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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 829

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Emergence of iWatch: Patent battle looms over pronoun, i

Exactly as we discussed in the Asian Tribune a month ago, there are clear signs that Apple is going to introduce what Tim Cook, the CEO of the company, recently mentioned as a wearable device.

Emergence of iWatch: Patent battle looms over pronoun, i
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Extinction of a Pollinator: evolution defying transition of humble bee into crumble bee

The Royal Horticultural Society – RHS – confirmed recently something that has been in the domain of gardeners and bee keepers as an open secret for well over a three years: the bee population in Britain – and in Europe America too – are in serious decline and therefore, long-term ramifications do not need a PR boost, as they are blatantly obvious to anyone with an iota of common sense.

Extinction of a Pollinator: evolution defying transition of humble bee into crumble bee
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Travails of a Digital Giant: Google’s Growing Woes

Trouble, indeed, comes in threes and the cliche is indisputable: the hurdles faced by Google, the search giant, in maintaining its supreme position in the digital battle field show no sign of abating, while it is doing its best – its worst, as some cynics see things - in order to achieve the rapidly-evolving goal.

Travails of a Digital Giant: Google’s Growing Woes
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Arming Syrian Rebels: Another Afghanistan in the making!

After months of vacillation, the US appears to have made a decision to arm the Syrian rebels, citing what Obama administration called, ‘crossing the red line’ – a partially transparent reference to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities against the rebels. Unlike previous interventions, however, the US seems to be very reluctant make the move, as the risks of intervention are as grave as those of turning a blind eye on the daily macabre display on moral grounds.

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World Naked Bike Ride Event – London cyclists bare all as they dare

Oops! An estimated group of 1000 cyclists, both men and women, took their clothes off in London on Saturday to cycle along the busy streets, while marking the World Naked Bike Ride Event.

World Naked Bike Ride Event – London cyclists bare all as they dare
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iWatch: is this Apple’s answer to Google’s Glass?

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, spelled out the clearest hint yet about the widely-speculated gadget that may be unveiled by the company in the coming months - iWatch, a smartwatch wearable on user’s wrist.

iWatch: is this Apple’s answer to Google’s Glass?
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Plummeting Gold Price: ultimate index of uncertainty

Gold, which fell to a level as low as $1339 an ounce on Thursday, did recover some of its battered value by a few dollars by the weekend, while leaving millions of investors in the lurch before the chaotic fluctuations of its value on computer screens.

Plummeting Gold Price: ultimate index of uncertainty
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Windows Blue – rectified version of Windows 8 in the offing!

The tendency to quote big numbers to quantify the tentacles of performance of a company at the launch of any new product or gadget is the outward manifestation of a particular gene of any modern CEO who runs a major technological company nowadays. In this context, Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, is no exception.

Windows Blue – rectified version of Windows 8 in the offing!
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The Demise of TV: video streaming sites accelerate the endgame

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and the most innovative, living-technical visionary of our time, is doing what exactly late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, used to do up until his death: defining our future needs on our behalf and then arranging the landscape for smooth adaptation, while taking the mere mortals by complete surprise.

The Demise of TV: video streaming sites accelerate the endgame
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Gold Crash 2013

A legion of investors are still reeling back from the unprecedented price crash of gold that happened last week, following the recent inexplicable trend in financial markets to the last point - defying the obvious ; the inverse of what we derive from the orthodox wisdom is becoming the norm nowadays.

Gold Crash 2013
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