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6 min ago | WPTV Local News

Facebook for rich people

Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills? To join, users must pony up $9,000 for dues and a membership fee, then another $3,000 per year after that. If it all seems like a joke -- an elaborate ruse in an age when Facebook, Twitter and a host of other social networks are free -- the man behind the idea assures you it is not.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Science / Technology, Internet

4 hrs ago | ITworld

Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool

Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source. The company announced the release on Monday at its @Scale conference in San Francisco, where it also launched a new open-source project called TODO to make it easier for organizations to use open-source software.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

8 hrs ago | The WSU Signpost

Weber State nurse killed in alleged murder-suicide

Cynthia "Cindy" Candland was an assistant professor of Nursing at Weber State University. She was found dead Friday as a victim of an alleged murder-suicide A former nursing student at Weber State, Assistant Professor Cynthia "Cindy" Candland was described as a model educator by her colleagues in Weber's nursing program.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Weber State University, Ogden, UT, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Four great Santa Cruz restaurants

Chickpea bowl with avocado, purple beans, eggplant, roasted beet, sumac and preserved meyer lemon yogurt offered at Assembly restaurant in Santa Cruz, Calif., Thursday, Sep. 5, 2014. There's no doubt about Santa Cruz's appeal as a beach town, but its dining scene has absolutely blossomed so much, it's enough to inspire a gourmet getaway, too.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Santa Cruz, CA, Avocado


yahoo sign

What should happen to your personal digital communications -- emails, chats, photos and the like -- after you die? Should they be treated like physical letters for the purposes of a will? Yahoo doesn't think so. The company is criticizing new legislation giving executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Non-Profit, Jack Markell, US Governors

Lowell Sun

Miss America gets flak over plastic red cup routine

The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. That was the message Monday from Kira Kazantsev of New York as many social media users continued to pan her use of a plastic cup during the talent portion of Sunday night's pageant finale in Atlantic City.


Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, Associated Press, Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Pitch Perfect

Daily World

A resurgence for Surge: The soft drink is back

Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via A resurgence for Surge: The soft drink is back Coca-Cola is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via


Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola, PepsiCo, Marketing, Startups, Facebook

Chico Enterprise-Record

San Francisco supervisor calls for Facebook, drag queens to meet over profile name crackdown

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos is calling on Facebook officials to meet with local drag queens to discuss the social media website's recent crackdown on the performers to change their profile names. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, has locked many drag queens out of their accounts unless they edit their stage names to their "real identities," which is outlined on the website as a legal name listed on a credit card or driver's license, according to recent news reports.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook


One man trying to bring Broadway into 21st century

When John Travolta shocked theater fans by mangling the pronunciation of Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars, one person saw a gift in the slip - Damian Bazadona. Bazadona, the president and founder of the advertising and marketing firm Situation Interactive, had been hired by Menzel's new show "If/Then" to create some buzz and here it came, one horrible syllable after another.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Marketing, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

CBC News

Facebook user page accused of racism removed after CBC inquiry

Andrea Morden and Ken Wang contacted CBC Montreal Investigates after receiving Facebook's initial responses to their complaints about the page, called Sheeeit. A Facebook user page full of cartoon strips mocking black people and other minorities has been removed after repeated complaints from two Montrealers, and inquiries by CBC Montreal Investigates .


Related Topix: African-American, Canada,


Alibaba worried about Facebook IPO as considered Nasdaq versus NYSE

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd could have sold nearly $2 billion worth of stock without lifting a finger. All it had to do was list its shares on Nasdaq.


Related Topix: Alibaba

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WSJ Media and Advertising

Facebook Hires Satellite Executive from Google

Michael Tseytlin joined Facebook earlier this month to work on satellite technology for the company's Connectivity Lab, according to people familiar with the matter. An expert in satellite design, Tseytlin had been working on Google's satellite efforts being led by Greg Wyler, a high profile satellite entrepreneur who also recently departed Google.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Advertising

Berkshire Eagle

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained Daniele Watts and her companion last week after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes. Watts was detained until police determined no crime was committed.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

KABC-AM Los Angeles

Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

Activists say they hope for "a world safe from the ravages of climate change," as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns, two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue. "Together, we'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach," organizers of the People's Climate March, the New York City event planned for Sunday, Sept.


Manchester Journal

California nudist camp accused of stealing water

The San Jose Mercury News reports that rangers with the Midpeninsula Open Space District descended on Lupin Lodge near Los Gatos on Thursday, saying the clothing-optional resort was illegally taking water from a nearby upstream waterfall. The resort's owners say they are entitled to use the waterfall, which they need to keep their water tank full in case of a fire and to top off their pool for both skinny-dipping and as a backup water source for a fire.


Related Topix: Media, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

The Brattleboro Reformer

Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. "It is like stopping her in a beautiful moment in time," he said.


Related Topix: Amy Winehouse, Albuquerque, NM


Facebook under fire for making drag, burlesque performers use real names

Facebook recently started enforcing an existing policy that requires people to operate under their legal names. That policy has several performers from the drag and burlesque communities up in arms after the social network forced them to change their profile names.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Bucks Herald

Farming Matters: Farmers join Twitter age

For some time now industry leaders have been encouraging farmers to embrace new technology and acknowledge the power of social media. It's a long haul and some farmers may never take to it, but many have, and especially young farmers who have been using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for years.


Related Topix: Twitter, Startups, Facebook

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Savvy Shopper: Take behind-the-scenes look at Savvy Shopper

When you rent a DVD, do you ever watch the bonus features that give glimpses of how the movie was made? Against your better judgment, do you stop changing television channels when the program "Behind the Music" is on? In my case, the answers are "yeah" and "heck yeah." I am not sure whether it is good or bad but from the youngest age, I always wanted to know what was behind the curtain.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Lubbock, TX

Sys-Con Media

New Marketwired Tip Sheet Helps PR and Marketing Pros Make Their News Releases More Social

Most companies have linked their websites and online newsrooms to their social channels, but they haven't socialized their news releases so they appeal to interested audiences on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest. Marketwired's new tip sheet, " Five Tips for Socializing Your News Release ," offers strategies for extending the reach and life of a story and changing the way it's perceived by people based on the social channels they frequent.


Related Topix: Marketing, Startups, Facebook


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