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110 essential resources for creative freelancers and small business owners

It’s here. Creative Boom’s list of 110 highly recommended, essential resources for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs, because a hundred wasn't …

ObamaCare signups return with improved website but more challenges to the health care law

The second round of ObamaCare signups begins Saturday with expectations for an improved shopper experience but also facing more challenges from Capitol Hill and in federal court.<p>President Obama and top administration officials have set a goal of enrolling 3 million Americans and to re-enroll the …

Kindle Software Update Lets You Share Your Amazon Library With A Partner And More

Kindle has a new update rolling out to its Kindle e-reader device hardware, which includes new features for the latest Kindle, Kindle Voyage and Kindle Paperwhite devices. The update includes the new Word Wise feature that automatically shows definitions to difficult words above the within text on …

Academy honors future screenwriting stars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the next generation of star screenwriters in the most appropriate way possible on Thursday night.<p>Actors Ansel Elgort, Jack O'Connell (<i>Unbroken</i>), Tessa Thompson (<i>Selma</i>) and Clancy Brown acted out selections from the Academy's Nicholl …

Why Twitter’s Mission Statement Matters

Believe it or not, Twitter Inc. has a perfectly respectable mission statement:<p>Our mission: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.<p>CEO Dick Costolo had to point this out Wednesday night, after a slide from an investor presentation by CFO …

Comcast: We Support Open Internet But Not Title II

The cable giant’s spokesman says they agree with the principles the president laid out, just not how to implement them<p>A day after Comcast deemed …

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Taylor Swift Would Have Made $6M This Year On Spotify (1989 Pulled In $12M In 1st Week)

Taylor Swift may have thought she’d ended the conversation about her music and its place on streaming services after dismissively calling them a “grand experiment” and pulling tracks from Spotify and other services. But the debate’s not done yet. Spotify is getting another word in.<p>Daniel Ek, the …

All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson

Anjelica Huston on her new memoir, which details her turbulent romance with Jack Nicholson and the alleged violence by former boyfriend Ryan …

Questions abound over fate of ISIS leader

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's enemy No. 1 in the fight against ISIS. But after waves of airstrikes by both Iraq and U.S.-led coalition forces, questions abound over whether the terror group's leader was hit.<p>Iraq's Ministry of Interior said the Iraqi air force wounded ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and killed a …

Israel tightens security in major cities, West Bank after deadly Palestinian attacks

Following two deadly Palestinian attacks, Israel said it was tightening security in major cities and in the West Bank on Tuesday amid fears that the violence could spread further.<p>The move comes a day after a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus stabbed a 20-year-old Israeli soldier at a …

Why Actresses Reinvent Themselves as Folk—Not Pop—Singers

By creating more stripped-down music, female celebrities keep the focus on their voices, not their bodies.<p>Leighton Meester of <i>Gossip Girl</i> fame and now-wife of <i>The O.C.</i>’s Adam Brody has added another occupation to her resume: folk songstress.<p>The same week Taylor Swift dropped her much-awaited, …

Obama: The Internet Is a Utility

The White House proposes a major change to the way broadband should be regulated, but can it actually happen?<p>A new "net neutrality" plan released by the White House on Monday morning includes an endorsement of an old idea that some activists have been pushing for years: the treatment of the …

President Obama Calls For A Free And Open Internet, Wants It Reclassified As A Utility

President Barack Obama has come out in favor of net neutrality in a special website and video announcement wherein he lays out his plan for protecting the freedom and openness of the Internet. In a video and letter, he lays out in no uncertain terms that he believes no cable company or access …

The FCC Fires Back At the President’s Net Neutrality Plan

This morning President Barack Obama presented a net neutrality plan, advocating for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. That solution has long been the favorite of the most ardent net neutrality advocates.<p>The FCC’s …

Here’s How To De-Register iMessage If You’ve Switched Platforms With Apple’s New Tool

Apple has added a new tool to its website for removing phone numbers from iMessage registration, even if you no longer have the iPhone in question and can’t toggle iMessage off in settings. The website lets you simply enter a phone number, where Apple will send you a code via text message, which …

The War of the Words

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega-store stand down. How did Amazon—which was once seen as the book industry’s savior—end up as …

Taylor Swift’s Label Pulled Music From Spotify So She Wouldn’t ‘Embarrass’ Fans

In the dark few days since Taylor Swift’s label pulled her discography from the miraculous music streaming platform Spotify, you may have found …

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