatically search and connect to WiFi networks. They usually prefer a network with a previously established connection. The Secret of Airbnb’s Pricing Algorithm. How much should you charge someone to live in your house?

The Secret of Airbnb’s Pricing Algorithm

‘Stoner sloth’ anti-drug campaign gets reality check as medical experts walk away. A leading drug research centre has distanced itself from the NSW government’s bizarre “stoner sloth” campaign, which attempts to warn teenagers against the dangers of sustained marijuana use by depicting them as disturbingly oversized versions of the South American mammal.

‘Stoner sloth’ anti-drug campaign gets reality check as medical experts walk away

In a pyrrhic victory for the NSW government, the stoner sloth campaign has gone viral but the anti-drug message appears to have lost out to the internet’s dual love of mocking failed ad campaigns, and sloths. The campaign was initially linked to the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPI), which has responded with a statement saying their involvement was limited to providing an initial basic analysis of other anti-cannabis campaigns, and some general recommendations. In an embarrassing oversight, the stoner sloth campaign shares a name with an online cannabis store. The Tumblr page for the campaign launched last month, but the campaign and its three videos were released this week. Shane Oliver: avoid the crowd when it comes to investments.

In an AFR summer series, top investment experts give us their thoughts on what's ahead for investors and tell us how they unwind when they're not caught up in market events.

Shane Oliver: avoid the crowd when it comes to investments

Shane Oliver, head of investment strategy at AMP, outlines the challenges over the next few months. What macroeconomic events should investors be on the lookout for over the next six months? There are three big factors to keep an eye on. The first is how aggressive the Fed gets in raising interest rates – our assessment is that global and US growth and underlying inflation will remain constrained, and that this will limit the Fed to only very gradually raising rates. The second is whether Chinese economic growth is able to stabilise around 6.5 to 7 per cent – it probably will, but only with more monetary easing and fiscal stimulus. What will the next six months be like on the ASX? Australian shares normally benefit from a seasonal tailwind in the first half of the year, at least out to May. The New U.S. Digital Divide: Between the Haves and the Have-Mores. L’effondrement de l’Arabie saoudite est inéluctable.

Le mardi 22 septembre, Middle East Eye a révélé dans un article qu’un éminent membre de la famille royale saoudienne appelait à un changement à sa tête afin d’éviter la chute du royaume.

L’effondrement de l’Arabie saoudite est inéluctable

Hervé Le Bras «Le vote frontiste se propage comme des épidémies de grippe» Démographe et historien, Hervé Le Bras dessine une France morcelée par le vote FN, des électeurs frontistes très divers socialement et un ressentiment social qui explique en partie la forte progression de ce parti au premier tour des régionales.

Hervé Le Bras «Le vote frontiste se propage comme des épidémies de grippe»

Il a publié, à l’automne, le Pari du FN, (éditions Autrement). Climat : 5 cartes pour comprendre les enjeux géopolitiques. Le fondateur du bitcoin enfin démasqué en Australie ? Qui est vraiment Satoshi Nakamoto, le créateur anonyme du bitcoin connu uniquement sous ce pseudonyme ?

Le fondateur du bitcoin enfin démasqué en Australie ?

Deux médias américains affirment, mardi 8 décembre, avoir découvert la personne derrière ce nom d’emprunt. Fintech players say innovation plan must go further. As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull moved to the lectern in the fintech hub Stone & Chalk on Tuesday morning, an audience of about 150 start-up entrepreneurs broke into spontaneous applause.

Fintech players say innovation plan must go further

"There has never been a more exciting time to be in fintech," Turnbull said during the launch of an investment partnership between industry super fund First State Super and the fintech venture capital fund H2 Ventures, which is based in Stone & Chalk, a collaborative working space near Circular Quay in Sydney. "There is nowhere more in Australia that the ideas boom is under way than here in Stone & Chalk. " Turnbull, flanked by Treasurer Scott Morrison, Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer and Assistant Innovation Minister Wyatt Roy, said the presence of his senior ministers illustrated the government's "absolute commitment to innovation and supporting all of your imagination and creativity". No Cookies. To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.

Enabling Cookies in Internet Explorer 7, 8 & 9. « Le Dernier Jour d’Yitzhak Rabin » : comment Israël en est-il arrivé là ? Comment "les médiocres ont pris le pouvoir". “Les médiocres sont de retour dans la vallée fertile”, déclarait aux Inrocks le journaliste Daniel Mermet lors de son éviction de France Inter, en juin 2014.

After Paris 13/11 - Syria

Aux origines climatiques des conflits, par Agnès Sinaï (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2015) Australia's Economic Growth Accelerates as Exports Rebound. Australia’s economy expanded at a faster pace than economists forecast in the three months through September, underscoring the central bank’s decision Tuesday to keep interest rates steady. Gross domestic product advanced 0.9 percent from the second quarter, when it rose a revised 0.3 percent, government data showed Wednesday. That compared with the median of 28 estimates for a 0.8 percent gain.

The report spans a period when Australia’s currency dropped almost 9 percent in response to record-low interest rates as the central bank sought to spur investment outside the resources industry. Dénoncer sous l'Occupation : documentaire inédit ce mercredi. - LeBlogTvNews. Entre 1940 et 1944, sur 40 millions de Français, 4 millions de dénonciations écrites et signées ont été recensées. Sur ordre des Allemands mais aussi du gouvernement de Vichy, les Français ont massivement donné d'autres Français : juifs, francs-maçons, communistes, résistants ou encore réfractaires du S.T.O. Souvent sous l'alibi idéologique se cachent des rivalités, des jalousies, des convoitises... The Fall of Breakfast Cereal in the Age of Cheerios Protein. Last year, General Mills launched a new product aimed at health-conscious customers: Cheerios Protein, a version of its popular cereal made with whole-grain oats and lentils. Early reviews were favorable. The cereal, Huffington Post reported, tasted mostly like regular Cheerios, although “it seemed like they were sweetened and flavored a little more aggressively.”

Meanwhile, ads boasted that the cereal would offer “long-lasting energy” as opposed to a sugar crash. But earlier this month, the Center for Science in the Public Interest sued General Mills, saying that there’s very little extra protein in Cheerios Protein compared to the original brand and an awful lot more sugar—17 times as much, in fact. Les tweets de Michel Onfray font-ils partie de son œuvre philosophique ? Si vous croyez que le mot « philosophe » a un sens, ne lisez pas les tweets de Michel Onfray.

BBVA: Lessons in Innovation, Working With Startups and Acquisitions. FinTech is exciting but not easy. Banks will always play a crucial role, especially the ones that understand the nuances of the change that is happening and move along with it. Startups are making their presence felt, shaking up many sleeping behemoths. The startup culture is rebellious and unpredictable, unbounded by heavy heritage and large assets to keep an eye on. So how do banks design their innovation programs, enable symbiotic relationship with startups, acquire right assets, take the right technology calls and work with innovative minds?

At LTP, we have been studying and discussing the nature of relationships between the corporate world of traditional banking and the FinTech world. Insurance Australia Group in deal with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett delighted with IAG deal It may have take Warren Buffett to the age of 84 to have the wisdom to invest in an Australian company, but he feels it was worth the wait. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway targets commercial insurance clients. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is expanding into the Australian commercial insurance market. Photo: Bloomberg Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is expected to shake up the commercial insurance market as it seeks to lure large corporate clients after opening the doors of its Sydney office on Monday.

The new Australian boss of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, Chris Colahan, says BHSI will be "playing in the large corporate segment" of Australia's insurance market, which is dominated by players such as Insurance Australia Group, Suncorp Group, and QBE Insurance Group. "We're targeting across Australia and to start with, as of today, we're launching in property, casualty, financial lines and marine cargo insurance in Australia," he told Fairfax Media. "In the US we have other lines as well – healthcare, surety, home owners insurance and travel. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway gets special ASX treatment in IAG deal. The ASX granted Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway 'anti-dilution rights' over its shares in insurer IAG. Photo: Bloomberg The Australian Securities Exchange has granted billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway poll position in any future capital raisings by Insurance Australia Group, which has raised the hackles of some investors, and proxy adviser group Ownership Matters.

IAG, which has one of the biggest shareholder bases of companies listed on the local exchange, was granted a waiver that would permit Berkshire anti-dilution rights for its shares in the insurer. The initial deal between IAG and Berkshire, which saw the insurance giant sign away 20 per cent of its business to the US group, was announced in June but not many investors were aware of the waiver. Correspondent banking faces ‘existential crisis’ warns PwC. Barclays’ closure of correspondent accounts triggered a heated debate in the House of Commons De-risking, motivated by short-term risk-reward calculations, should not be allowed to kill off one of the cornerstones of the global financial system. Rather than abandon correspondent banking relationships, banks should be thinking about investing in and automating their risk controls, according to a new whitepaper by PwC.

The rise of tough new financial regulation in the years since the financial crisis has seen pressure mount on the correspondent banking network. The international money transfer business has been particularly affected, especially in poorer countries such as Somalia. Pwc correspondent banking whitepaper. Suncorp loses personal insurance CEO Mark Milliner to IAG. Event Speech: Approaching the 'Uber Moment' in Financial Services: How Technology Will Radically Disrupt the Sector. Ex-Barclays boss: Fintech is going to spark an 'Uber moment' in banking that could shrink headcount by 50% Google Launches Mortgage Shopping Tool In California, More States Coming Soon. Untitled. Australian dollar looks cheap if China does better than expected.

Katryna Dow. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise. STEM to drive nation’s future: Westpac.

Paris Attack 13 nov 2015

Westpac Foreign Exchange News Rob Rennie 13 November 2015 HD. The indispensable European. Treasury secretary John Fraser issues long-term growth warning on population slowdown. The problem when everything is on the table. RBA 'surprised' by banks' $50b home loan error. Lower for longer: 'neutral' cash rate now just 3 per cent. Une campagne contre le harcèlement scolaire hérisse les profs. The trust machine. Paul Bassat launches $200m venture capital fund. When El Niño met the Indian Ocean Dipole. After Raising $125M At My Last Company, I’m Bootstrapping This One — Here’s Why — Startups, Wanderlust, and Life Hacking. The Case for Making Economics Research Easier to Replicate. Lots more pain in the resources sector as thousands of jobs go. Slowing economy forces Norway to dip into oil savings. Australia's biggest investor says bottom of the market 'reasonably close'

Liberal leadership: Malcolm Turnbull is in danger of 'doing a Tony Abbott' Test drive of a petrol car - Tesla Club Sweden. Goldman Sachs' former technology chief is building 'the FedEx of money' Big banks face high-stakes struggle against digital disruption. Uber driver fears crackdown, puts his thoughts down on blog.

Marxism Today: the forgotten visionaries whose ideas could save Labour. Non, l’économie collaborative n’est pas en plein essor. 'Restricted postcodes': NAB names suburbs where credit risk getting worse. A Londres, les céréales ennemies du peuple ? - Culture / Next. Slavoj Zizek: We Can’t Address the EU Refugee Crisis Without Confronting Global Capitalism. Australia’s Slow-Motion Crisis. NAB offers 250,000 frequent flyer points to new mortgage borrowers. Global equities plunge as Fed deflates confidence. Time to forget about the US Fed. How to create a start-up nation under Malcolm Turnbull. Cet appareil vous empêche de faire une photo déjà prise 10 000 fois.

Fed chair Janet Yellen's decision has investors scratching their heads.