Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

'Text From Dog' Tumblr Blog Inks Book Deal
Monday, July 23, 2012 9:09 PM
Tumblr blog Text From Dog, which publishes fictitious SMS conversations between a dog and its owner, is the latest web entity to land a book deal. U.K. publisher Headline Publishing announced Monday it would release the book Oct. 25. The blog...

Indie Author: 'Who Knew Jack Daniel's Was Full of Sweethearts'
Monday, July 23, 2012 7:58 PM
A day after his story about receiving the nicest cease-and-desist letter we've ever seen went viral, Patrick Wensink's book, Broken Piano For President is climbing Amazon's book charts. The book -- which is a about a man who is far more...

Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Dies
Monday, July 23, 2012 5:54 PM
Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday in La Jolla, Calif. after a 17-month fight with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Ride made history when she became the first woman from the U.S. to reach orbit aboard Space...

After Viral Fame, Homeless Musician Asks Internet to Fund Album
Monday, July 23, 2012 3:36 PM
Daniel "Homeless" Mustard needs $15,000 in spare change. The musician, whose cover of Radiohead's "Creep" went viral in 2009 when he was homeless, is asking for money to fund an album. Mustard no longer lives on New York City street or in parks,...

Teen Could Face Jail for Tweeting Names of Her Assailants [UPDATED]
Monday, July 23, 2012 2:36 PM
UPDATE: The AP reports an attorney for one of Dietrich's attackers has withdrawn the request that she be held in contempt of court. A Kentucky teenager could land in jail for tweeting the names of two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually...

Grief in the Age of Social Media
Monday, July 23, 2012 1:02 PM
I had a tight feeling in my chest on Friday. I spent the day mining for details about the victims of the Aurora shooting, and it was the kind of pain that felt so awful and yet so valuable. I wanted to know everything: Who they were, what they...

91% of Teachers Have Computer Access [INFOGRAPHIC]
Monday, July 23, 2012 12:31 PM
Remember when film projectors and PowerPoint presentations were considered cutting-edge in the classroom? As modern technology advances, so does innovation in schools across all levels. In fact, about 91% of teachers in the U.S. have access to...

Jeff Bezos Hijacks Amazon.com to Announce Education Initiative
Monday, July 23, 2012 12:17 PM
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took over the homepage of Amazon.com Monday to announce the company's tuition-credit program for those employed at its fulfillment centers -- those colossal warehouses where Amazon merchandise is stored and shipped. Amazon...

What Founders Wish They Knew Before Starting Companies
Monday, July 23, 2012 11:48 AM
The entrepreneurship journey isn't an easy one -- developing a product, scaling a business and growing an audience are intimidating tasks that necessitate endless hustle, ambition and passion. And even if you have all of those qualities in...

Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big at Teen Choice Awards
Monday, July 23, 2012 11:16 AM
Internet darling Carly Rae Jepsen wooed the Teen Choice Awards viewers Sunday night, performing her massively popular "Call Me Maybe" hit and winning Breakout Artist and Choice Summer Song. Jepsen's performance featured video montages of the...

Turn Your Mac Into a Noisy Old-School Typewriter
Monday, July 23, 2012 11:01 AM
Did you ever long for the romantic old days where the act of writing evoked the sound of clacking typewriters punctuated by the chime of a bell? Then the Noisy Typer 1.0 is for you. Theo Watson, an inventor, introduced the free app earlier this...

8 Cute Animals Model Ryan Lochte's Sunglasses
Monday, July 23, 2012 10:41 AM
Michael Phelps might boast the biggest name recognition for Team USA in the pool, but a fellow American swimmer could make waves if he tarnishes Phelps' golden streak. Ryan Lochte has stepped up to the Olympic-size challenge, and even if he fails...

Amazon Planning 5 or 6 New Tablets [REPORT]
Monday, July 23, 2012 9:47 AM
Amazon is planning to introduce five or six new tablet iterations of different sizes, including a 10-inch model, according to a report quoting the president of Staples. Demos Parneros, president of U.S. retail for the chain, told Reuters that...

Twitter to Partner with NBC for Olympics Hub [REPORT]
Monday, July 23, 2012 8:20 AM
Twitter will act as a narrator of sorts for the Olympics with a hub dedicated to covering the event in partnership with NBC, according to a report. Under the deal, which is expected to be announced Monday, Twitter will act as a curator for...

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