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Transparent Wins a Golden Globe, Amazon’s First Major Award

Over the past couple years, Netflix has consistently netted award show nominations (and some wins) for its original content like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. And though the Emmys, Golden Globes, and the like have smiled upon Netflix – they hadn’t yet shown any love for Amazon and its original Prime Instant Video offerings. Until Sunday …

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IRS Whistleblowers Paid $53 Million In 2013

According to the annual report of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to Congress, the IRS paid whistleblowers a total of $53 million in 2013 for turning in people who cheated on their taxes. The report titled “Fiscal Year 2013 Report to the Congress on the Use of Section 7623” says in its executive summary that the IRS is required to …

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Taylor Swift to Receive Pinnacle Award at CMAs

It is no secret that Taylor Swift is a country music super star, but now she is to be awarded one of the most prestigious awards in country music history: the Pinnacle Award. Swift will accept the award on November 6 during the 47th Country Music Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. The award was created in 2005 to “recognize an …

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Edward Snowden Receives Sam Adams Award, Speaks On Camera For The First Time In Months

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor that leaked details of the agency’s surveillance programs to newspapers around the world, is still hiding out somewhere in Russia. That didn’t stop the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence from delivering their most prestigious award to him though. Now, the award is pretty big news, but what’s even bigger is that Snowden …

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Mel Brooks Given AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute (AFI) this week announced that film director Mel Brooks received the organization’s Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute on Thursday. The award was presented by veteran film director Martin Scorsese. The presentation will air on cable channel TNT on Saturday, June 15 at 9 pm EDT. “For over 50 years, Mel Brooks has given the …

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Rob Delaney Is Declared Funniest Person On Twitter, Tweets About It

As WebProNews’ ‘Tweets of the Day’ articles show, Twitter can be a great place for comedy. Making someone laugh shouldn’t require more than 140 characters, and Rob Delaney is a perfect example of this idea. Over the weekend, the Comedy Awards took place on Comedy Central, with 2012 being its second annual show. They added an assortment of digital and …

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Virginia Tech Verdict Gives Peace To Families Of Slain

A verdict reached by a jury yesterday in a wrongful death case against Virginia Tech has awarded two victims’ families four million dollars each, but the money is not what matters, say the parents. Jurors sided with the Peterson and Pryde families, whose daughters Julia and Erin were killed in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history when student gunman …

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Dad’s App for Daughter Wins “Best App Ever Awards 2011″

Jeffrey Austin White developed the Flash Card Maker Pro app for Android in 2010 to help his six-year-old daughter learn her first grade sight words. Since then, the app has been expanded to assist users of all ages in a variety of different ways including: learning new languages, practicing vocabulary, memorizing facts or preparing for exams. With over 1.5 million …

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Pinterest Wins Award for 2011 Startup of the Year

Pinterest was launched in 2010, but that didn’t stop the fine folks at TechCrunch from giving Pinterest their “Crunchie” award for “2011 Startup Of The Year”. Why did Pinterest earn that recognition? From TechCrunch: “The reason? Crazy, crazy traffic and growth. In November, the site had reportedly seen a 2,000% increase in pageviews, according to comScore. That wasn’t year-over-year growth, …

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Steven Spielberg Is Pretty Amazing

Steven Spielberg. The name will inevitably bring to mind many movies the man has been involved with over his long career. Recently, Spielberg received the 2012 David O. Selznick Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America. To commemorate the occasion, Todd Sandler created a tribute video that celebrates all the films that Spielberg either produced or directed. The usual …

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