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The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

The World Wide Web Turns 25 This Week

By Zach Walton March 11, 2014

In 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee turned on the World Wide Web. Since then, it has become one of the most pervasive technologies ever created. In fact, one could argue that it’s the most important invention in human history. To celebrate …

Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play Google Kills Currents, Sends Users To Google Play

Google continues to shift its users of various news consumption products to different ones. Google famously killed Google Reader last year in a bold and controversial move (that many would probably still question) that sent users to various other RSS …

Hey Local News: Clear Your Browser of Porn Sites Hey Local News: Clear Your Browser of Porn Sites

That’s just a simple tip, guys. If you’re going to use your iPhone to film stock video for a local news segment, it might be wise to make sure your bookmarks and history list doesn’t read “Pornhub Mobile.” Or, I …

Facebook Enters News Reader Space With 'Paper' Facebook Enters News Reader Space With 'Paper'
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There’s been talk all month that Facebook would soon launch a news reader app called Paper, and the company has now made the official announcement. It won’t be available until February 3rd, and it’s only for iPhone in the U.S. …

Calacanis Moves On From Panda With 'Inside' Calacanis Moves On From Panda With 'Inside'

Jason Calacanis is back with a new news app called Inside. It’s out for iOS and Blackberry with an Android version on the way. There’s also a mobile web version. Calacanis talks about the project as well as the demise …

Report Details What To Expect From New Facebook App Report Details What To Expect From New Facebook App
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Facebook is reportedly working on a standalone news app, which would rely on human editors to provide news stories from various publications. The app would presumably be a Flipboard-style news reader, and would make use of these hand-picked stories, as …

2% of Americans Think Brian Williams Is Joe Biden 2% of Americans Think Brian Williams Is Joe Biden
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Brian Williams has been the anchor of the NBC Nightly News for over 9 years – the top-rated NBC Nightly News. He was also a reporter and weekend anchor for the network for 11 years, until NBC handed him the …

The New All Things D Is Called Re/code The New All Things D Is Called Re/code

Back in September, The Wall Street Journal and its tech site All Things D announced that they were parting ways, and now with the new year, we get to see both the new Wall Street Journal tech section and the …

Megyn Kelly Says That Santa Claus is White Megyn Kelly Says That Santa Claus is White
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Megyn Kelly was recently criticized for speaking about the cultural interpretation concerning the race of Santa Claus. Kelly discussed Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore, which was written by Slate‘s Aisha Harris. Harris wrote, “When I was …

Ginger Zee Is Taking Over The Weather On GMA Ginger Zee Is Taking Over The Weather On GMA

Long-time Good Morning America weather anchor, Sam Champion, resigned from ABC on Wednesday to take a managing editor job at The Weather Channel. It was a sad goodbye since Champion is one of the main reasons that GMA has been …

Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo

Yahoo continues to add high-profile names to Yahoo News with the addition of Katie Couric to the staff as its new Global Anchor. CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news this morning via blog post, sharing her enthusiasm about the acquisition. …

Maria Bartiromo Leaves CNBC For FOX Business Maria Bartiromo Leaves CNBC For FOX Business
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Maria Bartiromo has been an anchor for CNBC for two decades, covering plenty of news throughout her career, but has recently decided to leave the network. She was one of the first women to become a star on television by …

John Oliver: Goodbye The Daily Show, Hello HBO John Oliver: Goodbye The Daily Show, Hello HBO
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John Oliver’s star is rising, thanks to a truly great 7-year run on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Now, he’s saying goodbye to the show that kickstarted his career and saying hello to HBO. HBO has announced that Oliver …

CBS to Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage CBS to Stream Original JFK Assassination Coverage
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Next Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, and CBS is remembering the historic event with a “real-time” broadcast of the original 1963 coverage, as it aired on that fateful day. At 1:40 pm EST on Friday, November …

LinkedIn Replaces LinkedIn Today With Pulse LinkedIn Replaces LinkedIn Today With Pulse

LinkedIn announced today that it is replacing its social news product LinkedIn Today with LinkedIn Pulse, which is based on the Pulse news reader app that the company acquired earlier this year. The Pulse app itself is also getting updated. …

Gigaom Shuts Down PaidContent As A Brand Gigaom Shuts Down PaidContent As A Brand

Gigaom is shutting down paidContent.org as a standalone brand, and is rolling it into the Gigaom site. Last year, Gigaom acquired paidContent along with the rest of the ContentNext Media assets (which included mocoNews.net, contentSutra and paidContent UK – all …

ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Seeks Treatment ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Seeks Treatment
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ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is currently in rehabilitation for alcohol dependency. At fifty-one years old, the host of ABC News specials and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 has checked herself into rehab, which has been confirmed by the network. She …