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Even if Russia loses all of its matches, Putin is still the real winner of this World Cup

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images 32 teams are competing in the 2018 World Cup, and while one team will come out on top, there's another likely to emerge as a winner: Vladimir Putin.
Russia's team is predicted to finish at an all-time low of 70th place, but despite the rankings, Putin hopes that soccer will spark a nationalist mobilization among citizens.
Putin's goal is that, although Russia's national team may perform disappointingly low, merely hosting the 2018 World Cup will bring Russia citizens together on and off the field.
Half a million soccer fans will head to Russia to watch their...
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's has advice for Facebook and Google: Don't make the mistake we did

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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The backlash against Silicon Valley is growing.
Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has some advice for the likes of Facebook and Google: Accept you've screwed up, and work with regulators to fix it.
He urged them not to take the same combative approach that Microsoft took under his leadership when faced with a antitrust lawsuit.
"Knowing what I know now, I would have resolved the issues," Ballmer said.
As Silicon Valley battles scandals and increasing regulatory scrutiny, Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has warned Facebook and Google not to make the same...
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What happens when an image of you becomes the top Google search result for stereotypes like 'bitcoin bro'

What happens when an image of you becomes the top Google search result for stereotypes like 'bitcoin bro'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Google Images has an influential labeling power: Its algorithm determines whose face best represents a search term.
Everyday people appear under terms like "cat lady," "feminazi," and "bitcoin bro."
Google is only curating these online images according to relevance - humans are the ones who have attached such meanings to stereotypes through tags, captions, and accompanying text.
"If you look up the word stupid in the dictionary, there's a picture of you ," went the sickest burn on the elementary school playground, back before the dictionary was dishing out sick burns of...
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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia

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Hong Kong Launches First High Speed Rail Service

Hong Kong Launches First High Speed Rail Service

Hong Kong's first high-speed railway - the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail - was launched today , bringing visitors from around the world the chance to travel... Read more ...

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The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Train is Now On Track in Germany

The World's First Hydrogen-Powered Train is Now On Track in Germany

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This year's global tourism summit would take place in Hawaii in October

This year's global tourism summit would take place in Hawaii in October

The theme of this year's global tourism summit points to the ever-present need for destinations and travel suppliers to balance the power of tourism's popularity on a global... Read more ...

Canada's first Indigenous woman-owned airline all set to launch

Canada's first Indigenous woman-owned airline all set to launch

A new indigenous woman-owned airline announced its launch and start of service coming next spring in Canada. Read more ...

Lynchburg City leaders creates five-year plan for tourism & economic development

Lynchburg City leaders creates five-year plan for tourism & economic development

Lynchburg City leaders have come up with a new strategy to keep the Hill City flourishing. The Office of Economic Development and Tourism is releasing their Blueprint of... Read more ...

The Roberts International Airport & its new terminal look for tourism potential

The Roberts International Airport & its new terminal look for tourism potential

The euphoria that welcomed news in terms of setting up a modern passenger terminal at the Roberts International Airport experienced a drop when viewers witnessed that the... Read more ...

Chuck Grassley fumes about the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh saga in...

Chuck Grassley fumes about the Christine Blasey Ford-Brett Kavanaugh saga in a series of bizarre tweets

Alex Brandon/AP Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley granted Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys an extension to decide whether she'll speak to lawmakers about her... Read more ...

Seoul Hosts the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

Seoul Hosts the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the World Tourism Organization co-hosted the UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism at The Shilla Seoul from September 16 to 19. The UNWTO... Read more ...

Lynchburg City leaders creates five-year plan for tourism & economic development

Lynchburg City leaders creates five-year plan for tourism & economic development

Lynchburg City leaders have come up with a new strategy to keep the Hill City flourishing. The Office of Economic Development and Tourism is releasing their Blueprint of... Read more ...