U.S. Broadband Connectivity: Higher Prices, Lower Speeds

U.S. Broadband Connectivity: Higher Prices, Lower Speeds
If you live in a U.S. city, chances are your Internet connection is significantly slower and more expensive than in a major city in Europe or Asia. If you’re looking for an affordable, fast broadband connection in America, you’re out of luck if you don’t live in the few cities that have Google Fiber or a municipal high-speed network. That’s the conclusion reached in a […]
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American Apparel Angers Twittersphere With ‘Hurricane Sandy Sale’

American Apparel Angers Twittersphere With ‘Hurricane Sandy Sale’
An American Apparel ad for a “Hurricane Sandy Sale” has sparked backlash from the Twittersphere. The clothing retailer sent out an email blast Monday night, offering 20% off to customers for the next 36 hours “in case you’re bored during the storm.” It features a map highlighting the Northeastern United States, where Sandy — now categorized as a post-tropical cyclone — is hitting the hardest. […]
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Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History

Presidential Debate Most-Tweeted Event in U.S. Political History
Wednesday night’s U.S. presidential debate in Denver, Colo. was the most-tweeted-about event in American political history, dwarfing records set by this year’s Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. Tonight’s debate was the most tweeted about event in US political history, topping the numbers from the RNC and DNC. — Twitter Government (@gov) October 4, 2012 In total, the debate between U.S. President Barack Obama […]
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How Romney and Obama Stack Up on Tumblr

How Romney and Obama Stack Up on Tumblr
President Barack Obama may be the commander in GIF when it comes to his presence on Tumblr, but his competitor Mitt Romney is no slouch on the microblogging network. In October Romney was the topic of 94.5 million posts and 3 million reblogs while Obama collected 117.1K posts and 2.5 million reblogs, according to statistics from Union Metrics, Tumblr’s official analytics partner. “From a content […]
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On Day of Suicide, Blogger Launches Site About His Life and Death

On Day of Suicide, Blogger Launches Site About His Life and Death
UPDATE: Aug. 19, 12:30 p.m. ET A Yahoo spokesperson, in an emailed reply to our request for more information, cited the following clause in the company’s Terms of Service as the reason for removing “Martin Manley: My Life and Death“: You agree to not use the Yahoo! Services to: a. upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, […]
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All Eyes on Malala Yousafzai on Second International Day of the Girl

All Eyes on Malala Yousafzai on Second International Day of the Girl
The calendar is filled with annual celebrations declared by the U.N. to spread awareness for some of the planet’s most difficult problems. This year’s second annual International Day of the Girl is successfully generating buzz and igniting advocates in all the right places. At the center of discussions during this year’s International Day of the Girl is Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who began […]
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Detained McAfee Posts Bizarre Blog from Guatemalan Jail

Detained McAfee Posts Bizarre Blog from Guatemalan Jail
John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus security firm McAfee who is currently detained as a murder suspect, is now blogging from a jail cell in Guatemala. McAfee was arrested on Wednesday night after illegally entering Guatemala from Belize. He has been on the run since last month to evade police in Belize who consider him a person of interest in relation to the murder of […]
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How to Follow New York Fashion Week Online

How to Follow New York Fashion Week Online
Fashion Week returns to New York City Sept. 6, and once again designers and the press are heading to the web to engage massive consumer audiences. Building off success from past seasons, many brands — roughly one-third showing at Lincoln Center — will live-stream the unveiling of their Spring 2013 collections on their websites and Facebook pages, as well as via video platforms such as […]
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