Archive for National News

Sudden Plan: Syria to Dispose of Chemical Weapons?

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a “potentially a significant breakthrough” that could head off the threats of U.S. air strikes [...]

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Yahoo Gets More Data Requests From The Government Than Either Google Or Facebook

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Facebook recently won the dubious honor of Most Valuable Government Asset on the Internet, passing Google as a target for government data requests (subpoenas, etc). But it didn’t hold the title for long: Yahoo has released its first transparency report, informing users and the public of how many times [...]

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Why My Twitter Bot Is More Influential Than You

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Using the internet is first and foremost a quantified experience. Every activity is assigned a number, or a metric; each action, private or public, is stored somewhere, somehow. So it’s surprising that calculating online influence is, at best, an underdeveloped, imprecise, and unreliable science. We’re submitting so much data [...]

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Syrian Opposition Wary Of Russian Proposal

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON — Syrian opposition activists are wary of a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control because it could decrease the possibility of a hoped-for U.S. military intervention, a spokesperson for a main opposition group said on Monday. The proposal from the Russians is complicating a [...]

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A Man Photobombed The Australian Election

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Considering someone from the ‘Australian Motor Enthusiast Party’ has won a seat in the senate I personally think the next 3 years will be laughable. And no I did not vote for Abbott either.   On a side note, ‘liberal’ does mean the same thing here but when people [...]

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23 Things That Could Only Exist In Silicon Valley

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

#23 – sold for 2.4M sight unseen…

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Goldman Sachs’s Lead Green Tech Banker Gets A Promotion

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Goldman Sachs veteran Stuart Bernstein, currently head of the bank’s clean technology and renewable energy group, is getting another title: head of the firm’s Venture Capital Coverage Group, according to a memo obtained by BuzzFeed. Bernstein has been the public face and lead for the bank’s green technology efforts, [...]

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Facebook’s Real Public Offering

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Last year, Facebook spent a lot of time and energy making the case that it should be a publicly traded company. This year, Facebook is making a new case: That its users’ data is ready to go public, too. The gist of this new campaign is that Facebook, not [...]

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