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Wall Street Journal fires chief foreign affairs correspondent over ethics conflict

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals – including one involving arms sales to foreign governments – with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.<p>…

LinkedIn Just Rolled Out A Redesign—Here’s How To Clean Up Your Profile

Now that LinkedIn has a new look, it’s time to update your account–starting with these four cuts.<p>With its largest desktop redesign ever, LinkedIn is fighting the good fight against distraction. The 2017 updates make for less clutter across the platform and a more focused experience on every front, …

5 Ways to Make Your Photos Pop

When you look at your photographs, do you feel that they lack punch and don’t pop enough? A lot of us do.<p>The photographs that come straight out of …

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Top 4 keywords every brand should monitor

Most marketers know that tracking keyword rankings properly is important and have keyword tracking tools to help them make sure their top keywords are performing well in Google and other top search engines. To add to tracking organic keywords, there’s social media monitoring that entered the …

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4 Tips to Help You Get the Perfect Exposure in Your Photographs

In photography, light is everything. However, the most important element thing to remember is the amount of light that should be utilized in creating …

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Movies Based on Videogames Suck. Do They Have To?

A troubled history of cinematic adaptations, by the numbers.<p>At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, waking up in the middle of the night to get in line to watch a 60-second trailer three hours before the rest of the world is considered rational behavior. It’s not a new phenomenon, but it’s true: Geeks …

App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

Tunnel Vision visualizes a trove of data sets to reveal stories about the Big Apple’s transportation, population, and neighborhoods using computer vision.<p>If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to …

How Tesla Is Driving The New Purpose Economy

The electric car company is slowly reshaping how people think about driving. Following the same pattern can help any social entrepreneur get people excited about world-changing products. Here’s what Tesla is doing.<p>This is an excerpt from Aaron Hurst’s new book, The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire …

An App For Your Bucket List, Not Your To-Dos

Full is an app for tracking meaningful things, rather than getting things done.<p>If you think about it, many catchphrases of lifehacking and productivity–like “inbox zero” and “getting things done”–are built on a framework of subtraction. You clear your to-do list, you cross things out and tick …

Communicating In Different Countries

For thousands of years, humans have conducted business across geographic, political and cultural boundaries. (For example, during the first century BC, the complex trade routes of the Silk Road linked China to India and the Western world.)<p>You’d think it would be even easier now — in today’s …

MSNBC is in serious trouble

This is the story of MSNBC in a nutshell: It rose to prominence on its criticism of George W. Bush, peaked during Barack Obama's historic 2008 campaign, and, by criticizing Republicans and championing liberal causes, sustained its viewership in the years that followed.<p>Until now.<p>MSNBC suffered …

Journalism In America Is Undergoing A Digital Resurrection

"It looks like a weird dictatorship theme park," the sardonic reporter told the camera. A new report by the Pew Research Centre, a think-tank, finds that a third of Americans now watch news videos online, about as many as say they watch news on cable television. Among those aged 18-29, around half …

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11 Ways Video Games Make You Smarter And Healthier

But that's only part of the story.<p>Computer gaming is a $20 billion industry. In 2012, 58% of Americans played video games, according to the Entertainment Software Association.<p>Most virtual games can be designed to have educational and physical benefits for players. Games that use repetitive actions, …

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4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Apple met with FDA, reportedly working on 'Healthbook' for iOS 8

Some of Apple's top executives met with officials from the US Food and Drug Administration last month, something that — together with new software rumors — could signal a new direction for the company's upcoming products. Apple's senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams, as well as the …

iOS 7: Here's What's New

iOS 7 dropped Wednesday, and with it comes arguably the biggest overhaul to iOS since its debut back in 2007.<p>The biggest change in iOS 7 is its …

5 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

Apps You Don't Want To Miss 9/7/2013<p>Oyster<p>Human<p>Nextdoor<p>PayPal<p>Scoop.it<p>It can be tough to keep up with all the new apps released every week. But you're …

'Jobs' Movie Unveils Multimedia-Heavy Website

The team behind the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher is taking promotional tactics to the next level. Along with an already …

10 Google Maps of Your Favorite TV Shows

11 TV Shows With Google Maps<p>1. 30 Rock<p>2. Portlandia<p>3. Mad Men<p>4. Breaking Bad<p>5. Californication<p>5. Gossip Girl<p>6. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia<p>7. …

The Week That Was...Snap...Full of Photography

The Week That Was…Snap…Full of Photography<p>Inside Flipboard / June 7, 2013<p>Eye candy—we know it when we see it and this week we saw a lot of it. These …

Nike-created iPhone app allows product designers to check sustainability of materials

A new iPhone app allows designers to check the sustainability of the materials they are considering using in new products, reports <i>Wired.</i><p>Some time ago, a team of employees at Nike was given a special project: Cataloging the 75,000-some items found in the company’s vast materials library and giving …

YouSendIt Rebrands As Hightail As It Looks Beyond File Sharing

YouSendIt today announced a turning point in its existence — a rebrand of the company that it hopes will emphasize its transformation into a business that aids in not only passing of files, but collaboration, and sharing. Starting today, YouSendIt is now being known as Hightail.<p>The renaming of the …