Posted by Shirley Brady on May 1, 2011 11:17 PM
Breaking news tonight: Osama bin Laden is dead with his body in the possession of the US military, according to US media reports tonight including the New York Times, above — a fact that many people found out about on Facebook and Twitter.
President Obama confirmed the Al-Qaeda leader's death in a speech that was broadcast on TV and on the White House website. Stating that "Justice has been done," without a doubt it was the defining speech of his administration, a US military victory and a milestone in US history and the war on terror.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 30, 2011 11:00 AM
Beyond the fashion, the car, the kiss and the pomp and ceremony, the Royal Wedding is as much about revitalizing the brand of the British monarchy as it is about the marriage of the couple now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
CNN's Piers Morgan argues that the record-breaking popularity of the event is a sign that "the British monarchy is back," while the New York Times' London bureau chief, John Burns — whose daughter went to school with Kate Middleton — gave a more detailed analysis on PBS.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 25, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple location-data controversy grows.
Barrick Gold to buy Equinox Minerals for $7.8 billion.
BBC challenges detailed in New York Times.
Boeing locates source of Southwest jet rupture.
Dell looks beyond PC business.
Ford outlook is bright as fuel-efficient models gain.
Google looks for new ways to make mobile search pay.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 18, 2011 06:15 PM
AIG sells railcar sideline business.
BP's one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is no cause for celebration.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg can't put the Winklevoss twins behind him just yet.
J&J faces hurdles on Wall Street.
Los Angeles Times and New York Times lead this year's Pulitzer Prize winners.
New York's Metropolitan Opera announces free summer outdoor series.
S&P surprises by putting a negative outlook on the US.
Wal-Mart aims to bolster social and mobile presence by acquiring Kosmix.
Zillow files for $51.8 million IPO.
Posted by Sheila Shayon on April 18, 2011 10:00 AM
Move over Ashton Kutcher. The Yes Men are punking brands, as shown in the above trailer for The Yes Men Fix the World movie about Bhopal in 2009.
After it emerged that GE paid no federal taxes last year, a website popped up last week with a URL similar to GE’s press domain, (genewscenter.com) posted a fake press release titled, "GE Responds to Public Outcry – Will Donate Entire $3.2 Billion Tax Refund to Help Offset Cuts and Save American Jobs." The AP fell for it, and reported the story as news.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 23, 2011 06:00 PM
Apple's Steve Jobs re-elected to Disney board despite health concerns.
Bank of America cautioned by the Federal Reserve.
Coca-Cola wraps up Maroon 5 24-hour crowdsourcing experiment.
Firefox 4 downloads eclipse Internet Explorer 9.
Groupon CEO disputes ComScore traffic figures.
Gucci sponsors Grammy's music preservation program.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 22, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple sues Amazon over term 'app store.'
AT&T may sell some assets as it prepares for regulatory battle for T-Mobile — which unveiled new devices for CTIA Wireless.
Google leads list of desired employers; faces French fine for privacy breach.
HBO plans miniseries on Dick Cheney.
Japan's official death toll tops 18,000.
Mattel celebrates Ken's 50th with web series and new focus separate from Barbie.
New York Times paywall content will be available within search engines; and NYT journalists also released by Libya.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on March 21, 2011 07:00 PM
March 25th marks the centenary of an event that galvanized workers' rights and the fledgling fashion industry in America, in addition to serving as a catalyst for workplace safety, employees rights and women's rights in the workplace, among other labor issues.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York's Greenwich Village claimed the lives of 146 garment workers — all young women, most of them immigrants in their teens — in a tragedy that HBO is remembering in a documentary tonight.Continue reading...