Daily Archives: March 5, 2018

‘Operational pause’: Pentagon freezes anti-ISIS battle in Syria amid Turkish offensive

Some US-aligned militias have switched their priorities to battle the Turkish-led offensive in Afrin instead of fighting ISIS terrorists, the Pentagon said, announcing a “pause” in ground operations in eastern Syria. On January 20, Turkey, with the help of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), launched Operation Olive Branch, a massive cross-border operation to clear Kurdish militias and remnants of ...

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US Navy boasts ‘historic first’ shipboard deployment of F-35B to Pacific (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The US Navy boasts that it has deployed its first carrier-load of F-35B stealth attack planes to the Pacific Ocean. The USS Wasp departed Japan with an airworthy squadron of the super-expensive jets aboard. “Pairing F-35B Lightning IIs with the USS Wasp represents one of the most significant leaps in warfighting capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifetime,” ...

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Google is selling off Zagat

Seven years after picking up Zagat for $ 151 million, Google is selling off the perennial restaurant recommendation service. The New York Timesis reporting this morning that the technology giant is selling off the company to The Infatuation, a review site founded nine years back by former music execs. The company had been rumored to be courting a buyer since ...

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Kim Jong-un reaches ‘satisfactory agreement’ with South Korean delegation

The leader of North Korea hosted a dinner with the delegation from Seoul which, according to state media, proceeded in a “compatriotic and sincere atmosphere” and laid the ground for versatile dialogue and cooperation. “Hearing the intention of President Moon Jae In for a summit from the special envoy of the south side, [Kim Jong-un] exchanged views and made a ...

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‘Gerasimov doctrine’ finally put to rest? Russia ‘expert’ apologizes for coining snappy term

For years, Western ‘experts’ on Russia spoke of the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’ as a sinister Moscow plot to use subversion to complement military force, ignoring objections from journalists who challenged its existence. Until now. “I’m sorry for creating the Gerasimov Doctrine,” Mark Galeotti, a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, wrote in an essay published Monday ...

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No deal, no steel: US trade envoy threatens to sink NAFTA

President Donald Trump’s chief trade negotiator has threatened to scupper the free trade deal with Canada and Mexico if no changes are made. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said bilateral accords could replace it. On Monday, Lighthizer warned that time was running “very short” for the talks in Mexico City to finalize changes to the 1994 North American Free Trade ...

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BuzzFeed’s Matthew Henick takes content role at Facebook

Matthew Henick, formerly the head of BuzzFeed Studios, is joining Facebook’s media partnerships team, where he will serve as head of content planning and strategy. In a post on Facebook, Henick argued that the social network is “a storytelling platform at its core,” and it sounds like he wants to help Facebook take advantage of those storytelling opportunities: Good stories ...

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CNN’s vigilantism sends advertisers running from InfoWars

Advertisers are quickly abandoning Alex Jones’ InfoWars channels on YouTube after they discovered their ads were displayed on the controversial channels, courtesy of CNN. CNN claims that big companies like Nike, Acer, Mozilla, Alibaba, Expedia, ClassPass, 20th Century Fox, and others have discovered they had ads playing on the Alex Jones Channel. Now, a number of brands are “blacklisting” InfoWars ...

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Google’s new Bristlecone processor brings it one step closer to quantum supremacy

Every major tech company is looking at quantum computers as the next big breakthrough in computing. Teams at Google, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and various startups and academic labs are racing to become the first to achieve quantum supremacy — that is, the point where a quantum computer can run certain algorithms faster than a classical computer ever could. Today, Google ...

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Windows vs Mac: Apple employees getting injured by ultra-transparent glass at $5bn facility

Apple Park, the tech giant’s $ 5 billion glass and metal California headquarters, has proven to be a somewhat painful case of style over substance, as multiple employees have injured themselves walking into walls at the facility. Building inspector Albert Salvador previously warned that people would not be able to distinguish between doors and walls at the complex, which took ...

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