America Needs A Pro-Growth Immigration System
Editor's note: Marco Rubio is a United States Senator from Florida. Follow him on Twitter @marcorubio. Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation will examine the role of immigrants in America's innovation economy. More specifically, the committee will look at how our broken immigration system is holding back American innovation and job creation, and how the immigration reform proposal before the Senate can promote a thriving U.S. technology sector that benefits American workers.
@BillClinton Officially Joins Twitter, Ditches @PrezBillyJeff
The 42nd President of the United States and the man with the most endearing lip bite in the world, William Jefferson Clinton, has officially jumped into the 21st century by joining Twitter. The Prez has already racked up over 200,000 followers in roughly 30 minutes and brought his lovable charm in under 140 characters. "@StephenAtHome Just got a call from Chelsea. Ready to start Twitter lessons tonight," he wrote to comedian Steven Colbert, who had attempted to persuade Clinton to join Twitter under the name @PrezBillyJeff during an interview earlier this month (video below).
Reliance Communications Partners With Twitter To Offer Free, Unlimited Access To The Service In India
For those in the United States and other locations that are lucky enough to be able to purchase huge data packages for their smartphone, thinking about deciding to “tweet or not to tweet” based on the cost that it could incur is a foreign concept, pun intended. For cell customers in India, it’s a very real situation, and Reliance Communications has partnered with Twitter to bring free, unlimited access to the social network to its prepaid GSM subscribers. This is yet another example of how important Twitter has become in our daily lives and how integral the communication platform is to locations all over the world. The service be be bundled with live cricket match updates, the most popular sport in the country. A customized version of the Twitter app has been created, reminding customers that they’re getting free access thanks to Reliance Mobile. If someone taps a link to an outside site, they will be reminded that doing so might incur extra charges. Reliance is the first operator ...
WikiLeaks Goes Google, Develops Searchable Database For Millions Of ‘Kissinger Cables'
Buzzword enthusiasts would call this a “pivot”: infamous classified document release outlet, WikiLeaks, has developed a search engine for over 1.7 million historical diplomatic cables. The so-called “Kissinger Cables” span from 1973-1976, partly covering the leadership of controversial Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, containing “significant revelations about US involvements with fascist dictatorships, particularly in Latin America, under Franco’s Spain (including about the Spanish royal family) and in Greece under the regime of the Colonels,” claims WikiLeaks in a Sunday night press release. “The government can’t be trusted with its own archives,” explains WikiLeaks spokesperson, Kristinn Hrafnsson, justifying the shift from contemporary leaked cables to declassified (but obscure) documents. “One form of secrecy is complexity. That’s the reason why we decided to merge these files with our existing cables and put a lot of effort into making a user-friendly and ...
Diplomatic Incident Arises Over Egyptian Comedian
The United States and Egypt traded barbs on Twitter and in the news media over the comedian, Bassem Youssef, who is being investigated by Egyptian prosecutors.