Kari Lipschutz


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    Craig Ferguson Gets Anthrax Scare

    TV / Video

    Craig Ferguson had planned to do a bit about the East Coast earthquake on his show last night. Instead, he cracked a few uneasy jokes about the envelope packed with white powder that he received earlier in the day.

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    Google Goes to Thailand

    Digital

    Bangkok just got a new resident, Google. The company announced today that it will boost its Southeast Asia growth with an office in Thailand. The office is the second this year for Southeast Asia, following the opening of a Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, office in January.

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    Trapped in Luxury, Journalists Stuck in Tripoli Hotel

    Digital

    As rebels and loyalists in Libya squabble over who has control of Tripoli, some international journalists are uncharacteristically quiet on the sidelines.

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    Browsing Boosts Office Productivity

    Digital

    The next time your boss catches you surfing the Web instead of doing work, you can say in your defense that browsing is boosting your productivity.

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    Stumblers Out-Refer Facebookers

    Digital

    Facebook has been heralded as a great source of referral traffic. Twitter, too, is an easy way of getting out links to like-minded followers. However, the sites have been eclipsed by StumbleUpon as the main source of referral traffic from social media sites.

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    Facebook Makes Commenters Think Twice Before Dropping an F-Bomb

    Digital

    Since Facebook’s rise to prominence, social commentators have spilled much ink on how the new mode of communication will affect the quality of our interactions, as quantity naturally increases.

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    Liberty Media Buys Stake in Barnes & Noble

    Brand Marketing

    Liberty Media said it would purchase a stake in Barnes & Noble for $204 million. The media giant was seen as a potential savior for the bookseller that went up for sale last year, but Liberty has declined to outright acquire the company.

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    DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket on PlayStation 3

    TV / Video

    PlayStation 3 owners, are you ready for some football? DirecTV will now offer its NFL Sunday Ticket To-Go access on a host of new devices, including the PlayStation 3, the Motorola Xoom, and Samsung Galaxy tablets.

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    Christine O’Donnell Tells Piers Morgan He’s Rude, Walks Off Set

    TV / Video

    Tea Party politician Christine O’Donnell walked off the set of Piers Morgan’s interview show on CNN yesterday.

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    ‘NYT’ Site Up and Running After Error

    Digital

    The New York Times site is running smoothly again after a 40-minute disruption last night. In the brief period, visitors to the site were met with a “page not found” error that encouraged readers to report the snafu to Times developers.