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The rise and fall (and rise) of the billion-dollar social network

It’s become fashionable of late to predict the imminent demise of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It’s not only Internet users and social media experts who are adding their voices to the chorus, it’s also academics who are starting to question the value of these sites.<p>Most …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Italian Food

Apple reflects on 30 years of Macintosh

Apple released the first Macintosh computer 30 years ago today, and Cupertino is in party mode. The Apple website has been updated to point to a celebration of the original computer and its descendants. The page is essentially a timeline that acts as a look at the various Mac models and also …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

José Andrés' 4 Favorite DC Restaurants

In 1993, José Andrés made his first foray into the DC dining scene when he opened the popular Spanish tapas eatery Jaleo. As anyone familiar with …

Washington D.C.

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Staples, Office Depot And 3D Printing

Several years passed before personal computers reached the mainstream market. 3D printers might get there sooner. Two major retailers - Staples and Office Depot – recently joined a growing list of major retailers pushing 3D printers to consumers.<p>After announcing its intention to stock 3D printers …

Missing jobs data: Economists make best guess

Economists estimate the jobs report that wasn't would have shown employers added 175,000 jobs last month compared with 169,000 in August.<p>Today, for the first time in 17 years, Washington's most closely followed economic statistics didn't get out on schedule.<p>But if the government shutdown hadn't …

GE Gets 30% Better Returns Through Smart Content Marketing

General Electric's popularity dipped during the 2008 recession, but the massive brand has since more than recovered. How big has content marketing …

Samsung Set For Another Quarter Of Record Profits As HTC Falters

Samsung has impressed analysts and investors with its latest guidance for operating profit in the third-quarter, saying it expects to have earned between 9.9 trillion won and 10.3 trillion won ($9.2 billion and $9.6 billion). That’s up from 8.06 trillion won last year and marks another record …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

The Greatest Wine Values from Argentina

Recently Wine Spectator came up with a list of 13 "stylish values" from Argentina, wines under $20 that came with ratings of 87 or higher. Well, we here at Argovino can do a little better than that. We track wine prices from all over the Internet every day to assess the best values from across the …

9 Thai Cooking Tricks You Should Be Using

Coconut milk and fish sauce should be pantry staples, no matter what.<p>Thai cooks use fresh aromatic vegetables like ginger, garlic, shallots, onion, lemongrass, and galangal liberally as a flavor base for their dishes. These ingredients are ground up into curry pastes, or minced and added to …

Curries

Philadelphia’s 10 Hottest New Restaurants

40 Recipes for the Fall Harvest Season

40 recipes for fall produce, from butternut squash and brussels sprouts to apples and pomegranate.<p>The mercury's dropping, the leaves are turning orange, and the nights are growing longer.<p>And you know what that means.<p>Your dad's going to pull out that pumpkin-colored wool sweater with the "falling …

Cooking

The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State

New year, new statistics? Not for the gender pay gap, one of the most oft-contested numbers in gender equality in the workplace. For more than a decade now, the comparison between the median earnings of full-time employed men and women in the U.S. has remained a stubborn 77%–that is, women earn …

Amazon 'locked' out of Staples stores

The Lockers may not have been used much and the stores may not have generated a lot of extra sales from the tests<p>SAN FRANCISCO -- Staples pulled Amazon.com's Lockers from its retail stores because the package pick-up areas did not perform as well as expected.<p>Staples spokeswoman Carrie McElwee …

T.J. Maxx lets customers shop online

Off-price retailer bucks trend, starts offering deals to shoppers on its website.<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Deal hunters have a new online option: This week, off-price retailer T.J. Maxx has quietly begun letting its customers shop online.<p>Off-price retailers like T.J. Maxx buy excess clothing and home goods …

Pandora Investors Listen to iTunes Radio, Buy More Pandora Shares, Set Record High

Pandora investors used to be skittish types. They sold their stock whenever anyone murmured about the prospects of a rival Web radio service from …

Investing

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

Poll: 39 Percent of American Adults See College as an 'Economic Burden'

But the majority of parents still expect their kids to go.<p>Average yearly tuition at a four-year college has risen to over $21,000, student loan debt is at an all-time high, and the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is 7.9 percent. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Americans are questioning …

China’s spending 39% of its GDP paying off debts

China pumped $3.4 trillion into China’s economy last year, according to a new report by credit rating agency Fitch. And for another fun number: local governments have amassed $3.3 trillion in debt, says a Chinese government-affiliated economist.<p>On their own, the numbers might be hard to grasp. But …

Finance

Pinterest launches monetizing strategy, without the money part

After much speculation about how Pinterest would make money off of its wildly popular service, the company has finally announced a monetization strategy: Sponsored Pins. “We’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses,” CEO Ben Silberman explains in …

Selling

Twitter Taps Former Topspin Media SVP as New Head of Music

Twitter has hired Bob Moczydlowsky, former senior vice president of product and marketing at Topspin Media, as its new head of music, <b>AllThingsD</b> has …

Kara Swisher

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …