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Type ‘spinner’ into Google for a fidgety surprise

Will the fidget spinner craze ever end? One day, maybe. But right now, Google is just adding fuel to the fire.  The...

Trump and Asia

The recent tours of Asia taken by Trump’s most senior staff had focused on security issues, primarily American commitment to longtime allies Japan and South Korea

Apple WWDC 2017: What to expect

A decade ago, the late Steve Jobs stood and sat at a desk on stage at Apple’s 2007 Worldwide Developer’s Conference for...

In search of Facebook’s conscience

People are awful. It’s the obvious (but no less depressing) reality that Facebook—and especially Mark Zuckerberg—somehow failed to recognize.  Whether it was...

East Asia Pacific Economic Update : Sustaining Resilience

The outlook for developing East Asia is expected to remain broadly positive in the next three years, with growth driven by robust domestic demand and a gradual recovery in the global economy and commodity prices.

Our dystopian future isn’t found in ‘1984’

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set a high bar for developers at the company's annual Build conference last week with a slightly off-putting challenge: don't...
By 2030, more than 1 billion people in China will be classed as middle-class

Chinese company shareholders revolt against Communist control

What happened at Tianjin Realty appears to amount to a "rebellion" against this mandate to strengthen the party’s grip on state-owned groups.

This week in apps: Houzz gets an AR update, Strava goes social and Spotify...

Gmail's massive phishing scam and Microsoft's new Surface laptop debut may have distracted you from reading about some of this week's best...