The new offensive from the north, adding to a southern push that had slowed to a crawl, aims to force the Islamic State to fight in multiple directions.
 Hardly anyone was pleased by the rollback of the broadband privacy rule last month, opening up the possibility of ISPs collecting and selling your browsing data — including, as it turns out, cities whose citizens were left out in the cold. Seattle wasted no time taking matters into their own hands, and the result is a local rule that provides a few of the repealed one’s critical… Read More
Proudly self-governing yet still tethered to the homeland’s bureaucracy, these islands off the Canadian coast have a stake in Sunday’s Le Pen-Macron contest.
 Apple yesterday updated its App Analytics service for mobile app developers on iTunes Connect, which will now offer more detail on how users found an app – whether through browsing or searching the App Store, or if they were referred by way of another app or a website. The updates could help developers better understand how keyword changes affect their search ranking on the App Store,… Read More
Dorit Rabinyan hopes Americans will read her prizewinning novel, ‘All the Rivers,’ for its story, and not the controversy surrounding it in Israel.
 Next Insurance, a startup that wants to make it simpler for small businesses to find coverage, has raised a $29 million Series A. The round was led by Munich Re/HSB Ventures, the venture capital arm of German insurance company Munich Re. Existing investors including Markel and Nationwide, also participated. Read More
Beneath the bonhomie, experts say, are differences of strategic interest that may keep President Trump from getting the results he wants on North Korea.
 The autonomous tech development facility is actually one of four garages Intel maintains globally, including one in Arizona, one in Portland, and one in Berlin. The Silicon Valley location, however, makes sure its biggest partners in the emerging space are close at hand. The facility officially opened at a press event on Wednesday that included a ribbon cutting ceremony, talks by Intel… Read More