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Christie, Bush and Paul are top GOP picks -- today -- for 2016

Yes, it’s a bit early to talk about the 2016 election. It’s just too much fun not to do it. You’re welcome.<p>With about 20 months to go before the Iowa precinct caucuses, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul lead the pack for the Republican …

Google sells out of white Glass model

Tuesday, for the first time, Google Glass was made available to the general public. As part of the one-day-only offering, anyone in the U.S. could buy the $1,500 face-mounted computers and get a free pair of glass or sunglass frames.<p>Google isn't sharing any sales numbers for the day, so it's …

IRS considers taxing work perks like food, gym memberships

In competitive job markets like Silicon Valley, companies are doing everything they can to entice the best and brightest -- offering freebies that have become the stuff of legend.<p>Employee perks like free food at lavish cafeterias, laundry and even yoga are not unheard of.<p>But the taxman could soon …

Okla. Bans Minimum-Wage Hikes

Intel, hell-bent on hitting 40 million tablets, ups subsidies

Intel is hell-bent on getting 40 million Intel-based tablets out the door by the end of this year. That means more customer subsidies.<p>During Intel's first-quarter earnings conference call Tuesday, there was plenty of discussion about "contra revenue," a cryptic reference to subsidizing customers to …

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Five-second food rule has some merit, new study says

The latest on the five-second rule: Food picked up after a few seconds of falling on the floor is less likely to contain bacteria than if it's left there longer.<p>The findings are from Aston University’s School of Life and Health Sciences in Britain. A group of biology students led by microbiology …

Is Being Tech-Savvy the New MBA? ~ A 2014 SXSWedu Panel

Share<p>An economy with an increased emphasis on technology and social communication requires a digitally-savvy workforce. Since 2011, over 50,000 …

CarPlay: Apple Finally Delivers iOS To Your Car's Dashboard

On Monday, Apple reintroduced its “iOS in the Car” feature previewed last June. Now called CarPlay, Apple is giving vehicles the ability to serve as a second iPhone screen powered by Siri’s voice control functionality.<p>Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo are currently exhibiting 2014 CarPlay-capable …

Apple is reportedly poaching engineers from HTC to speed up product launches

Apple is said to be scooping up hundreds of engineers and supply-chain managers as it prepares to create and release products more quickly and more frequently. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported the hiring, which it says is focused in China and Taiwan and has drawn engineers away from various tech …

Apple is reportedly launching iOS in the Car next week with Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo

Apple's iOS in the Car has been a long time in coming -- we first heard about the automotive interface last June, and it still isn't ready despite the presence of relevant code in recent iOS 7 builds. The wait may soon be over, though, as the <i>Financial Times</i> hears that Apple will unveil formal car …

Facebook Updates Its Group Discovery Page

Facebook made good on recent promises to highlight its group features, and unveiled an updated groups discovery page today.<p>As reported by AllFacebook, the page now features suggestions for groups to join, as well as open and closed groups your friends are members of and groups based near you. The …

Facebook News Feed Update Gives Brands More Reach

Facebook's greatest asset to marketers has always been its audience — more than one billion active users, a figure that carries some weight.<p>Now, a …

Meet Facebook's Graveyard of Dead Products

R.I.P.<p>You can say this about Mark Zuckerberg: He isn’t afraid to kill off underperformers. Facebook has launched and ended more new products than some companies put out in years of operation.<p>The usual process goes something like this: Facebook holds a press event and rolls out a new feature on its …

Facebook to launch new Campaign Structure on March 4

Facebook today announced it will launch a new campaign structure on March 4 with the goal of making it easier for advertisers of every size to organize, optimize, and measure their ads. The company will go from two levels (campaigns and ads) to three (campaigns, ad sets, and ads).<p>Facebook plans to …

Looking for new users, LinkedIn sends a contact request to... the whole of China

LinkedIn just announced major news: it’s headed to China.<p>In fact, it was already in China, in a sense, with four million Chinese users. But today the …

18 Social Media SEO Resources to Improve Your Search Ranking

Do you know how social media impacts SEO? Are your own search and social efforts aligned? For many marketers, it’s not always clear how social media …

Kids May Be Leaving Facebook, but They Love YouTube

At the world's biggest video site, teens and tweens rule.<p>Lots of people think kids are done with Facebook. No way, says Facebook: Kids love Facebook!<p>But, let’s say Facebook <i>was</i> concerned — maybe just a little bit — that the kids were no longer alright. Where should it go to find them?<p>If you say …

Selfies Could Be The Culprits Behind A Massive Lice Outbreak In Teens

Now, tons of teenagers are getting lice, but it isn't swapping baseball caps at the Fourth of July BBQ that's behind the outbreak.<p>Blame selfies.<p>Yes, according to a lice expert located in Scotts Valley named Marcy McQuillan, lice is usually found in elementary aged kids. This year, SFist reports …

51% of Facebook Referrals for Publishers Come From Mobile

Facebook announced last October that the social network's average referral traffic to media sites increased 170% in 2013. Now, we're seeing mobile …

Republican lobbyist is drafting legislation to ban gay athletes from the NFL

“It is time for conservatives in Congress to step in and define morality for [the NFL],” says lobbyist Jack Burkman<p>A Republican lobbyist is apparently drafting legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in NFL.<p>This is a stunt, obviously.<p>Jack Burkman, the lobbyist behind the alleged bill, …

Big Labor, ‘looking for revenge,’ expects to dump $300 million into 2014 elections

Big Labor pledges it will go all in, again, in its drive to knock out its top political adversaries in 2014.<p>And one of the biggest targets is Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, hero to conservatives, bane of the left for his public-sector collective bargaining reforms.<p>Michael Podhorzer, …

Confirmed: Comcast and Netflix have signed a paid peering agreement

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Getty Images / William Thomas Cain<p>Comcast has agreed to a transit and interconnection agreement with Netflix, as Gigaom …

Head Of Ukrainian Parliament Assumes Presidential Power

<b>This post was updated at 4:00 p.m. ET.</b><p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's opponents are moving quickly to take government power, although no one is certain how permanent those moves will be.<p>The Ukrainian legislature has voted to give the president's powers temporarily to the Parliament speaker, …

There is a big issue in the education system today. Two out of every three students are not prepared for college level math courses and over half of all 4-year college students do not graduate within 6 years. These students often take on a lot of debt and can’t finish their degrees. Worst of all, they then miss out on today’s most exciting careers because they lack the skills.

How a pizza brand found its voice on Twitter

DiGiorno Pizza brand execs were initially dubious about Twitter. The brand wanted to challenge the big boys of pizza, Domino’s, Pizza Hut and Papa …

LinkedIn now lets you block other users, says it 'was the right thing to do'

LinkedIn now lets users block other users on its service, a feature designed to control privacy on the popular networking site. In a post announcing the new option, LinkedIn said the it heard members "loud and clear," and that blocking was added because "it was the right thing to do." That comes …

Video viewability: how should brands measure it?

en_GB<p>article<p>Video is predicted to dominate online viewing by 2017, yet the ad market faces challenges over viewability, measurability and, as the …