Cutting The Cord: Ownzones Aggregates World Of Content

The powerful stories behind the six best news photos of 2013

EST February 15, 2014 Setting itself up as a new content destination, OwnZones delivers news and niches. A screen shot of the Olympic coverage on OwnZones, a content and streaming network. (Photo: OwnZones) Launched in November, OwnZones has more than 50 content channels Content includes text-based news stories, photos, video, audio and e-magazines Olympics news comes from Agence France-Presse; World Cup soccer coverage set for this summer SHARE 26 CONNECT 15 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE Streaming content doesn't just mean music and movies. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2014/02/15/cutting-the-cord-ownzones/5467993/

The United States has promised to open its doors to Syrian refugees but only accepted 50 all of last year. (4) Daily life photo of the year: Julius Schrank in Burma (Julius Schrank/De Volkskrant via EPA) This is the "daily life" category at its best: Kachin independence army fighters celebrate, as only outmatched rebels can, at the funeral of a fallen comrade. The Kachin war, between the Burmese government and "Kachin" ethnic minority rebels in the country's north, began in 1961 and is one of Asia's worst conflicts. A 1994 cease-fire broke in 2011; since then, the fighting has brought frequent and disturbing reports of human rights abuses. Media do not make it into the Kachin conflict areas frequently the Burmese government forbids it so the fact that we're seeing this scene at all is significant. But there's also something powerful to glimpsing a light-hearted moment in a conflict that has been so deadly serious and to see a human side of a story that we barely see at all. (5) Observed portrait of the year: Markus Schreiber in South Africa (Markus Schreiber/AP via EPA) This photo is uncomplicated: It shows a woman who, after waiting to see former South African President Nelson Mandela lying in state, reacts as she is told that access has been closed and she will not be able to see the nation's hero. The legacy of Mandela, who died in December, is much bigger than just the admiration many South Africans feel for it. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/02/14/the-powerful-stories-behind-the-six-best-news-photos-of-2013/

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