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Does Arianna Huffington Have Enough Magic Touch Left to Save AOL?

wired.com — In this photo provided by Earl Gibson III, Arianna Huffington appears as a panelist for Tavis Smiley's America's Next Chapter on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Earl Gibson III) The AOL-Huffington Post merger officially closed on Monday, so now it falls to accidental media entrepreneur Arianna Huffington to lead the former internet darling...

AOL Buys Huffington Post for $315 Million, Arianna to Head AOL Media

wired.com — In this photo provided by Earl Gibson III, Arianna Huffington appears as a panelist for Tavis Smiley's 'America's Next Chapter' on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Earl Gibson III) AOL is buying the Huffington Post for $315 million, the companies announced late Sunday. The deal puts Arianna Huffington in charge of AOL's growing...

NYC Tech Startups Step Up to Defend Net Neutrality

motherboard.vice.com — New York tech companies are intensifying their effort to defend the Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality policy from an escalating legal and political assault being waged by broadband and wireless industry giants.

Rand Paul, Who Accepts Bitcoin Donations, Is Trying to Kill Net Neutrality

motherboard.vice.com — Sen. Rand Paul is running for the GOP presidential nomination-and he's also vying for the title of "biggest net neutrality hater." Paul, the Kentucky Republican, has introduced a resolution designed to torpedo the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, in the latest GOP assault on the new open internet policy.

As Comcast Deal Collapses, the FCC Chairman Emerges as an Open Internet Hero

motherboard.vice.com — Earlier this week, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts reached out to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in a last-ditch effort to lobby for the cable giant's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Roberts argued that the deal would benefit consumers and advance the public interest, adding that the company was "eager" to complete the transaction.

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Could Be Facing a 'Death Sentence'

motherboard.vice.com — Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable could be doomed if the Federal Communications Commission hauls the two companies before an administrative law judge to justify their deal, according to industry experts.

These Six Senators Think America's Biggest Cable Merger Is a Bad Idea

motherboard.vice.com — ​ Comcast wants to gobble up its top rival Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion buyout-but the deal's prospects appear to be growing dimmer by the day. As company officials and federal regulators begin negotiations Wednesday over possible merger conditions, six US senators have s​trongly urged the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission to block the deal.

The Republican Party Introduced Yet Another Resolution to Kill Net Neutrality

motherboard.vice.com — ​If anyone thinks that Republicans will roll over and con​cede defeat in the battle over net neutrality, they're dead wrong. On the contrary, GOP lawmakers are laying the foundation for a fierce, multi-pronged attack against the Federal Communications Commission's new open internet rul​es, which are designed to preserve net neutrality, the principle that broadband giants shouldn't be able to pick winners and losers online.

Silicon Valley's Attack on Anti-Gay Laws Is a Watershed Moment for Tech Activism

motherboard.vice.com — Indiana's new "religious freedom" law has ignited a national firestorm of protest-and the tech industry is leading the fight. The new law, which critics say opens the door to discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, has prompted many leading tech companies to engage in corporate activism on social issues with a newly emboldened intensity, according to LGBT advocates.

Silicon Valley's Attack on Anti-Gay Laws Is a Watershed Moment for Tech Activism

motherboard.vice.com — Indiana's new "religious freedom" law has ignited a national firestorm of protest-and the tech industry is leading the fight. The new law, which critics say opens to the door to discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, has prompted many leading tech companies to engage in corporate activism on social issues with a newly emboldened intensity, according to LGBT advocates.
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May 21, 2015

@historyben I’m not up on the latest with the situation with Aborigines in Oz, but we had a smilier situation here. Wiped local tribes out.

May 21, 2015

@historyben Can to relate to feeling like a stranger to existing inhabitants and landscape. Parallels between Oz experience and US west.

May 21, 2015

Mad Max as Australian gothic: Don't leave the road if you want to survive. Strong piece by @historyben... gu.com/p/492nc/stw

May 17, 2015

The Wreck of Train 188. Masterful tick-tock reporting and powerful writing from @phillydotcom staff. philly.com/philly/news/Th…

May 17, 2015

Dean Potter, Extreme Climber, Dies in Jumping Accident at Yosemite. File from @JohnBranchNYT. nyti.ms/1Fsk1GZ

May 17, 2015

Dean Potter and Graham Hunt Killed in Yosemite BASE-Jumping Accident shar.es/1rhLfG via @outsidemagazine

May 15, 2015

RT @digiphile: Feuds between railroads, Congress & agencies led to delays in “positive train control” IT implementation http://t.co/NsHSwP7…

May 12, 2015

NB: In this Verizon//AOL mini-deal, which spectrum licenses might be transferred?



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