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    Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Algeria’s election, tech disappoints, the cloud’s epic battle, friendly drug dealers [qz.com] What to watch for today Algeria’s president goes for a fourth term. Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks likely to win today’s election, despite c…
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      People who need remittances the most have to pay the most to send them [qz.com] People in Sub-Saharan Africa rely heavily on remittances—money that migrant workers abroad send home. Last year total […]
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        Indian politicians can spend only 8 US cents per voter, and typically spend much less [qz.com] 70 lakh (7 million) rupees or about $116,000 is the spending ceiling for each parliamentary candidate in India’s election.
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          Americans think drones are creepier than Google Glass [qz.com] Americans are, unsurprisingly, distrustful of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, according to new data from Pew Research Center.
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            Google’s search juggernaut is showing some cracks [qz.com] The numbers: Google reported first quarter net income of $3.45 billion, slightly up on last year, but well shy of consensus estimates for $4.3 billion, according to FactSet.
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              One thing Mark Zuckerberg thinks every Silicon Valley executive should do [qz.com] Facebook is often questioned about American teens abandoning it for apps such as SnapChat, but it turns out that’s not what CEO Mark Zuckerberg is losing sleep over. To that end, Zu…
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                It’s hard for Ukraine to fight back when it’s basically broke [qz.com] Ukraine, and its military, is running out of money. It hopes to sign a deal this month to unlock $7 billion from the IMF. The funds can’t come soon enough. Even […]
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                  The four economic charts of the day you really need to see [qz.com] 1. China’s economy slows Economic output hit 7.4% year-on-year in the first quarter. That’s the slowest rate since the third quarter of 2012.
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                    Despite South Korea’s sinking Sewol, ferries are still safer than air travel [qz.com] A ferry carrying 470 passengers off the coast of South Korea is slowly sinking, having capsized early this morning. Accounts from the scene are grim, with four dead, 55 injured a…
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                      The whole world is drinking less Cola-Cola now [qz.com] Lagging soda sales in the US are a given nowadays. But it’s another thing entirely for soda sales to drop worldwide. Coke’s soda pop sales dipped by 1% […]
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                        Google: fascinating company, boring business. [qz.com] At first glance, Google is an utterly fascinating company.
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                          Meet the guy who helped add $2 billion to Twitter’s valuation yesterday [qz.com] Along with its acquisition of the social data company Gnip, Twitter announced yesterday that it had hired ex-Google executive Daniel Graf to take over as vice president of product, a …
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                            Will British unemployment fall fast enough to save David Cameron? [qz.com] Good news for Brits looking for jobs: The turnaround in the UK job market is showing something really important: wage growth. Wages rose 1.7% in the period, matching […]
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                              Bank of America’s legal woes are only partly to blame for its disappointing quarter [qz.com] The numbers: Less than stellar. The US’s second largest bank by assets lost $6 billion during the first quarter, partly due to the cost of settlements tied to mortgage dis…
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                                Weibo isn’t exactly blowing the doors off ahead of its IPO [qz.com] Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service, has issued new financial data before it prices its initial public offering, which it is expected to do today before starting to trade tomorrow on the Nasdaq.
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                                  Credit Suisse’s profits plunged thanks to its misfiring investment bank [qz.com] The numbers: Disappointing. Credit Suisse’s first-quarter profit fell by 34% versus the prior year, missing analyst expectations by some distance. The bank’s shares opened 2% […]
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                                    Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Ukraine war fears, South Korean ferry sinks, euro inflation wanes, drone selfies [qz.com] What to watch for today War in Ukraine looks perilously close. Economic tales from around the US. The US […]
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                                      How Amazon beat Google’s attempt to dominate the cloud before it even got started [qz.com] In technology, it’s sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple’s iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players fail…
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                                        The complete guide to getting the Twitter handle you want [qz.com] Registering or buying an internet domain is a pretty well established process.
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                                          London’s bike-share program unwittingly revealed its cyclists’ movements for the world to see [qz.com] The map below should concern you. This visualization, made by James Siddle, shows a single commuter’s journeys using London’s public bicycles in a six-month peri…