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3 hrs ago | WBTV

SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

The explosion happened in a three-engine Falcon-9 rocket, or F9R test module, a reusable rocket that the company calls its successor to the retired Grasshopper .


Related Topix: Explosion

4 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

How Great Is It To Work At Twitter? This Hilarious Recruitment Video From 2012 Will Show You

But one tech company did surprisingly well - even better than the king of corporate culture, Google.


5 hrs ago | Austrian Times

Twitter Users Hunt Dog Sex Pervert In Mexico

A sick brute who raped and then blinded a pet dog in Tizimin, a city in the Mexican state of Yucatan, is being hunted by police.


Related Topix: Mexico, North America, World News

8 hrs ago | SFGate

The 25 Most Enjoyable Companies To Work For

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


12 hrs ago | The Tribune

Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Las Vegas, NV

14 hrs ago | TMCnet

Twitter's Anti-Spam System is BotMaker

As described by Twitter in a blog posting, "Spam on Twitter is different from traditional spam, primarily because of two aspects of our platform: Twitter exposes developer APIs to make it easy to interact with the platform and real-time content is fundamental to our user's experience."


18 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Arden admits to 'low shots' in fight over Calgary station shortening pop songs

Jann Arden concedes that, in anger, she "threw some low shots" at the masterminds of a Calgary radio station that was dramatically shortening pop songs, but she argues that she needed to take a strong stand for young artists.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Jann Arden, Programming Languages, Science / Technology

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Facebook vs Twitter

Facebook and Twitter are two of the largest social networking sites in the world with both sites ranking in the top 11 most visited sites in the world.


Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Education Etc.

Glenn Greenwald Calls Out Hannity for Posting #Ads on Twitter

Might seem that way, suggested Greenwald. Starting this week, Hannity has posted two tweets that promote Stop Hamas Now , a political organization that has been promoting a petition that demands unqualified support of Israel from U.S. leaders.


The Washington Post

Inside how Twitter judges which images to block

After news -- and footage -- of journalist James Foley's death began circulating on social media networks, tech firms immediately had to grapple with the question of how to handle the graphic images.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Business News

This Is Lancashire

Dawkins 'misunderstood' over Down's

Scientist Richard Dawkins has apologised for the "feeding frenzy" which was triggered by his tweet claiming it would be "immoral" to carry on with a pregnancy if the mother knew the foetus had Down's Syndrome.


Related Topix: Abortion

Shiny shiny

How to complain on Twitter: A six step plan for sure-fire social justice

Greggs' spot of quick fire brandter around its offensive Google algorithm mishap may have amused the internet for several minutes on Tuesday, but it left some of us grumpily reflecting on our own experiences with online customer service.


Times of Oman

Parents of US journalist Foley praise their 'fearless' son

John and Diane Foley talk to reporters after speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son, James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict.


Related Topix: Journalism, Rochester, NH


James Foley: Twitter Mob Put ISIS to The Hashtag Sword And End Free Speech

SO. How do you repsond to the news that Islamists have murderd US journalist James Foley ? Bombs would be one idea.


Wed Aug 20, 2014


Tweets about Ferguson, Mo., shooting show Twitter's quick grip on the news

Twitter posts related to the shooting last week of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, started appearing a full two days before cable news channels like MSNBC, CNN and Fox News put the story in prime time, according to a report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism

Windsor Beacon

Rieder: How to handle the beheading images?

Dominating the cover of its print edition Wednesday, accompanied by the headline SAVAGES, was a truly disturbing picture of freelance photojournalist James Wright Foley just before his beheading, with his executioner's knife at his throat.


Related Topix: Journalism

Brandon Sun

John Baird's Twitter activity prompts scrutiny of Canada's language commissioner

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird takes part in an event at the National War Museum in Ottawa on May 12, 2014.


Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News


Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Iraq, Middle East,

Congleton Guardian

This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford is doused with ice and water

David Beckham did it topless. Lady Gaga performed it in her signature quirky style.


Related Topix: quirky, Social Software, Startups, Facebook

ABC News

Twitter Tries to Block Images of Foley Killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.


Related Topix: Journalism


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