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- 01/07/11--08:12: Rumor claims John Edwards has proposed to mistress Rielle Hunter
- 01/08/11--11:50: Report: Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, six others shot
- 01/10/11--08:37: Hefner leads buyout to take Playboy private
- 01/10/11--10:36: DC lobbyist Ashley Turton found dead in burning car
- 01/11/11--17:52: Comcast-NBC Merger Could Force 7 Year Net Neutrality Agreement
- 01/17/11--11:26: ‘The Daily’ Won’t Use Apple’s iAd System
- 01/17/11--12:52: Buying Congressional favoritism to support Comcast/NBC merger
- 01/19/11--15:00: Ever wonder what 25 tons of bombs do to a town?
- 01/19/11--15:20: Social Networks Capturing More Of the Ad Market In 2011
- 01/24/11--06:20: Casualties reported in ‘blast’ at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport
- 01/28/11--06:27: Body of missing Michigan mom found, husband’s cousin in custody
- 01/28/11--13:07: The mapping of foreclosure hell
- 02/01/11--06:41: Senator calls for bath salts ban due to hallucinogenic effects
- 02/04/11--14:06: ‘New York Times’ tells staff not to ‘unpublish’ stories
If the National Enquirer is to be believed, former vice-presidential candidate John Edwards might be campaigning for a Nobel Prize in being a cad. According to the tabloid (which has broken exclusive stories about Edwards in the past, including the initial report of an affair with Hunter and the existence of the pair’s “love child” [...]
Third term Arizona Congresswoman Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been shot and reportedly died from her wounds at a bizarre shooting outside a Safeway at a community event in Tuscon. Six others were reportedly fatally wounded, bringing the number of casualties to seven. Eerily, Rep. Giffords was one of several lawmakers Sarah Palin encouraged followers to [...]
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As Kim wrote earlier, Congresswoman Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot while she was holding a “Congress on the Corner” at a local Safeway. Thankfully, and contrary to early reports, Giffords has survived the shooting and is expected to fully recover. As it seems with most outrageous acts like this the attacker, confirmed to be a [...]
Hugh Hefner is taking Playboy Enterprises private again after a deal valuing the company at $207 million. According to Business Week, Hefner increased his per-share bid by 65 cents over the amount he offered back in July: Hefner, 84, is offering to buy the Class A stock and Class B shares he doesn’t already own [...]
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Ashley Turton, former chief of staff to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and wife of White House liaison to the House of Representatives Dan Turton, was found dead in a burning car early this morning. A joint investigation by the fire and police departments is ongoing, and the car was located in a garage behind the [...]
If the merger of Comcast and NBC is approved by the FCC it may put in place a 7 year agreement which will ensure that the newly formed company can not throttle the internet speeds of competitors or prioritize their own services for faster internet speeds, sites that including NBC.com and Hulu among various other [...]
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Sarah Palin, who has been subject to national criticism after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (a Democrat singled out by Palin on a map featuring crosshairs over several Congressional Districts) was shot along with over a dozen people, has struck back against her detractors with a strange and somewhat offensive use of a term typically used in [...]
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Last year, Starbucks did an April Fools’ joke offering a 128 ounce “Plenta” beverage, lacking only a hypodermic needle to deliver a jolt to addicted customers. Now, as often happens with Think Geek, the joke kind of wound up reflecting future reality. Starbucks is offering a thirty-one ounce “Trenta” option, for folks who feel twenty-four [...]
The Daily, an iPad only publication from News Corp will feature various big name publishers including Pepsi, Virgin, Macy’s and various others, but what it won’t feature is ads from Apple’s own iAd system. Medialets according to AdAge will handle the systems adverts, even though Apple is working directly with News Corp. to optimize the [...]
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We all know that Comcast really, really, wants this purchase of NBC to go through. The question is though what are they willing to do in order to help along the process through the various regulatory hearings it is bound to face? Well it turns out they are willing to pay … errrr …. donate [...]
The above image is of a normal town in Afghanistan called Tarok Kolache when it was seeing better days even though it was, according to American forces, overrun by Taliban insurgents. After they had failed in two previous attempts to clear the town of the Taliban the US forces, led by Lt. Col. David Flynn; commander of [...]
Marketing firms are expected to spend $3.08 billion for online social media ads in the United States in 2011 an amount equal to 11% of the overall online market ad space according to a recent study by eMarketer. If you consider that during 2010 the overall ad spend for social media was $1.99 billion in [...]
Social Media Ad Spend 2011 Chart
The National Enquirer, the publication that broke open the John Edwards/Rielle Hunter cheating scandal, is claiming that Sarah Palin’s husband had an affair with 36-year-old Shailey Tripp, who has been arrested for prostitution. The tabloid cites an anonymous source, offering info from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and claiming cops confiscated information linking Todd Palin to [...]
Unless you’re just waking up after a sixteen-hour nap, you’ve probably heard about Keith Olbermann’s very abrupt departure from popular MSNBC property Countdown at the end of last night’s show. Olbermann was halfway into a four-year contract, and at an unusual time to break ties with the network- save for the Comcast takeover set to [...]
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Reports of between two and ten dead are trickling in via Twitter- although a number of deaths has not been confirmed- after a report of a “blast” at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Details regarding the incident are scant right now, but it has been reported that the attack may have been carried out by a suicide [...]
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Although police originally said that they believed Amy Henslee, 30, had left of her own volition and was likely still alive, it was announced yesterday that a body found buried near the home of a relative along with another woman’s corpse matched the description of the missing woman. Circumstances surrounding Henslee’s disappearance led police to believe at [...]
RealtyTrac is out with a new report on the number of foreclosures in the U.S. and rather than just doll out the dry numbers that no-one will really read Business Insider translated those numbers to dots on Google Maps of cities around the U.S. But first just a few dry facts from RealyTrac about the [...]
So, you’ve been dissolving bath salts in your hot baths for a relaxing bathing experience? It would appear that you are, in fact, doing it wrong, as calls to ban the substance because it can get you super-high are increasing rapidly. New York Senator Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, seems to have inadvertently induced teenagers everywhere [...]
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The “paper of record” has established a policy on removing content from the New York Times website, a leaked memo published by Gawker indicates. New York Times Standards Editor Phil Corbett (who you may remember as dissuading NYT writers from using the word “tweet” outside of “ornithological contexts”) authored the memo, date of distribution unavailable, explaining [...]
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Should my Facebook feed be believed, a number of you all are pulling sickeys today, and a greater number are slogging through work on too much American beer and little sleep. It seems Super Bowl ads increase in prominence each year, with water cooler and web buzz of the very expensive, often elaborately produced spots [...]
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