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Operation Game Inventor John Spinello Can’t Afford His Own Operation

John Spinello, creator of the popular game Operation, is struggling to pay his medical bills. Tim Walsh and Peggy Brown, a pair of game makers and friends of Spinello, have started an online fundraiser on Crowdrise.com in an effort to raise $25,000 for the Operation creator’s medical expenses.o A statement on Crowdrise.com reads:  “John has had a good life, but […]

Help Doug the Pug choose his Halloween costume

Cuteness and candy overload are dangerous side effects of Halloween Doug the Pug has a serious dilemma on his paws: He doesn't know what to dress as for Halloween. See also: Doug the Pug Isn't Sure If He's a Pup or Person To be fair, choosing the perfect Halloween costume is no easy task, especially for animals. Show More Summary

Have you cut the cord from traditional media?

A look at Pluto.TV, a curated video platform that offers a continuous stream of news and information about niche topics that can be viewed from any device. Continue reading ?

50+ events for professionals in PR to mobile development

The Mashable Events Board is a great place to find leading conferences in your industry, whether it's advertising, technology, media or public relations. This week, we're highlighting five events that we think can help move your career forward. Show More Summary

20 SEO Sumos to Follow on Twitter

A couple of months ago one of the guest speakers in my NYU class presented a slide during her talk with a list of 5 SEOs to follow on Twitter. I couldn’t believe how much interest this one slide generated – all the students got on high alert and started jotting down names or taking pictures of the slides with their cell phones. Show More Summary

Protests in Burkina Faso spiraling out of control

Protests in Burkina Faso turned violent on Thursday as demonstrators stormed the country's parliament building ahead of a planned vote that would have paved the way for extending the president's 27-year rule. The vote, which would have...Show More Summary

Ice Cube Appears on Sesame Street, Twitter is Split Down the Middle

In 1988, gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. released their groundbreaking studio debut, Straight Outta Compton. Its often graphic depiction of crime and violence led to N.W.A. being deemed the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Group’ by major media outlets among the rash of controversy that stemmed from the album’s success. Few would have believed that a quarter of […]

Connect the Online Dots with the Power of Google Plus

Google Plus is still a mystery to many but ignoring the megawatt power of Google search is a mistake unless you’re trying to remain invisible. If the question is “how can I be found in the online world,” Google is your answer. Getting started with Google Plus is worth your time. Show More Summary

Peshmerga troops enter Kobani to fight ISIS

SURUC, Turkey — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said. The...Show More Summary

SMT Shorts: Neil Capel on Big Data and Keeping the Customer [VIDEO]

Here's our latest installment of SMT Shorts, a series that addresses your social media and marketing questions with concise, expert answers. This week, Neil Capel, CEO and Founder, Sailthru, discussed how to keep the customer after you...Show More Summary

Why Bold Leadership Will Drive the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to potentially generate huge new market opportunities for current information technology (IT) or telecom companies and new start-up companies, according to the latest global market study by CompTIA.While...Show More Summary

Samaritans Radar App Helps ID Troubled Tweets

Summary: In the wake of tragedy, many people question whether something could have been done to avoid it. Murders, suicides, school shootings, and so on — people look back and think “what if.” Sometimes there are no signs that someone is deeply disturbed, but sometimes there are. Show More Summary

Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state

Sweden's new government has recognized a Palestinian state. The EU member country joined only two other Western European countries — Malta and Cyprus — to do so. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country...Show More Summary

'People have no mercy': Inside the life of a Syrian arms dealer

AZAZ, Syria — Abu Ammar is a soft-spoken but charismatic man, who loves his five children and hates ISIS. See also: American Veteran Fighting ISIS in Syria: 'I'm Ready to Stay Until the End' Before the war, he ran a moderately successful TV and computer repair shop. Show More Summary

Why Video Collaboration Is Key to Building Smarter Workforces

Given the current trend of taking office spaces from the physical to the virtual realm, working together from diverse locations across the world is not at all uncommon. This has changed the way we collaborate and the way we co-work.Show More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Reddit Crowdfunding Platform | Dunkin’s Croissant Donut

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Reddit Launches its Own Crowdfunding Platform: Redditmade (SocialTimes) Good news for T-shirt-loving redditors: The front page of the Internet has launched its own crowdfunding platform called Redditmade. Show More Summary

The State of Video Marketing in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Video marketing has continued to go from strength to strength in 2014. In a recent study 95% of B2B businesses stated that video marketing was both valuable and important. The consumption of video is also on the rise. By 2018 it is predicted that 79% of all internet traffic will be video. Show More Summary

Talking with John Chow – Lazy Ass Readers

On this episode of Talking with John Chow, I call out three readers for sending me emails that basically says, “I’m a lazy ass and don’t want to work. Can you just build it all for me so I can […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I’m proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has, for the first time, written publicly about his sexual orientation in an essay published in Businessweek Thursday "I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook writes Cook says in the essay that for years he has been open with many people about his sexual orientation. Show More Summary

Man walking in NYC is 'harassed' in a very different way

You've probably seen the recently published video of a woman who walked around the streets of New York for 10 hours and recorded several incidents in which she was harassed. But what happens when a white man walking the streets of that...Show More Summary

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