What’s the point of Saudi Arabia’s giant sideways desert skyscraper? ‘A big, long symbol of power’

A linear city in the desert is a provocative vision of the city of the future—but it’s been tried before. Saudi Arabia’s proposal for a 105-mile-long building called the Line has all the stuff of a science fiction paperback. The stark desert setting. The kingdom in control of vast amounts of one of the planet’s most crucial resources. The long history of questionable human rights in that cloistered society. The ruler known for authorizing the grisly murder of a high-profile critic while also trying to remake his country’s image with a futuristic large-scale megaproject called Neom.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2022-08-04 04:30:19 UTC ]
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The long-suffering news business keeps getting big promises from Big Tech

With Google under pressure to clamp down on YouTube conspiracies and low-quality clickbait, the search giant is launching a major new effort aimed at strengthening its relationship with news publishers–and perhaps keeping them from going under. At an event in New York today, the company... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Keum Suk Gendry-Kim on the Symbolism of Trees and the Power of Black and White Illustration

Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (The Waiting) and Alexander Chee (How to Write An Autobiographical Novel) spoke to one another as part of D+Q Live, a fall event series by the graphic novel publisher Drawn & Quarterly. The driving force behind November’s conversation was Gendry-Kim’s second... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-12-13 09:49:57 UTC ]
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SFF authors are protesting Saudi Arabia’s cynical bid to host the 2022 WorldCon.

The science fiction world is having a bit of a week. Today, New Zealand, the host of this year’s World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), virtually kicked off one of the world’s most popular sci-fi events. New Zealanders had been preparing for the international convention, which normally... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Puffin dreams big with week-long online festival

Puffin is launching a seven-day online festival in partnership with Waterstones on 8th June, The Festival of Big Dreams, featuring a range of its authors and illustrators including Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mohammed bin Salman is a mystery, but his impact on Saudi Arabia is brutally obvious

Ben Hubbard’s biography details the prince’s new brand of “electronic authoritarianism.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-13 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Iran and Saudi Arabia: Middle East foes who envy each other

Kim Ghattas explains how the dueling nations try to copy one another’s successes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Saudi Arabia pays UK firms millions to boost image

PR agency Freud’s, the Independent, Vice and Tony Blair Institute for Global Change among those with linksLondon has become a hub for global Saudi public relations and media influence campaigns, with British firms earning millions of pounds from efforts to improve the image of the kingdom and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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In the Fight Against Big Digital Powers, Conde Nast Joins NBCU and Vox in Ad Pact

Conde Nast is joining NBC Universal and Vox Media to sell ads across their combined digital properties. It's the latest move by publishers and TV conglomerates to better compete with digital advertising from the likes of Google and Facebook.The addition of Conde Nast builds on what NBCU and Vox... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Girl Power Is Big At Licensing Expo 2016

Female superheroes and other properties intended to inspire confidence in girls were a big presence at Licensing Expo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Girl Power Is Big At Licensing Expo

Female superheroes and other properties intended to inspire confidence in girls were a big presence at Licensing Expo. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Worldwide reading held for poet sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia

A worldwide reading is being held in support of Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet, artist and curator living in Saudi Arabia, who has been sentenced to death for the abandonment of his Muslim faith. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Obeikan: Saudi Arabia’s Education Publisher, Bookseller, Printer

Saudi Arabia's Obeikan is a leader in education publishing, with nearly 3,000 titles, a print operation, as well as 20 bookstores across the country. The post Obeikan: Saudi Arabia’s Education Publisher, Bookseller, Printer appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Google and Facebook: voracious giants with the power to create the future

The internet powerhouses are using their billions to challenge in sectors far removed from their original business modelsThe webs biggest consumer companies make the bulk of their incomes, and have built up vast assets, from targeted advertising. It accounts for around 90% of Facebooks revenue... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The big bang created the universe. What created the big bang?

Quantum cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton winds back the clock to ponder the origin of our universe's origin. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Girl Power, Book Power

Publishers discuss how their new and upcoming titles consider the needs of women and girls. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Big hair, big dreams: Behind the curtain at the Miss America pageant

Amy Argetsinger traces the path to the crown, as well as the contest’s evolution. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Big Publishers Post Big Third- Quarter Gains

The easing of lockdowns and strong increases in digital sales led to double-digit sales gains for four trade publishers that reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30 over the same period in 2019. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Is the Next Big Idea Club the Next Big Thing?

Although serial entrepreneur Rufus Griscom has a background in books, he had no intention of getting into the book business when he launched a new venture, Heleo, in 2015. With the Next Big Idea Club, that's changed. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Big Tech Merging With Big Brother? Kinda Looks Like It

The all-seeing Amazon, Google, and Facebook have every incentive to help the national security state undermine privacy, free speech, and democracy. We’ve read this book before. Continue reading at Wired

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