How 'story maps' redraw the world using people's real-life experiences

How 'story maps' redraw the world using people's real-life experiences

Maps are an important part of our everyday lives. We use them for driving directions, to look up restaurants or stores and parse election data. We can even use smartphone maps to locate friends when they’re out on the town. What digital mapping tools like Google Maps or Citymapper generally don’t tell us is how […]

How Ikea quietly tweaks its design around the world

How Ikea quietly tweaks its design around the world

This week, Ikea opened its first store in India–a feat the company has been planning for many years. But while the big, blue exterior of the store looks the same, the interiors, from the displays to the products themselves, have been subtlety tailored to accommodate cultural differences. It’s a strategy Ikea has used to expand […]

World markets unnerved by Turkey's financial turmoil

World markets unnerved by Turkey's financial turmoil

World stock markets fell Friday, particularly in Europe, as investors worried about the financial stability of Turkey, where the currency has nosedived. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX fell 1.7 percent to 12,466 and the CAC 40 in France fell 1.2 percent to 5,436. Britain’s FTSE 100 sank 0.6 percent to 7,692. The future contract for the […]

The Leaders and Laggards Behind India's World-Beating Growth

The Leaders and Laggards Behind India's World-Beating Growth

India’s economic activity is picking up, boosted by a long-awaited recovery in consumption that’s helped cut down slack in the economy and underpinned sales of everything from cars to housing. Almost 60 percent of gross domestic product comes from private spending, according to estimates from New York-based CEIC Data Co., with the pick-up helping to […]

Monster Hunter World is the biggest Japanese game on Steam ever

Monster Hunter World is the biggest Japanese game on Steam ever

Monster Hunter World is the biggest Japanese game on Steam ever. More people are playing Monster Hunter World than GTA 5 on Steam right now. Capcom’s brilliant co-op adventure game (check out Martin’s Monster Hunter World review for more) launched on Steam yesterday and hit a peak of 240,901 players. That put it at number […]

US crude sanctions against Iran could make maintaining the world's oil supply 'very challenging,' IEA says

US crude sanctions against Iran could make maintaining the world's oil supply 'very challenging,' IEA says

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump‘s administration reinstated sanctions targeting the Iranian government’s purchase of U.S. dollars, Tehran’s trade in gold and other precious metals, and it’s automotive industry. The U.S. president also warned that unless Iran — which is a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) — complies with U.S. demands, […]

Little League World Series Regionals 2018: Thursday Scores and Bracket Results

Little League World Series Regionals 2018: Thursday Scores and Bracket Results

Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press The field for the Little League World Series is almost set, with the top teams separating themselves in the regional rounds. The Southeast and Southwest regions were completed, as teams from Georgia and Texas, respectively, won their brackets. This leaves six more spots in the United States draw for Williamsport. Here […]

World's first semi-submerged museum debuts in the Maldives

World's first semi-submerged museum debuts in the Maldives

(CNN) — The Maldives has long been associated with ambitious underwater ventures. Earlier this summer, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announced plans to build what’s said to be the world’s first undersea residence that’s partially submerged underwater. And now there’s another reason to take a dip: the world’s first semi-submerged museum. Located in the Shaviyani […]

The World Bank is preparing for the world's first blockchain bond

The World Bank is preparing for the world's first blockchain bond

Win McNamee | Getty Images An employee walks outside the World Bank headquarters in Washington, United States. The World Bank has mandated Commonwealth Bank of Australia to arrange the world’s first blockchain bond. The Kangaroo bond, referring to foreign bonds issued in Australia in the local currency, has been named bond-i, an acronym standing for […]

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