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The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>
Foxconn, makers of the iPhone as well as products for Sony, Nokia, Dell and Hewlett Packard, plans to automate much of its manufacturing load. Last year they doubled wages after more than a dozen workers at its plant in southern China committed suicide. It was so bad, the factory had to insta ... More >>
The latest course of news, as often as not, involves a path from Twitter to the mainstream media, and then, a day or so later, the appearance of a palatable cartoon version, all the better with which to digest your Internet. Sohaib Athar, or @ReallyVirtual, is the IT consultant who unknowingly live- ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced the winners of the second-annual NYC BigApps 2.0 Competition on Thursday night. This cool city-run competition gives out cash prizes to software developers who use city data sets to build apps that make it easier for people to navigate the city. Unfortunately, ... More >>
Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have just hired a "hot" Chief Digital Officer -- Rachel Sterne, New York City's first -- but who better to explain social media to him than Mr. One Billion Dollars himself? Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (no relation) sat down with the mayor while he was in town to a ... More >>
Six billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? Groupon, the Chicago-based mega-start-up of online group coupons (get it?), turning down a six billion dollar offer from SkyNet Google. The tech giant has more money than God and often uses it to snap up smaller companies. But often, they ... More >>
Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd has reportedly resigned after an investigation of sexual harassment claims made by a former contractor. He'll be replaced by CFO Cathie Lesjak on an interim basis. While the company says that the investigation found no violations of sexual harassment policy, HP s ... More >>
Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez has a new chapter in his ongoing series on the kind of waste in government that somehow flies below the radar when Team Bloomberg goes looking to cut the budget. Today's episode reveals that the city is paying $3.5 million a year to outside computer consultants who ... More >>
And now there are 8 ads weirder than Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep." "No-one knows from whence it came," according to the voice over for Fred Davis' latest shot at viral glory (video after the jump), but the giant floating head of Barbara Boxer (who is referred to here as "it" by the narrato ... More >>
Courtesy of the always excellent No Conclusion blog. The theme is "music that inspires my solo music by process and intent. This is the kind of stuff I listen to when my inspiration well is running a little dry," meaning this is more of a
Fashion Week, Idol chatter, a gesture toward Liza. By Michael Musto
Well, a mock cover made up at the party Paper had for their 25th anniversary the other night (along with HP and their fabulous ink cartridges). First of all, let me say what an amazing job the mag's Kim Hastreiter, David Hershkovits, Mickey Boardman, and Drew Elliott did in pulling together ... More >>
Did you miss it? We're on our second glass of champagne and waiting for signs of the apocalypse. So far nothing, though we hear a guy in Camden died after falling into a vat of hot chocolate. We're not Bible scholars but that must mean something. Let's check Drudge: DOMINATE: GOOG PLOTS DEATH BLOW T ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 21, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 5The Little Machine That Couldn'tBy Mary Perot Nichols...A recent story in the New York Times headlined "Electronics Ends Housing Muddle"...could easily have led the unwary reader to believe that it was all coming ... More >>
The press is demanding more heath information on Steve Jobs, who yesterday announced he was taking a leave of absence from his Apple CEO duties due to health issues. Jobs characterized these issues as nutritional, but some doctors speculate that the pancreatic cancer survivor may have chronic pancr ... More >>
Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>
In 23 million years, Google will fall to the rebellion. And no, we don't mean 'Ask Jeeves'
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