$8.5 billion for Skype

May 10, 2011

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Microsoft announced today that it was going to buy Skype, the leader in Internet vid/voice communication for a whopping $8.5 billion…in cash. This seems like a good move for Microsoft considering Skype boasts over 100 million users a month, with whom the average connection time is 100 minutes per month. Skype has fought to make […]

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a date that will live in infamy

May 9, 2011

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May 1st, 2011 The usual Sunday night dread: where did the weekend go? I had a psych test the next day, one that I needed to do well on in order to ensure an A in the class. I decide to take a little snack/Facebook/Twitter break, a reward for finally reading Chapter 8:Aggression. I had […]

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Privacy-is it possible in today’s society?

May 9, 2011

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Last semester, after dropping my phone down two flights of stairs, I needed a new phone. I chose Verizon’s Ally because I had never had a smart phone before, and the iPhone seemed too confusing. I felt like the iPhone was a nice shiny mountain bike, but I really needed something with training wheels to […]

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Pandora Radio…LOL

May 9, 2011

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Pandora radio is a completely different music experience, in my opinion. I love Pandora for so many reasons–I like that I can leave it on while I do homework without having to worry about annoying long ads like on the actual radio, and that I don’t have to keep clicking away from my homework or […]

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new parking app? seems a litte ironic, doesn’t it?

May 9, 2011

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Drivers are constantly reminded not to text while drive. We now learn this in driver’s ed, we hear on the news about studies conducted that make texting and driving worse than drunk driving, we read about teenagers who die in car accidents, with their families later discovering that they may have been texting. There are […]

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news judgement

April 30, 2011

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Two very different stories dominated the media over the past 48 hours. The first, out of London, was about a joyous fairytale wedding between a prince and his beautiful bride. The other was a somber story out of Alabama about the tragic loss of life as a result of horrific tornadoes. Reporters from all over […]

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the Royal Channel

April 25, 2011

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton will wed at Westminster Abbey this Friday—a royal wedding! I have to admit, I’m one of the many people across the globe who have been following the coverage leading up to the event with great excitement. Even though  I’m still checking the mailbox everyday and waiting for my invite, I […]

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Facebook friends the news media

April 10, 2011

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As the news media struggles to increase online traffic and revenue, Facebook is extending a helping hand. “Like” buttons have already done this; they allow Facebook users to pass their favorite reads along to others in their news feed, bringing more traffic to the article and news site. The AP clipping of this story contains […]

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What Brian doesn’t tell you, Jon will

March 31, 2011

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I’m a huge NBC Nightly News fan—partly because I have a huge crush on Brian Williams—but mostly because I feel like a great deal of conscientious news judgement goes into each broadcast. I like that foreign news with the amazing Richard Engles has often led the broadcast in recent weeks, and I also like the White […]

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State of the News Media

March 26, 2011

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The 8th State of the News Media report, which was released by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism earlier this month, reaffirmed what many of us were already thinking—41% of Americans surveyed said they go to the internet for their national/international news. This marks a 17% increase from last year. One other […]

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