“Operations will focus on attacks against military centres, places of gatherings, airbases, ammunition and logistical military convoys of the foreign invaders in all parts of the country”—The Taliban has announced the launch of a spring offensive against foreign troops in Afghanistan as well as Afghan security forces and government officials. The statement warned Afghan citizens to stay away from public locations that could be targeted as part of Badar(name of opp), “so that they will not become harmed during attacks of Mujahideen against the enemy”. (source)
The Obama administration can continue using federal tax dollars to fund human embryonic stem cell research, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday, overturning a lower court decision and handing a victory to the White House.
I think the cute-kitten and celebrity-loving angle played up by her detractors to dismiss her is silliness, because she and the Huffington Post are clearly more than that and are obviously having a major impact on the future direction of content in the digital age.
But that power she has sought also gives her a responsibility to say exactly what that means on a real and granular and consistent level, beyond the platitudes of wanting to make great journalism that she declares all the time now.
In other words, very specifically: What does Arianna Huffington stand for in regards to journalism? What are her rules and standards and codes? And, perhaps more importantly, what does she not stand up for?
“When Kraft creates 500 high definition videos of women cooking with its products to put on its website, that’s content, when Macy’s does photo shoots for all its catalogs, that’s content. Much as AOL is producing content for an editorial user experience, brands at the same time are spending and investing a tremendous amount of money producing content for their brands, so consumers can experience their brands”—
How do you get Mark Zuckerberg’s attention? Irish web designer Youssef Sarhan did it by creating a new Tumblr called Yo Zuck! Implement This at yozuck.tumblr.com, a collection of his ideas for features and improvements for Facebook: video chat, group chat, a fix for broken video links, a site-wide online status indicator–all tricked out with animated .GIFs to show how such features would look.
A group of Facebook shareholders is seeking to offload $1 billion worth of shares on the secondary market, a sale that would value the company at more than $70 billion, according to five sources with direct knowledge of the situation.