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Tamera Mowry Gets Emotional Over Internet Racism

Famous child star Tamera Mowry appeared on the OWN network this weekend with twin sister Tia in Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” series, which airs Friday nights on the network. The show catches up with Oprah’s past guests and highlights where the celebrities are in their current lives, noting the ups and downs of success and fame. On this episode, …

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Alex Trebek Takes ‘Jeopardy’ to New Level With Rap

At the age of seventy-three, Alex Trebek proved that he can still capture and intrigue an audience. The popular host of the hit game show Jeopardy has recently made headlines for his unique, and rather unpredictable talent. Apparently, the world-renown host was able to take the category “It’s a Rap” to a whole new level when he showcased his own …

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Amazon Sales Tax Laws Expand to Three More States

Consumers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee will no longer get a free pass on sales tax when shopping on Amazon.com. Starting today, residents in those states will join the 16 other states in the country that automatically pay tax on Amazon purchases. South Carolina is not far behind, consumers in the Palmetto State, will begin paying taxes on all purchases …

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Surprise: Studies Confirm That The U.S. Has Slow Internet

For the past few years, a common complaint among tech circles is that Internet access in the United States is slow and spotty, especially when compared to the rest of the world. It all started to change last year when Google Fiber launched in Kansas City thus inspiring other cities to ditch corporate monopolies, and offer their residents better speeds …

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Dinni Jain Joins Time Warner Cable As Its New COO

In 2011, Time Warner Cable acquired Insight Communications – a telecom that served communities in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Now the former president and COO of Insight is taking on a bigger role within Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable announced today that Dinni Jain, COO and president of Insight, will join Time Warner Cable as its COO on January …

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Latest NSA Leak Finds Agency Spied On Porn Habits Of “Radicalizers”

Since June, we’ve learned that the NSA spies on just about everything we do in the name of stopping terrorism. As it turns out, the agency is even spying on our porn habits because it might just stop terrorists. Fresh from his departure from The Guardian, Glenn Greenwald is now reporting on the latest Snowden leak from The Huffington Post. …

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Mozilla, BBC Team Up To Improve The Web

The Web is arguably the most important invention of the modern era. It’s a shame then that more organizations are not out there helping people learn how to get the most out of it. The organizations that are supporting humanity’s relationship with the Web got a shot in the arm over the weekend, however, thanks to an agreement with one …

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Katie Couric Leaving Television for the Internet?

(image)Katie Couric is reportedly in negotiations to end her contract with ABC News in order to join Yahoo, where she will host a streaming interview show that will be aired on the company’s website. According to an ABC News executive who requested anonymity before talks were complete, said that this move would be a bold one for Couric, but one …

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Google’s Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda

Africa has the potential to be the next great epicenter of economic development. It just needs a push in the right direction, and Google’s latest project may just be the push it needs. On Wednesday evening, Google announced Project Link – a new initiative that will see Google bringing Fiber-backed Internet to developing areas in Africa. At the start, it …

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‘Theo and Beau’ Are the Cutest Napping Pals [VIDEO]

Dogs haven’t received the reputation of being “man’s best friend” for nothing. The recent story of Beau (a toddler living in Manhattan) and his best friend Theo (a mixture of boxer, shepherd, and lab breeds) proves that if a dog is a man’s best friend, then a puppy must be a little man’s best friend. Jessica Shyba, Beau’ mother, has …

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert

Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind.” What Colbert refers to as “cultural socialism” is actually the democratization of the internet, and more importantly, …

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New Anti-Piracy Plan: Kindergarten Copyright Class?

The United States’ largest copyright lobbies, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America, have initiated a highly controversial program nudging the educational system to shoulder the burden of teaching kids about how evil piracy really is. The LA Times reports that a nonprofit group known as the Center for Copyright Information has commissioned a …

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