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Nancy Pelosi Won’t Be Speaker Again

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has announced that she will not be Speaker of the House again. However the 73-year-old says she will run again for her seat.In an interview published Friday in the National Journal, an inside-Washington magazine, Pelosi …

Twitter Now Shows You Articles Where Popular Tweets Have Been Embedded Twitter Now Shows You Articles Where Popular Tweets Have Been Embedded

After testing it last month, Twitter is announcing the wide rollout of a new feature called “related headlines.” Basically, what Twitter is doing is displaying all of the articles that embed certain tweets under the actual tweet itself, on its …

NowThis News Launches Video News Channel on Instagram NowThis News Launches Video News Channel on Instagram

NowThis News, an online news startup focusing on mobile video and social sharing, is looking to harness Instagram to deliver short bits of news on the go. Back in June, Instagram launched video on the network on the heels of …

Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans Internet Is the Main Source of News for 21% of Americans

Just over one-fifth of American adults now rely on the Internet as their main source of news about current events. That’s according to a new poll from Gallup. 21% of those polled answered the question “what would you say is …

Megyn Kelly Will Be Moving To Primetime On Fox News

Megyn Kelly of Fox News fame announced back in February that she was pregnant. As a result, she’ll be leaving the news channel for a while, but she’s in for a big promotion upon her return. Fox News announced on …

Weather Girl Has Totally Appropriate Reaction to a Giant On-Screen Spider

When I was a kid, I loved nature books. But there was one problem with the larger-than-life photographic representations in the arachnid section – the problem was that they were still creepy, even though they were just photographs. I wouldn’t …

Google Reader Is Dying Because News Consumption Is Changing Google Reader Is Dying Because News Consumption Is Changing
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Check your calendars, folks. The beheading of Google Reader is less than a month away. On July 1st, the popular (but not popular enough) RSS reader will close forever. If you weren’t aware of this, Google will remind you the …

Local News Anchor and Weatherwoman Have Some Cringeworthy Exchanges [VIDEO]

CBS 3 anchor Nicole Brewer and weatherwoman Carol Erickson despise each other – at least that’s what it looks like on camera. YouTube user AmazingLife247 compiled this supercut of some cringeworthy moments between the two Philly newswomen. What you’re about …

Missing Man Walks By News Crew Right After They Wrap Up Report On HIs Disappearance

It’s hard not to worry when a man goes missing for 16 hours. For one town, that worry turned into surprise when the missing man unexpectedly showed up on a live broadcast about his disappearance. WMTW reports that Robert McDonough, …

Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed
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Attention Yahoo users: you’re about to see a big change to the homepage newsfeed – tweets. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced the new partnership today in a post on the Yahoo blog. “Tweets have become an important information source for …

Why Are These News Anchors Holding A Satellite Interview In The Same Parking Lot?
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CNN has become somewhat of an Internet joke the past few weeks with its botched coverage of the Boston bombings and subsequent manhunt. That story is mostly behind us, though, and CNN can now work on delivering news without something …

105-Year-Old Bacon Woman Credits Tasty Meat For Her Long Life

105-year-old bacon woman sounds like a post-modern art piece, but it actually refers to a sweet grandmother who has found the secret to life – delicious bacon. Pearl Cantrell is 105-years-old and she really loves bacon. In fact, she eats …

If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts
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Google posted a new Webmaster Help video today. This time, Matt Cutts addresses a question posed by fellow Googler John Mueller, who asks: A newspaper company wants to add an archive with 200,000 pages. Should they add it all at …

Reddit Apologizes for ‘Dangerous Speculation’ in Wake of Boston Bombings Reddit Apologizes for ‘Dangerous Speculation’ in Wake of Boston Bombings

Reddit’s General Manager Erik Martin has posted a formal and heartfelt apology on behalf of the site and its many users for the part they played in the spreading of false information in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. …

Matt Cutts Thinks You Should Consider Giving Up News Matt Cutts Thinks You Should Consider Giving Up News
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An interesting Twitter exchange between Googlers Matt Cutts and Tim Bray: Follow @mattcutts Matt Cutts @mattcutts A great article about why you should consider giving up news: http://t.co/p32BilNFxc   Follow @timbray Tim Bray @timbray @mattcutts Except for, the world is …

LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M LinkedIn Acquires News Reader App Pulse for $90M

LinkedIn has decided to take another step toward being a platform for news, officially announcing the acquisition of Pulse, the news reader app similar to Flipboard. The transaction is valued at around $90 million, which is at the high-end of …

Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal
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Publishers in Portugal want Google to pay for the right to include links and snippets of articles in Google News. The story is always the same from country to country. In recent months, we’ve seen Google playing ball with publishers, …

Yahoo, CNBC Launch ‘Big Data Download’ Web Show Yahoo, CNBC Launch ‘Big Data Download’ Web Show

Yahoo and CNBC announced the launch of Big Data Download today. This is a new twice daily online program hosted by CNBC’s Courtney Reagan, and regularly featuring Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief Aaron Task, senior columnist Michael Santoli and co-host of “The …

Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines
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Search engines and fair use suffered a legal blow this week, as a judge sided with the Associated Press in its ongoing case against Meltwater, a service that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and …

KAPOOYA! Woman Describing Hailstorm Is Your Next Big Meme

There was a pretty significant hailstorm in Brookshire, Texas on Wednesday morning. And when it hit, it sounded like KAPOOYA KAPOOYA!

Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will. Will You Miss Google Reader? Clearly, Many Will.
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I was out on leave when the news came out: Google is killing Google Reader. No! Why? No! Should Google kill Google Reader? Will you miss it? Let us know what you think or if you care in the comments. …