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Oprah Calls For Background Checks, Immigration Reform During Harvard Address (VIDEO)

Oprah delved into politics during her commencement address at Harvard on Thursday, speaking out in favor of expanded background checks for guns and for immigration reform.<p>The talk show queen's speech touched on everything from her struggles with the OWN network—which she said had led to the "worst" …

A Spelling Bee Veteran Finally Wins With 'Knaidel'

Fourth time's the charm: After finishing third two years in a row and ninth in 2010, Arvind Mahankali of New York won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night.<p>His winning word: knaidel (that's a type of dumpling — in case you're wondering).<p>Mahankali's victory in the 86th national bee …

Adding Too Many People To Projects Kills Innovation

Collaboration is an important part of innovation. The days of the lone inventor are gone (if they ever really existed at all) - now, it takes a network to innovate.<p>But how much collaboration do we need?<p>This is one of the questions that Keld Laursen and Ammon Salter looked at in a landmark article …

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Adam Grant: Be a Giver Not a Taker to Succeed at Work

I recently spoke to Adam Grant, who is the youngest tenured professor and single highest-rated teacher at The Wharton School. He is a former record-setting advertising director, junior Olympic springboard diver, and professional magician. He has been honored as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite …

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon pictured in leaked image

Images are surfacing of what purports to be Nokia’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone device for Verizon, the Lumia 928. Twitter user @evleaks posted renders of the front and back of the 920 variant, and outwardly it looks nearly the same as AT&T’s. The elongated flash and 4G LTE branding are the …

Drip.fm Takes Music Discovery (Virtually) Back To The Record Store

Today it still takes effort to be a fan. Instead of limited access, you face clutter. How do you discover what fits your taste through the …

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CHART OF THE DAY: How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

IDC conducted a survey in conjunction with Facebook to find out how people are using smartphones. It surveyed 4,446 people aged 18-44 who use iPhones or Android-based phones. In this chart you can see how people are using Facebook on smartphones.

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'Betas,' a comedy show based on Silicon Valley, is Amazon Studios' latest pilot

Amazon Studios has greenlit yet another comedy pilot. <i>Betas</i>,a show that Amazon says is about four Silicon Valley "computer geeks" attempting to create the code and product that will make them their fortune, is the eight comedy show that has come out of Amazon Studios. Amazon greenlit six comedies …

Netflix teams up with 'Matrix' creators for new TV series 'Sense8'

Following the successful debut of <i>House of Cards</i>, Netflix has announced another new show, partnering with <i>The Matrix</i> creators the Wachowskis and <i>Babylon 5</i> creator J. Michael Straczynski to bring <i>Sense8</i> to the video streaming service in "late 2014." Details on the new show are scarce, but today's …

What Will You Create to Make the World Awesome?

When web designer Ben Blumenfeld was working for a major TV network, he was responsible for creating websites for mainstream shows. One day, he made a breakthrough that led to a significant uptake on a show, but the success struck Ben in a way he had not expected. His success meant <i>more</i> people would …