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Women-only protest fills Cairo streets after activist's killing caught on camera

mashable.com — CAIRO, Egypt -An all-woman demonstration took place in Cairo on Thursday to protest the death of Shaimaa al Sabbagh during a peaceful protest commemorating the Jan. 25 revolution. Egyptian security forces reportedly shot the female activist whose death was caught on camera, sparking outrage around the world.
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Women-only protest hits the streets of Cairo after the death of protestor Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh, my piece for @mashable mashable.com/2015/01/29/all…

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RT @mashable: Women-only protest in Cairo after killing of activist whose death was caught on camera: on.mash.to/1LmV3ce pic.twitter.com/C3qFuPWoR1

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Suitcase of body parts found a block from Twitter HQ

mashable.com — San Francisco police found a suitcase of body parts by the city's main throughfare, Market Street, on Wednesday afternoon. The grisly discovery happened when officers investigated a report of a suspicious package: a roller suitcase placed next to garbage by 11th and Market Street, just one block from Twitter's headquarters.
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"Not surprisingly, the crime scene is being treated as a homicide" mashable.com/2015/01/29/bod…

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these body parts were also found on the very same day that people used Twitter to discuss them… coincidence? mashable.com/2015/01/29/bod…

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can’t believe Twitter declined comment on the body found in the very same city they have a building in… WUT RU HIDING mashable.com/2015/01/29/bod…

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Amazon and Netflix made big Sundance plays and lost. Here's why

mashable.com — PARK CITY, Utah - Amazon Studios won't be coming out of its first Sundance Film Festival with a sexy indie title to get the ball rolling on Amazon Original Movies. But they tried - and helped drive up the price on at least one - with a bid package that included details on its plans to put movies in theaters before quickly adding them to Prime.
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RT @NotoriousJLD: Amazon and Netflix both made big plays to bag their first #Sundance movies and lost out. Here's why: mashable.com/2015/01/29/ama…

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Amazon and Netflix made big Sundance plays and lost. Here's why mashable.com/2015/01/29/ama… via @mashable

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Amazon was behind the 8-ball in its bid BROOKLYN bid, scrambling for a theatrical partner. But they'll learn from it: mashable.com/2015/01/29/ama…

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RT @NotoriousJLD: Amazon and Netflix both made big plays to bag their first #Sundance movies and lost out. Here's why: mashable.com/2015/01/29/ama…

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Amazon and Netflix both made big plays to bag their first #Sundance movies and lost out. Here's why: mashable.com/2015/01/29/ama…

Eddie Murphy expected to return to 'Saturday Night Live'

mashable.com — If Eddie Murphy was among the cast members you hoped would return to help the show celebrate its 40th season - he was on our list - then here's some good news today: Speaking to TV One's News One Now, the actor said he was expected to return for the three-hour 40th anniversary broadcast.
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RT @mashable: Eddie Murphy is expected to return to "Saturday Night Live" for the first time in many years: on.mash.to/1tBpDsP pic.twitter.com/UXzD9Jk4Ro

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RT @mashable: Eddie Murphy is expected to return to "Saturday Night Live" for the first time in many years: on.mash.to/1tBpDsP pic.twitter.com/UXzD9Jk4Ro

When a tweet diverts a plane: FBI probing Twitter threats against airlines

mashable.com — Five U.S. flights have been evacuated, delayed or diverted in the past week as a result of threats made against airlines on Twitter. On top of that, at least 20 different flights have been threatened in a series of tweets from different users since Saturday, NBC News reported.
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5 U.S. flights have been evacuated, delayed or diverted in the past week due to threats made on Twitter mashable.com/2015/01/29/twi…

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The FBI investigatingTwitter threats against airlines that caused flights to be evacuated, delayed or diverted on.mash.to/1tyXdj6

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RT @mashable: The FBI is probing Twitter threats against airlines that have caused flights to be evacuated, delayed or diverted on.mash.to/1tyXdj6

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RT @LanceUlanoff: When a tweet diverts a plane: FBI probing Twitter threats against airlines mashable.com/2015/01/29/twi…

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A rare 15-foot megamouth shark washed up on a Philippines beach

mashable.com — A creature straight out of a Jules Verne fever dream was discovered on the shores of the Philippines. The 15-foot-long male megamouth shark was discovered after washing up dead on a beach in the province of Albay on Jan. 28. Scientists are claiming this is the 66th confirmed instance in which humans have ever encountered the animal.

Twitter cofounders stand behind CEO despite criticism from investors, analysts

mashable.com — Twitter's CEO is doing just fine - at least that's the message from the company's board of directors. One by one, Twitter's cofounders and board members have come out to publicly support Dick Costolo following a series of criticisms of his performance from pundits, investors and analysts, including one who recently predicted the CEO would likely step down in the next year.
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RT @nycjim: Twitter cofounders @ev & @jack stand behind CEO @dickc despite criticism from investors. mashable.com/2015/01/29/twi… http://t.co/V1…

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RT @nycjim: Twitter cofounders @ev & @jack stand behind CEO @dickc despite criticism from investors. mashable.com/2015/01/29/twi… http://t.co/V1…

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Twitter cofounders stand behind CEO despite criticism from investors, analysts mashable.com/2015/01/29/twi… via @mashable

Get pumped for Super Bowl ads in our #BizChats Twitter chat

mashable.com — It's the official holiday season for advertisers and marketers alike. It's the time of the year that consumers actually look forward to sitting through almost an hour's worth of commercials.
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RT @mashable: Get pumped for Super Bowl ads in our #BizChats Twitter chat Friday at 2 p.m. ET on.mash.to/1Lofd5I

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RT @mashable: Get pumped for Super Bowl ads in our #BizChats Twitter chat Friday at 2 p.m. ET on.mash.to/1Lofd5I

Controversial promo tweet for ABC's 'Fresh off the Boat' criticized by show's creator

mashable.com — Someone tweeting for ABC's forthcoming comedy series Fresh Off the Boat is in hot water. The official account for the show, about an Asian-American family that relocates from their home in the Chinatown section of Washington D.C. to a suburban Florida neighborhood, tweeted a promo on Thursday that immediately drew criticism from followers, including series creator Eddie Huang.

Of course our climate reporter became a dad at the height of a huge blizzard

mashable.com — Mashable's science editor and resident climate nerd Andrew Freedman became a proud father this week in the only appropriate way for a climate reporter to become a father: during what was hailed as a "potentially historic" blizzard. Avi Isaac Freedman was born during the peak of the storm in New York on Tuesday at 3:15 a.m.
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Of course our climate reporter became a dad at the height of a huge blizzard mashable.com/2015/01/28/mas… via @moneyries

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CUTE: @mashable’s climate reporter became a new dad during the ‘historic’ blizzard. Congrats @afreedma! mashable.com/2015/01/28/mas…

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Congrats @afreedma & family! - Of course our climate reporter became a dad at the height of a blizzard mashable.com/2015/01/28/mas… via @mashable

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Golden Retriever loses his ever-loving mind over tennis match

mashable.com — Some Golden Retrievers can't resist a fluorescent tennis ball, even if it's through the tube. The Australian Open is currently underway, which means George the Golden Retriever is having the best week ever. "While he does love all sports, tennis is his favorite," his owner writes in the video's description.
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Love the unimpressed expression on other dog. RT @mashable: Some dogs love tennis balls a little more than others. on.mash.to/1EssQPk

13 things Katy Perry revealed at her Super Bowl halftime show primer

mashable.com — PHOENIX - "I'm just here so I don't get fined," Katy Perry quipped when asked if she has romantic eyes on anyone during Super Bowl week, mocking Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch's recent go-to reply to media.

Disney to debut series starring princess 'inspired by Latin cultures'

mashable.com — Disney Junior is adding a little diversity to its princess lineup - for real this time. Kind of. The network announced Thursday the upcoming introduction of Elena of Avalor, a "princess inspired by Latin cultures," though it shied away from calling her Hispanic or Latina.

Jonesing for a meaty podcast after 'Serial'? 'Reveal' could fill that void

mashable.com — There's no shortage of doomsayers who think the Internet is forcing media into a clickbait-driven race to the bottom. Reveal, a new investigative reporting podcast and radio show, is the counterpoint to that line of thinking.
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RT @jennifergollan: For a "meaty" investigative radio show, check out @reveal, the new program from @CIRonline on.mash.to/1JPHArM

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RT @mashable: 'Reveal' is a new investigative podcast that could pick up where 'Serial' left off on.mash.to/1uFXjRb

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Co-host @Al_Letson RT @mashable 'Reveal' is a new investigative podcast that could pick up where 'Serial' left off on.mash.to/1uFXjRb

Pitbull-Dachshund mix with tiny feet and a huge head sparks adoption frenzy

mashable.com — No, you're not dreaming. This is an actual Pitbull-Dachshund puppy. Don't even try to figure out how it makes sense, everything about him is perfect. Just appreciate his cute little feet and his ginormous adorable head. The one-year-old's name is Rami, and he's as rare as he is majestic.

Comcast apologizes after changing customer's name to 'A**hole'

mashable.com — After his wife Lisa canceled the cable portion of their Comcast account, Ricardo Brown got an unpleasant surprise on the next bill from the company: His first name was changed to "A**hole*. Discovered by consumer advocate Christopher Elliott and first reported on by The Consumerist, the story is even more bizarre as even Comcast doesn't know how it happened.

The FCC wants your broadband Internet to be faster, so it changed the definition

mashable.com — Internet service providers will now need to offer faster service if they want to label their products as "broadband." The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to change the minimum speeds for what can be considered broadband Internet. The move has major ramifications for regulation of companies that provide Internet access, particularly as consumers watch more online video that requires greater speeds.
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RT @elisewho: FCC changes def of 'broadband internet.' You don't qualify as broadband if you don't download at least 25Mbps. mashable.com/2015/01/29/fcc…

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FCC changes def of 'broadband internet.' You don't qualify as broadband if you don't download at least 25Mbps. mashable.com/2015/01/29/fcc…

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The FCC wants your broadband Internet to be faster, so it changed the definition ow.ly/IagID via @mashable

Super Bowl host city will lose 'couple million dollars' hosting the event

mashable.com — GLENDALE, Ariz. - The entire world will be watching Glendale on Sunday, as it hosts the Super Bowl and the legions of fans who are shelling out big bucks to see the big game.
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RT @mashable: Super Bowl host city will lose "couple million dollars" hosting the event, mayor says. on.mash.to/1Dl9cB7 pic.twitter.com/LcBOSqWoTL

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RT @mashable: Super Bowl host city will lose "couple million dollars" hosting the event, mayor says. on.mash.to/1Dl9cB7 pic.twitter.com/LcBOSqWoTL

Live stream: George Lucas and Robert Redford at Sundance

mashable.com — PARK CITY, Utah - Call it the Star Wars and the Sundance Kid panel. Starting at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. in Utah), George Lucas and Robert Redford will participate in the second of two "Power of Story" panels at Sundance, and you can watch it all right here.