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indiana student killed in the ukraine

Last week, Indiana Ph.D. student Karlijn Keijzer was killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The university news web site reports that she was an athlete, gifted science student, and an accomplished teacher. Her passing is a tragedy that has deeply touched the IU community. History will likely pin this senseless death, and the deaths of […]

The New Yorker's new site

18 hours agoOdd : Kottke.org

The New Yorker has got a new web site and with it, they are offering everything they've published since 2007 online for free all summer. From the editor's note: Beginning this week, absolutely everything new that we publish -- the work in the print magazine and the work published online only -- will be unlocked. Show More Summary

Why the ‘rich Hillary Clinton’ storyline is so dumb

Today the Republican party unveiled a new web site titled Poor Hillary Clinton, making the devastating point that Hillary Clinton has lots of money and should therefore not be elected president. If that’s what the geniuses at the RNC think is going to win the 2016 election for them, it may be time to start […]

A quarter century of the Baffler

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

The Baffler, a journal of iconoclastic wit and cultural analysis, relaunched its Web site today with full access to its archives from 1988 to the present. “That’s 25 issues of maximum alienation,” says editor in chief John Summers, “brought to you by the dubious science of outsourcing magazine digitization to certain Asian countries.” The newly designed […]

Sony Lists Xperia Z2 for Sale On US Web Site

Sony recently made the Xperia Z2 available to U.S. buyers via its web store. The Z2, which was announced in January, costs $699 and is being sold unlocked. The Z2 has a 5.2-inch full HD display, 20.7-megapixel camera with 4K video capture, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM, and various sensors/radios. Show More Summary

9 ways a well-designed site will boost SEO and engagement

Guest Post: While web design is traditionally thought of as an artistic way to show off a brand’s image, its benefits are really much more far-reaching than that. A well-designed website can lend a helping hand to SEO efforts, increase conversion rates, and improve interaction and engagement with site visitors. Thanks to recent improvements and growth in […]

Grumpy Bastard

Fergal Keane has filed a powerful report on the BBC's web site which includes a piece to camera which I can't reproduce on the blog site, but is well worth watching at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28384930 'Mr Grumpy', who is...Show More Summary

How to quickly check a domain using Safe Browsing by Google

Web browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox use Google Safe Browsing to protect users before potentially malicious websites are loaded. This works by checking sites against Safe Browsing's database to find out whether malware was hosted or distributed on the website in a 90 day period. Show More Summary

'Orlando Predators' Web Address Redirects to Sex Offender Site

This week arena football fans in Orlando, Florida discovered that their local team, the Orlando Predators, was just purchased by a new owner. But anyone looking for the team's webpage was shocked to find themselves eyeballing a site listing sexual predators instead of info about football. Show More Summary

Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending July 19, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review. Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed Amazon has become the most powerful force in the book business—but is the company helping an old medium adapt to the digital era or simply building a monopoly? —Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT

Is It 1999 All Over Again?

If you get the feeling that M&A is becoming bubbly, you’d be right. According to the Business Insider web site, the first quarter of 2014 witnessed the largest aggregate deal value since 2007 and the largest average deal size since ...

Airship hanger waterpark funtimes

3 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

In his new video, Casey Neistat and his son visit a German waterpark housed in a giant former airship hanger. Some information on the structure from the waterpark's web site: The Tropical Islands Dome is gigantic. In fact, it is theShow More Summary

Blax News: Rob Redding Says The Video Showing A Black Female Getting Punched By A Male Does Not Qualify For Publication Above The Fold On His Web Site

The Classification Process For Admission To The "Reddings Racism-Chasing Rubik's Cube" Section Of "ReddingNewsreview.com" UNQUALIFIED A Black Women Playing Basketball At 'Texas Tech' With A Group Of Males Gets Punched In The Head ByShow More Summary

AP Quickly Buries Bad Housing News, While Reporter Crutsinger Blames It All on 'the South'

Late this afternoon, I went to the Top Business Headlines page at the Associated Press's national web site to get today's new home construction news. Because the AP didn't have a story there (saved here for future reference), I knewShow More Summary

Coming soon: Storyline

Hello there, Wonkblog fans. Pardon the promotional interruption, but we're about to launch a new Web Thing here at the Post, with a new approach to helping you understand the big problems and policy debates in America. The new site is called Storyline, and it will be a sister site to Wonkblog. Here's a quick video […]

10 Things I’ve Learned As An Intern At A Porn Site

I was on my way to my Web Marketing class when a girl who looked about my age stopped me to ask me a very strange, life-changing question. She asked me if I watch porn. “Huh?” As a girl, I was taken aback by such a question, but her approach was so natural that I [...]

Living Within Her Means

Fraudsters of all ages have at least one thing in common – greed. No matter the age, selfishness is usually the root of every fraudulent crime committed. An article posted on the Philadelphia CBS affiliate’s Web site reports that despite her age, a grandmother involved in collecting Social Security benefits for which she did not...

Gigaom site news: Please welcome Carmel DeAmicis, Gigaom’s new social & web writer

4 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Meet Carmel, who will be covering social media and web technologies for Gigaom on a full-time basis starting Monday.

Retargeting Company Triggit Is Making A 'Big Bet' On Native Advertising

The online advertising company Triggit announced today that it has been testing a way to expand the retargeted native ads it runs on Facebook to other sites across the web. Triggit works with retail brands and other direct-response advertisers to market products to customers on Facebook based on a prior history of searing for those products online. Show More Summary

No satellite required: DirecTV posts ad on its Web site offering Sunday Ticket streaming services

NFL junkies who want all the football without the satellite, rejoice! Sunday Ticket, which airs every out-of-market game,  is now available to stream live directly to computers, phones, tablets and gaming consoles, according to an advertisement recently posted on DirecTV.com. The company, however, has made no official announcement. Unlike the WWE Network or even Netflix […]

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