When Jon Stewart stepped away from his Daily Show desk last summer to direct his first feature film, fans of the fake news anchor knew that the project would be quite different than anything we've seen from Stewart before. But it wasn't clear how different it would be — until now
The debut trailer for Rosewater, based on the best-selling book Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival, is our first look at Gael García Bernal as journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned and tortured in Iran in 2009, and held for more than 100 days.Entertainment and Video
For generations, Detroit was America’s stronghold. It was the country’s hub for auto manufacturing, where good hard work led to reward; a place where the American dream lived and thrived and was woven into the very fabric of the city.
Then, a 60-year period of steady decline. Decades of a shifting economy — an economy moving away from manufacturing — and other factors resulted in a shrunken population (from a peak of 1.86 million residents in 1950 to about 700,000 in 2012) and well-documented urban decay. At an estimated $18.5 billion in debt, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Read more...More about Small Business, Business, Us, Detroit, and Supported
There’s never been a more exciting time for technology
And yet there’s never been a more stressful time for the people who manage a business’ technology — corporate IT. Even though mega-trends like mobile, cloud and big data have combined to build the kind of next generation capabilities IT once championed, today, roles have reversed and the professionals in IT are the ones who find themselves saying "no" the most.
Whenever new technology impacts a business process or function, there are roughly two responses: The first is one of pragmatic concern at the upheaval it might cause, and the second is an enthusiastic acceptance of a newer, better way of doing things Read more...More about It, Technology, and Brandspeak
Why look only at what's in front of you, when you can see the world in 360 degrees?
From dizzying videos in fisheye effect to creative motion-graphics animations uploaded using Vine's newest feature, we saw tons of head-spinning submissions
Take a look at the videos shared using the hashtag #HPBendTheRules. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Moonset x sunrise
2. Turn that virus into a cureMore about Vine, Social Media, Apps Software, Mashable Vine Challenge, and Supported
Rovio CEO Mikael Hed, who helped found the company five years ago, is stepping down at the beginning of next year, the Angry Birds maker announced Friday morning.
Hed will be succeeded by Pekka Rantala, who currently serves as the company's chief commercial officer, on Jan. 1, 2015. Hed will remain on Rovio's board of directors; he'll also serve as chairman of the company's animation division
The company referred to the transfer as "passing the hoodie" in its press release, in honor of the Angry Birds hoodies its C-suite wears.
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"It has been an amazing ride and in the coming months I will be very happy to pass the hoodie to Pekka Rantala, who will take Rovio to the next level," Mikael Hed said in a press release Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Business, and Rovio
Questions surrounded the Texas A&M football team as it entered its first season after the Johnny Manziel era. Would they have the same punch? Would Johnny Football's successor at quarterback, Kenny Hill, be up to par? Would they be able to hang with the SEC's toughest teams?
The answers, it appears, are yes, yes and yes. The 21st-ranked Aggies shocked ninth-ranked host South Carolina with a 52-28 whupping on Thursday, the new college football season's first big day of games. Hill finished 44-of-60 for 511 yards and three touchdownsCollege Sports, Entertainment, Sports, and Watercooler
DAKAR, Senegal — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.
The infected person, a university student from Guinea, sought treatment at a hospital in Senegal's capital, Dakar, on Tuesday but gave no indication he might have Ebola, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters. The next day, an epidemiological surveillance team in Guinea alerted Senegalese authorities that they had lost track of a person who had had contact with sick people. The team said that the person disappeared three weeks ago and may have come to Senegal. Read more...More about Africa, Us World, World, and Ebola
U.S. military operations targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq cost $7.5 million a day on average, Pentagon Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby said on Friday.
The operations have been ongoing since mid-June when President Obama announced in June that he was sending a "small number" of military advisers to Iraq to support security forces
The U.S. began the targeted airstrikes on Aug. 8. Since then, the military has conducted a total of 101 airstrikes across Iraq, adding up to a total of $500 million
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