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WeForPresident: MySpace’s Former Political Director Brings Social Media, Gamification To Politics

Geek Humor: Stephen Colbert calls Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos a vindictive man

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Comedian Stephen Colbert returned to the airwaves Monday night, and he didn’t waste any time taking a few cracks at Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. Award-winning author and Parnassus Books co-owner Ann Patchett was the guest, telling the story of why she opened a 2,500 square-foot independent bookstore in Nashville following the closure...
Geek Humor: Stephen Colbert calls Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos a vindictive man

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bono And Many Other Celebrities Paid Tribute To Steve Jobs Last Night

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More than a dozen big name celebrities paid tribute to the life and work of Steve Jobs last night at the 16th annual Webby Awards. Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bono, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and many others taped a video for the event in which they each tried to sum...
Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Bono And Many Other Celebrities Paid Tribute To Steve Jobs Last Night

Are You Ready to Rally to Fix Young America?

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There's a notion, one you're no doubt all too familiar with, that America is in need of an economic refresh. The troubles are likely to intensify as millions of Millennials try to join the workforce, only to be met with what Scott Gerber, the founder of the Young Entrepreneur...
Are You Ready to Rally to Fix Young America?

Put Down the Phone and Learn to Be Alone (And to Listen), Says Sherry Turkle at TED

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We constantly text and social network so we don’t have to feel lonely, but while peering into our phones we’re ignoring the people and the world around us. That’s a serious problem, one that should be addressed by technologists, regulators and norms, according to psychologist Sherry Turkle. Speaking at the...
Put Down the Phone and Learn to Be Alone (And to Listen), Says Sherry Turkle at TED

The Webby Awards assemble all-star cast to honor Steve Jobs

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In addition to honoring the best of the Web in 2012, Monday night’s Webby Awards in New York City included a tribute to Steve Jobs. The tribute was opened with two of the most famous faces from Apple ad campaigns, humorist John Hodgman and actor Justin Long, who starred in...
The Webby Awards assemble all-star cast to honor Steve Jobs
Reddit kicks off new gift exchange to boost troop morale

The Tech Reporting Equivalent of ‘The Oldest Dog in America’

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Thank you, Stephen Colbert! Around this time last year, Daily Intel got a hold of a leaked staff memo from Jesse Angelo, editor-in-chief of The Daily. The Arab Spring, or rather U.S. audience's interest in the Arab Spring was winding down a bit and Mr. Angelo wrote, rather flippantly, "Folks,...
The Tech Reporting Equivalent of ‘The Oldest Dog in America’

Fast Talk: How Truthy Maps Influence On Twitter

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Meet Fil Menczer, the Twitterologist behind the political meme-analyzing site, Truthy. Yes, the name was inspired by Stephen Colbert.Fil Menczer has quite a title. He is “a Professor of Informatics and Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at the Indiana University School...
Fast Talk: How Truthy Maps Influence On Twitter

Science fiction writers raise pitchforks against Amazon, redirect links to other booksellers

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Jeff Bezos with a Kindle Fire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos traces his love of books back to some of the classics of science fiction. But now one of the leading author organizations in the genre is taking up arms against the Seattle online bookseller. The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers...
Science fiction writers raise pitchforks against Amazon, redirect links to other booksellers

Sweden seriously considers letting US comedian Stephen Colbert control the country’s Twitter account

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It’s no secret that Sweden (yes, the country) lets its citizens control the nation’s official Twitter account. That’s either genius or insanity, we can’t quite decide, but in the wake of the controversial Jew-comments emanating from one citizen earlier this month, the idea may lean slightly closer to the latter....
Sweden seriously considers letting US comedian Stephen Colbert control the country’s Twitter account

Reddit announces gifts for the troops initiative with Stephen Colbert

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One of reddit’s cool initiatives is “redditgifts“, which allows the reddit community to sign up for a “secret santa” type experience to give gifts to one another in a few easy steps: 1. You sign up for RedditGifts (you need to have a reddit account). 2. You sign up for...
Reddit announces gifts for the troops initiative with Stephen Colbert

Former Sun CEO Moves to Add Star Power to Startup

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Scott McNealy is something of a symbol for the old Silicon Valley, built by companies that designed and made things. But the former head of Sun Microsystems is not holding back in promoting one newer-style startup. That would be Wayin, a social network that is building a community around the...
Former Sun CEO Moves to Add Star Power to Startup

In online video, minorities find an audience

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This story originally appeared in Saturday’s edition of The Washington Post: Catch Kevin Wu’s latest comedy program on YouTube, and you might think he’s nothing more than a young Asian American talking to a camera in his bedroom. But almost each of his shows command at least 2 million...
In online video, minorities find an audience
The difference between Apple and Microsoft, Google’s grub, and other quotes of the week

Get Linsane with Alexis Ohanian: Donate to Win Two Tickets to the Knicks with Reddit’s Cofounder

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Finally, there's a feel-good reason to keep the Jeremy Lin puns coming. SeatGeek and Breadpig have teamed up to give away two tickets to the Knicks-Cavalier's game at Madison Square Garden next Wednesday, February 29th  . . . aaaaaand the chance to experience the Linsanity alongside Reddit cofounder and "all...
Get Linsane with Alexis Ohanian: Donate to Win Two Tickets to the Knicks with Reddit’s Cofounder
Carr On Keen: Andrew Keen Talks About His New Book, Digital Vertigo

‘Slut factories’ and Super PACs: Melinda Gates on ‘Colbert’

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Did Stephen Colbert just get away with calling the Gates Foundation a ‘slut factory?’ Last night the cantankerous faux right-winger took aim at Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on The Colbert Report. Gates appeared on Colbert to talk foreign aid, especially the Foundation’s new initiative...
‘Slut factories’ and Super PACs: Melinda Gates on ‘Colbert’

Draw Something reinvents Pictionary for the mobile

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Game app created six weeks ago creates download frenzy and $180m deal for firmHunched over their iPhones in a bar waiting for friends, fingers tracing patterns on the screen; laughing as they stare at their HTCs on the bus – have you noticed something strange going on with people and...
Draw Something reinvents Pictionary for the mobile

In online video, minorities find an audience

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Catch Kevin Wu’s latest comedy program on YouTube, and you may think he’s nothing more than a young Asian American talking to a camera in his bedroom. But almost each of his shows command at least 2 million views — rivaling the nightly TV audiences of Jon Stewart and Stephen...
In online video, minorities find an audience

Linsanity... At The Trademark Office

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Perhaps you've been following the "Linsanity" story over the last week or so. Even if you're not a sports fan, it's a pretty incredible story. The short summary for the six or seven of you who are sharing a rock to live under is that Jeremy Lin, who excelled at...
Linsanity... At The Trademark Office

Hello World

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Although our services extend beyond the Web, Twitter ranks as one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Over the years, we've resisted introducing a traditional Web advertising model because we wanted to optimize for value before profit. The open exchange of information creates opportunities for individuals, organizations, and...
Hello World

Stephen Colbert teaching America about super PACs

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It’s hard to get people interested in the minutae that is campaign finance law. But Stephen Colbert appears to be making headway in his quest to make “super PAC” a household word. A 2006 Indiana Unversity study found “The Daily Show” to be as informative as network news. Colbert has...
Stephen Colbert teaching America about super PACs

this cracked me up ~ Stephen Colbert: Who's Riding My Coattails Now? - #iPad Suit Pocket http://bit.ly/dmYcnQ

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this cracked me up ~ Stephen Colbert: Who's Riding My Coattails Now? - #iPad Suit Pocket http://bit.ly/dmYcnQ

Steve Jobs attends Academy Awards, Apple runs iPad commercial during the Oscars

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Apple chief executive Steve Jobs attended the Oscars tonight and his company ran a commercial during the show that touted the iPad for the first time. Jobs was spotted (next to the woman in the white dress in the photo) walking the red carpet and he took a photo with...
Steve Jobs attends Academy Awards, Apple runs iPad commercial during the Oscars

ani625 on Stephen Colbert helps Bob Costas mount a moose

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ani625 on Stephen Colbert helps Bob Costas mount a moose

Best Buy and Taiwanese tablet vendor borrow marketing cues from Apple ahead of Super Bowl advertising craze

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The iPhone maker is many things to many people and it’s easy to overlook Apple’s powerful marketing amidst the popularity of its gadgets. Yet, the two are inseparably intertwined. No wonder well-known names in business are (again) taking cues from Apple’s marketing cookbook, including U.S. specialty retailer of consumer electronics Best...
Best Buy and Taiwanese tablet vendor borrow marketing cues from Apple ahead of Super Bowl advertising craze

Newsom: 'I'm Proud To Support Colbert. And I Like His Haircut.'

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On Wednesday, political comedian Stephen Colbert announced that his "super PAC," Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised $1.02 million for his satirical (?) campaign. In a memo accompanying the Federal Election Commission filing, Colbert expressed his enthusiasm over the benchmark: "How you like me now, FEC? I'm rolling...
Newsom: 'I'm Proud To Support Colbert. And I Like His Haircut.'

10 Ways To Convince Your Boss To Buy You An iPad

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So, you really, really want an iPad -- but you don't want to shell out for it. Then you just need to convince your boss that you need one to be more awesome at your job... An iPad DOES give you portable access to powerful internet and great apps for...
10 Ways To Convince Your Boss To Buy You An iPad

Waiting in Line for the iPad [VIDEO]

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Today, the mythical iPad finally saw the light of day (for common folk — dudes like Stephen Colbert and Letterman have had one for a while now), and being the dutiful journos that we are, we were there, camera in hand. We talked to folks who had been on...
Waiting in Line for the iPad [VIDEO]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?