Post Tagged with: "US"

Will Obama suffer from Sandy?

November 2, 2012 2:32 pm0 comments
Will Obama suffer from Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast Monday night and caused major damage to both the Northeast and to President Obama’s re-election hopes. New York and New Jersey – two states that felt the full force of Sandy – are Democratic strongholds, and would-be Democratic voters will have much more on […]

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The relationship between the US government and Interest groups: detrimental to a fair democratic election?

October 10, 2012 2:23 pm0 comments
The relationship between the US government and Interest groups: detrimental to a fair democratic election?

With the campaigning for the next US Election in full swing it is interesting to look at the support and the power force behind elections which are often interest groups. There are many factors and resources which can contribute to the levels of success. Groups without these resources are more […]

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The Time(line) Has Come

July 16, 2012 12:58 pm0 comments
The Time(line) Has Come

Facebook’s announcement at the end of 2011 that all of its 800 million users will be forced to use its new Timeline concept within the next few months has caused a lot of controversy since the new year began. Timeline is Facebook’s most radical change since the social network was […]

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If only privacy was not such an issue…

July 6, 2012 10:21 am0 comments
If only privacy was not such an issue…

The use of mobile applications has been on the rise ever since mobile apps became popular in 2008. The term ‘app’ was named ‘Word of the Year’ by the American Dialect Society in 2010 and at the end of 2011, more than half a million third-party apps were available globally. […]

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Predatory pricing

July 5, 2012 2:08 pm0 comments
Predatory pricing

The holiday review website Trip Advisor has joined a growing number of internet companies that are complaining to the European Commission about US web giant Google. Trip Advisor belongs now to a group of 12 companies – among them the popular travel firm Expedia – that accuse Google of abusing […]

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Red Moon – China on the march

July 2, 2012 11:06 am2 comments
Red Moon – China on the march

The recent touchdown in the People’s Republic of China of the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft signals a turning point in the way we perceive space travel. Could the first human being to walk on the moon in almost half a century be a communist? After a thirteen-day flight by astronauts Jing […]

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The Reasons for South Sudan

June 2, 2012 4:34 pm0 comments
The Reasons for South Sudan

As the first year of an independent South Sudan nears its end, the prospects for peace and diplomacy between the new country and its northern neighbour seem to be increasingly bleak. On July 9th of last year [[1]], South Sudan seceded from the government in Khartoum and has since played […]

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