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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, a 73-year-old man from Limington, Maine, went missing on Monday. A local news crew was covering the story on Tuesday …

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Yahoo/Twitter Partnership Brings Tweets to the Yahoo Newsfeed

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 many of our users, so we are thrilled to announce our partnership with Twitter to bring Tweets directly into the …

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Why Are These News Anchors Holding A Satellite Interview In The Same Parking Lot?

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 silly happening, right? The Atlantic Wire has the absolutely bizarre tale of two anchors – Ashleigh Banfield of CNN and …

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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 bacon for every meal. She is also a bacon ambassador among her family and friends encouraging them all to enjoy …

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If You’re Dumping A Ton Of Pages On The Web, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts

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 once or in steps? Cutts says, “I think we can handle it either way, so we should be able to …

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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. Of course, the most public consequence of the misinformation and false accusation swirling around on reddit in the Boston bombings’ …

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Matt Cutts Thinks You Should Consider Giving Up News

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 run by people who care about what’s going on in it. Want to be one of them, or not?   …

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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 the “somewhere between $50M and $100M” range that we heard when rumors of the acquisition began swirling about a month …

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Google May Soon Pay Publishers In Portugal

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, and it seems other countries are seeking solutions similar to those Google has proposed elsewhere. Reuters is reporting: Alberico Fernandes, …

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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 Daily Ticker” Lauren Lyster. “‘Big Data Download’ is a daily digital program that taps into the big data revolution to …

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Ruling In AP/Meltwater Case Could Be Trouble For Search Engines

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 topics of interest. Essentially, Meltwater’s service displays content with links and snippets in a similar format to Google News and …

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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!

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