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Kowloon Walled City

projects.wsj.com — The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was the densest place on the planet before it was torn down 20 years ago.
RT @gadyepstein: This is very cool as @TroyWSJ says: explore this interactive of Kowloon's Walled City. projects.wsj.com/kwc/#chapter=p…...
RT @bydebprice: Check out the amazing and fun interactive, "Kowloon Walled City," where 3 million people per square mile lived. wsj.com/kwc
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Christopher Mims Named New WSJ Tech Columnist

blogs.wsj.com — We are delighted to announce that Christopher Mims is the new technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal and WSJD.com, the Journal's online and mobile home for tech coverage. Mims, 34 years old, is coming to the Journal from Quartz, where he has served as lead technology reporter and most recently technology and science editor.
Congrats @mims. Just keep doing your thing. And we'll keep reading. "Christopher Mims Named New WSJ Tech Columnist" on.wsj.com/1f5EGEn
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Apple Reports Profit Increase

online.wsj.com — Apple reported a 7% increase in quarterly profit, amid intensifying competition for mobile devices, and announced increases to its stock buyback and dividend programs.
Imagine that instead of doing stock buy backs, Apple funneled at least some of the largess into employee raises. m.us.wsj.com/articles/SB100…
Apple shines: $AAPL will split stock 7-for-1; boosts div 8% and adds $30 bln to buyback. CEO: shares are undervalued. goo.gl/ErV25L
Tim Cook, in an interview with @daiwaka, said Apple is buying back shares because they're undervalued. on.wsj.com/1prAAdH
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Chobani Finalizing $750 Million Investment From TPG

online.wsj.com — Chobani Inc. is in the final stages of negotiations to receive a $750 million investment from private-equity firm TPG, said people familiar with the matter, as the maker of Greek yogurt looks to expand into other offerings such as cooking ingredients and desserts.
@gabbystern: Am I the only one who thinks Greek-style yogurt is just okay? on.wsj.com/1jCjxgB” Too tart!
Chobani news keeps comin'. First a deal w TPG, now plans for an IPO as early as next year online.wsj.com/news/articles/…
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Live: Apple’s Earnings Conference Call

blogs.wsj.com — In the mean time, let's look at what's expected: Analysts on average expect Apple's net income to be $9.07 billion, about 5% lower than a year ago. This of course has been a trend to watch: Any time a business sells more stuff but makes less money while doing it deserves some scrutiny.
RT @WSJ: Last quarter, Apple sold 16.4M iPads, 43.7M iPhones, 4.14M Macs, 2.76M iPods. on.wsj.com/1ia1UIE
RT @BryFitz: I just went through @iansherr live blog on Apple (I had Facebook). Very good read, you should check it out. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…
I just went through @iansherr live blog on Apple (I had Facebook). Very good read, you should check it out. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…
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Beijing’s Subway Stops, Literally Translated

blogs.wsj.com — Earlier this month, a map of Hong Kong's MTR system with stations' Chinese names literally translated into English made the rounds on the Internet, featuring such gems as "Permanent Security" (Heng On) and "Bamboo Basket Bay" (Shau Kei Wan). That map got us at China Real Time wondering about the literal translations of Beijing's subway station names.
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Live Blog: Obama-Abe News Conference

blogs.wsj.com — At the opening of the summit talks, Mr. Obama singled out North Korea, saying the leaders were discussing "the threats posed by North Korea and the nuclearization that has been taking place in that country." At summit talks earlier Thursday, Mr. Obama called the U.S.-Japan alliance the foundation for the Asia-Pacific region's security while Mr. Abe told the president that Japan strongly backs the U.S.
No breakthroughs in U.S.-Japan trade talks, as Obama and Abe complete press conference in Tokyo. goo.gl/ENGp1b
We're live-blogging Obama-Abe news conference. Obama: no deal on TPP, more work ahead. blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/…
In his opening remarks, Mr. Abe confirms he and Mr. Obama have agreed to keep negotiating... blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/…
Live Blog: Obama-Abe News Conference on.wsj.com/1fs5idf read what's happening as it happens
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Facebook’s Results in Five Charts

blogs.wsj.com — Facebook Inc. is proving its recent growth in mobile advertising is no fluke. The social network's quarterly profit nearly tripled from a year ago as advertising revenue surged. Facebook also continues to add users, with monthly active users rising 15% to 1.28 billion in the first quarter.
RT @WSJmarkets: Facebook's results in 5 charts: Growth in mobile advertising proves to be no fluke on.wsj.com/1lGkJlP $FB pic.twitter.com/Gmk6GlNxQg
RT @WSJmarkets: Facebook's results in 5 charts: Growth in mobile advertising proves to be no fluke on.wsj.com/1lGkJlP $FB pic.twitter.com/Gmk6GlNxQg
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‘Selfies… Here I Come!’ Ronald McDonald Gets Cargo Pants, Twitter

blogs.wsj.com — McDonald's is pushing Ronald McDonald back into the spotlight, using the clown mascot to comment on Twitter as the fast food giant tries to attract younger consumers. The move comes despite criticism from advocacy groups that oppose the use of a clown character to entice kids to eat fast food.
Ronald McDonald is coming to Twitter. (Hamburgler, Grimace remain in limbo): on.wsj.com/1hla3JB via @WSJ
RT @candicechoi: Oh yes! WSJ trots out its Ronald McDonald stipple for story on mascot's new look blogs.wsj.com/corporate-inte… (near bottom of page)
Ronald McDonald isnt just coming to Twitter. He's wearing cargo pants. "Selfies, here I come!" he said in a statement on.wsj.com/1hla3JB
Oh yes! WSJ trots out its Ronald McDonald stipple for story on mascot's new look blogs.wsj.com/corporate-inte… (near bottom of page)
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Justin Bieber Blunders Into China-Japan War Shrine Debate

blogs.wsj.com — Justin Bieber's bodyguards provided a wide berth for the teen heartthrob when he visited the typically crowded Great Wall last year, allowing only an occasional fan and infant to get close to the "Baby" singer. If Mr. Bieber comes this year, the bodyguards might find their jobs have become a lot tougher.
China slams "so-called Canadian famous singer" Justin Bieber after visit to Japan's notorious Yasukuni shrine blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/…
China Foreign Ministry spokesman also refers to Justin Bieber as a "so-called Canadian famous singer." on.wsj.com/1hlA0J2
Justin Bieber blunders in Japan-China dispute with Yasukuni shrine visit on.wsj.com/1hlA0J2
"Bieber visits Yasukuni shrine" is perhaps the most offensive headline I can imagine. on.wsj.com/1mD5spy
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When Your Dream Job Disappoints, How to Find Plan B

online.wsj.com — After years of planning, preparing and perhaps paying for an extra degree, you finally land your dream job-and discover you don't like it. It's a surprisingly common dilemma. The idea of a "dream job" is drilled into job seekers these days.
Good advice on what to do when your dream job disappoints (or, in my case, disappears): on.wsj.com/1mF5WeW
You get your dream job, and hate it. What now? How to get over disappointment and find Plan B: ow.ly/w5FHi by Sue Shellenbarger
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E-Cigarettes Face First Regulations

online.wsj.com — The Food and Drug Administration plans Thursday to impose the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, eventually banning sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and requiring makers to gain FDA approval for their products. The rules fall short of those governing traditional cigarettes.
RT @WSJ: Breaking: The FDA plans Thursday to impose the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes. on.wsj.com/Pv1ErV
RT @WSJ: Breaking: The FDA plans Thursday to impose the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes. on.wsj.com/Pv1ErV
RT @WSJ: Breaking: The FDA plans Thursday to impose the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes. on.wsj.com/Pv1ErV
RT @WSJ: Breaking: The FDA plans Thursday to impose the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes. on.wsj.com/Pv1ErV

Google Maps ‘Time Machine’ Lets You Stroll the Streets of the Past

blogs.wsj.com — Ever wish you could travel back in time? A new feature on Google Maps Street View, rolling out world-wide today, lets users zip through imagery dating back to Street View's beginning in 2007. The update also lets you view Street View in different seasons, and during the night as well.
Google Maps ‘Time Machine’ Lets You Stroll the Streets of the Past on.wsj.com/1nGjLqO by @nateog
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In India, Election Officials Brave Hungry Crocodiles to Reach Voters

online.wsj.com — MAYABUNDER, India-The midday sun was blazing when Biswajit Roy, a middle-aged Indian high-school teacher, gingerly pulled himself, and two voting machines, into a modified dugout canoe. His mission: Traverse crocodile-infested mangrove swamps, cross a stretch of open sea and then hike through a jungle to the remote village of Hanspuri so its 261 voters could cast ballots in India's national elections.
Democracy in action: In India, election officials brave hungry crocodiles to reach voters. on.wsj.com/1jDUgTp via @mclainsean
Braving crocs and elephants to reach India's voters; an intrepid (and fun) report by @bimanmukherji & @shefalianand on.wsj.com/1jDUgTp
India elections trigger world's biggest obstacle course for officials reaching voters - hungry crocodiles anyone? on.wsj.com/1jDUgTp
In Andamans, election officials brave hungry crocodiles to reach voters. on.wsj.com/QGCuY4

Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th year, with its original scoreboard constructed in 1937 intact.

online.wsj.com — Chicago's Wrigley Field celebrates its 100th year, with its original scoreboard constructed in 1937 intact.
RT @nateog: Chicago's Wrigley Field is100. Here's a peek inside Wrigley's iconic scoreboard: on.wsj.com/1l2PVwZ cc @busblog pic.twitter.com/4BYX35kkAt
RT @WSJ: Chicago's Wrigley Field turns 100. Peek inside the stadium's iconic scoreboard: on.wsj.com/1l2PVwZ (AP) pic.twitter.com/Hc3Ur5bPaV
RT @WSJ: Chicago's Wrigley Field turns 100. Peek inside the stadium's iconic scoreboard: on.wsj.com/1l2PVwZ (AP) pic.twitter.com/Hc3Ur5bPaV
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