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The low-cost, mass-market camera foreshadowed the Apple iPhone and other hand-held devices that let people capture images and share them right away....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL BESCHLOSS | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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HHS would really appreciate it.
From: Reason | By: Robby Soave | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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There is an 1895 poem by Joseph Malins entitled A Fence or an Ambulance. The poem recounts two opposing perspectives on what to do about a perilous cliff that had caused injury to many. Some said, "Put a fence 'round the edge of the cliff;" others, "An...
From: Urlesque | By: Brian Castrucci | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson say new rules about political spending has most affected state and local elections. What does that mean for democracy?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Emma Green | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education was “thrilled” to shut down the for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges Inc., Education Secretary Arne Duncan declared Wednesday. Duncan's claim in an MSNBC interview last night stands in sharp contrast with his department’s...
From: AOL Television | By: Shahien Nasiripour | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In June, government talks about how best to regulate facial recognition algorithms fell apart. But should a company need your permission before scanning your face? And does the technology really work?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Bitcoin is now the only means of paying for adult ads on the popular web classifieds site Backpage.com.
From: Reason | By: Maggie McNeill | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Bitcoin is now the only means of paying for adult ads on the popular web marketplace Backpage.
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Who could have predicted years ago that, under Obama, America would turn against Israel and align itself with Iran and Cuba? Actually, I did — Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 1, 2015 Wonkette highlights another convicted felon looking for a new...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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In a world full of Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid success stories, it's easy to forget about all of the wonderful and wacky ways couples meet face-to-face. The new and already wildly popular Instagram account The Way We Met (it's gained more than 137,000...
From: TV Squad | By: Kelsey Borresen | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A reader says he has “never seen so many ads.”...
From: New York Times | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A million years from now, long after the earth’s population has evolved into a single species of translucent gelatinous cubes, there’s a good chance that someone will still answer the question “What did you do today?” with “You know… yada...
From: Warming Glow | By: chloeschildhause | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Novinite is publishing brief sketches on Hurghada, Soma Bay and El Gouna - three places a group of journalists, including two members of Novinite team, visited at the invitation of Egypt's Ministry of Tourism in mid-June. Far from being travel accounts...
From: Novinite | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Can a movie about male strippers be a loud affirmation of feminism? Three Atlantic writers discuss....
From: The Atlantic | By: Spencer Kornhaber | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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As the introduction penned this week by Louisville Courier-Journal’s newest reporter makes clear, Sarah Ivens brings a wealth of experience to the Kentucky beat. Born and raised in London, where she worked for various magazines and newspapers, she...
From: Media Bistro | By: Richard Horgan | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Platish or perish? With those malaprop-sounding fighting words a year ago, digital entrepreneur Jonathan Glick neatly, if broadly, summed up a question of the moment on Twitter. We’ve read so many obits for news media over the past 10 years that you’d...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The poor production values and overly emphatic voiceovers define an art form that is timeless, sometimes terrifying, and quintessentially American....
From: The Atlantic | By: Sophie Gilbert | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ISIS is coming for your white teenz guys "ISIS and the Lonely Young American" http://t.co/cgNbXzbHQX — Adam Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) June 27, 2015 That last batch of tweets reminded me that I meant to link to this NYTimes story: Alex, a 23-year-old...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Friday, July 3, 2015
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AIDS Healthcare Foundation published an ad criticizing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in various gay publications around the country.
From: POZ Magazine | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Former Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver dies at 70
From: ESPN | By: ESPN | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The wanted ad said "Mortuary Assistant Required. Prior Experience An Advantage, But Not Essential." No one bothered to apply, except for Simon...
From: NPR | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Underlying the question of whether European leaders and the Greek state will be able to come to terms amid the financial crisis is one even more fundamental: Is there room in Europe for democracy? In January, Greek voters elected a government on a platform...
From: AOL Television | By: Daniel Marans | Friday, July 3, 2015
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From sewing simple crocodiles onto pique polos, to TV commercials starring The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and full-blown branded collections, the realm of collaboration in tennis clothing has come a long way. Since the beginning of the last century, superstars...
From: Hypebeast | By: Hypebeast | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Find out what scent he likes best on a woman and more!
From: People | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries.  It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking...
From: AOL Television | By: Tom Engelhardt | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A draft agreement released by the European Commission has many net neutrality advocates concerned that a loophole will destroy net neutrality in Europe by creating Internet "fast lanes." In its public proposal, the European Commission would apply the...
From: AOL Television | By: Alexander Howard | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sarah Phillips woke up Saturday morning to find her Instagram account hacked. For many Instagram users, being hacked creates a mixture of annoyance with mild outrage. For Phillips, it was more dire:  her livelihood relies on advertisers who promote...
From: Business Insider | By: Cale Guthrie Weissman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Seven years and three animal migrations later, here I am, still in western Wyoming focusing my life around photographing animals that migrate. I sometimes call myself a National Geographic magazine contributing photographer, but I need to pinch myself...
From: National Geographic | By: Joe Riis | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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‘There are fragments of a criminal alongside fragments of a dad, and nothing overlaps, nothing eclipses the other, they’re just there, next to each other. No narrative fits.’ The post Bandit appeared first on GRANTA....
From: Granta | By: Colin | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Few designers have had as big an impact on fashion retail as Donna Karan, who announced this week she will step down as the head of the fashion label that bears her name. Karan's wear-to-work separates dressed a generation of...
From: TheStreet | By: Amy DiPierro | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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-The Ad Council launched “Love is Love” (video above). -Kin Community is launching branded content arm Kin Studios. -Ricardo Duran, Hanna Kregling, and Lesley Di Piazza launched Sealmojis. -Digiday explains “How The New York Times finds new subscribers...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The good thing about the politicization of sex is the Supreme Court decision about gay marriage. The bad thing is the politicization of sex, the ideologizing of the intimate moment and just about everything else in our lives. Aided and abetted by social...
From: TV Squad | By: Francis Levy | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday....
From: Ad Age | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Using targeting alone is a missed opportunity when it comes to engaging with users--personalization is the key to connecting with the right audience at the right time. The post Why Personalization Tops Targeting Every Time appeared first on Chiefmarketer....
From: Chief Marketer | By: Patrick Gorman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Following a bout of legal intrigue, final word arrived, an end date, the last hurrah: July 4th, 2015. So if you happen to glimpse a few more writers than usual looking disconsolate at the new rooftop bar of your local supermarket or feeding pigeons along...
From: The Millions | By: J.T. Price | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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We read Caseen Gaines' new book about the Back to the Future franchise and we've learned some things. 15, to be exact. "15 Things We Didn’t Know About The Back To The Future Trilogy" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Brian Salisbury | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook  said that it will start sharing ad venue with video creators, a move to attract more content and ads, The Wall Street Journal reports. In their News Feed, users can see the new feature, called 'Suggested Videos.'...
From: TheStreet | By: U-Jin Lee | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Journalists who took the time to dig into the history of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- all the way back into ancient times, as in the Clinton White House -- will have run into references to a 1990 U.S. Supreme Court case called Employment...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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After pressure from law enforcement, both Visa and MasterCard have announced they will no longer process payments for classified ads on Backpage.com. The site has often been criticized for its “Adult” section, which some say makes it easy for pimps...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Over the past ten years, India's status as a place to do business has grown immensely. According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), India is the 10th largest business travel market in the world. With more Westerners traveling for business...
From: AOL Television | By: Chris Lopinto | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Mcgarrybowen Chicago's latest campaign for Triscuit, called "Makers of More," celebrates the brand's roots, and the simplicity of its recipe (wheat, oil and salt), by presenting the stories of five modern-day food entrepreneurs. The folksy foodies at...
From: AdWeek | By: David Gianatasio | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I'm quit new one PIC microcontroller, and i'm stuck with a new problem. I was using the A/D converter of my PIC18F46j50 to catch 4 push buttons on 1 PIN (RB2), and it worked well. But since I soldered a 32.768kHz oscillator for Timer1, it doesn't work...
From: Electronics Stack Exchange | By: Nico Balas | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Will the recent reports of sharks and man of wars keep you out of the water this weekend? When the movie "Jaws" came out in the mid-1970s, the ads warned, "don't go into the water.'' Some people may start...
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: The Jersey Journal | Friday, July 3, 2015
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As part of the deal struck earlier this week between Microsoft and AOL that will see the former company hand its display advertising sales business over to the latter, AOL has said it will offer jobs to 1,200 employees in Microsoft's Advertising division....
From: Business Insider | By: Lara O'Reilly | Friday, July 3, 2015
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It has sold millions of copies, is perhaps the greatest novel in the science-fiction canon and Star Wars wouldn’t have existed without it. Frank Herbert’s Dune should endure as a politically relevant fantasy from the Age of AquariusIn 1959, if you...
From: The Guardian | By: Hari Kunzru | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Jeb Bush's firm paid wife $220,000 but duties unclear other than being a "true partner in work and life.” http://t.co/5MNpeER74x — Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) July 3, 2015 … and then I’d do my (considerable) best to undercut him at every opportunity....
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Friday, July 3, 2015
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When billionaires Tom Steyer, a climate-change activist, and David Koch, a confirmed skeptic, met for the first time, they found a basis for conversation....
From: The Atlantic | By: Ronald Brownstein | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The 75 Most Important Social Media Acronyms – Acronyms are a natural fit for social media networks. These platforms are based on short and snappy communication, so it makes sense for people to rely on abbreviations, especially for common phrases....
From: Online Marketing Blog | By: Ben Brausen | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. We hope to dig deeper and showcase stories, advice and lessons from founders, investors and other...
From: Lemondrop | By: David Ongchoco | Friday, July 3, 2015
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ATHENS, Greece — The Greek referendum on whether or not to accept the country's international bailout deal has made international headlines, and the queues outside the country's banks have become a symbol of what's going wrong in the country. But there...
From: Business Insider | By: Mike Bird | Friday, July 3, 2015
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