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Jill Abramson's Post-NYT Plans? A Startup, of Course

mashable.com — Jill Abramson said in an interview late Monday that she is in the planning stages of a new startup that will focus on one big story annually. It will be her first big move since she was fired as executive editor at The New York Times.
Oct 21, 2014

In today's media environment, focusing on 1 story at a time is a luxury. @JillAbramson wants to do 1/year. Nice move mashable.com/2014/10/21/jil…

Oct 21, 2014

I guess Brill's epic 2012 @TIME health-care story is the model for the Brill/Abramson "one big story a year" startup? mashable.com/2014/10/21/jil…

Oct 21, 2014

MT @nycjim: Ex-NYT ed Jill Abramson embarking on journalism startup, “one big story a year.” on.mash.to/1w2yzHE pic.twitter.com/bHGWzk3kwx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nycjim: Ex-NYT editor Jill Abramson embarking on journalism startup, “doing one big story a year.” on.mash.to/1w2yzHE pic.twitter.com/bFZqrACiAq

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What the World Looked Like the Last Time the Royals Made the World Series

mashable.com — The Kansas City Royals face off against the San Francisco Giants for the 2014 Major League Baseball World Series on Tuesday - finally. The last time the Royals made it to the World Series was 1985, a simpler time before Taylor Swift existed, before everyone carried the Internet in their pocket and when people watched music videos on their television.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @mashable: The world looked a little different the last time the Royals made the World Series. on.mash.to/12769Qe pic.twitter.com/c9t6jzTifJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mashable: The last time the Royals made the World Series, Super Mario Bros. had just been released. on.mash.to/1Dy0xMm

Oct 21, 2014

The last time the Royals were in the World Series, this was what was in style. on.mash.to/1yhiiwp pic.twitter.com/vFvbjo26dx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nycjim: What the world looked like the last time the KC Royals were in the World Series. via @bkurbs on.mash.to/1uBqkNb pic.twitter.com/wE6Z4VvpIF

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Oscar de la Renta Designed the Iconic Boy Scout Uniform

mashable.com — Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta, who died on Monday at 82, is widely remembered as the man who dressed the world's most famous elegant women - Oprah Winfrey, Jacqueline Kennedy and George Clooney's bride Amal Alamuddin to name a few.
Oct 21, 2014

Never knew this! RT @nycjim Oscar de la Renta designed the iconic Boy Scout uniform. on.mash.to/1w3dz3J pic.twitter.com/f6g3hhUamI

Oct 21, 2014

Things I learned today: Oscar de la Renta designed the Boy Scouts uniform mashable.com/2014/10/21/osc…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nycjim: Oscar de la Renta designed the iconic Boy Scout uniform, and Jerry Hall helped model it. on.mash.to/1w3dz3J pic.twitter.com/OYl6R2yIWc

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta designed the iconic Boy Scout uniform, and Jerry Hall helped model it. on.mash.to/1w3dz3J pic.twitter.com/OYl6R2yIWc

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Stanley Kubrick's High-Contrast Images of Chicago in 1949

mashable.com — Before he became the ground-breaking film producer, director and screenwriter, Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) had another talent. He was a journalistic photographer. Kubrick began by working for his school magazine, and, after one of his photographs was accepted by Look magazine, he became a Look apprentice.
Oct 21, 2014

I’m digging the new Retronaut channel on Mashable right now: on.mash.to/1261sWZ

Oct 21, 2014

Stanley Kubrick's photos of 1949 Chicago, from the El to a smoking model, are best things I've looked at this week. mashable.com/2014/10/21/sta…

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Apple iPad Mini 3: Still Great, But Not as Good a Deal

mashable.com — What can I say about the iPad mini 3 that hasn't already been said? No, seriously, what can I say? Apple's latest mini is essentially the same product as the first iPad Mini With Retina display with exactly four upgrades, only three of which are significant.

Scientists Discover Origins of Sex: Not Missionary Position

mashable.com — Scientists announced this week that they have traced the origins of sex to an ancient fish. Turns out that a fish called Microbrachius dicki, or M. Dicki, pioneered intercourse (kind of) as we know it 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, according to a report published in Nature on Oct.
Oct 21, 2014

"Turns out that a fish called Microbrachius dicki, or M. Dicki, pioneered intercourse...” L O L #science on.mash.to/1uzmmo7

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Watergate Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

mashable.com — WASHINGTON - Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93. Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, the Post reported.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @mashable: Update: Watergate Editor Ben Bradlee, who died at 93, remembered as as a raspy-voiced, hard-charging newspaperman on.mash.to/1tcwC9d

Oct 22, 2014

RT @mashable: Update: Watergate Editor Ben Bradlee, who died at 93, remembered as as a raspy-voiced, hard-charging newspaperman on.mash.to/1tcwC9d

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mashable: Ben Bradlee, the editor who directed The Washington Post's Watergate coverage, has died on.mash.to/127v4U0

Picturing the Blizzard That Caused Nepal's Worst-Ever Mountaineering Disaster

mashable.com — The deadliest mountaineering disaster in Nepal's history occurred last week, when the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Hudhud pushed moist air up against the tall peaks of the Himalayas. The result, as the air climbed the rocky mountainsides while cooling and condensing as it did so, was a staggering 6.5 feet of snow at a time of year when foul weather is rarely seen.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @mashable: Satellite images show blizzard that caused Nepal's worst-ever mountaineering disaster on.mash.to/1sNszii pic.twitter.com/c2gd7KEkuX

Oct 22, 2014

Mashable: Picturing the Blizzard That Caused Nepal's Worst-Ever Mountaineering Disaster ow.ly/2PtEsg

Oscar de la Renta's Designs Through 7 Decades

mashable.com — American fashion icon Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in Kent, Connecticut, after battling cancer. He was 82 years old. A native of the Dominican Republic who studied at fashion houses in Madrid, Paris and New York, de la Renta had been one of fashion's most successful designers for decades.
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San Francisco Airport First in the U.S. to Reach Deals With Uber, Lyft

mashable.com — Uber, Lyft and Sidecar drivers will now be legally allowed to pick up and drop off passengers at San Francisco International Airport, thanks to deals the airport just signed with the three companies. The airport announced that it had entered into a permit agreement with Sidecar on Tuesday, and Uber and Lyft revealed similar deals on Monday.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @mashable: You can now get an Uber or a Lyft legally at exactly one U.S. airport: San Francisco International. on.mash.to/1tb1ZkD

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mashable: You can now get an Uber or a Lyft legally at exactly one U.S. airport: San Francisco International. on.mash.to/1tb1ZkD

'Internet Trolls' Musical Gives Upbeat Tune to World's Worst People

mashable.com — "Internet Trolls - The Halloween Musical" is the anthem of our online generation. In their latest video, AVByte takes a break from their bread and butter Disney princess feminism ballads to address the subject of nasty Internet trolls.

Creepy Vladimir Putin Puppet Could Fetch Millions at Auction

mashable.com — Puppets are generally pretty creepy. Puppets of Vladimir Putin are just downright terrifying. German auction house Auction Team Breker plans to sell a mechanical figurine of the Russian president crafted by famous Swiss puppet maker Christian Bially. The 20-inch doll features Putin sitting at a writing desk signing the "Treaty of Acceptance of the Republic of Crimea Into the Russian Federation."

ISIS Claims to Have Intercepted Supplies From U.S. Airdrop

mashable.com — Islamic State (ISIS) militants claim to have captured a supply bundle dropped by U.S. forces near the northern Syrian town of Kobani. Video posted to a YouTube channel associated with ISIS shows them rifling through packages containing dozens of grenades.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @JayMcfarland: ISIS Claims to Have Intercepted Supplies From U.S. Airdrop ift.tt/1taKqRE @thebrowsers @kslnewsradio

Oct 21, 2014

ISIS militants claim to have captured a supply bundle dropped by U.S. forces near the northern Syrian town of #Kobani mashable.com/2014/10/21/isl…

Digital Media's Trust Problem: It's Still a Legacy World

mashable.com — The future of media may belong to digital startups, but a study published Tuesday highlights that it's still a legacy world. Digital media outlets trailed far behind their older brethren in overall recognition and trust, according to the Pew Research Center's "Political Polarization & Media Habits."
Oct 21, 2014

For all the flak we give CNN, it's still the most trusted news outlet, per a new Pew study. mashable.com/2014/10/21/dig… pic.twitter.com/geYyqEP0UO

Oct 21, 2014

Mashable: Digital Media's Trust Problem: It's Still a Legacy World ow.ly/2PsPWm

Rwanda to Screen Visitors From U.S. and Spain for Ebola

mashable.com — While some in the U.S. are debating a flight ban from Ebola-afflicted countries in west Africa, Rwanda has seemingly flipped the script. The central African country says it will begin screening people for Ebola if they have visited the United States or Spain within 22 days of traveling to Rwanda.

Government and Students Hold Talks as Hong Kong Protesters Watch On

mashable.com — HONG KONG - On one side of a conference room in Hong Kong on Tuesday night sat five people in their 20s, dressed in jeans and black T-shirts bearing the words "Freedom Now." On the other side were representatives from the government, besuited and decades older than their counterparts.
Oct 22, 2014

Mashable: Government and Students Hold Talks as Hong Kong Protesters Watch On ow.ly/2PtMrL

Singing Nun From 'The Voice of Italy' Releases 'Like a Virgin' Cover

mashable.com — Well, this is what we'd call a conflict of interest. Sister Cristina Scuccia, the nun who won Italy's version of The Voice with a powerful and shocking rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One" back in March, has released her first single: a slowed-down, impressive cover of Madonna's "Like a Virgin."
Oct 21, 2014

Singing Nun From 'The Voice of Italy' Releases 'Like a Virgin' Cover (VIDEO) buff.ly/1FxYiKV

Oct 21, 2014

Dio mio: singing nun from 'The Voice of Italy' releases 'Like a Virgin' cover on.mash.to/125MXm7

Oct 21, 2014

INTERNET, I LOVE YOU. A nun sings Like a Virgin. I never knew I needed to see this. mashable.com/2014/10/21/sin…

Man Tells Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'

mashable.com — Obama was the punchline of a bystander's joke while casting an early ballot Monday in Chicago. But the president managed to smoothly turn the tables on the jokester. A young woman, Aia Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

The iPad's Glory Days Are Over. Where Does It Go Now?

mashable.com — Apple reported its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter results on Monday, and in a surprise to absolutely no one, iPad sales are down again. For the third consecutive quarter, iPad sales have declined year-over-year. On a call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook positioned the decline in sales as "a speed bump, not a huge issue."
Oct 21, 2014

The iPad's glory days are over, says @film_girl. So...where does it go now? on.mash.to/1w54KpY (also check outtt the URL)