Latest News/Update on Microsoft (Live Blog)


16 March, 2014: Microsoft seeks legal help in US against piracy in emerging markets Microsoft has succeeded in getting Attorneys general of states like Lousiana and Oklahoma in its efforts to secure payments from unlicensed users in China and other emerging markets. Earlier Attorneys-general did not take active interest in overseas issues concerning companies. Microsoft managedContinue reading “Latest News/Update on Microsoft (Live Blog)”

Ace International Photographers (Series): Martine Franck


I came across a great quote from Martine Franck that said: “What I like most about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected.” When I delved deeper into knowing who she was and what she did to arrive at such aContinue reading “Ace International Photographers (Series): Martine Franck”

Gabrielle Giffords launches tour against gun control, tour launched by firing gun


Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona Representative is celebrating the Second Amendment this week by starting off her seven-state “Rights and Responsibilities Tour.” Giffords explained in the USA Today op-ed that “it will be a patriotic victory when the Senate demonstrates the American values of practicality and responsibility by voting again on background checks — andContinue reading “Gabrielle Giffords launches tour against gun control, tour launched by firing gun”

Der Spiegel report alleges US of spying on key EU offices


German magazine Der Spiegel has alleged US of spying on core EU premises in New York and Washington in one of its report, citing a secret 2010 document. The head of European Parliament has demanded “full clarification” from the US over the report alleging America bugging key EU premises. Martin Schulz said that if theContinue reading “Der Spiegel report alleges US of spying on key EU offices”

Proposition 8 Supreme Court ruling could boost California’s wedding industry


The Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 that came out on Wednesday proved to be good news for the gay and lesbian couples in California who can now legally marry in the state. However Supreme Court didn’t realised that its ruling can boost prospects for Golden State’s wedding industry. There’s no specific data available onContinue reading “Proposition 8 Supreme Court ruling could boost California’s wedding industry”

Anti-Obama protests outside Johannesburg University


News is pouring in that Anti-Obama protesters have gathered outside the University of Johannesburg over the supposed honorary doctorate that the university has planned on giving to Obama. To control a crowd of hundreds of protesters, Police resorted to rubber bullets and a stun grenade to disperse the protesters waiting for President Obama. “I feelContinue reading “Anti-Obama protests outside Johannesburg University”

Working moms are breadwinners for 40% US households: Pew Research Center report


American working mothers have earned a new distinction of being the primary breadwinners in a record 40 percent of households with children. The milestone is said to be changing the face of modern families in America where earlier the numbers just used to be about 11 percent in 1960. The report was released by PewContinue reading “Working moms are breadwinners for 40% US households: Pew Research Center report”