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  • Oscar Arrivals: Can TV Hosts Please Ask About the Movies?

    There are a lot of reasons to miss the late Roger Ebert, but one of them was the authority and genuine love of movies that he brought to the Oscar red carpet, when he appeared on the local arrivals show for the Los Angeles ABC station, KABC-TV. While...
  • Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping

    After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:  "One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that...
  • 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' win big. 'Non-Stop' flies to top.

    'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' win big. 'Non-Stop' flies to top.
    After the coffee. Before erasing the Oscars from my already packed DVR. The Skinny: I'd love to tell you I was at all the hot parties last night. While I was certainly in demand — sorry, Graydon and Madonna — I opted to stay home and watch...
  • Dish and Disney make peace! Justice Department no fan of Aereo.

    After the coffee. Before insert funny line here. Oops, did I really do that? The Skinny: I caught some of the British version of "House of Cards" last night and liked it. It felt more gritty and less glamorous than the Netflix version. Also finally...
  • How Much Did Samsung Spend On Its Oscars Appearance?

    The Oscars selfie tweeted 'round the world is also an ad for Samsung. When Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres asked Bradley Cooper to take a celebrity-studded selfie featuring Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep, among others, she did so by handing him a Samsung...
  • Savannah State's long odds against UM getting longer

    Savannah State is used to being the underdog.  The Tigers enter Saturday's game fresh off a 27-20 win over Fort Valley State, but their first two games were blowout losses to Georgia Southern (77-9) and Troy (66-3).  Last season, Oklahoma State scored...
  • Joy Covey dies at 50; as CFO, she helped take Amazon.com public

    Joy Covey, who helped take Amazon.com Inc. public as the Internet retailer's chief financial officer, died Wednesday when her bicycle collided with a van on a downhill stretch of road in San Mateo County. She was 50. Covey, who had been riding her...
  • 'Enforce the law? Who, us?'

    'Enforce the law? Who, us?'
    Despite having authority to regulate airline fees on international tickets, the U.S. Department of Transportation decided on Nov. 6, 2012 not to enforce its statutory requirement. This decision was in response to a formal July 2, 2012 complaint by...
  • Cyclist clothes: Are we safer on road in certain apparel?

    Cyclist clothes: Are we safer on road in certain apparel?
    Most cyclists have a story -- or dozens -- of almost being hit while riding. Recently, writer Mary Shanklin mentioned how someone was placing tacks on a popular cycling route in Lake County, and columnist Scott Maxwell weighed in on the antagonism between...
  • Apple to roll out larger-screen iPhones, scrap 5c, report says

    Apple will come out with two new iPhone models this year, and each one will feature a larger screen, according to a report Thursday. The Cupertino tech giant will release a version of its flagship device that features a screen larger than 4.5 inches and...
  • Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players

    Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players
    Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83. Hall died in his sleep Tuesday...
  • Maxine Kumin dies at 88; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor. His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...