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Yahoo Shutting Down Livestand App After Six Months

Yahoo Livestand App Discontinued

Yahoo on Friday announced plans to shut down its Livestand newspaper app after just six months on the market. Available via the Apple App Store the Livestand product was yet another failed attempt by Yahoo to expand its entertainment business. On the official Yahoo Corporate Blog the company revealed that the discontinuation of Yahoo Livestand… Read more »

Maurice Sendak Dead at 83

maurice sendak dead

Maurice Sendak, the plain-spoken and prolific author and illustrator of such children’s classics as In the Night Kitchen and Where the Wild Things Are has died at the age of 83, the New York Times is reporting. Sendak has been a fixture of childhood for decades, and received acclaim anew when his seminal children’s classic… Read more »

CNN Ratings Drop to Lowest Numbers in More Than 10 Years

CNN ratings april 2012

CNN ratings have hit the lowest numbers they’ve achieved since August 2001, a month prior to the attacks of September 11th that reshaped the modern news cycle in many fundamental ways. In April of 2012, CNN ratings plummeted a total 21% over April of 2011, and in the 25-54 year old demographic, the decline was… Read more »

Mike Huckabee to Join Radio Fray Today, Lure Moderate Republicans From Rush

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There’s more bad news for right-wing radio star Rush Limbaugh today, as the talk-show pundit is getting a formidable foe in Mike Huckabee as competition for rightie radio listeners in several national markets. Limbaugh was struck a massive blow earlier this year after controversial remarks he made during congressional hearings about birth control coverage. During… Read more »

CBS News Anchor Mike Wallace Dead At 93

Mike Wallace Dead At 93

Mike Wallace, one of CBS’ best known news anchor for more than 50 years has passed away at 93-years-old. During his time at the network Wallace was known for taking on hard hitting issues from embezzling businessman to bumbling politicians and violent work leaders, going so far as to lecture Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding… Read more »

YouTube To Start Renting Paramount Pictures Movies

YouTube Movie Rentals coming from Paramount Pictures

YouTube on Wednesday announced a deal that will allow the video streaming company to rent movies from Paramount Pictures, the fifth studio now lined up to partner with the world’s largest video sharing platform. The new partnership will start with Paramount offering nearly 500 movie titles to YouTube and Google Play users, the latter of… Read more »

UNC Journalism Department Drops Spelling Test, Discovers Spell Check

Spell Check Gets Real As UNC drops Spelling test

The University of North Carolina school of journalism has finally discovered spell check. The University has announced that it will drop the spelling portion of the spelling and grammar test that all students must take and pass before they can graduate with a degree in journalism. The announcement marks the first time since 1970 that… Read more »