Why the Croatian president’s appearance at the World Cup mattered so much

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Croatia’s second-place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup brought global attention to the Balkan nation and its president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. The world’s media (Quartz included) was taken with the image of a leader cheering her team’s successes from the cheap seats and consoling them in the rain after a heartbreaking loss. But as analysts Read More

Things are going from bad to worse for Apple in India

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The world’s second-largest smartphone market isn’t exactly turning out to be the next China for Apple. Despite its increased focus on India, Apple is all set to see a slower year-on-year growth in iPhone sales in the country in 2018. “iPhone India sales were weak in the first half of 2018, and even if they Read More

The last Blockbuster Video standing is in Bend, Oregon

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Smack in the middle of Third Street in the town of Bend, Oregon stands the soon-to-be last Blockbuster Video store in America. Two other remaining locations, in Alaska, are closing soon, the owners announced on July 12. At its peak in the mid-2000s, Blockbuster was a behemoth that had 9,000 stores worldwide. It’s fitting that Read More

Europe keeps setting clean-energy records

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This week, two of the biggest economies in Europe set new records for clean energy. The UK’s electrical grid has not burned any coal for about 1,000 hours so far this year. Though it’s just a symbolic achievement, the pace at which the UK is reaching such figures shows the pace of the energy transition. Read More

It’s time to say ta-ta to the world’s cheapest car

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The idea of the world’s cheapest car was conceived by Ratan Tata on a rainy day after he saw a family of four on a bike. “The fact of unsafe travel was bothering me,” Tata, the erstwhile chairman of the Tata group recalled in an interview in March 2011. “What really motivated me…was constantly seeing Read More