Twitter Inc (TWTR) Communications Head Leaves, No Reason Given

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s head of communications, Gabriel Stricker, announced his exit on Thursday. His exit suggests the micro-blogging company is planning big changes in its strategies under the guidance of its new acting CEO, Jack Dorsey. Gabriel held important posts Stricker, who has been Twitter’s top communications person since 2012, informed investors about his exit with a tweet without stating the ... Read More »

The Debut of Beme, a Social App That Aims for Authenticity

Casey Neistat isn’t as handsome as in his Facebook profile picture. His daily life isn’t as beautiful as it is on Instagram. And he’s not as clever as his quips make him seem on Twitter. And that’s exactly how Mr. Neistat wants you to see him. This sounds peculiar coming from Mr. Neistat, a short-form video artist and evangelist of ... Read More »

Letters: SNP making excuses for second indyref

‘SNP furious’ could start most of your headlines on Scottish politics at the moment (5 July). The SNP’s main complaint about the proposals for Evel is that Scottish MPs will be excluded from decisions which could affect funding to Scotland through the Barnett formula. Rather than being angry, surely they should be using this to promote replacing the current funding ... Read More »

Canada’s embassy in Ukraine used as pawn

KYIV, Ukraine – It was one of those events that simply appeared and disappeared during the bloody, swift-moving events of Ukraine in the winter revolution of 2014. Canada’s embassy in Kyiv was used as a haven for several days by anti-government protesters during the uprising that toppled the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych. The Harper government never fully acknowledged ... Read More »

Rajkumar Rao: FTII needs to be in safe hands

Mumbai, July 11: Rajkumar Rao is the latest Bollywood celebrity to come out in support of the students protesting againt the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the new chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He says that students’ need a chairperson who they can “trust and look up to”, so that the premiere institute is in ... Read More »

Nebraska judge stops his blog; staff said it was an “embarrassment”

OMAHA, Neb. —Nebraska U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf writes he will end his online blog after being told a “great majority” of the court staff viewed it as an embarrassment. Kopf has contributed regularly to his blog, titled “Hercules and the Umpire” since February 2013, offering his views on politics, courts, current events, personal concerns. But in a post ... Read More »

Tip of the Day: Secret fancy

The excellent Mr Brocklebank will be blogging live from the July Course at Newmarket again (tune in from around 12 after the GC chat) and, yesterday, he did seem rather keen on one in the sprint handicap. He’ll have all the angles covered for the action at headquarters so I thought that I would take a little walk over to ... Read More »

How My Backflip Landed Me at ABC’s Shark Tank Casting Call

What does this image have to do with ABC’s Shark Tank? Well, let me start from the beginning. And when I say the beginning, I mean when I stepped foot in the swimming pool with 3 of my 4 kids. And when I say swimming, I mean floating on an inflatable raft catching some rays. They swim all around me ... Read More »

What to Expect as Leaders of BRICS, SCO and EEU Gather in Russia

Leaders from the BRICS countries and members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are arriving in Ufa, Russia for their twin summits. Russian media is also reporting a meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries. RT is live-blogging, Modi tweeted a picture shortly after arriving and the Chinese released a handy explainer cartoon complete with a bicycle built for ... Read More »

Online Surveillance Firm ‘Hacking Team’ Gets Hacked

Online hackers have released more than 400 GB of internal data, including staff emails and company documents, stolen from Hacking Team, a company in northern Italy that sells online spying software to governments and security services around the world. It was named as a corporate “enemy of the internet” in 2013 by press-freedom advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, after developing ... Read More »