John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Same, but different: a common international approach to digital government
    A few weeks ago, we welcomed some friends from America to our office in London, members of the United States Digital Service (USDS) and 18F. Combined, their work is an approximate equivalent of what we're doing at GDS in the UK. (Code for America are...
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  2. Open the Music Industry’s Black Box
    Photo Credit Post Typography THIS should be the greatest time for music in history — more of it is being found, made, distributed and listened to than ever before. That people are willing to pay for digital streaming is good news. In Sweden, where it...
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  3. $800 million to be invested in bitcoin this year
    Recent figures reveal that bitcoin has grown 25% faster than the internet did in its early stages and investment in the digital currency is set to reach $800 million this year. International Business Times UK explore data compiled by...
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  4. Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do?
    WASHINGTON — A PATTERN of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investigations while acting all innocent about wiping out sensitive material. Avoiding...
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  5. Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?
    Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power...
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  6. IOC reportedly made some ridiculous demands to help push Oslo out of 2022 Winter Olympics bidding
    Oslo is dropping out of bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, leaving Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing as the only remaining cities seeking to host the event. Why? One reason is that people are starting to realize that spending mega-money to build...
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  7. Lunch with the FT: Mhairi Black
    Over chicken korma in London, Britain’s youngest MP since 1832 talks about Scottish nationalism, her meteoric ascent into Westminster — and debating politics in the pub ©Patrick MorganIt is the hottest day of the year and my guest has been...
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  8. Spin to separate
    IN A darkened room at the edge of downtown Washington, DC, electronic music pulses over the speakers as a crowd of mostly sweaty young women bop up and down. Candles burn at the front and inspirational slogans cover the walls. Sadly, this is not a...
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  9. Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online
    Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond the Soviet Union.  The Cahiers du cinéma consistently ranked his films on their top ten annual lists....
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  10. The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest
    The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. Credit Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by Ziggymaj / Getty When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku,...
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