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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.
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FCC Proposal Would Allow Broadband Providers to Charge Content Companies for Special Access To Consumers

online.wsj.com — FCC To Propose the New 'Net Neutrality' Rules On Thursday
WSJ with an early look at the net neutrality rules coming tmw m.us.wsj.com/articles/SB100…
RT @Ryan_Knutson: Gov't will allow companies to pay for preferential treatment on internet, upending net neturality @gnagesh on.wsj.com/1jC9dVR
RT @Ryan_Knutson: Gov't will allow companies to pay for preferential treatment on internet, upending net neturality @gnagesh on.wsj.com/1jC9dVR
Gov't will allow companies to pay for preferential treatment on internet, upending net neturality @gnagesh on.wsj.com/1jC9dVR
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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.
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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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 @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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‘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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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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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.
Chobani news keeps comin'. First a deal w TPG, now plans for an IPO as early as next year online.wsj.com/news/articles/…
Chobani finalizing $750 million investment from TPG on.wsj.com/1jCjxgB Scoop from @MikeSpectorWSJ and @annie_gasparro
RT @MikeSpectorWSJ: Chobani finalizing $750 million investment from TPG. Our initial @WSJ take and an updated story coming soon. on.wsj.com/1jCjxgB
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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.
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
RT @laurenzcollins: Step away from memorial. via @eosnos Bieber blunders into China-Japan dispute with visit to controversial war shrine on.wsj.com/1lERG6s
RT @ChinaRealTime: Justin Bieber blunders into China-Japan dispute with visit to controversial war shrine on.wsj.com/1lERG6s
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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
Google Maps' new "Time Machine" lets you view streets as they were in 2007. My house looks exactly the same. ow.ly/w5F00
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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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U.S. New-Home Sales Fall 14.5% in March

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Sales of newly build homes plunged in March, the latest sign of a faltering U.S. housing market that has struggled to maintain its momentum in the last year. New-home sales dropped 14.5% from February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.
Census sez March new-home sales down 13.3%; But #Meritage sales down only 1% & David Weekley sales up 20%. on.wsj.com/1mySFC4
Do we think housing is a proxy for economy's momentum? U.S. new-home sales plunge 14.5% in March on.wsj.com/1mySFC4
RT @pdacosta: U.S. new home sales in March at lowest annual pace since last July on.wsj.com/1mySFC4
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HBO to Allow Amazon to Stream Older Shows

online.wsj.com — Time Warner Inc. 's HBO agreed to license older episodes of its programming library to Amazon.com Inc 's Prime Instant Video streaming service, the first time the premium cable channel has struck such a deal with an online streaming service.
I may be late tweeting this, but it's still awesome: Amazon Prime gets HBO's 'The Wire,' 'Sopranos' on.wsj.com/1myJRw8 cc @GregBensinger
RT @GregBensinger: The Amazon-HBO deal comes at no small cost -- $200 million annually says Wedbush Securites: on.wsj.com/1myJRw8
The Amazon-HBO deal comes at no small cost -- $200 million annually says Wedbush Securites: on.wsj.com/1myJRw8
Focus less on what HBO isn't offering Amazon now, and more on what this means for two, three years from now. on.wsj.com/1myJRw8
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Celebrity Parrot Missing in Brooklyn, Owner Tracked it to Canarsie

blogs.wsj.com — A two-day hunt in south Brooklyn for a missing celebrity parrot with an avid online following narrowed to a residential block in Canarsie Wednesday afternoon. Michael Sazhin, 27 years old, of Bensonhurst, who has been leading the search for his parrot, Truman, since Monday morning, was bound for E. 89th St.
Is the Parrot on Twitter? / @mbaratz Okay. RT @WSJ: Celebrity parrot missing in Brooklyn: on.wsj.com/1jBQFVG
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How About a 'Meat-Like' Cup of Joe? Coffee Buyer Brews Up New Flavor Wheel

online.wsj.com — Coffee buyer Timothy Hill has reinvented the wheel, and it is causing quite a stir. The 31-year-old purchaser for Durham, N.C., roaster Counter Culture Coffee has rolled out a new version of a tool long used by coffee tasters to elicit the adjectives that may be on the tip of the tongue: a flavor wheel.
Want a 'meat-like' cup of coffee? A new flavor wheel offers hints of snow pea and clementine. on.wsj.com/RKbt7i @lesliejosephs
Reinventing descriptions for coffee flavors--Care for a 'Meat-Like' Cup of Joe? on.wsj.com/RKbt7i
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Math and Science Pay, But High Schoolers Care Less

blogs.wsj.com — Math and science are the peas and carrots of the jobs market: great for a career future, but resolutely unpopular with the young. Even amid a relatively weak jobs picture, fewer U.S. high school students are taking up fields of study with proven earnings potential than was the case a decade ago.
RT @laurenweberWSJ: Math & science are the peas & carrots of the job market: great for future career, but resolutely unpopular http://t.co/…
RT @tvheidihatch: 1 more reason to embrace your inner nerd: # of U.S. jobs requiring math/science knowledge increased by 31% from 2000.on.wsj.com/1ifwcoi
Wow! RT @WSJ: The number of U.S. jobs requiring math or science knowledge increased to 16.8 mil. - up 31% from 2000. on.wsj.com/1ifwcoi
RT @WSJ: The number of U.S. jobs requiring math or science knowledge increased to 16.8 million - up 31% from 2000. on.wsj.com/1ifwcoi
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