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Jon Stewart explains why he quit 'The Daily Show'

Jon Stewart says that, in part, the upcoming presidential election pushed him toward his decision to leave “The Daily Show,” which he has helmed since 1999.<p>“I’d covered an election four times, and it didn’t appear that there was going to be anything wildly different about this one,” he told The …

How VOD Is Pushing Movies Toward Cannes-on-Demand

The 66th Cannes Film Festival kicked off this week with the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, the most mainstream movie to open the festival since Pixar’s <i>Up</i> in 2009. Since Cannes serves a glittery but apt prism through which to view the overall state of the movie business, it’s striking …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

Google Glass

Are Apps The Future of Book Publishing?

We’re at the dawn of the tablet era now. Earlier this month, Apple sold 3 million of its new iPad during the opening weekend, with some analysts expecting over 60 million of the tablets to be sold worldwide. What’s more, e-book readers are selling even more briskly than tablets. People are using …

Robots will take our jobs, but it’s hard to say when

Economists and management experts have begun to model what might happen when robots are smart enough to do our jobs for us. Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argue in their book <i>Race Against the Machine</i> that yes, robots are taking some jobs now, and will take more jobs soon. Nobel laureate Paul …

Will Google Glass finally make doing this gauche?

If you’ve tried to look at something exciting in public lately, you may have noticed that there were some objects in the way. Maybe you were at a concert. Or perhaps it was your one chance in life to meet the president.<p>AP/Hussein Malla<p>In a desperate race to capture every moment before our fallible …