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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1010

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Satya Nadella: the new CEO of Microsoft and the bumpy road ahead

The ascent of Satya Nadella to the apex of the world’s largest software maker was low-key, with one of the most notables being the absence of elaborate fanfare, which once was the trademark of his immediate predecessor, perhaps in line with the wishes of the humble engineer from Hyderabad, India.

Satya Nadella: the new CEO of Microsoft and the bumpy road ahead
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Social Networking in 2014: Google finally gets its strategy right

Social Networking landscape is rapidly changing in proportion to the progress made in the technological realm and the steady stream of new arrivals has not raised the frightening prospect of point of saturation – as yet, of course.

Social Networking in 2014: Google finally gets its strategy right
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Mac at 30: an epic product in personal computing

The famous television commercial, now known as ‘1984’, screened in Super Bowl XVIII on 22 January 1984, lasted just 60 seconds with a female athlete roaring into a massive screen, while smashing it with a sledgehammer; the destruction and the melee that followed, immediately led to a special announcement: “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984."

Mac at 30: an epic product in personal computing
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Time Travel: at last, do scientists take it seriously?

Two American physicists said this week that they had been probing the internet for any evidence left behind by the time travellers of the future. Robert Nemiroff and his equally-enthusiastic disciple, Teresa Wilson, from Michigan Technological University’s physics department have been analysing Twitter and Google trends to find the traces of the captivating beings.

Time Travel: at last, do scientists take it seriously?
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Aliens are already living among us: former Canadian defence minister says so

It seems to be fairly coincidental that a pilot of a British Airways A32O airbus reporting a close encounter with a UFO – Unidentified Flying Object – near Heathrow Airport, the world’s busiest airport, during the day and the disclosure of a fact by a former Canadian defence minister that aliens are already among us, this week , through two different channels.

Aliens are already living among us: former Canadian defence minister says so
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Amazon Ambition – delivery by drones

The serious profit warning issued by Debenhams, a major department store chain in the United Kingdom, did not sound the death knell for the humble High Street, as we know of it quite yet. Unfortunately, the omens are not very good for the beleaguered traditional players either. Debenhams joins a catalogue of department stores, such as Marks and Spencer and Tesco, which started feeling the pinch due to explosive online trading boom.

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Edward Snowden: baddy or chum?

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower, currently living in Russia on one-year temporary asylum visa, has not lost his ability to surprise the world on sporadic basis and leave his former employer, the NSA – National Security Agency of the USA - in a state of perpetual suspense, since taking refuge in Russia in dramatic fashion in the last summer.

Edward Snowden: baddy or chum?
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Three Overlapping Air Defence Identification Zones: potential for a major trouble in the East China Sea

Last month, China took an unprecedented step in declaring an Air Defence Identification Zone – ADIZ – covering the skies over the East China Sea, extending towards a part of the South China Sea, which, in turn, outraged its immediate neighbours and forced the United States to reciprocate the provocative move in kind, perhaps to test the waters.

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Rest in Piece(s): Comet ISON declared dead and stargazers mourn the death of the romanticized snowball

There seems to be some truth in the old adage, ‘Never get too close to the strong’: physicists declared this week that Comet ISON, romantically named as the Comet of the Century, has died due its close encounter with the Sun, while leaving millions of star-gazing enthusiasts in a palpable state of gloom.

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Appointment of Nisha Desai Biswal – the Gujarati Connection

If the exit polls are to believe, the Congress Party that ruled most of the post-independent India is about to be routed at the assembly elections held in four states this week. The immense popularity of Narendra Modi, known as NaMo, has shaken every layer of the hierarchy of the ruling Congress Party to the core, given that the parliamentary elections are just five months away.

Appointment of Nisha Desai Biswal – the Gujarati Connection
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