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Technology: The Great Equalizer

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We've heard a lot about income inequality and the end of the middle class in the last couple of years. There's no questioning the math. You can pick from almost any chart you like, but I'll take one that Business Insider has used many times: wages as a ...

Here's North Korea's Over-The-Top Official Statement On The Sony Hack

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North Korea's National Defense Commission addressed the Sony hack in a 1,722 word statement littered with poor English and spelling errors that was published by the country's official news agency, KCNA, on Sunday.The statement, which was described as "an official stand of the army and the people" of ...

Why Everyone Is Sending Weird Pictures And Tweets Saying 'Crave That Mineral'

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In case you are scratching your head over the latest internet meme "crave that mineral" here's the skinny on where it came from. About a month ago, popular Tumblr blogger "Sixpenceee" (a college student studying neuroscience who blogs about science-y things) posted the following: Someone posted the photo ...

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

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2 mentions6 hours ago
I'm going to keep things simple this year: Mother Jones is great! You already know that if you subscribe to the magazine (which you should) or if you read this blog. But no single source of funding can support what we do, so we rely on multiple sources.

How A Cisco Exec Vanquished An Internet Troll And Saved 25 People

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2 mentions3 hours ago
A few months ago, Surya Panditi was living in a nightmare but today he has happily reinvented himself as a cofounder of not one, but two, consumer tech startups. Earlier this year, he was working as Cisco's senior vice president and general manager of the Service Provider Networking ...

Sony Threatens Twitter For Spreading Hacked Emails

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2 mentions3 hours ago
Sony has already threatened news outlets for reporting on information made public by hackers, but the company is now going after social media sites too. Sony has threatened to hold Twitter responsible for people tweeting screenshots of the leaked info, according to emails obtained by Vice. Sony's lawyer,

Cheap Oil Is Dragging Down the Price of Gold

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Oil is in a bear-market freefall that began in June, spearheading the longest commodity slump in at least a generation. The collapse means that instead of the surge in consumer prices that gold buyers have been expecting for much of the past decade, the U.S. is “disinflating,” according to Bill Gross, who used to run the world’s biggest bond fund. A gauge of inflation expectations that closely tracks gold is headed for the biggest annual drop since the recession in 2008. While bullion rebounded from a four-year low last month,

Nothing Matters

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2 mentions9 hours ago
How are you? Feeling good? Feeling spry? Eager for 2015? Ready to give it your all? Make it the year when it all finally happens? When the stars align and you take those ideas in your mind and that ambition in your belly and match them with piss ...

The Trick To Understanding New Media: Nobody's In Charge

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2 mentions4 hours ago
For about a year back in the late 1990s, some people had the idea "push" technology was going to take over and make the web irrelevant. Instead of people going onto the web and looking for something in particular, companies were going to figure out ways to "push" ...

Despite Tragedy, Police Deaths Have Been Trending Down

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As officials continue to investigate yesterday's tragic killing of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, details have surfaced about the suspect, 28 year old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who allegedly shot a woman in Baltimore before traveling to New York. Anti-police posts he appears to have published on ...

Eastern Air Lines Is Back After Being Gone For Over 20 Years

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2 mentions6 hours ago
Nearly 24 years after the original Eastern shut down on January 18, 1991, the new Eastern Air Lines welcomed home its first new aircraft on December 19.Ex-Kenya Airways Boeing 737-800 “The Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker,” N276EA, arrived from Shannon, Ireland (SNN) via Portsmouth, New Hampshire (PSN) into ...

We Went To The 49ers' Amazing High-Tech Stadium

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Neither of us had been to the new stadium before and we were blown away by how high-tech and fan-friendly it was. 'Shark Tank' Judges, Aerosmith, And Thousands Of Professionals Will Gather At This Massive Cloud Conference

Silicon Valley Housing Prices Are So Insane That These Teardowns All Cost More Than $1 Million

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2 mentions6 hours ago
Silicon Valley has one of the most in-demand real estate markets in the country, thanks in part to the prevalence of tech workers and their disproportionately high salaries. Homes in Santa Clara County often sell for more than $1,000 per square foot. It's not uncommon for small homes ...

Here's What The Pros Are Predicting For Oil Prices

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2 mentions7 hours ago
However, futures traders are positioned much more conservatively than what the professional oil price forecasters are predicting. "Forecasters and market participants disagree about the likelihood of a significant rebound in oil prices during the next 12 months," Goldman Sachs' David Kostin wrote. "Many clients share the view priced ...

Jim Webb Wants to Be President. Too Bad He's Awful on Climate Change.

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4 mentions8 hours ago
Hillary Clinton may be dominating every poll of potential Democratic hopefuls for the White House, but some progressives are desperate to find a candidate who will challenge her from the left. Groups have sprung up to encourage Elizabeth Warren to take a stab at the nomination, but with ...

There Is No Higher Ed Bubble. Yet.

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2 mentions11 hours ago
Is there a higher-education bubble? Will technology produce cheaper, better alternatives in the near future? Are kids and parents finally figuring out that if Bill Gates can drop out of Harvard and become the richest man in the world, maybe an Ivy League degree isn't actually worth 50 ...

This Is the Stupidest Anti-Science Bullshit of 2014

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3 mentions11 hours ago
2014 had its fair share of landmark scientific accomplishments: dramatic cuts to the cost of sequencing a genome; sweeping investigations of climate change impacts in the US; advances in private-sector space travel, and plenty more. But there was also no shortage of high-profile figures eager to publicly and ...

Look At This Adorable Google Self-Driving Car

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Remember that early prototype for Google's self-driving car unveiled back in May? On Monday Google delivered an early Christmas present: The first real build of that prototype. 'Shark Tank' Judges, Aerosmith, And Thousands Of Professionals Will Gather At This Massive Cloud Conference

When Will China Finally Get Tired of Propping Up North Korea?

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2 mentions12 hours ago
The United States might not have much leverage over North Korea, but China does. Virtually all of North Korea's external trade is with China, and Chinese support is pretty much all that keeps North Korea from collapsing. This means that when the United States wants to pressure Pyongyang,

Listen to Our Favorite Podcasts of 2014

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4 mentions9 hours ago
Jigar Shah gets angry, Katherine Hamilton gets wonky and Stephen Lacey tries to hold it all together. No, they're not referring to our podcast, The Energy Gang. They're talking about the show Serial, a 12-part series reexamining a murder conviction from 1999. The popularity of the series has ...

The case for tearing down urban freeways

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3 mentions5 hours ago
Back in the 1950s, the nation's transportation planners had a bad idea. They tore down buildings along urban waterfronts — which in many cities were right downtown — to make room for freeways that would help mostly-suburban drivers get around more quickly. Now, a half-century later, many of these freeways are falling apart. Transportation planners have to decide whether to rebuild them. But in many cities, replacing them with ordinary surface streets is a better bet. Cities work best when people can easily walk from one place to another. But ...

How The Sony Hack Will Turn Technology Upside Down... Again

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2 mentions9 hours ago
Flickr / Austin KirkThe Sony hack is more than a security nightmare. It's a once-a-decade event that will kick off major changes in how companies use technology. That's according to former Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, who was responsible for the last two versions of Windows and many versions ...

Arizona Utilities Get Approval to Own Rooftop Solar

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Arizona regulators gave the state’s two largest utilities a green light to enter the residential solar market last week, a move that allows regulated utilities to compete directly against third-party installers. The decision could be the start of a trend for rate-based rooftop solar as regulated utilities around ...

Wall Street Doesn't Think The Sony Hacks Are A Big Problem For The Industry

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2 mentions10 hours ago
The recent hack on Sony, and the company's subsequent decision to delay the release of its movie "The Interview" is turning into a costly headache. But Wall Street's industry analysts aren't phased, and they don't seem to believe this the hacks will be a problem for the media ...

Apple’s iTunes Is Now On Tumblr

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2 mentions10 hours ago
The iTunes Tumblr is heavy on photos and GIFs for you to like and reblog. Categories are organized much like they are on Apple’s website, with music, movies, TV shows and books lined up along the header, and samples from each of those categories below the main image.You ...

Here's Facebook's Best Hope With The Next Generation

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2 mentions10 hours ago
While it seems like Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook have a problem reaching the next generation of users, Instagram seems to be holding strong. So we asked kids between the ages of 9 and 13 what they really think of Instagram...

Jeff Bezos Spends 6 Hours A Year Courting These Investors

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2 mentions12 hours ago
Jeff Bezos explains why he doesn't spend much time talking to traders, and instead focuses his attention on long term investors. Disclosure: Jeff Bezos is an investor in Business Insider through his personal investment company Bezos Expeditions.

The 10 Worst Corporate Logo Changes Of 2014

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We went through graphic-design collective UnderConsiderations' Brand New blog to see which brands decided to change their logos, and chose our least favorite redesigns. All opinions are our own. Thousands Of Professionals Will Swim With The 'Shark Tank' Sharks (And Aerosmith) At This Massive Cloud Conference

SAUDI OIL MINISTER: I Don't Care If Prices Crash To $20

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LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia convinced its fellow OPEC members that it is not in the group's interest to cut oil output however far prices may fall, the kingdom's oil minister Ali al-Naimi said in an interview with the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES). OPEC met on Nov.

9 Things Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 Does Better Than Apple's iPhone 6

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2 mentions13 hours ago
When it comes to choosing a new smartphone, the decision for most people often comes down to Samsung vs. Apple. To help you decide, here are nine things Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 does better than Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Oracle Has Acquired Datalogix

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2 mentions13 hours ago
Oracle has acquired Datalogix, the tech company that helps brands and agencies link online advertising spend to in-store sales. Oracle declined to comment on the financial terms of the deal when asked for comment by Business Insider. A press release announcing the deal details how Datalogix will now ...

Putin's Former Finance Minister: Russia Is Entering A 'Full-Fledged Economic Crisis'

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2 mentions13 hours ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's government has pushed the country into an economic crisis by not tackling its financial problems fast enough, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday, warning the full effects would be felt next year. Kudrin -- a darling of investors who is credited with ...

REPORT: Apple Will Start Producing A New 12-Inch MacBook Air That's Super Thin Early Next Year

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2 mentions13 hours ago
Apple is reportedly preparing to start producing a new 12-inch MacBook Air in the first quarter of 2015, Taiwanese website Digitimes reports.The new 12-inch MacBook may be even thinner than the MacBook Airs Apple currently sells (both models measure 0.68 inches deep), as Digitimes claims it will feature ...

Consumer Interest In The Apple Watch Has Been Steadily Declining Since September

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2 mentions14 hours ago
We're only a few months away from Apple releasing the Apple Watch, its first major product in the post-Steve Jobs era. Apple announced the watch in September, and said it would be out in early 2015. People still have no idea what to think of the watch. Apple ...

Women at the forefront of #BlackLivesMatter protests

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Feministing is a labor of love and all our staff has other full-time jobs to support their work on the site. Your donation is much appreciated, and much needed. If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath ...

Tonight will be the longest night in the history of Earth

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Today, you might already know, is the winter solstice. That means for people living in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the longest night of the year. At any location in the Northern Hemisphere, in other words, tonight's period of darkness will be slightly longer than any other, ever — at least, since the planet started spinning right around the time it was first formed some 4.5 billion years ago. The reason is that the rotation of the Earth is slowing over time. Every year, scientists estimate, the length of a day ...

11 Ways To Sniff Out Clickbait Health Journalism

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This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Make it your default.This BuzzFeed homepage is tailored for our readers in the USA. Switch to USHave you seen BuzzFeed English? Come check it out! For the record, farts do NOT cure cancer. Drinking a glass ...

One Nobel Recipient Accepted Her Prize Wearing A Gown Covered In Neurons That She Discovered

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Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place. As much as we don’t want the fashion choices of the world’s incredibly influential and important ...

The NYPD Shooter Had A History Of Mental Health Issues And Violence Against Women

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A New York City police officer looks over a makeshift memorial near the site where fellow officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered Ismaaiyl Brinsely, the man who killed two New York City police officers execution style before taking his own life, struggled with unaddressed mental health ...

10 Movies About Freedom of Expression Hollywood Should Rewatch ASAP

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2 mentions9 hours ago
On Wednesday, the powers that be at Sony officially pulled the plug on The Interview, after hackers behind the company's unprecedented hacking scandal threatened to unleash a September 11th-like terrorism scheme if the film was released as scheduled. The Interview was supposed to be a dumb movie starring ...

Obama: Sony Hack Is Not An 'Act Of War'

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with North Korea, which for ...

Bill Gates Got One Lucky Reddit User An Incredibly Thoughtful Secret Santa Gift

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For the last four year, thousands of Redditors have participated in a Reddit Secret Santa gift exchange. A whopping 212,894 users signed up this year, including — for the second year running — Bill Gates.His gift ended up being incredibly thoughtful. User Calid7, a 25-year-old woman named Cali,

Mobile Advertising Is Exploding And Will Grow Much Faster Than All Other Digital Ad Categories

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BIIMobile is growing faster than all other digital advertising formats in the US, as advertisers begin allocating dollars to catch the eyes of a growing class of "mobile-first" users. Historically, there has been a big disparity between the amount of time people actually spend on their smartphones and ...

Let's Blame Conservatives For All the Killings They're Responsible For

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Via Atrios, here is America's-mayor-for-life Rudy Giuliani commenting on the killing of two New York City police officers yesterday by a deranged gunman: “We’ve had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police,” Giuliani said during an appearance on Fox News on ...

Watch BuzzFeed News's Vine "OMG! A drone captures the moment a kangaroo hits the quadcopter out of the sky

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OMG! A drone captures the moment a kangaroo hits the quadcopter out of the sky -- 3 of 3 -- (Source: YouTube/Newzulu)

New York Times calls for Cheney, Bush officials to be investigated and prosecuted for torture

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In a blistering editorial published in the Monday edition of the New York Times, the editorial page editors are calling upon the Justice Department to open an investigation into the torture practices committed during the administration of President George W. Bush with an eye towards prosecuting those who ...

Villains who poisoned W. Va. drinking water could end up behind bars

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Remember back in January when a chemical spill poisoned drinking water for 300,000 West Virginians? Well, this week, six owners, managers, and employees of the (ir)responsible company, Freedom Industries, were indicted by a federal grand jury. The prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, said that the company executives’ “flagrant ...

Obama sounds like he’s about to reject the Keystone pipeline

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Speaking at his end-of-the-year press conference on Friday afternoon, President Obama sounded very much like he’s poised to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. He gave his sharpest assessment to date of its potential costs and benefits — lots of costs and few benefits. Climate hawks rejoiced, not only ...

Japanese scientist resigns as 'STAP' stem-cell method fails

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Haruko Obokata caused a sensation earlier this year with papers, now discredited, that claimed a simple method for creating stem cells. A RIKEN team announced on 19 December that it was unable to reproduce Obokata's controversial results. Haruko Obokata, the stem-cell biologist whose papers caused a sensation earlier ...

Hundreds Are Trapped in Enclaves in the Central African Republic

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Hundreds of Muslims are trapped in enclaves in atrocious conditions in the Central African Republic, fearing attacks if they leave and blocked from fleeing abroad by the interim government, reports Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Those trapped in some of the enclaves face a grim choice: leave and face ...
 

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