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felixsalmon:

It seems to me there are three possibilities w/r/t that WSJ editorial:

  1. It was essentially dictated by Rupert Murdoch;
  2. It was written by Paul Gigot or someone else in an attempt to write what Rupert Murdoch would like to see;
  3. It’s a genuine statement of what the WSJ actually believes.

Genuine question, here: which of these three options would be the worst?

decodering:

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decodering:

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Any day now, the Obama administration will announce $4.35 billion in extra federal funds for under-performing public schools. That’s fine, but relative to the financial squeeze all the nation’s public schools now face it’s a cruel joke.

The recession has ravaged state and local budgets, most of…

latimes:

Washington Post Co. launched its venture into social media on Wednesday with news aggregation website Trove, which filters content from more than 10,000 media sources according to a user’s preferences. We’re still diving into Trove ourselves, but by far the most amazing part of the site is the intro video, created by Next Media Animation.

gq:

And Then Kanye West Appeared at the Occupy Wall Street Protest…
Caption contest?
(via @sallypancakes)

gq:

And Then Kanye West Appeared at the Occupy Wall Street Protest…

Caption contest?

(via @sallypancakes)

nprfreshair:

Excel by Hand — mathematical drawings by James Bills via thefrontsection

nprfreshair:

Excel by Hand — mathematical drawings by James Bills via thefrontsection

theeconomist:

Daily chart: HBO shows, 1997 - 2011. Betting on quality has made HBO a lot of money. But it now faces more intense and innovative competition. Our briefing asks if it’s time for another gamble.

theeconomist:

Daily chart: HBO shows, 1997 - 2011. Betting on quality has made HBO a lot of money. But it now faces more intense and innovative competition. Our briefing asks if it’s time for another gamble.

anthonybourdain:

You can say that we are deliberately tackling a tired and well worn format for the sheer challenge of seeing if we can make it interesting and possibly even useful. We are well aware that many of the meals and experiences on No Reservations are, frankly, impossible to duplicate. The upcoming last…

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Smartphones make up 40% of all mobile phones in the U.S.

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poweredbytech:

According to data from Nielsen, 40% of mobile users over 18 in the United States now carry a smartphone. Android carries a 40% share of those smartphone owners, follwed by Apple at 28% and RIM falling to 19%. Windows Mobile users still far exceed Windows Phone 7 users at a 7:1 ratio.

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Under the fold is perhaps the more interesting bit: Amongst those who plan on getting a smartphone in the future, more intend to purchase Android phones than iPhones.