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Today in Media History: Martians attack Earth in Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast

On October 30, 1938, 23-year-old Orson Welles and his radio program, Mercury Theatre on the Air, broadcast “War of the Worlds.” Their fictional radio news bulletins about a Martian invasion panicked many and made Welles famous. (Click...Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable Fell Short Of Investors’ Q3 Profit And Subscriber Expectations

Lucky for Time Warner Cable, most investors just want to know when Comcast will come in to fix it up. If they weren't looking forward to the $45 billion acquisition, then the Q3 report at the No. 2 cable operator would really sting. TWC's net income of $499 million was down 6.2% from the same quarter last year on revenues of $5.71 billion, +3.6%. Show More Summary

GalleyCat Exclusive: NY Times Unveils 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year List

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The New York Times Book Review has unveiled its annual list of the “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books” of the year. Shelf Awareness children’s editor Jennifer M. Brown, Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca, and Caldecott Medal recipient Jerry Pinkney sat on this year’s judging panel. Show More Summary

Spotify Upgrades iPad App

Spotify has updated its iPad app to include Your Music, a design and feature set already available on the music streamer's desktop and mobile apps which make it easier to save, organize and browse music, The redesign also brings Spotify's dark theme, typography and rounded iconography to the iPad. Show More Summary

USGBC Announced LEED 2009 Extension

The US Green Building Council says it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016 — an extension of almost a year and a half. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015. The USGB says extending to October 2016 gives LEED […]

Akamai Keeps On Rolling

In the CDN cloud world, Akamai remains barely challenged by the rest of the sector when it comes to the raw numbers. They turned in another strong quarter yesterday after the markets closed, shrugging aside the perrenial worries about Apple or another big customer moving traffic off onto internal infrastructure. But it’s hard work staying […]

China's Alibaba, Youku Tudou Pact on Video Marketing

Two of China's biggest Internet companies are collaborating to push big-data marketing in the country read more

Why Are Victorian Houses So Creepy?

Frank Lloyd Wright, the Addams Family, and Hitchcock: How Victorian architecture became the default haunted house. Americans have a very specific idea about what makes a house look creepy. If you search for "haunted house" on Google images, only one type of architecture appears in the first 25 images: a Victorian mansion. Read Full Story

Unity Farm Journal - 5th Week of October 2014

One challenge of being a farmer is that the animals, plants and infrastructure need you 24x7x365. This Fall, I’ve had to travel to China (last week) and will be in Europe (London, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam) next week.Last weekend...Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable Loses TV Subs in Quarter, Touts Best Sub Trends in Years

The company misses earnings estimates, but still expects to be acquired by Comcast in early 2015 read more

Portraits Painted With Fire

Paint brushes suddenly seem so lame. French artist Steve Spazuk "paints" portraits of faces, figures, and animals, using a highly unconventional, potentially dangerous technique: He uses fire and soot. Read Full Story

Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have recently hosted a forum on the ongoing water crisis in the United States. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers. read more

UK: Certificates of Competence re-launched

The Certificate of Competence in pig husbandry skills has been overhauled to make it even more practical and relevant to everyday production.

Canadian Feed Research Centre officially opened

The University of Saskatchewan officially opened its new Canadian Feed Research Centre (CFRC) on October 24. The grand opening also recognised Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Western Canada for its $2.46 million contribution to the Canadian Feed Research Centre.

Bunge Makes Sustainable Palm Oil Pledge

Global agribusiness giant Bunge has committed to building a traceable supply chain for 100 percent of the palm oil and palm derivatives it trades, processes and utilizes in commercial and consumer products worldwide. Bunge trades palm oil and derivative products, and uses the products as ingredients in some of its commercial and consumer products. The […]

Kemin to launch book on amino acids nutrition for cattle

At the upcoming EuroTier, Kemin will launch a new book on amino acid nutrition for efficient dairy farming.

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