Monica Labbao

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The White House Blasts Turkey For Blocking Twitter, Calls For Its Reinstatement

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today responded to the Turkish government’s attempt to block Twitter in the country. The suppressive effort failed in the most basic sense, as Twitter users could still tweet via SMS, or change their DNS settings and get around the block.<p>Here’s the White House:<p>…

Apple’s Jony Ive Seeks Product Inspiration In Unlikely Places, Heads A Team Of Just 15

Apple’s design guru Jony Ive sat down with John Aldridge, for Time/The Sunday Times for a lengthy interview and profile, and while the article doesn’t really expose any secrets of the longstanding icon of consumer product creation, it does reveal some oh the particulars of how he does his job.<p>The …

G-7 countries to skip Russian summit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Barack Obama and leaders of the biggest Western economies on Monday suspended Russia from the Group of Eight, in a yet another bid to punish President Vladimir Putin for annexing part of Ukraine.<p>The G-7 countries will now meet in Brussels rather than attend the …

The Super-Rich Want to Help The Poor As Long As They Get to Run the World

Billionaires like Warren Buffett are obsessed with helping the bottom rung of society—but only because they’re so rich and powerful it won’t threaten …

The conservative book industry isn’t dead, it’s just embarrassing

When Fox hosts are suddenly “historians,” conservatives don’t like what it says about their movement. Here’s why<p>The conservative book industry is dying, says BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins. That sounds like a ripe topic for some schadenfreude, if it's actually true. There is some amusing information in …

New Jersey CEO Takes a Stand Over Proposed Gun Control Bill, Warns Lawmakers ‘We Will Not Comply’ Just Like Connecticut

A New Jersey man warned a State Assembly committee last week that he and other gun owners in the state “will not comply” with a proposed gun control bill to further limit magazine capacity.<p>During the March 13 hearing, Anthony P. Colandro told lawmakers that the proposed bill would turn law-abiding …