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Network Access and Monitoring appliances, or what the market has now christened Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), are currently the hottest sector of the network appliance market since the 1990s dot-com explosion. Last summer saw the successful IPO and...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Guest Author | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The latest viral campaign video spoofs an ad for a virility drug. Not bad for a French teacher trying to unseat House Speaker John Boehner. Humor has been a staple of 2014's best political ads....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Problematic roommate finally moves out. Everybody is happy! Problematic roommate gives one day's notice that she is moving back in. Everybody is sad! How to head off disaster?This is the same roommate from this question. Since then, the following developments...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: dekathelon | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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After a dismal winter, the social media company's shares spiked after it announced the hire of Google Maps head Daniel Graf as its new Vice President of Consumer Product....
From: Time | By: Nolan Feeney | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Why would you buy a slimming garment? Because you want it to make you slim, obviously. So when two Massachusetts women bought special skivvies marketed based on their weight-reducing ingredients and felt that no such weight reduction happened, they decided...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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There was smoke and now we see the fire. This morning, photos emerged on BGR of a new Amazon smartphone. The Wall Street Journal had reported on Friday that Amazon would announce it in June and ship by September. This followed an analyst’s report in...
From: Pando Daily | By: James Robinson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Yahoo's 1Q shows modest gains in ad business
From: NPR | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Happy April 15! Have you paid your taxes yet? If you are a woman, I’m going to bet the answer’s yes. Researchers haven’t found a way to track what portion of the yearly $170 billion tax gap (the icy tundra separating how much tax money the government...
From: Slate | By: Katy Waldman | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Friends with Better Lives is the latest sitcom vying for a semi-permanent slot in the CBS Monday night block now...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: James Hibberd | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The confusion of motion with action directed at a concrete policy objective is best exemplified by John Kerry. He has jetted around the world at a whirlwind pace that makes his peripatetic predecessor Hillary Clinton look like a coach potato by comparison....
From: Huffington Post | By: Michael Brenner | Monday, April 14, 2014
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What does a million bucks buy you? Millennials may find it brings with it a sense of optimism and the financial freedom to spend more freely. If you're a baby boomer, it's more likely you still spend modestly in spite of having reached this fiscal milestone....
From: AdWeek | By: Melissa Hoffmann | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Tweet This PostA year ago I was dispassionately composing my analysis. Today, when I left the Sprint campus and drove east on 115th Street to turn north on Nall toward I-435, there were TV news vans with telescoping antennae lining the street at the...
From: Chicago Boyz | By: Jay Manifold | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Filmmaker Sebastian Junger launched a Kickstarter campaign earlier today for a follow-up to his Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo. And it’s already about a third of the way funded. The new film, titled Korengal: This Is What War Feels Like, is basically...
From: Film School Rejects | By: Christopher Campbell | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Last night's total lunar eclipse in North and South America turned the moon blood red, and NASA got some images.
From: AmericaBlog | By: John Aravosis | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The results were tallied just before Congress enacted the delay.  As you can see claim and payer delays were the first up front concern as that makes sense as without money, nobody operates.  There were really no surprises here; however you may have...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Yahoo is reportedly in talks with Girls writer Lesley Arfin about acquiring her 34 And Pregnant, described as a half-hour “female-friendly” comedy. The Internet company is looking to join the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in developing more...
From: A.V. Club | By: Sonia Saraiya | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Have you seen that ADORABLE ad, about how moms are unpaid slaves and what kind of idiot would take a job as one? Here, watch all 14 hours because apparently Ghost Andy Warhol is making greeting card viral videos now. (My mom: “I watched ‘Empire’...
From: Wonkette | By: Rebecca Schoenkopf | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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KEY POINTS  A peer-to-peer (P2P) payment takes place when one person pays another person or a group of people outside of the context of a business or organization. Even in developed economies, where electronic transactions (e.g., credit cards) are common,...
From: Business Insider | By: John Heggestuen | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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by Jen Doll Mad Men is back! I’ll be writing about the show all season. Though we don’t get a glimpse of Sally or Betty in the last night’s season premiere—an episode called “Time Zones” set in January, 1969, in which Don travels to L.A....
From: The Billfold | By: Jen Doll | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By Richard K. BarryI just finished reading Sasha Issenberg's Victory Lab, a very interesting treatment of how the ability to gather increasingly sophisticated information about voters has enabled campaigns to better target their voter ID and get-out-the-vote...
From: The Reaction | By: Richard K. Barry | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In an age where you can find a Starbucks on every block and a trendy café frequented by coffee snobs who wouldn't be caught dead in a Starbucks on every other block, the task of making old-school home-brewed coffee appear even remotely cool would seem...
From: AdWeek | By: Emma Bazilian | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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We are delighted to feature this post from Roy Poses, who with his colleagues at Health Care Renewal, have been providing consistently high quality analysis of the often dubious practices and economics of the health care system.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In the five years since President Obama's health care reform plan -- which became the Affordable Care Act (ACA) -- was first introduced, the right-wing media has waged a continuous campaign to attack the law through misinformation, deception, and outright...
From: Media Matters | Monday, April 14, 2014
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If Aereo loses its Supreme Court case, to be argued a week from today, it does not have a plan B. Broadcasters, on the other hand, do. The Wall Street Journal reports today that CBS, one of the broadcasters that has sued to shut down the service, alleging...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris Ariens | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Facebook is said to be announcing a change to their News Feed algorithm, EdgeRank, that reduces the organic reach for brand pages to just 1%-2% of their fans. The post Surviving Facebook’s 1% Brand Reach appeared first on Chief Marketer....
From: Promo Magazine | By: Tim McMullen | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how....
From: GigaOm | By: Mathew Ingram | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Paul Wilmott is great and cuts right to the chase.  This is a clip of the video that’s always in the footer of my blog if you want to watch the entire documentary about Quants and learn up a bit.  I like it because it is one of the few I have found...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council are collaborating to help get climate hawks elected. They're not in the same league as the Kochs, but it's a start....
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Los Angeles Times: The Trade-Offs Of Obamacare's Preexisting Condition Coverage Polls have consistently shown that even though the public opposes Obamacare, people like some of its most significant provisions. That's particularly true of the requirement...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: After nine years, JWT will ditch its shortened name and return to the name its founder gave it when he created the agency: The J. Walter Thompson Company. The change will take place in December...
From: Business Insider | By: Aaron Taube | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Corbett's office on Monday denied that the governor's citation of 200,000 jobs supported by natural gas was misleading.The post Gas Industry Supports Fewer Jobs Than Pennsylvania Governor Claims, Report Says appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it....
From: The Atlantic | By: Katty Kay | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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For most individuals in the knowledge economy, limits on daily work hours are irrelevant to economic and mental health. France thinks it may have finally found a solution, but its last efforts were unsuccessful.Will We Ever Be Able to Enjoy a Shorter...
From: Miller McCune | By: Jared Keller | Monday, April 14, 2014
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JGFIERCE FIGHT FOR HOUSING IN SEATTLE Are all these people really artists? We shall see. They slept out for new low-income artist housing this weekend. The crowd that turned up for a shot at low-income artist housing this past weekend set a record—this...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Dear readers, in case you haven't noticed--in which case I suggest laser eye treatment, pronto--the blog's template has changed. Over the weekend I have been tinkering with a new template to give the blog a contemporary look and feel. Since messing around...
From: International Political Economy Zone | By: Emmanuel | Monday, April 14, 2014
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A new commercial for Taco Bell opens with an actor with shaggy, Don Johnson hair, in a white oversized blazer with shoulder pads, pulling a McDonald’s sandwich from a paper bag. To the tune of “Old MacDonald,” he sings, “I’ve been eating Egg...
From: New Yorker | By: Amy Merrick | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Everybody and their grandmother complained that the iPhone's screen didn't get any bigger between the 5 and 5s when the latter was released. Well, you can all hakuna your collective matatas, friends. If these photos are any indication, your wish will...
From: Geekosystem | By: Victoria McNally | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In an industry oft focused on fast fashion and the next big thing, it’s nice to see a brand that pulls its inspiration from its founders’ rich family heritage. Launched by husband-and-wife duo, American-Chilean designer Tiffany and branding and advertising...
From: Style.com | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Women have high hopes for the deep pockets of visiting gringos, but advocacy groups caution that their expectations might be dashed....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Is Microsoft ready to take our advice and devote its resources to developing great products consumer will benefit from? It’s possible, but we aren’t psychics so the future remains a mystery. Nevertheless, now that the company has all but put the...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Shares of Infosys (INFY) are down $3.64, or almost 7%, at $51.94, after the company this morning reported fiscal Q4 revenue of $2.092 billion and EPS of 85 cents, which was just a hair...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Is there any service in your life that you wouldn’t mind getting for free if it were ad-supported? Even as we work in “paperless” offices, some things need to exist as hard copies. For college students, there are enough items in need of printing...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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An ad goes viral -- and is an insult to both men and women...
From: Salon.com | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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At a presentation for advertisers last week, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker called it "our most important announcement of the day."
From: CNN | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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IDEA: TV commercials frozen in time, with a camera moving through and surveying the scene, have an undeniable charm and style. Even the horror of Philips' ultra-violent "Carousel" spot was rendered beautiful that way. Now, we have an ad from Italy that's...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Reader correspondence underscores the variety of opinion on the issue....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The Big Question: Will Self says we have built a culture saturated with pride—it is the basis of who we are From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, May/June 2014 Pride is so much a part of every one of us that we can’t see how deadly a sin it is—it inheres...
From: More Intelligent Life | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Yahoo again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the Internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's comeback effort.
From: Irish Independent | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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