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The new Greek prime minister’s first tweet after winning was to the lead actor in “House”

qz.com — After it became clear that Greece's far-left Syriza party was on its way to an historic election victory, leader Alexis Tsipras-the likely next prime minister-delivered an impassioned speech to supporters in Athens. And then, at 1:36am local time, he-or someone on his team-took to Twitter.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @qz: The new Greek prime minister’s first tweet after winning was to the lead actor in “House” qz.com/333052 pic.twitter.com/FvJwHASJxS

Jan 25, 2015

RT @kevinjdelaney: The new Greek prime minister’s first tweet after winning was to the lead actor in “House” qz.com/333052 pic.twitter.com/8x4VfxawJx

Jan 25, 2015

The new Greek prime minister’s first tweet after winning was to the lead actor in “House” qz.com/333052 pic.twitter.com/8x4VfxawJx

India wants to know: Where has Michelle Obama been all day?

qz.com — On her first tour to India, she met Mumbai's street children, played hopscotch with them, and danced to a Bollywood number. This time around, she has (so far) mostly chosen to stay out of the limelight. India wants to know: where has Michelle Obama been all day After arriving in New Delhi early on Jan.
Jan 25, 2015

Diana-style solo Taj Mahal trip RT @PennyCrook: India wants to know: Where has Michelle Obama been all day? bit.ly/1BbklSo

Jan 25, 2015

trying to book ticket to avoid Saudi? RT @PennyCrook: India wants to know: Where has Michelle Obama been all day? bit.ly/1BbklSo

Jan 25, 2015

India wants to know: Where has Michelle Obama been all day? qz.com/332849 via @qzindia

Jan 25, 2015

RT @AnupKaphle: Sari shopping? RT @qzindia The nation wants to know: where has Michelle Obama been all day? qz.com/332849 pic.twitter.com/SW2CUR7nPR

Jan 25, 2015

Sari shopping? RT @qzindia The nation wants to know: where has Michelle Obama been all day? qz.com/332849 pic.twitter.com/SW2CUR7nPR

Disenchanted Hong Kongers are preparing to escape Beijing’s rule

qz.com — A population drain may be looming for Hong Kong, as the disillusioned residents of China's special administrative region look for a way out from under Beijing's creeping influence. After months of protests calling for universal suffrage yielded no discernible results, thousands of Hong Kongers with "British National Overseas" status, which allows them to enter in the United Kingdom without...
Jan 25, 2015

QZ: 'Disenchanted Hong Kongers are preparing to escape Beijing’s rule' qz.com/332033/disench… by @lilkuo @QZ pic.twitter.com/iIKu6m809W

Jan 25, 2015

RT @inside: Thousands of Hong Kong residents seeking British residency to escape Beijing influence. (via @lilkuo @qz) qz.com/332033/disench…

These videos from Mariupol show life under Russian bombardment

qz.com — Ukrainian authorities estimate that at least 30 people are dead so far after pro-Russian rebels launched a new attack on the strategic port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian government says Russian troops are helping them; Russia says Ukraine started it, but there's evidence that it's has been pouring in troops and weapons (paywall) recently.
Jan 25, 2015

What life is like under Russian bombardment—car dashboard videos from Mariupol, Ukraine qz.com/332757 @glichfield on @qz

How The Economist chose its first female editor-in-chief

qz.com — Yesterday The Economist chose Zanny Minton-Beddoes to be the first female editor-in-chief in its 171-year history. "About time," you might say. But among its peers, the venerable British publication, where I spent 16 years before leaving to help found Quartz, is practically a pioneer.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @RobinsonBKK: Finally, for anyone interested in Economist's new editor, fascinating insight fm failed candidate qz.com/332014/how-the…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @pdacosta: The FT, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times have never had a female editor. qz.com/332014

Jan 25, 2015

RT @pdacosta: The Economist names Zanny Minton Beddoes as editor-in-chief, first woman to lead the magazine in its 171-year history qz.com/332014/how-the…

Jan 25, 2015

The Economist names Zanny Minton Beddoes as editor-in-chief, first woman to lead the magazine in its 171-year history qz.com/332014/how-the…

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Narendra Modi greeted and hugged Barack Obama-all is forgiven

qz.com — Till a year ago, Narendra Modi was persona non grata in Washington. But judging by the warmth with which he recieved the US president Barack Obama on Sunday in New Delhi, it seems he is letting bygones be bygones. The Indian prime minister broke with protocol to greet and bear hug Obama as he landed at Air Force...

This is why Obama should not meet the new Saudi king

qz.com — This coming week, Barack Obama is to cut short a trip to India to visit the new ruler of Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah last week. That the American president is so keen to abandon a fast-growing and important ally to visit the dementia-struck 79-year-old leader of an old one shows what sway...

POTUS by lotus: Modi (again) proves he’s the master of symbolism

qz.com — Narendra Modi's deft ascent from Gandhinagar to New Delhi was only the prelude. The true demonstration of his proficiency with the medium and the message began with his inauguration as India's 15th prime minister in May 2014-and his mastery over symbolism has continued to be on display as he's engaged with one world leader after another....

When McDonald’s was America and America was McDonald’s

qz.com — How do you eulogize a fast food chain that is not quite dead, that is at the root of many ills, personal and public, of our world, and that was also once the glowing sign at the very tip top of President Reagan's metaphorical shining city on a hill?
Jan 25, 2015

Loved this essay by @smalera, who worked at McDonald's as a teen, on what the brand and its decline has meant to him bit.ly/1JpJH5l

Jan 25, 2015

RT @smalera: I come not to praise McDonald’s, but not, exactly, to bury it either. qz.com/332562/when-mc…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @smalera: I wrote a thing about working there as a teenager RT @qz: When McDonald’s was America and America was McDonald’s qz.com/332562

Jan 24, 2015

A thoughtful & personal piece by @smalera: When McDonald’s was America and America was McDonald’s - Quartz bit.ly/1ursPCw

Jan 24, 2015

I didn't grow up in the US, but I do remember this time qz.com/332562

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Barack Obama will skip the Taj to go see the Saudi king instead

qz.com — Two days before he was to visit India's iconic Taj Mahal, US President Barack Obama has cancelled his trip to the 17th century monument of love. He will now fly to Saudi Arabia where the oil rich nation has anointed a new head of state following the death of King Abdullah on Jan 23.
Jan 25, 2015

Define world wonder RT @qzindia: Obama will skip the Taj to go see the Saudi king instead. qz.com/332683 pic.twitter.com/0SB7XAuhro

Parents in this country are now legally obliged to stop their kids spending time on computers

qz.com — A lot of parents are worried about their children spending too much in front of the phone or tablet. Parents in Taiwan now have to do something about it. Lawmakers have expanded existing legislation to say that children under 18 on the island "may not constantly use electronic products for a period of time that is not reasonable."
Jan 25, 2015

Wrong in #Taiwan: smoking, drinking, drugs, chewing betel nuts & .. spending too long on electronic gadgets (under18) ow.ly/HUWeC

Jan 24, 2015

Parents in this country are now legally obliged to stop their kids spending time on computers fb.me/2KuPaDyJu

Jan 24, 2015

Parents in Taiwan are now legally obliged to stop their kids spending time on computers. How do you enforce that? qz.com/332675

This is Origami-Starbucks’ single-use pourover kit in Japan

qz.com — There are many ways to brew instant coffee, but this is one of the most creative. Origami is Starbucks Japan's take on the single-use pourover filter, a product that coffee brands have long sold at Japan's ubiquitous convenience stores. Starbucks calls it "personal drip," and offers it in three roasts.

The real number of private jets used to get to Davos

qz.com — There's a great rumor going around: "1,700 private planes went to Davos." https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/557563754557480960 Wouldn't that be rich, given the prominence of climate change on the agenda for the power brokers there this week!? Too bad it isn't true, and there's data to prove it.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @HeatherLandy: Never let actual reporting/data ruin a good story? Via @qz: The real number of private jets used to get to Davos qz.com/332372

Jan 24, 2015

RT @HeatherLandy: Never let actual reporting/data ruin a good story? Via @qz: The real number of private jets used to get to Davos qz.com/332372

Jan 24, 2015

Never let actual reporting/data ruin a good story? Via @qz: The real number of private jets used to get to Davos qz.com/332372

Jan 24, 2015

RT @glichfield: No, there are nothing like 1,700 private flights going to Davos qz.com/332372

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The biggest investment deal between India and the US is nowhere close to completion

qz.com — US president Barack Obama's second visit to India has resurrected hopes that the two countries will revive talks on the dormant but in-progress Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). A BIT is being eagerly sought by both sides-from the US, to provide comfort to American companies that they will not be treated unfairly, and from India in...
Jan 24, 2015

The biggest investment deal between India and the US is nowhere close to completion fb.me/3DGFk2OoM

On Monday, Obama will watch a Soviet-style display of weaponry (and camels) in India

qz.com — On Jan. 26, 1950, India celebrated its first Republic Day, as a few thousand members of the nation's armed forces marched down Irwin amphitheater, now Delhi's National Stadium, before a crowd of some 15,000. Since then, the parade-the highlight of Republic Day-is held at Rajpath, a boulevard in central Delhi, every year.
Jan 24, 2015

RT @qz: On Monday, Barack Obama will watch a Soviet-style display of weaponry (and camels) in India qz.com/332214 pic.twitter.com/UJMmDwwnZO

Twitter really needs to have its Facebook moment

qz.com — 2014 was a difficult year for Twitter. Disappointing user growth, instability among the executive team and above all else, a sinking stock price, all made its triumphant IPO in late 2013 seem like a distant memory. (Our friends at The Atlantic even wrote a eulogy for the service).
Jan 24, 2015

Twitter really needs to have its Facebook moment - Quartz buff.ly/1Cocm8G

Jan 23, 2015

Possibly meaningless, but interesting: Twitter is trading at the same place post-IPO as FB was qz.com/332317/twitter… pic.twitter.com/1NdbJjZ6L6

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Davos’s gender inequality problem shows why Davos matters

qz.com — Does Davos matter? It's an old and contentious question. But it's one that has traction as the power brokers at the World Economic Forum meeting this week turn their lofty gazes to the issue of gender parity. Just 17% of the attendees of are women, the same level as two years ago.
Jan 24, 2015

Davos’s gender inequality problem shows why Davos matters qz.com/332702 via @qz

Apple is reportedly giving the Chinese government access to its devices for a “security assessment”

qz.com — The state-run People's Daily is trumpeting a big win by the Chinese internet czar Lu Wei: https://twitter.com/PDChina/status/558353534958469123 While there was no other information available on the paper's website, the tweet echoes a report in the Beijing News (link in Chinese) that Apple chief executive Tim Cook informed Lu last month that Apple would let China's State Internet Information Office conduct...
Jan 23, 2015

RT @haasbenjamin: Apple is reportedly giving the Chinese government access to its devices for “security checks” qz.com/332059/apple-i…

Jan 23, 2015

Apple is reportedly giving the Chinese government access to its devices for “security checks” qz.com/332059/apple-i…

Jan 23, 2015

RT @HeathaT: After a new deal with Beijing, Apple users world-wide are now more vulnerable to spying by the Chinese government qz.com/332059

Jan 23, 2015

RT @HeathaT: After a new deal with Beijing, Apple users world-wide are now more vulnerable to spying by the Chinese government qz.com/332059

Jan 23, 2015

Apple is reportedly giving the Chinese government access to its devices for “security checks” qz.com/332059

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FYI: It’s totally fine to throw away most batteries

qz.com — When the remote is dead and it's time for new batteries, what do you do with the old ones? Is there a stack of dead batteries sitting in your house, because you've been told that batteries can't go in the garbage? It turns out, most regular batteries are absolutely fine to throw out with all your...
Jan 24, 2015

Been feeling guilty for all these years for nothing. @qz reminds us that throwing out most batteries is fine: bit.ly/15zGZva

Jan 23, 2015

RT @qz: FYI: It’s totally fine to throw away most batteries qz.com/331854

Jan 23, 2015

RT @qz: FYI: It’s totally fine to throw away most batteries qz.com/331854

Jan 23, 2015

RT @zseward: Mind blown, all received wisdom now in question… "FYI: It’s totally fine to throw away most batteries" qz.com/331854

Jan 23, 2015

wut MT @zseward: all received wisdom now in question… "FYI: It’s totally fine to throw away most batteries" qz.com/331854

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