Day: March 3, 2014

Science & Technology

Is Microsoft Starting to Adopt Google’s Strategies?

Wired‘s Ryan Tate makes a compelling argument that the former software empire may be adopting strategies first crafted by its rival Google in offering free cloud services and a free Windows Azure OS to compete with Chrome OS and act as a conduit for users to Microsoft’s varied cloud services. New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella […]

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The Turkmenbashi Cult of Personality in Turkmenistan

With a personality cult to rival that of Kim Jong-un’s in North Korea, Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashi has built a comprehensive system of secular adulation centered on his life and his teachings as embodied in his various proclamations, speeches, and writings, most famous among which is the Ruhnama. Having elevated himself to the position of secular god […]

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