Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syrias Endless Civil War

The warning that came over al-Nour’s phone was created by three men—two Americans, one a hacker turned government technologist, the other an entrepreneur, and a Syrian coder. The three knew they couldn’t stop the bombings. But they felt sure they could use technology to give people like al-Nour a better…

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Snap Revenue Beats on Mobile-Ad Demand; Alwaleed Takes Stake

Snap Inc.’s second-quarter revenue topped analyst projections, signaling a pickup in demand for mobile advertising even as a controversial redesign of the Snapchat mobile app continued to hinder user growth. Separately, Saudi billionaire Evan Spiegel defended his strategy, saying that while the redesign was the primary reason for fewer daily…

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Deutsche Bank Cuts Costs Again. Not Even Fruit Bowls Are Safe

The list of perks at Read more about Cryan’s efforts to cut costs here. Travel expenses are one focus of the cost cuts that are now being implemented. Investment bankers in London were scolded last year by the then-regional head of the unit, Alasdair Warren, for their profligate travel spending,…

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When It Comes to Tipping, Millennials Are Cheapest

U.S. millennials are quick to whip out their wallets for pricey avocado toast and craft beer. But when it comes to rewarding the waiters and bartenders who serve them, those wallets often stay closed. Ten percent of millennials don’t tip at all when dining out compared with only three percent among the…

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Preparing for the Asteroid Apocalypse

Among Earth’s natural disasters—hurricanes, floods, earthquakes—the one humans probably ponder least is asteroids, huge objects zipping through our solar system at ludicrous speeds. Federal officials call an asteroid or comet collision “low probability but high consequence,” NASA-speak for it will probably never happen, but if it does we’re toast. With that in mind, the U.S. and…

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Its Time You Learned About Quantum Computing

You’ve probably heard of quantum computing. Do you understand it? Unlikely! It’s time that you did. The basic idea—tap into quantum physics to make immensely powerful computers—isn’t new. Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman is generally credited with first suggesting that in 1982. But in the past few years the concept has…

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Billion-Dollar Cruise Ship Brings Go-Karts and Laser Tag to the High Seas

On the new Norwegian Bliss, cruise passengers can drive go-karts on a two-story racetrack, listen to a Beatles cover band inside a replica of Liverpool’s Cavern Club or play laser tag in a space-themed, outdoor arena. Those are just three of the dozen or so entertainment options on the ship,…

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