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FCC Proposal Would Reverse Net Neutrality as We Know It

mashable.com — The FCC has announced that it will propose Internet regulations that would allow online content providers to negotiate for preferential treatment from Internet service providers, potentially undermining the principles of Net Neutrality. The FCC's statement is vague but leaves open the possibility that companies such as Netflix or Skype could pay Internet service providers to get better access to consumers.
RT @jonathanellis: For a photo of five FCC commissioners testifying at a table, I actually love the expressions on each of them. mashable.com/2014/04/23/fcc…
FCC chairman says net neutrality reports are wrong. As we wrote, FCC is sort of splitting the difference. mashable.com/2014/04/23/fcc…
For a photo of five FCC commissioners testifying at a table, I actually love the expressions on each of them. mashable.com/2014/04/23/fcc…
New details on net neutrality: A standard will be created for “assessing whether conduct threatens an open Internet.” mashable.com/2014/04/23/fcc…
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Pro-Russian Militants Confirm Capture of Vice Journalist Simon Ostrovsky

mashable.com — A spokeswoman with the pro-Russian insurgents in Sloviansk, Ukraine, confirmed on Wednesday that they have captured Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky and are holding him hostage. "He's with us. He's fine," Stella Khorosheva told The Associated Press, adding, "(We) need to be careful because this is not the first time we're dealing with spies."
RT @kaveinthran: Pro-Russian Militants Confirm Capture of Vice Journalist Simon Ostrovsky ift.tt/1fpHC9g A spokeswom... ift.tt/1mEcD0X
"We won't release [@SimonOstrovsky] any time soon. We need hostages — small change to trade with Kiev." mashable.com/2014/04/23/mil…
RT @neetzan: He could be better RT @nycjim: Pro-Russia militants confirm capture of @SimonOstrovsky. "He's with us. He's fine.” on.mash.to/1hj3kzU
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New York City Flood Risk Has Risen 20-Fold Since Late 1800s, Study Says

mashable.com — The odds that New York City will be flooded by a storm, such as a winter nor'easter or a summer hurricane, is now at least 20 times greater than it was 170 years ago, a new study found.
RT @afreedma: New study traces 170 years of storm tides in NYC, finds dramatic surge in frequency and severity in recent years mashable.com/2014/04/23/nyc…
RT @afreedma: New study traces 170 years of storm tides in NYC, finds dramatic surge in frequency and severity in recent years mashable.com/2014/04/23/nyc…
RT @afreedma: New study traces 170 years of storm tides in NYC, finds dramatic surge in frequency and severity in recent years mashable.com/2014/04/23/nyc…
New study traces 170 years of storm tides in NYC, finds dramatic surge in frequency and severity in recent years mashable.com/2014/04/23/nyc…

On the Greatest Day Ever, America's First Cat Cafe Opens in NYC

mashable.com — Toss your toy mice in the air: North America has its first cat cafe. The Cat Cafe by Purina One opens its kitty door (and its human-size doors) to New Yorkers on April 24, and will remain open for four days. Curious cat lovers will have the chance to sip complimentary "cat'achinos" with 16 adoptable and adorable cats.
sorry cat lovers, but this sounds miserable mashable.com/2014/04/23/cat… (clearly I did not write this headline)
Mashable: On the Greatest Day Ever, America's First Cat Cafe Opens in NYC owl.li/2FY4cw
RT @mashable: At the first cat cafe in North America, "catucchios" (get it, cat cappuccinos) are a thing on.mash.to/1lGf4k3 pic.twitter.com/Y4UWPDdEwn

Travel Back 50 Years to 1964 New York World's Fair

mashable.com — In 1964, the New York World's Fair opened with radical technologies and dazzling futuristic displays. Fifty-one million visitors descended on Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y. over two six-month seasons in 1964 and '65 to experience innovations like "picturephones," lunar crawlers and Belgian waffles.

Facebook Beats First-Quarter Estimates; CFO Stepping Down

mashable.com — Facebook handily beat Wall Street's estimates for its first quarter and announced its CFO, David Ebersman, is stepping down. Ebersman will be replaced by former Zynga CFO David Wehner. "David has been a great partner in building Facebook, and I'm grateful for everything he's done to help make the world more open and connected," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a press release.
Facebook mobile advertising now accounts for 59% of total ad revenues. Big. on.mash.to/1lGcH0C
RT @mashable: Facebook beats first-quarter estimates, and its CFO is stepping down: on.mash.to/1lG9eiv

Shaq's LinkedIn Profile Needed Some Serious Copyediting

mashable.com — There are two schools of thought on LinkedIn. One is the group of people who truly believe LinkedIn is a magical place, ideal for connecting with individuals in your field and finding jobs and touting your experience. The other is a group that mocks phrases like "thinkfluencer" and "guru" and rolls its eyes whenever someone actually talks about LinkedIn.

Oh Nay Thou Didn't! William Shakespeare's Greatest Insults

mashable.com — No one throws down an insult to rampallions and scullions like William Shakespeare. April 23 marks 450 years since the playwright's birth. And like any good birthday party, a descent into verbal jabs is the perfect way to celebrate. Happy Birthday, thou old cream-faced loon!

Apple's $45.6 Billion Second Quarter, by the Numbers

mashable.com — Apple handily beat Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue in the March quarter. That, combined with the news that Apple would boost its share buyback plan, caused Apple stock to jump by more than 8% in after hours trading.

Why Does This NBA Player Have Emoji Tattoos?

mashable.com — You might be renowned among friends for always having the perfect emoji for any text-messaging situation - but we guaranteed your emoji game isn't as strong as Mike Scott's. Scott plays for the Atlanta Hawks. He's no NBA superstar, averaging under 8 points per game after being picked in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.
Mashable: Why Does This NBA Player Have Emoji Tattoos? - You might be renowned among friends for always having th... owl.li/2FYs0o

'The Sopranos' and Other HBO Series Are Coming to Amazon Prime

mashable.com — Amazon has announced a deal to bring HBO series to its Prime streaming service. The offerings will include The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Eastbound & Down, Oz, Band of Brothers and Deadwood, and early seasons of Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, the companies announced in a press release.

9 Years Later, YouTube's First Video Is Too Real for This Internet

mashable.com — On April 23, 2005, Jawed Karim uploaded an 18-second video to a site called YouTube that he helped create. We'll get back to that video shortly, but let's take a minute to think about what nine years means in the digital age. The web was a very different place.
RT @moneyries: "Me at the zoo" is way too literal. Might we suggest, "I Went to the Zoo. You Won't Believe What Happened Next.” mashable.com/2014/04/23/you…
"Me at the zoo" is way too literal. Might we suggest, "I Went to the Zoo. You Won't Believe What Happened Next.” mashable.com/2014/04/23/you…
RT @jonathanellis: A critical assessment of the first YouTube video, nine years later. bit.ly/1hj51gx from @samcmlaird
A critical assessment of the first YouTube video, nine years later. mashable.com/2014/04/23/you… from @samcmlaird
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10 Careers Barbie Should Tackle in Her Movie Debut

mashable.com — Come on, Barbie, let's go filming. Sony Pictures and Mattel announced plans today to bring Barbie to life in her first-ever live-action movie. The blonde bombshell has already compiled an impressive résumé over her many years on the toy shelf.

NYPD Hashtag Backlash Sparks Anger at Police Across U.S.

mashable.com — The New York City Police Department asked folks to tweet some photos of regular people interacting with officers with the hashtag #myNYPD on Tuesday as part of a new means of communicating with the public. The Twitter public heeded the request, but not in the way the police department intended.

30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones

mashable.com — April 23 marks 30 years since the U.S. announced the discovery of what causes AIDS: a retrovirus called HTLV-III, later renamed HIV. At their 1984 press conference, in the face of one of the world's most terrifying medical epidemics, Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler and virologist Dr. Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute projected scientists would be able to produce an AIDS vaccine within two years.
30 Years After the Discovery of HIV, a Timeline of AIDS Milestones on.mash.to/1i9gqAq
RT @StephMBuck: Today marks 30 years since the US announced the cause of AIDS: the deadly HIV virus. A timeline of the disease: mashable.com/2014/04/23/aid…
RT @mashable: Today marks 30 years since the U.S. announced the cause of AIDS: the HIV virus. A timeline of the AIDS epidemic: on.mash.to/1lFmyDL
RT @StephMBuck: Today marks 30 years since the US announced the cause of AIDS: the deadly HIV virus. A timeline of the disease: mashable.com/2014/04/23/aid…
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