Chinese women’s newest accessory: six-pack abs

(CNN)Along the streets of Beijing, flyers advertising newly built gyms are passed into everyone’s hands. Exercise isn’t traditionally part of Chinese culture, barring some aunties square-dancing in the park and a few tai chi practitioners on the sidelines. But that’s changing now, with the hashtag #MajiaXian going viral on Weibo,…

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Latin Americas Movile is quietly building a mobile empire

Nathan Lustig By 2020, Brazilian mobile giant, , wants to improve the lives of more than one billion people through its apps. The company began its mission in 1998 selling gaming, news and SMS messaging services to mobile operators in Brazil. After receiving its first investment from South African-based global…

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House Leader McCarthy slams Google over ‘Nazism’ error, claims bias against conservatives

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has spoken out about what he views as political bias in the tech industry. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to slam Google on Thursday after reports surfaced that an error in the Internet search giant’s Knowledge Panel listed “Nazism” as a tenet…

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How convenience stores are surviving the retail storm

Image caption Aris sets up his stall on Camberwell Church Street in London The fruit and vegetables lining the front of the grocers, Cruson, in Camberwell Church Street in London are tempting – but not massively consequential. Yet this is just a tiny tip of a multi-billion pound sector comparable…

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The trouble with charitable billionaires

The long read: More and more wealthy CEOs are pledging to give away parts of their fortunes often to help fix problems their companies caused. Some call this philanthrocapitalism, but is it just corporate hypocrisy? In February 2017, Facebooks founder and CEO Warren Buffett announces a $30bn donation to the…

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Former Trump Campaign Aide: My Russia Ties Are Not Nefarious!

Michael Caputo’s favorite novel is Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the story of the Devil’s visit to Moscow in the 1930s and all the oddball characters who surround him. When the future Trump campaign official was living in Moscow in the 1990s, he moved to Patriarchs Pond, the novel’s…

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Senators Grill Whistleblower on Cambridge Analytica’s Inner Workings

In a highly anticipated hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, lawmakers questioned Christopher Wylie, a former research director for the shadowy political data firm Cambridge Analytica, about the company's history of privacy violations, its contacts with Russia, and its work with Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. But an even…

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