U.S. Vision for Mideast Stability Runs Through Gas Pipelines … – Bloomberg

The potential to benefit from new gas discoveries has created a rare opportunity for eastern Mediterranean countries including Israel and Turkey to forge closer ties, according to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s envoy on energy affairs. Countries in the region must work together if they hope to unlock multibillion dollar gas discoveries in Israel […]

N.J.’s Booker, visiting Mideast, says U.S. must do more to help … – NJ.com

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, touring a refugee camp in the Middle East, called on the U.S. to do more to help those fleeing the Syrian civil war and address “a humanitarian crisis of a scale rarely witnessed in the last 50 years.” Booker (D-N.J.) in a telephone interview with NJ Advance Media, called for both more […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 21 | Reuters – Reuters

Aug 21 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks fall in light trading as dollar rises on Fed hike bets * MIDEAST STOCKS-Petchems support Saudi, Qatar retreats after surge on FTSE […]

Lyft pushes back at Uber’s ‘unsavory tactics’ – The Verge

Lyft is not happy with Travis Kalanick and Uber. Last week, Lyft found itself the subject of several stories claiming the company was involved in active but unsuccessful acquisition talks with a number of firms. Naturally, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick seized the opportunity to zing his competition. Kalanick told Uber investors that his company […]

Tesla Offers Shorter Lease Period For Model S, Model X Amid Autopilot Controversy – International Business Times

Tesla Motors launched a new lease program for its Model S and Model X cars today, and it is one that offers a shorter lease period than the three-year lease program the Palo Alto-headquartered automative and energy storage company previously offered. The new lease program is reportedly Tesla’s response to the requests of numerous potential […]

The AppAdvice Tech Week in Review: New Carrier Plans Ahead of ‘iPhone 7’ Announcement – AppAdvice

New carrier plans announced, all with limits On Thursday, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile each announced new data plans. AT&T’s Mobile Share Advantage plans eliminate overages fees. However, they also raise the monthly cost of each device on your plan. These data plans begin at $30 per month (plus a $20 per month access fee). Sprint’s new unlimited […]

Apple and Google join ‘strike force’ to crack down on robocalls – The Verge

Apple and Google parent company Alphabet have joined a coalition of more than 30 tech companies and telecoms focused on combating automated phone calls, according to Reuters. Called the “Robocall Strike Force,” the group is led by the Federal Communications Commission, which held its first hearing on the subject today in Washington, DC. Robocalls include both prerecorded […]

Facebook Debuts New Video-Centric App for Teens – PC Magazine

Facebook has launched a new teen-centric app that allows high schoolers and younger college kids to mingle by viewing each other’s flashy video profiles in a standalone environment (as in, not Facebook). The app, called Lifestage, recently debuted on iOS. Though anyone can download it and use it, only those under 21 years of […]