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July 16, 2012
12:39 // 1 year ago

azipaybarah:

‘Slam Drunk’

In which Jason Kidd is reminded of why being a sports star in NYC isn’t the easiest job title — and why the NY Post and Daily News should call each other before using the same headline.

11:01 // 1 year ago
July 15, 2012
gifhound:

Stumpin’ in the rain! “You know, this feels kind of good,” remarked President Obama, as he opened a speech in the pouring rain outside Richmond, Va yesterday, the congressional district of House Majority leader Eric Cantor.
[Source: AP]

The president will try to get your vote, even if he has to stand in the rain to win you over.

gifhound:

Stumpin’ in the rain! “You know, this feels kind of good,” remarked President Obama, as he opened a speech in the pouring rain outside Richmond, Va yesterday, the congressional district of House Majority leader Eric Cantor.

[Source: AP]

The president will try to get your vote, even if he has to stand in the rain to win you over.

18:52 // 1 year ago
July 13, 2012
reuters:

At its gleaming store, RadanMac offers the latest Apple gear - the new iPad, iPhones, iPods, laptops, all-in-one desktop computers and more.
But this is no ordinary Apple store. It’s in Tehran, where Apple and other U.S. computer products are banned under U.S. sanctions that have been in place for years.
Despite the embargo, RadanMac is one of an estimated 100 stores in the Iranian capital that openly sell Apple products, often at little more than U.S. prices.
“Business has been booming for the last three years,” said Majid Tavassoli, the store’s owner, in a phone interview. He said his company employs more than 20 staffers and has been supplying Apple products to Iranian buyers since 1995.
The company also has a servicing unit and a business sales arm whose clients have included the Central Bank of Iran, state television channels, newspapers and design professionals.
READ ON: Despite sanctions, Apple gear booms in Iran

Meanwhile in the U.S., Apple Store managers in Atlanta are going after customers that speak Farsi. (It’s worth noting, by the way, that the machine on the left is not an iPad, but an iMac model that’s about a decade old.)

reuters:

At its gleaming store, RadanMac offers the latest Apple gear - the new iPad, iPhones, iPods, laptops, all-in-one desktop computers and more.

But this is no ordinary Apple store. It’s in Tehran, where Apple and other U.S. computer products are banned under U.S. sanctions that have been in place for years.

Despite the embargo, RadanMac is one of an estimated 100 stores in the Iranian capital that openly sell Apple products, often at little more than U.S. prices.

“Business has been booming for the last three years,” said Majid Tavassoli, the store’s owner, in a phone interview. He said his company employs more than 20 staffers and has been supplying Apple products to Iranian buyers since 1995.

The company also has a servicing unit and a business sales arm whose clients have included the Central Bank of Iran, state television channels, newspapers and design professionals.

READ ON: Despite sanctions, Apple gear booms in Iran

Meanwhile in the U.S., Apple Store managers in Atlanta are going after customers that speak Farsi. (It’s worth noting, by the way, that the machine on the left is not an iPad, but an iMac model that’s about a decade old.)

10:36 // 1 year ago
July 12, 2012
According to the investigation, it appears Joe made missteps that led to heartbreaking consequences. I missed that Joe missed it, and I am extremely saddened on this day. My love for Joe and his family remains.
Nike founder Phil Knight • In a statement regarding the removal of Joe Paterno’s name from a child care center at Nike’s corporate headquarters. The decision to remove the coach’s name from the facility was made after the results of Louis Freeh’s investigation into the Sandusky allegations were released to the public this morning. Nike chief executive Mark Parker took credit for the decision in a separate statement, telling reporters that “It is a terrible tragedy that children were unprotected from such abhorrent crimes. With the findings released today, I have decided to change the name of our child care center at our World Headquarters. ”  source (viafollow)
16:06 // 1 year ago
AMC offers livestream of Breaking Bad premiere for Dish customers
While VH1 was busy  reviving Pop-Up Video to blast DirecTV over the decision to drop Viacom channels, AMC decided to let an extremely persuasive chemistry teacher from Albuquerque do the talking. This Sunday, when the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad premieres, DISH subscribers who currently cannot access AMC will be able to watch a live stream of the episode on the network’s website. How’s that for appealing directly to the consumer? source
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While VH1 was busy reviving Pop-Up Video to blast DirecTV over the decision to drop Viacom channels, AMC decided to let an extremely persuasive chemistry teacher from Albuquerque do the talking. This Sunday, when the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad premieres, DISH subscribers who currently cannot access AMC will be able to watch a live stream of the episode on the network’s website. How’s that for appealing directly to the consumer? source

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14:49 // 1 year ago
reuters:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), “in recognition of his many artistic contributions to the United States Capitol” in the U.S. Capitol, Washington July 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] 
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He has something in his eye.

reuters:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (L) applauds as Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) reacts during an event posthumously awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol fresco painter Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880), “in recognition of his many artistic contributions to the United States Capitol” in the U.S. Capitol, Washington July 11, 2012. [REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] 

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He has something in his eye.

13:03 // 1 year ago
July 11, 2012
nbcnews:


Sept. 11 and Katrina top TV’s most memorable moments
LOS ANGELES — Watching news coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina disaster and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.

Which TV moment was most memorable for you?

Now seems like a good time to remind folks of the great September 11 reader memories thing the L.A. Times Tumblr did last year. Here’s my own; a number of others focused on the initial shock of seeing it on television.

nbcnews:

Sept. 11 and Katrina top TV’s most memorable moments

LOS ANGELES — Watching news coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina disaster and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.

Which TV moment was most memorable for you?

Now seems like a good time to remind folks of the great September 11 reader memories thing the L.A. Times Tumblr did last year. Here’s my own; a number of others focused on the initial shock of seeing it on television.

(via nbcnews)

22:52 // 1 year ago
16:12 // 1 year ago
Guess which cable news network is getting two Christmases?
The End of an Era: Although Microsoft abandoned MSNBC’s cable-news network back in 2005, the company has maintained a partnership with NBC in relation to MSNBC.com. Now, The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz is reporting that NBC is set to purchase Microsoft’s share of the news site and plans to rebrand it as NBCNews.com. Chief executive Charlie Tillinghast is expected to remain in his position, though he and roughly 300 other employees will likely move off of Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus. No word on how this might affect affiliated sites like Newsvine or BreakingNews. source
(Update: TVNewser has taken exception to Kurtz’s claims of having any sort of “exclusive” regarding the future of MSNBC. Kurtz has responded on Twitter, telling followers that “Obviously there’s been reporting that NBC-Microsoft divorce might happen, but the news is it actually *is* happening.”)
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The End of an Era: Although Microsoft abandoned MSNBC’s cable-news network back in 2005, the company has maintained a partnership with NBC in relation to MSNBC.com. Now, The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz is reporting that NBC is set to purchase Microsoft’s share of the news site and plans to rebrand it as NBCNews.com. Chief executive Charlie Tillinghast is expected to remain in his position, though he and roughly 300 other employees will likely move off of Microsoft’s Redmond, Washington campus. No word on how this might affect affiliated sites like Newsvine or BreakingNews. source

(Update: TVNewser has taken exception to Kurtz’s claims of having any sort of “exclusive” regarding the future of MSNBC. Kurtz has responded on Twitter, telling followers that “Obviously there’s been reporting that NBC-Microsoft divorce might happen, but the news is it actually *is* happening.”)

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15:31 // 1 year ago