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This man is worse than Walter White...
Police say a man dissolved his 26-year-old Tinder date in acid after she didn't have sex with him.
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This seems like a parody video... but it's actually real. I don't know how to feel.
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Holy shit I did not see this coming.
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Well-deserved.
Margaret Hamilton, who wrote Apollo spacecraft guidance software, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Gobble gobble MURDER.
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“In the past year and a half, the grandson (Tyler Shultz) and grandfather (George Shultz) have rarely spoken or seen one another, communicating mainly through lawyers."
Tyler Shultz says he wanted to shield reputation of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Theranos director and his grandfather; $400,000 in legal fees
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RIP, Princess Leia
The daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, she carved out her own idiosyncratic career as a truth-telling Hollywood wit.
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RIP BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON
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Trump just PISSED off the Chinese. He might cause an actual war over this.

The people who voted for him are now seeing who is: an ignorant buffoon completely unprepared to handle the world's diplomacy and nuclear arms.
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What I heard was, he answered the phone.....
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CNN viewers got a special viewing of Parts Unknown...
We all mess up every now and then, and that's totally okay. But someone at CNN is probably getting fired for broadcasting 30 minutes of adult entertainment.
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Great piece from BizBash CEO David Adler on the power of in-person rallies in Trump's campaign.
From the Trump rallies to the social media event Digitour, this year exposed the power of face-to-face events. David Adler (@DavidAdler) is the C.E.O.
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Billy Eichner is a comedic genius, and Chris Pratt is a very good sport.
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Octane AI is #1 on VentureBeat's bots list! 🎉 🤖 🚀
Walk This Way, In da Club, and Detroit Rock City are songs of fire and energy, so it was only natural that bots for their creators -- Aerosmith, 50 Cent, and Kiss, respectively -- would be a central part of Octane AI's recent launch. This week, the bot creation platform moves up from number four to the top slot on our weekly 5 bots to try list.
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  • DominateFund
    Co-founder & Managing Partner, 2012 - present
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    Colunist & Commentator, 2012 - 2013
  • The Peep Project
    Co-founder, 2012 - 2012
  • Mashable
    Editor-at-Large, 2008 - 2011
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Co-founder and CMO of Octane AI | Author of Captivology
Introduction

Ben Parr is an award-winning journalist, author, entrepreneur, investor and expert on attention. Through his unique experience as a leading technology writer, venture capitalist and prolific public speaker, Parr has coached dozens of young startups and Fortune 500 corporations on how to get attention for their products. He was named one of the top ten tech journalists in the world by Say Media and named to the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30.

Parr is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of DominateFund, a venture capital firm that invests in and accelerates the growth of early-stage technology, software and product startups through its expertise in strategic celebrity partnerships, press, marketing, customer and user acquisition and viral products.

Parr is the author of Captivology: The Secret Science of Capturing People's Attention, due in 2014 from HarperOne/HarperCollins. His book dives into the science of attention, why we pay attention to certain people, products, companies and ideas, and how to capture and retain somebody's attention. He has interviewed dozens of “Masters of Attention” for his book, including Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, Entourage’s Adrian Grenier, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and the Mythbusters, along with leading researchers such as Dr. Michael Posner and Dr. Adam Gazzaley.

Previously, Parr was the Co-Editor and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, where he wrote more than 2,400 articles on social media and technology, managed Mashable’s editorial team, and interviewed everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Mark Zuckerberg. He also served as Columnist and Commentator for CNET. Parr’s work has been featured in a variety of media, including CNBC, CNN, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, NPR and The New York Times. 

Parr is a graduate of Northwestern University, majoring in Science in Human Culture and Political Science, and minoring in Business Institutions. He is based in San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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2012 Forbes 30 under 30
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    Science in Human Culture, Political Science, Business Institutions, 2004 - 2008
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10 Ways to Liven Up Your Loyalty Program
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Add functionality and flair to traditional rewards-based structures

WordFinder search results: HAGR
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A words finder for playing Words With Friends, Scrabble and other games. Find the highest scoring word!

DominateFund: Less Hollywood, less hashtag - The Term Sheet: Fortune's d...
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Former Mashable editor still trying to raise a VC fund, but now with a different pitch.

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CNET is the premier destination for tech product reviews, news, price comparisons, free software downloads, videos, and podcasts.

Bing Launches Cool App For Sharing Locations & Planning Group Events...
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Bing has launched "We're In," a new app for Windows Phone that lets a group of friends coordinate their plans by sharing their locations.

Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide
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Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web technology news, via RSS

HOW TO: Conduct Live Polls via Twitter and SMS
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Pearltrees Visualizes How You Organize the Web
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This post is part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered f

Facebook Testing Feature to Reduce Email Notifications
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Facebook has begun testing a new feature that lets active users group their email notifications into summary emails.

Facebook Testing Feature to Reduce Email Notifications
mashable.com - written by Ben Parr

Facebook has begun testing a new feature that lets active users group their email notifications into summary emails.

Google Adds Friend Annotations to the +1 Button
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Google is making the +1 button more social with the addition of friend annotations.

Flashback: Google's Sergey Brin Isn't the Real Google Guru on "To Tell t...
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin appeared on "To Tell the Truth" in 2000. The results are hilarious.

Microsoft Prepares Windows 8 for Battle Against the iPad
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Windows 8 is Microsoft's attempt to create a single OS for PCs and tablets. Will it be enough to slow down the iPad, though?

Facebook Faceoff: "Like" vs. "Become a Fan"
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The debate between “like” and “fan” is the subject of this week’s Web Faceoff, our weekly poll series pitting two web apps against each other.

Google Responds to Google+ Account Suspension Controversy
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Google has made a public statement about the recent wave of Google+ account suspensions designed to enforce its "common name" policy.

What Can Social Media Tell Us About American Society? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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What can social media tell us about American society? This infographic thinks it has the answers.

Madden NFL Makes Its Debut on Facebook
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Electronic Arts’ wildly successful Madden NFL franchise has made the leap from the Xbox to Facebook.