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The Next Chapter of Social Media Marketing Is the Paid Promo

The first two chapters of the social marketing story were about "owned" and "earned" media. Building social pages, developing apps and creating …

Ukraine crisis: RAF jet to monitor Ukraine border

<b>An RAF reconnaissance aircraft will be sent to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence has said.</b><p>A UK E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (Awacs) jet will fly from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.<p>The aircraft would carry out its mission while staying within Polish and …

Starbucks' digital tip jar set to go online

<b>New York</b> --<p>Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which raises the question - how often do people tip their baristas?<p>The coffee chain says the mobile tipping option, which it announced more than a year ago, will be available on its updated app for iPhones starting …

The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

We won't think about 'going online' or 'looking on the Internet' for something. We'll just be online, and just look."<p>In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new …

Libya threatens to bomb North Korea-flagged tanker

<b>Libya's prime minister has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.</b><p>Ali Zeidan said that orders had been issued to arrest the tanker's crew.<p>Earlier separatist militants said they had started loading oil on to the tanker at Sidra port, …

As hostilities flare in Crimea, U.S. steps up pressure on Russia - CNN.com

Ukrainian tanks are transported from their base in Perevalne, Crimea, on Wednesday, March 26. After Russian troops seized most of Ukraine's bases in Crimea, interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from the peninsula, citing Russian threats to the lives …

Norway will cut through an island in tribute to massacre victims

How do you adequately craft a memorial for one of the worst days in a country's modern history? That's the question that was posed to architects and artists as part of a competition for a dual-site memorial commemorating the attacks in Norway on July 22nd, 2011. On that day, 77 people were killed, …

Pick up 6 great games today with the Humble Mobile Bundle 4

Get an even better deal by donating above-average early for all six games<p>The latest Humble Mobile Bundle — now the fourth iteration — is available, …

Hitler & Putin Mashup Of 'Putler' Becomes Ominous Social Media Moniker

While today's emphasis on all-things-celebrity seems at times all-consuming, the mashups of certain couples' names have entered our lexicon, dating …

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Why Conservatives' Old Divide-and-Conquer Strategy — Setting Working Class Against the Poor — Is Backfiring

<i>This post first appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.</i><p>For almost forty years Republicans have pursued a divide-and-conquer strategy intended to convince …

U.N. Proposes Peacekeeping Force in Central African Republic

The United Nations proposed on Monday a nearly 12,000-member peacekeeping force for the strife-torn Central African Republic that would have a …

Obama: Russia's move 'costly'

President Barack Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that continued military presence in Ukraine is a “costly proposition” that would “isolate Russia” from the international community as he and his national security team discussed next steps.<p>Administration officials spent the …

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Here’s why Russia won’t let go of Crimea

Let's be clear — we don't know what Moscow is thinking for Ukraine.<p>On the one hand, Russia's leaders might see the Ukrainian Revolution as an existential threat. It's a revolution against tyranny and corruption, and the Kremlin does not want to see that spreading. And if that's the case, the worst …

Islamabad court suicide attack strikes terrorism blow in Pakistani capital

Suicide attackers killed 11 people including a judge in a highly unusual assault on the Pakistani capital on Monday. The assault is likely to cast further doubt over whether the government’s policy of negotiating with militants can bring terrorism to an end.<p>It was the most serious attack in …

Uh-Oh, Now It Looks Like There Isn't A New Apple TV On Its Way

The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and 9to5Mac all said Apple was developing a new version of its little hockey puck sized TV box.<p>But on Friday, Apple blogger Jim Dalrymple shot down much of that reporting. He did it in his own signature way.<p>If you don't follow the Apple blogosphere, this takes a …

In a landmark week, acceptance of gay people is a fact in Georgia Bible belt

Blue Ridge, Georgia, a logging town in the state’s Appalachian foothills, used to give gays two choices: hide or leave. This was God’s country. Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal and Catholic churches speckled the landscape.<p>Those who could not stay in the closet packed their bags and wound down a …

Crackdown on share fraud yields 110 arrests in Europe and U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) - Anti-fraud police have arrested 110 people in Europe and the United States in an international crackdown on gangs selling bogus shares that cost some investors their life savings, British authorities said on Friday.<p>City of London Police, responsible for law enforcement in the …

Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine's Crimea, Yanukovich reappears

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Armed men took control of two airports in the Crimea region on Friday in what the new Ukrainian leadership described as an invasion by Moscow’s forces, and ousted President Viktor Yanukovich surfaced in Russia after a week on the run.<p>Yanukovich said Russia should use …

Islamist militants slice off alleged thief's hand in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants trying to enforce their religious strict code in rebel-held areas of Syria have cut off the hand of an alleged thief in Aleppo province, jihadi social media said on Friday.<p>Photos of the public event were posted on Twitter by several jihadi accounts, including …