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Hackers Allegedly Leak Twitter DMs Between Taylor Swift And A Jonas Brother

Earlier today, Taylor Swift's Twitter account was allegedly hacked by Lizard Squad, the same international hackers that took down the Playstation network over the holidays. With the hack came leaked DMs, allegedly between Swift and Nick Jonas. Show More Summary

Durable Goods Orders Were Disappointing in December

The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders fell 3.4 percent in December, ending the year on a weakRead the Rest...

Richard Scarry Characters Reimagined As Silicon Valley Types

Children's author Richard Scarry's "Busytown" transforms into "Businesstown" in these illustrations of disruptors and brogrammers. Remember Busytown, the village from Richard Scarry's beloved picture books? It was inhabited by industrious animals—Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Mr. Show More Summary

Why Snapchat Is Going to Beat Facebook at News

Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN. For the first time, users can get high-quality, editorially-curated content from publishers the way they would from their Snapchat friends. The content itself isn't game-changing. Show More Summary

‘Winter is coming’: 9 front pages from the blizzard

Juno the winter storm brought a “Over a Foot of Snow in Six States” so far, according to The Weather Channel. The whole thing wasn’t as bad as expected in New York City, but many front pages for Tuesday show a region bracing for winter. Show More Summary

‘Ghostbusters’ Casting: Sony In Talks With Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Sony Pictures and director Paul Feig have found their foursome to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise: Deadline has learned that Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are rejoining Feig on the pic, with Saturday Night Live castmembers Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones also coming aboard. The news came via a Feig tweet: — Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 27…

How to start your own board certification organization

1. Before anything, advertise yourself as a protector of the public against incompetent physicians. 2. Design the examinations for each specialty with a “one size fits all” approach. You can achieve this by disregarding the fact that many physicians prune their practices over time to accommodate to the demographics of their communities and their availability […]

Medscape interview on maintenance of certification (MOC)

Check out the transcript and audio here of an interview with one of MOC's main detractors who proposes alternative means for accountability which would be less burdensome, more clinically relevant and less expensive.

TV Tattle blog is now hosted by TV Insider

Norman Weiss’s TV Tattle blog is now hosted by TV Insider, a new site from TV Guide Magazine parent TVGM Holdings, LLC. Weiss tells Romenesko readers: The TV Insider opportunity came quickly after my exit from Hitfix, which was the result of budgetary cuts. By chance, TV Insider was launching in a few weeks. And … Read More

Think Tanks: UPenn Ranks Urban Institute, RAND, Brookings, Cato, NIEER, CEPR

So apparently UPenn has been ranking think tanks for a while now, and added a special category for education-focused think tanks in 2012. The latest rankings put the Urban Institute at the top and put Cato and Heritage above AEI so make of that what you will. via Think Tank Watch.

It Looks Like Taylor Swift's Twitter Account Has Been Hacked By Lizard Squad

Taylor Swift looks like the victim of a Twitter hacking. Swift tweeted a suspicious tweet around noon, encouraging her fans to follow user @Veriuser. This is what user @Veriuser's profile looks like when you click through: Swift also tweeted this, which appears to be evidence that Lizard Squad is behind the hacking. Show More Summary

Here's Why HBO's New Scientology Documentary Is So Critical Of Tom Cruise

"Going Clear," HBO's explosive new documentary on Scientology, just premiered on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, but it's already causing a lot of controversy. The film, directed by Alex Gibney based on Lawrence Wright's best selling...Show More Summary

Richmond Fed: Manufacturing Activity Continues to Grow Modestly

The Richmond Federal Reserve Bank said that manufacturing activity continued to expand modestly in January. The composite index of generalRead the Rest...

FOX Charlotte Station Names El Paso Reporter Evening Anchor

Bill Melugin has been named co-anchor of the WJZY 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. newscasts. Melugin comes to the Charlotte, N.C. FOX owned station from KFOX in El Paso, Texas where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. He starts next Monday, February 2.

The Fair Housing Act Gets Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court considered the Fair Housing Act (FHA) earlier today when it held oral argument in a Texas case to answer the question if “disparate impact” claims are cognizable under the FHA.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan mocks Hollywood’s Hatred for ‘American Sniper’

#HotTake: Hollywood likes to paint viewers of ‘American Sniper’ as nutjobs. NO WAY.

Why Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Calls for a Distributed Network Architecture

By: Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC There’s no question that the network functions virtualization (NFV) technology around which many telecommunications carriers and vendors are rallying takes a page from the virtualization that already has taken hold in IT data centers. Show More Summary

Davos: Business Leaders Urge Climate Deal

Business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos are urging governments to reach a climate change agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris in December. “This is the year to make a big climate deal in Paris,” Feike Sijbesma, chief executive of DSM, a Dutch nutrition and materials […]

Sara Megibow Moves to KT Literary LLC

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Sara Megibow has joined the KT Literary LLC. Megibow (pictured, via) has devoted more than a decade to a career in publishing. Prior to this move, she worked at the Nelson Literary Agency. Megibow specializes in writers who create middle grade, young adult, new adult, LGBTQ, romance, erotica, science fiction and fantasy stories. Show More Summary

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