Google Reader Dies Tomorrow. My Replacement: NewsBlur

We’ve known since March that Google Reader, the hugely popular RSS reader, is dying July 1. That’s tomorrow! (Or maybe even today, depending on where you are.) I’ve relied on RSS readers to keep track of various blogs and news sites since 2005, and have been trying out several Google Reader replacements in recent weeks. […]

Snippet of the day, fast food edition

A snippet from a New York Times story yesterday: The new menu items added by fast-food chains this year indicate as much: a brownie-batter-filled doughnut (Dunkin’ Donuts), a bacon habanero ranch Quarter Pounder (McDonald’s), bacon-filled tater tots (Burger King), a six-slices-of-bacon-and-cheese burger (Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s), a choco-covered pretzel and choco chunk vanilla Blizzard (Dairy […]

AP: ‘Myanmar telecom deal with Qatar firm sparks ire’

The AP reports: Religious tensions engulfing Myanmar spread Friday to the world of big business: Monks and others in the Buddhist-dominated country demanded to know why a lucrative license for a new national mobile phone network had gone to a company from a Muslim nation. There’s more on the deal itself from Bloomberg: Norway’s Telenor […]

‘The New Myanmar’: All 6 episodes of Anasuya’s new show

Last month I mentioned that the first two episodes of “The New Myanmar,” hosted by Anasuya Sanyal — also known as my amazing wife — were available online. The show’s final four episodes have now aired on Channel NewsAsia, as well, and I wanted to embed them here. Again, here are the first two shows: […]

Patrick Winn Kicks off Reddit AMA on Myanmar

A quick note: Patrick Winn, a journalist who’s done a lot of reporting on Myanmar for Globalpost, is currently holding a Reddit AMA — (Ask Me Anything) on the country. Worth a look.