How Machinima plotted its strategic rebranding across platforms

Warner Bros.’s digital video site Machinima rebranded this week as it makes a bigger push to expand beyond its YouTube roots to all the new platforms where gamers celebrate their culture. Since Warner Bros. bought Machinima in 2016, the division has shifted away from its traditional network and grown to more than 140 million subscribers for its various shows […]

Syria’s ‘downing’ of Israeli F-16 marks new ‘strategic phase’ – Hezbollah

The Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah said the alleged downing of Israeli F-16 jet by Syrian forces marks “a new strategic phase” that puts an end to the violation of Syria’s sovereignty. “Today’s developments mean the old equations have categorically ended,” the group said on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Syrian officials reported that the country’s […]

Google and Salesforce sign massive strategic partnership

Google and Salesforce announced a massive strategic partnership today that’s aimed at driving value across their mutual customers. As part of the deal, Salesforce plans to use Google Cloud Platform infrastructure as a preferred partner to power the tech titan’s international expansion. Google, for its part, will use Salesforce as its preferred CRM provider for […]

China is eyeballing a major strategic investment in Saudi Arabia’s oil

REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool Through its reported offer to invest in Saudi Aramco, the Chinese are laying the groundwork for a profound economic shift in the Middle East and the world. China has the potential to upend the way oil is traded.  Saudi Arabia and China stand to gain from this geoeconomic shift — but what about […]

The Air Force and US Strategic Command say they aren’t planning to put nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert

USAF The Air Force is upgrading facilities at bases that house nuclear bombers. But the Air Force and Strategic Command both say there are no plans to put those bombers on 24-hour alert. Officials from the US Air Force and US Strategic Command have said there are no immediate plans to put nuclear bombers on […]

Ford is exploring a strategic partnership with an Indian auto maker

Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd announced they are exploring forming a strategic alliance, as traditional automakers increasingly collaborate to meet the threat of competition from technology-focused firms. The companies said in a joint statement on Monday the areas of potential co-operation include connected cars, mobility programs, […]

S. Korea, U.S. discuss deploying aircraft carrier, strategic bombers to Korean Peninsula – Seoul

Published time: 4 Sep, 2017 06:25 Edited time: 4 Sep, 2017 07:18 South Korea and the U.S. are discussing deployment of an aircraft carrier and strategic bombers, South Korean Yonhap news agency reported, citing the country’s defense ministry. The agency added that Seoul had detected “indications” that Pyongyang is preparing a ballistic missile launch. Read […]

Putin explores ‘new horizons of strategic partnerships’ ahead of BRICS summit

President Vladimir Putin has shared his thoughts about the future of BRICS cooperation in counter-terrorism and the information security spheres, as well as joint efforts to overcome the inequitable global financial and economic architecture. Putin’s article, dubbed ‘BRICS: Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership,’ was penned ahead of the 9th BRICS Summit in China. The […]

Taliban seize control of strategic hub in northern Afghanistan

Taliban militants have taken control of a key area in the north of Afghanistan, a local official has said, blaming the latest defeat on the central government’s failure to provide adequate military support to fend off the attack. The terrorists launched a series of coordinated attacks in the northern Sari Pul province Saturday, taking control […]