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From D.C. to Silicon Valley: Political figures find second careers in tech — On the list of eye-catching items one might include on a resume, saying you personally spoke on behalf of the president of the United States certainly ranks highly. You might reasonably assume a person with that qualification would become a talking head on some big television network, or use that prestige to represent a cause near and dear to him or her.

Former White House press secretary Jay Carney is now an Amazon employee — Tech is the new hot destination for former politicos. Jay Carney, the former White House press secretary for President Barack Obama, has joined Amazon as the senior vice president for worldwide corporate affairs, according to a report from Politico on Thursday. In that role, he will report directly to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

The man who mapped the world — While some bleary-eyed New Yorkers stumbled home from bars and graveyard shifts, Elliot Cohen walked the streets of Manhattan taking names. Not the names of drunks or suspicious individuals, but the names on storefronts. For six months in 2011, Cohen would step out of his apartment at 4am and go block by block, jotting down details about every retail location he came across.

Pinterest to hit 50 million active users in US next year, new data says — Pinterest may need to pin some more users. The visual bookmarking service is projected to have just more than 47 million monthly active users in the U.S. this year, and top 50 million next year, according to a new estimate from researcher eMarketer.

Reddit cracks down on nude images, 6 months after celebrity photo hack — Better late than never. Reddit, the popular social news service, issued new digital privacy guidelines on Tuesday firmly prohibiting sexually explicit images posted without the user's position.

Pebble's new Kickstarter raises $1 million in record time — Pebble hit its latest Kickstarter goal in no time at all. The smartwatch maker met its latest Kickstarter funding goal of $500,000 in just 33 minutes on Tuesday and topped the $1 million mark after 49 minutes, setting a new record.

Now Waffle House wants a piece of the sharing economy pie - er, waffle — Uber. Airbnb. Waffle House? Waffle House announced on Tuesday that it is getting in on the "sharing economy" action by partnering with Roadie, a new startup following a TaskRabbit-like model for package deliveries in which drivers are compensated for delivering packages on routes they were probably planning to take. The U.S.

We've just reached the logical extreme of the 'Uber for X' economy — Mike Chen is talking quickly even though he's tired. Unimaginably tired. It's unclear whether he has been able to sleep at all in the last 72 hours. ("Very, very little," he says.) The whole situation is like some bizarre dream, except he can't be dreaming, because he hasn't slept.

Target undercuts Amazon on free shipping — Target is trying to hit Amazon where it hurts. The retail chain announced Monday that customers can qualify for free shipping on all orders of $25 or more placed through Target's website "with virtually no exclusions," down from a $50 minimum previously. For about a decade, Amazon offered free shipping on orders of $25 and up.

Boston bikers build a 40-foot snow tunnel for commuting — Ari Goldberger temporarily solved a commuting nightmare by living out a child's snow-day dream. Goldberger, a 29-year-old guitar technician in the Boston area, was bicycling from work on the night of February 11 when he saw the bike path ahead was blocked by what he later described as a "15-foot mountain of snow," presumably the result of ploughs piling up the city's ceaseless snow.
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Feb 28, 2015

NYT Mag now lumps reader responses into a cohesive article, which includes Twitter and Facebook feedback

Feb 28, 2015

Am I the only one who feels like some of the novelty of binge watching has worn off? Now it just feels like an obligation to avoid spoilers.

Feb 28, 2015

RT @MeredithFrost: Gold. RT @LettersOfNote: Hunter S. Thompson attempting to justify his Fear & Loathing expenses to his editor: http://t.c…

Feb 27, 2015

It only took 4 and a half minutes into our dinner before my dad asked my opinion on The Dress.

Feb 27, 2015

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