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  • Sony's Big "Interview" Opportunity

    Panos Mourdoukoutas, Contributor
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
      Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) never-released movie “The Interview” is a big opportunity to capitalize on the free buzz that has surrounded the movie in both social media and mass media around the world. “Good fortune comes out of bad fortune,” goes the old adage. Sony’s misfortune with “The Interview,” which was supposed to be [...]
  • Never Forget Our Wounded Veterans and Their Caregivers

    Don Esmond, Contributor
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    It was supposed to be a routine combat patrol, but it became a life-changing event for a Marine Corps Reserve officer, Major Justin Constantine. Less than two months after volunteering to deploy with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines to Iraq in 2006, the civil affairs team leader was shot in the head [...]
  • iPhone 6 Vs Galaxy S5 Review: Apple Gatecrashes Samsung

    Gordon Kelly, Contributor
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    2014's biggest selling smartphones go head-to-head.
  • Why I've Spent $639 On 'Hearthstone' (And Don't Regret It)

    Paul Tassi, Contributor
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    I finally did something I've been dreading for over a year now. I sat down and dug through my email for every message that began "Your Order From Blizzard..." and added up all the dollar amounts they contained. None of them were me buying actual games from Blizzard; Diablo, Starcraft and [...]
  • The 10 Best And Worst College Cities And Towns In The U.S.

    Kathryn Dill, Forbes Staff
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Geography may have a bigger impact on college experience than many students realize. How does your college town stack up?
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  • ISIS’s Harrowing Sexual Violence Towards Yezidi Women Revealed

    Tessa Berenson
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have enslaved and sexually brutalized scores of women, selling them into marriage or giving them as gifts to militant fighters, according to a new report. Since August, ISIS has captured hundreds, if not thousands of Yezidi women and girls and taken them into sexual slavery as part of an ethnic cleansing movement, the Amnesty report says. The Yezidis are a Kurdish ethno-religious minority group that have been historically oppressed by Sunni extremists. Once captive, many of the women are forced to convert to Islam and subjected to rape…
  • Federal Judge Rules Oklahoma Executions OK

    Dan Stewart
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot denied a request for a preliminary injunction that was requested by a group of 21 Oklahoma death row inmates who argued the use of the sedative midazolam as the first drug in a three-drug combination the state administers risks subjecting them to unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment. The inmates sued after the April 29 execution of Clayton Lockett, who…
  • France Hit By Second Car Attack in 3 Days

    Dan Kedmey
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    At least 11 people were injured after a driver rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Nantes in western France on Monday, marking the third in a string of car attacks that have shaken the country. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said the driver “deliberately” steered the car into a crowd of bystanders before emerging form the vehicle and stabbing himself repeatedly, the Associated Press reports. He was hospitalized along with four victims of the attack, who are listed in serious condition. A local prosecutor said the attacker, a 37-year-old man…
  • Baltimore Cops Bust Dog-Fighting Ring

    Dan Stewart
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    After the raid of a violent, multistate dog-fighting ring, 22 people face charges and hundreds of dogs are in shelters, authorities said Monday. A Baltimore grand jury returned indictments against 22 people involved in the ring, 14 of whom were in custody. They all face charges of animal cruelty, dog fighting and conspiracy. The indictments came last week after a yearlong investigation. Authorities raided 18 locations in the Baltimore area and a compound in West Virginia. The ring also had links in New York and in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, where several alleged members were linked to a…
  • See Iconic Pictures of Joe Cocker Through The Years

    Andrew Hinderaker
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    The British rock star died at age 70 on Dec. 22 after losing a battle with lung cancer. Here are some iconic images of him throughout his life, from performing at Woodstock to receiving a lifetime achievement award
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  • Hurry up and Wait: Delayed Gratification for Autoresponders

    Phil Hollows
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    FeedBlitz has offered comprehensive, multi-step autoresponders for years now. They’re great for saying thanks, delivering incentives, or offering multi-step courses. Couple an autoresponder sequence to other lists using FeedBlitz’s triggers, start a signup with a parser, and you’ve got a very capable automated email marketing solution. A typical autoresponder sequence starts immediately. You sign up for a list, and your incentive is delivered right away. You make your purchase, et voila! A thank you missive is en route, toute suite. It’s what people expect to happen.
  • So long, Zombie Google Reader

    Phil Hollows
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    We all know how to stop a zombie, right? Get it in the head. Fine in the movies or “The Walking Dead,” but it’s not so simple for zombie products or technologies. Case in point: Google Reader. The product was “killed” by Google in the middle of 2013, and it was no longer available to end users. So it was dead and buried, right? Wrong. It was a zombie. The back end of Google Reader kept on plugging away, checking feeds, dutifully reporting how many subscribers it was polling on behalf of. Like the Energizer bunny, It kept on going and going and going … until…
  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
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  • Six Winning Semiconductor Plays for 2015

    22 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Avago, Skyworks, NXP, Micron Tech, SanDisk and Cypress Semi will capitalize on trends.
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  • The Case for Cisco and Other Networking Stocks

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    This sector scored a technical breakout last week. That bodes well for the group in 2015.
  • Teva's Top Line Set to Slip

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Teva’s Top Line Set to SlipRevenue will drop by about $1.0 billion-$1.3 billion in 2015 amid generic threats and increased competition.Teva’s Top Line Set to SlipRevenue will drop by about $1.0 billion-$1.3 billion in 2015 amid generic threats and increased competition.
  • What Should Investors Expect in 2015?

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    What Should Investors Expect in 2015?The coming year should see more of the same: U.S. large cap stocks rising on solid profits.What Should Investors Expect in 2015?The coming year should see more of the same: U.S. large cap stocks rising on solid profits.
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  • Potholes targeted in £6bn funding injection to English local councils

    Press Association
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Funding spread between 2015 and 2021 will improve road network after erosion from severe winters and devastating floodsEnglish local authorities are to get almost £6bn to repair potholes over the next six years.Awarded by the government, the fund will help them improve roads between 2015 and 2021. A succession of severe winters and the devastating floods earlier this year have left councils struggling with road maintenance. Continue reading...
  • FA charges Leeds defender Bellusci with making racist remark to Jerome

    Louise Taylor
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    • Leeds defender accused of abusing Cameron Jerome• Norwich City striker accused Bellusci of racismLeeds United’s Giuseppe Bellusci will contest a misconduct charge from the Football Association following allegations that the central defender directed a racist comment towards the Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome.The incident occurred during a Championship match at Carrow Road in October and involved Jerome making a complaint to the referee, Mark Clattenburg, in the wake of a first-half confrontation between the two players. Continue reading...
  • Quarter of private tenants cutting back on food to pay rent – survey

    Hilary Osborne
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    National Housing Federation says 31% of households – and 41% with children – have struggled to pay rent at least onceSome people in private rental accommodation are having to cut back on food and heating to cope with rising rents, according to research by the National Housing Federation (NHF).The organisation, which represents housing associations across England, said soaring rents and high deposits were making life increasingly difficult for those locked out of homeownership. Continue reading...
  • 135 retail firms in critical condition, say analysts

    Sarah Butler
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:05 pm
    More than 24,000 retailers in ‘significant’ financial distress as supermarket price war forces high street to slash pricesUK retailers are facing increased financial stress this year as the big supermarkets fight a price war that has forced the rest of the high street to slash prices and squeeze profit margins.As retailers prepare for the quarterly rent day on Christmas Day, traditionally the time when banks call in the administrators, more than 24,000 retailers are suffering from significant financial distress, according to research by the advisory firm Begbies Traynor. Continue…
  • Alternative Christmas message to be given by Ebola survivor Will Pooley

    John Plunkett
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    British nurse will call for a global solution to the epidemic in west Africa, in address from Sierra Leone for Channel 4The British Ebola survivor Will Pooley will deliver the alternative Christmas message on Channel 4, calling for a global solution to the epidemic, which has so far cost more than 7,000 lives.The nurse became the first Briton to be evacuated from west Africa with the disease when he was airlifted back to the UK for treatment in August this year. Continue reading...
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  • Happy Holidays from T-Mobile CEO John Legere

    22 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Happy Holidays from T-Mobile CEO John Legere Listen closely as CEO @JohnLegere reads us a magical story from the land of the #Uncarrier. Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good night. From: TMobile Views: 5463 468 ratings Time: 02:08 More in Entertainment
  • Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle Order the book, ebook, or download the astronomically correct song at - if you preorder the book, you get the ebook for FREE! Get the song on itunes: Thanks to Zach Weinersmith of and Chris Jones of MinutePhysics is on Google+ - And facebook - And twitter - @minutephysics Minute Physics provides an energetic and entertaining view…
  • Know Before You Fly

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Know Before You Fly Did you get a new unmanned aircraft for the holidays? Stay off the naughty list! Learn more: #KnowB4UFly From: The FAA Views: 9674 160 ratings Time: 01:34 More in Science & Technology
  • Is Santa Real? (A Scientific Analysis)

    22 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Is Santa Real? (A Scientific Analysis) …and other Christmas mysteries answered with science! Subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart: ↓ More info and sources below ↓ Follow on Twitter: Follow on Tumblr: Follow on Instagram: Happy Holidays! Ever wonder how Santa could possibly manage to deliver all those presents in a single night? Or what gives red-nosed reindeer the ability to fly? And why do your Christmas lights get tangled in knots no matter how…
  • Portal Trick Shots

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Portal Trick Shots Betcha can't beat this! Music - "Prototype" By Savant ( Check out Savant's new album ZION! - This video was made possible with the support of our patrons. Check out to help us make videos! Check out the VFX Breakdown! - Want more Savant? Check out his FB page: From: CorridorDigital Views: 364462 29158 ratings Time: 03:18 More in People & Blogs
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  • Western Mass. feels snubbed by Baker

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    BOSTON (AP) -- Some people in western Massachusetts are already feeling snubbed by Gov.-elect Charlie Baker.
  • Pope blasts the Vatican

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has
  • 3 finalists named at Ash-West

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    ASHBURNHAM -- After weeks of deliberation, the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District school superintendent search committee has chosen three finalists as possible replacements for Ralph Hicks.
  • Sally Tata got last laugh

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    FITCHBURG -- At her retirement party Friday, Fitchburg Fire Lt. Sally Tata said one of her fellow firefighters joked to her early in her career that she wouldn't last five years with the department.
  • Police: Don't let holiday cheer get out of hand

    21 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    FITCHBURG -- To keep this time of year cheerful for all, police are reminding drivers to be safe, responsible and sober.
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  • Pope Francis calls gossip sickness of "cowards"

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Pope Francis uses his annual Christmas meeting with Vatican's top administrators to issue warning on gossip calling it "the sickness of the cowards." Gavino Garay reports.
  • Will new A350 help Airbus fly?

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Qatar Airways takes first delivery of Airbus' new A350 passenger jet. As Joel Flynn reports it's the planemaker's response to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the culmination of eight years of development.
  • Breakingviews: M&A boom has room to run

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    The torrid pace of corporate marriages is set to continue in 2015, Breakingviews Editor Rob Cox predicts, but shareholders of acquirers may see their recent exuberance wane.
  • Russia’s crisis hurts middle classes

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    The Russia rouble opened broadly former on Monday but its collapse is forcing many middle-class families to reassess their life plans. As Sonia Legg reports those with foreign currency-denominated mortgages are particularly exposed.
  • Kurds, Yazidis blast their way into Sinjar

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    Amateur video purports to show Kurdish fighters locked in a fierce battle to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State militants. Nathan Frandino reports.
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