Kenya calls on UN to drop Kenyatta trials
Kenya asks UN to scrap international crimes against humanity charges against President Kenyatta and Vice President Ruto.
Philippine Midterm Vote Sets Stage
When Filipinos cast their votes on May 13, it won't just be for those running for public office in the midterm elections but also, and probably more important, for two politicians whose names aren't on the ballot: President Benigno Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Square Hires An Exec From PayPal To Form Payments Partnerships With Retailers
After bringing on a new global business lead from Google, Square is making another key executive hire today. The payments company is announcing that Alex Petrov, a former PayPal exec , will be the Square's Vice President of Partnerships.
Yahoo Announces New Ad Formats: Mobile-Friendly Native Ads And A Big ‘Billboard' On Its Front Page
Yahoo is hoping to bring in more advertiser dollars with two new units that it's announcing today as part of the Digital Content NewFronts. Vice President of Product and Media Mike Kerns pitched the new formats as the flip side to to the front page redesign that the company rolled out in February. Now that Yahoo has improved its consumer experience (or at least one of the main parts of the consumer experience), he said "the next big push" will include new ad products.
Chief of Zuckerberg's Political Lobby Highlights Immigration Reform At Disrupt NY
The head of Mark Zuckerberg’s enigmatic political lobby took the stage of TechCrunch’s Disrupt New York conference. “It’s incumbent on us to make the knowledge economy as inclusive as possible,” said FWD.us head Joe Green. FWD.us joins a crowded landscape of politically aggressive trade associations pressing Silicon Valley’s agenda on Capitol Hill. Since the organization’s launch with a rare op-ed from Zuckerberg, there have been few details about FWD.us’s agenda, though that hasn’t stopped it from gathering an exhaustive list of technology’s most influential executives, including the recent additions of Bill Gates and Sean Parker. FWD.us’s stated mission is to better prepare America for the knowledge economy, taking up the cause of high-skilled immigration as a first step. ” In a knowledge economy, the most important resources are the talented people we educate and attract to our country,” wrote Zuckerberg. To that end, Green took the stage with Vice President ...