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WaPo‘s Jason Rezaian Will Reportedly Stand Trial ‘Soon’ in Iran

For more than half a year now, The Washington Post‘s Jason Rezaian has been detained in Iran on unknown charges. Yesterday, however, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported that the journalist will stand trial “soon,” but...Show More Summary

NY Mayor’s Ridiculously Photogenic Sign Language Guy on ‘Good Day New York’

Johnathan Lamberton was on “Good Day New York” this morning. You might know Johnathan from New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s press conferences during Winter Storm Juno and “The Daily Show with John Stewart.” Lamberton, who is deaf, brought his wife and his own interpreter to talk about sign language with hosts Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto. Show More Summary

NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Accuses ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle of Going on ‘Killing Sprees’

In a discussion of the hit film “American Sniper” on Thursday morning’s “Morning Joe,” NBC News foreign correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin described the film’s subject, Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, as “racist,” and suggested Kyle went on “killing sprees” in Iraq. The comment was immediately questioned by co-host Joe Scarborough. Show More Summary

Lawyer Arrested For Doing Her Job

Public defender arrested for pointing out that the cops can't question her clients outside her presence.

New Research Challenges Assumptions About Aging Prison Population

Why is America's prison population getting old? The conventional wisdom says it's because of harsher sentencing policies and antidrug laws adopted in the 1980s. New research, however, suggests another factor may be behind the graying of inmates—the growth of offenders entering or re-entering prison in middle age.

7 ways Andrew Sullivan changed blogging

It's hard to prove for sure who invented what on the internet. Innovations spread rapidly and sometimes seem to materialize simultaneously in many places. So I can't really prove that Andrew Sullivan, who announced Wednesday that he was quitting blogging, came up with all of the approaches I'm about to list. But I will say I've been immersed in digital...

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Replace Air Force One

The 747-8 will be the Air Force One replacement to carry around the U.S. President – Image: Jon Ostrower The United States Air Force (USAF) announced the long-awaited decision of what aircraft will serve as the replacement for the presidential transport, known as Air Force One (when the President is on-board). The choice has [...]Show More Summary

AWS-3 Auction Closes After Two Months of Bidding

FCC rakes in record receipts. The FCC finally brought down the closing gavel for the AWS-3 auction (that would be Auction 97 for those of you who keep track of such things) on January 29. The auction began on November 13, took breaks...Show More Summary

IPAM302 Audio Module

G.711, G.722, PCM, MP3 Encoding AACplus, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, G.711, G.722, PCM linear Decoding Shoutcast/Icecast Source capability Audio Level Supervision with SNMP Trap generation

How to Build Buzz for Your Next Release (German Rap Edition)

Rap music has grown to be one of the most beloved genres of music. Over the years, rap has evolved to reach people of different nationalities and backgrounds. In recent years, rappers in Germany are selling more records than their US counterparts. Show More Summary

FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction drives total of $44.9B in bids

The FCC has closed its AWS-3 spectrum auction, announcing that the total provisional winning bids came in at a record $44.899 billion. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, provides analysis of what this game-changing auction will have on the wireless industry. Read more

TX: Sun Metro Move Clears Downtown Site for Potential Development

Jan. 29--Sun Metro's new $27 million transit and operations center in East El Paso is fully operational, with nearly all of its fleet cleared from the former Union Depot. The move further clears the old site -- and potentially its adjacent...Show More Summary

HBO and Telefonica's Movistar Sign Deal

The move is part of the Spanish telecom's strategy to beef up its content offer. read more

Rogers Communications Earnings Fall, Beat Analyst Estimates

The cable and wireless carrier scored higher TV revenues after signing $5.2 billion NHL licensing agreement. read more

Judge Rakoff: DOJ Forensic Panel Hobbled by Bias

A Justice Department commission on forensic science has lost one of its most prominent members, Manhattan federal judge Jed Rakoff, who quit the advisory body in the wake of a decision not to let participants examine how forensic evidence is prepared for trial.

Earned Media Relations: Alive and Well -- and Driving Influence

Five years ago -- during the height of the social media marketing revolution -- many experts predicted the end of earned media -- influence gained through non-paid channels. Fast-forward to today and earned media is more important - far more influential -- than ever before for brands -- large and small. Show More Summary

Feds Gagged Google Over Wikileaks Warrants Because They Were 'Upset By The Backlash' To Similar Twitter Warrants

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this week, we wrote about how the feds got a warrant demanding all email and other information about three Wikileaks-associated reporters. While the warrants issued in 2012, Wikileaks only found out about it a few weeks ago when Google told them, saying that an earlier gag order had been partially lifted. Show More Summary

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