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27 Jul 2010 22:00


Tech: Is Google doing a good job of courting government contracts?

  • yes … Google has a new Google Apps for Government, designed to bring the cloud to groups once the jurisdiction of Microsoft Word and the like.
  • … but Google had a chance to prove itself with the city of Los Angeles, only to miss a June 30 deadline for a contract over security concerns. source

10 Apr 2010 10:37


World: Journalists nearly on board deadly Polish plane crash

  • Russia Today has totally owned this story, by the way. In this clip, one journalist notes that he barely missed being a part of this deadly, awful plane crash himself. The plane was mostly filled with Polish political elite headed to Russia; the journalists had to take another flight that didn’t crash. They totally escaped death. Scary.

28 Sep 2009 09:22


Politics: Problematic: The New York Times missed ACORN – and Van Jones

  • They didn’t cover ACORN until it was simmering for a full week. NYT Public Editor Clark Hoyt put up an article this weekend picking up the pieces left by the paper essentially ignoring two of the biggest news stories of the last month – the resignation of Van Jones and Congress’ removal of ACORN’s federal funding. Apparently, it’s become clear that editors at the paper don’t watch Fox News. “Some stories, lacking facts, never catch fire,” Hoyt writes. “But others do, and a newspaper like The Times needs to be alert to them or wind up looking clueless or, worse, partisan itself.” The solution? Have an editor follow the blogosphere drama beat. source