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@batess: looking for the Android equivalent of iPhone Safari Reader, preferably in Android Chrome.
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Gina and The Congregation's new album "Right Now Everything" debuts 25 Sept!  
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Not sure we will be as tough as the previous generation.  They were amazing. Thanks.-  DLS
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In a clear example of the asymmetry of power that now exists between Facebook and just about everyone else on the Web, check out the way The New York Times has handed a huge gift to the social networking giant: The Times is requiring that anyone who wants to be a "verified commenter" -- and with that a higher form of commenting privileges -- must a) have a Facebook account; and b) use that account for identity verification.

This is vastly, vastly better for Facebook than the Times. Given Facebook's tendency to track what people do online whenever possible -- something you can take for granted in this case, given the attractive (for marketers) demographics of Times readers -- the company will gain deep insights into what these people read and buy.

What does the Times get? A bit of extra convenience, nothing more.

News organizations that use Facebook for login to comments and other features are unbelievably short-sighted. Which, of course, is absolutely nothing new.
You must receive an invitation to become a Verified Commenter. To be invited, you must have a lengthy history of comments that are thoughtful, discuss the issues politely and address the topics covere...
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I can't wait for the fundies to blame America's gayness for the superstorm.

...Which of course is wrong, because everyone knows it's leftist Obummer's fault.
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I live in the hip H St! ...and Jimmy Valentines is the hip restaurant he mentioned (actually has a sign now, well actually, an arrow ;-)
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Damn! Why am I frowning again?
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Bob Lutz, a very conservative (politically) auto exec who led the General Motors project to create the Volt electric car, naively tells the NY Times' Joe Nocera:

"It is inexplicable that the right would feel the need to tell lies about the Volt to attack the president."
G.M.’s innovative hybrid has become quite the political lightning rod.
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The favorite holiday of economists and business journalists.
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When Lord Sandwich predicted to Wilkes that he would die either "of a pox or on the gallows," Wilkes replied, "That depends, my lord, on whether I embrace your mistress or your principles".
Education
  • Harvard Business School
    Corporate Strategy
  • Villanova University
    Operations Research
  • London School of Economics
    Applied Valuation
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    Business Leadership
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The Danger of Financial Jargon
www.newyorker.com

John Lanchester decodes the language of the finance industry: When it comes to discussing money, “incomprehension is a form of consent.”

Photos: Bear lies down in hammock in Daytona Beach
www.wesh.com

After knocking over trash cans and scaring the residents of a Daytona Beach neighborhood Thursday, this black bear needed a rest.

wellfiller
fillthewell.com

It's usually not too hard to guess what a dog is thinking, but what if they could actually tell us? ...

Livestream: Big Ideas for a New America | NewAmerica.org
newamerica.org

11:30 am, Registration and Buffet Lunch. 12:00 pm, Welcome and Introduction Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Keynote by

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College
www.theatlantic.com

Once upon a time, a summer spent scooping ice cream could pay for a year of college. Today, the average student's annual tuition is equivale

In Another Groundbreaking Act, Pope Francis Confesses His Sins in Public
www.thewire.com

Pope Francis continued his rock star turn yesterday by breaking with tradition and publicly confessing his sins.

The Politics of Black Aspiration
www.newyorker.com

When the President himself urges black people to never be common, that decision confirms a long and ugly tradition.

Miami Is Wall Street South — Here's Why
www.businessinsider.com

Finance is moving out of NYC and going south...

Strange Brew: Beer Enters The Internet of Things
blogs.wsj.com

SteadyServ outfits kegs with sensors that monitor beer levels and let managers know when it’s time to tap a fresh keg.

Suits and Spooks Washington DC « Suits and Spooks
www.suitsandspooks.com

Suits and Spooks Collision Washington DC January 19-21, 2014. Multi-national corporations based in the U.S. and elsewhere are all struggling

Japan Wants to Build a Train That Will Take You Between DC & Baltimo...
inthecapital.streetwise.co

Imagine boarding a train at Union Station and within 15 minutes disembarking at Baltimore's Penn Station to catch...

NDAA calls for cloud plan
www.c4isrnet.com

The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act cleared the Senate late Thursday with provisions affecting cybersecurity, cloud computing and pu

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'
www.theguardian.com

David Simon: Capitalism in America has lost sight of its social compact

Stitcher Radio - News & Talk
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Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows on your Android phone or tablet. Discover the best of NPR, CNN, Fox, BBC,

Nannies, foodies and the NY Times view of the Midwest
www.chicagotribune.com

I've always been fascinated with the lives of people who inhabit small islands off the northeast coast of America. That's why I occasionally