Category: News

January 11, 2009

  Did Apple’s (AAPL) unrelenting advertising campaign for the iPod touch as a game machine  (”The funnest iPod ever“) pay off this holiday season? Indirect data from two Web-based sources suggest it did — big time. Net Applications (a Web metrics firm), and AdMob (a mobile Web ad network) both produced graphs last week with […]

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January 6, 2009

The Garner-Afflecks hold hands and smile for the photographers as they leave Cedars-Sinai on Sunday after a prenatal appointment. Jennifer and Ben expect their second child this month; the new baby will join big sister Violet Anne, 3. Will it be a baby boy Affleck, or a second daughter? Time will tell!

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December 28, 2008

AT&T (T) on Saturday began offeringrefurbished iPhones for the lowest price yet seen in the United States: $99 for a black 8GB iPhone 3G (refurbished) $199 for a black 16 GB iPhone 3G (refurbished) The price points are not entirely unexpected. For several weeks before Christmas, Apple (AAPL) blogs were buzzing with rumors that Wal-Mart (WMT) would be […]

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November 28, 2008

In a striking display of the power of live video, Abraham K. Biggs committed suicide on Wednesday while broadcasting himself on video site Justin.tv. As we understand it from various forum posts, the 19-year-old Floridian was apparently egged on by commenters on Justin.tv and fellow forum users onbodybuilding.com. Biggs overdosed on pills while on camera and […]

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November 20, 2008

Al Qaeda has officially added President-elect Barack Obama to its enemies list. In the terrorist group’s first video message to Obama since his election, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al-Qaeda’s number two, calls Obama a “House Negro” who “claims” to be Christian to be elected to high office. The new video says that because Obama has chosen to […]

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October 20, 2008

PLAY BY PLAY TOP OF 1ST Runs: 1 Hits: 1 Errors: 0 – Red Sox first. – Crisp was out bunting, pitcher Garza to first baseman C.Pena. – Pedroia homered to left on a 1-1 count. – Ortiz walked on a full count. – Youkilis flied out to right fielder Baldelli. – J.Drew struck out, […]

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October 18, 2008

In recent weeks I have spent a good amount of time crisscrossing the country. Something very unusual is taking place. From Seattle to San Diego, from Burlington, Vermont to New York City, from New Orleans to Texas and Midwest towns like Cleveland, I am hearing hushed admissions of a terrible sin: “ I’m not going […]

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