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Google Denies That Its Terms Of Service Violate Net Neutrality

In a piece that circulated widely yesterday, WIRED reporter Ryan Singel claims that Google has “flip-flopped” on its stand on Net Neutrality. Google, writes Singel, “told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don’t give citizens the right to run servers on their home …

Federal Judge Chronicles Lawlessness of Joe Arpaio-Led Sheriff's Office

The self-proclaimed "most famous" sheriff in America, engaged in the illegal racial profiling and harassment of Latinos in his County.<p>United States District Court Judge G. Murray Snow, an appointee of George W. Bush, has done Arizona and the nation a great service by chronicling, in meticulous …

New Music: Jhené Aiko “Comfort Inn Ending” (Prod. by No I.D.)

Today, Left Coast songbird Jhene Aiko gave away a free No I.D.-produced “freestyle,” titled “Comfort Inn Ending. In under two minutes, the Def Jam …

New Music: Goodie Mob Feat. Janelle Monáe “Special Education”

It’s a good time to be a Goodie Mob fan right now. After Cee-Lo announced that the group’s long-awaited <i>Age Against the Machine</i> album — their first …

Bloomberg’s culture is all about omniscience, down to the last keystroke

At Bloomberg, omniscience is a feature not a bug.<p>The company’s New York City skyscraper unfurls around its courtyard like a panopticon. Inside, the decor is punctuated at every turn with fish tanks. No one has an office to hide in, and the meeting rooms are enclosed in clear glass.<p>Visit any of …

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The US housing market is rebounding, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to last

Realtors and economists are once again bullish about the American housing market. But though home prices are currently rising at the fastest rate in seven years, their long-term trajectory is far from guaranteed. According to 40 years of data from 25 countries, a boom in housing prices is no more …

Housing Market

Dish's Charlie Ergen on Sprint Offer: 'We're Not Going to Lose'

Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen has been hard at work trying to convince the shareholders of Sprint that his company would make a better home for the wireless provider than Softbank. On Thursday afternoon, he turned his attention to his own shareholders, fielding their questions at Dish’s …

The Other Healthcare Divide: Healthcare Fluency

The health industry will be the largest creator of wealth in the 21st century . Yet the explosive growth in the health industry could create a new wealth divide. People often talk about the healthcare divide in terms of access to care. It’s now time to discuss the healthcare divide among workers, …

The US Government Plans To Pay Down Debt For The First Time Since 2007

In February, it estimated that it would need to borrow $103 billion over the same time period.<p>The Treasury cites higher tax receipts and lower spending outlays as reasons for paying down the debt. If the projections play out, it will be the first time since 2007 that the U.S. government has paid …

States Beg Congress To Regulate Their Tax Systems

States seem to think that pressing Washington to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, which requires medium-to-large businesses selling online to collect sales taxes from all buyers, will help swell their coffers—perhaps $11 billion a year. But their efforts could lead to major unintended …

A History of Liberal White Racism, Cont.

It's not that northern liberals cut a deal with southern racists -- the southerners were very much married to to the prospect of progressive reform.<p>There is some sense that when we talk about the period leading up to the New Deal and beyond, that we are talking about progressives in the North …

Why Would Anyone Ever Want to Run for Congress?

How Democratic and Republican officials cajole potential candidates into signing on for constant stress, ceaseless fundraising, and the danger of losing your job every two years<p>Minutes after President Obama finished this year's State of the Union address, Rep. Steve Israel slipped off the House …

New Mixtape: Funkmaster Flex ‘Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself’ (UPDATE: High Quality/CDQ Added)

The long-awaited moment is here. Hot 97’s own DJ Funkmaster Flex debuts his first full-length project in years with <i>Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself</i>. …

UFC Fighter Liz Carmouche Campaigns to Be Nike's Sponsored Gay Athlete

Liz Carmouche is the first openly gay UFC fighter, and if her campaign is successful, she may very well be the first openly gay spokesperson for Nike as well.<p>According to Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg.com, Nike is searching for a gay endorser to add to its already impressive list of athletes. There …

Gay Athletes

Two fans shot dead in Brazil as World Cup stadium is put to the test, casting doubts over security

At the same time as English football's reputation was being dragged through the mud after violent images of bloodied men were broadcast to a TV audience of millions over the weekend, Brazilian soccer's image also plunged to a new low when two fans were shot dead on their way to a match in Fortaleza …

Album Review: Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons to Die

C-<p>As far as alter egos go, Ghostface Killah couldn’t have chosen a more apropos one in Tony Starks: both he and the fictional Tony Stark/Iron Man …

How Mozilla's Firefox OS Will Open Up The Smartphone Market

The first phones with Firefox OS are due to launch soon and though initially they were rumored for Latin America, the chances are they will launch in Europe at the same time.<p>How disruptive can they be? There are good reasons for saying: Very.<p>We are about to witness the smartphone market morph once …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

The Green-Washing Of Clean Energy Branding

What’s the best way to fulfill America’s energy needs? With clean, green energy, of course. You’d have to be evil to prefer powering your cars and gadgets with dirty fossil fuels, right? That’s why everyone even tangentially involved in the energy industry – politicians, conventional energy …

Germany will enter recession, says George Soros

As one of America's most successful investors warns the eurocrisis is far from over, we consider the investment case for Europe.<p>Investors can be forgiven for feeling jittery about the eurozone again, after George Soros, America's most successful investors suggested the economy in Germany could be …

STOCKS FALL, GOLD DIVES INTO A BEAR MARKET: Here's What You Need To Know

First the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 14,865, -0.0 pts, -0.0%<br>S&P 500: 1,588, -4.5 pts, -0.2%<br>NASDAQ: 3,294, -5.2 pts, -0.1%<p>And now the top stories:<p>Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4 percent in March, which was worse than the unchanged level expected by economists. Excluding autos and gas, sales fell 0.1%. …

God Forgives, Reebok Doesn't (And Rick Ross Is Dropped With The Qui...

If you’re a “Boss,” and you get fired, were you really a boss in the first place?<p>That’s something that Rick Ross (born William Leonard Roberts) is …

J. Cole Is Gunning For White People At The Grammys

J. Cole has high hopes for his sophomore album, <i>Born Sinner</i>. His album was supposed to grace our ears in February, but like his debut album, <i>Cole</i> …