July 1 – Dependence Day in Hong Kong

It’s officially called Handover Day. July 1 is a Holiday here in Hong Kong to commemorate the day Hong Kong was handed back to China after about 150 years of British Rule. During that time Hong Kong went from a … Continue reading

Apple Makes Money. Microsoft Makes the Future.
Bill Quick

Microsoft, Lumia and Windows Phone: Where now? | ZDNet There have been plenty of rumours that a ‘Surface phone’ is in development, and likely to hit next year. Could this boost Microsoft’s smartphone status? “Microsoft sees the Surface franchise as … Continue reading

It’s The Bacon, Actually
Bill Quick

This is what happens when McDonald’s listens to its customers – The Washington Post The news comes on the heels of a major concession by the fast-food chain, which is no coincidence. For years, adoring fans pleaded with McDonald’s to extend … Continue reading

That’s Just Crazy Talk
Bill Quick

Baraka calls for ‘Urban Marshall Plan’ to help Newark, other struggling cities | NJ.com NEWARK — As cities around the country search for a solution to persistent unemployment, violence and poverty, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka believes he may have found … Continue reading

NYT Sends Hate Mail to Amazon
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Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace – The New York Times The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can pushwhite-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions. Typical bleeding heart bullshit from … Continue reading

Pope to Wage Holy War On Capitalism…But Not Militant Islam
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Pope calls unfettered capitalism ‘the dung of the devil’ – Telegraph Pope Francis on Thursday launched a blistering attack on the “new colonialism” of austerity, describing unfettered capitalism as “the dung of the devil” and apologising for the Catholic church’s … Continue reading