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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1127

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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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Extinction Scenario of Humble PC

Two rival research organizations confirmed this week what we have instinctively been feeling since Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, came up with the tablet computer in 2010 – the accelerated fall in sales of PC.

Extinction Scenario of Humble PC
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How to Pinch a Superpower: Kim Jong-un’s martial experiments

Kim Jong-un, the baby-faced supreme leader of North Korea, has been getting more than the fair share of global attention recently – and for all the wrong reasons. In the ascending order of pugnaciousness, he has been making threats against its immediate neighbor to the south, Japan, the historical enemy and then the world’s only superpower, the US.

How to Pinch a Superpower: Kim Jong-un’s martial experiments
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Pope Francis – divine choice to keep the excesses in religious camps in check

The universal admiration of Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff, shows no sign of dying down, as he started living up to every bit of his reputation that he had been building over the years while being the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. On the contrary, it shows an exponential upward trend, which resonates with the collective pulse of not only 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, but also of non-Catholics, Christians, men and women of other religions and even the avowed atheists on the planet.

Pope Francis – divine choice to keep the excesses in religious camps in check
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Sudden Escalation of Browser Wars and Microsoft’s Hefty Fine

Microsoft, the world’s largest software manufacturer, was handed down a hefty fine by the European Union on Wednesday, for its inability to give its users in the European Union the choice of choosing the web browser.

Sudden Escalation of Browser Wars and Microsoft’s Hefty Fine
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