Archive for April, 2008

Medicare “drifting towards disaster”: U.S. official
April 29, 2008

Medicare is lurching toward disaster and it is too late for the Bush Administration and Congress to do anything about it, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said on Tuesday. He said the next administration will have to act to stop rising costs and get control of the $400 billion federal health insurance plan for the elderly, which now covers 44 million people.

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Ten Things You Should Know About ‘Grand Theft Auto’
April 29, 2008

“Grand Theft Auto IV” is the videogame event of the year, industry pundits swear. It is projected to sell 9 million copies on its Tuesday debut, besting the record set last autumn by Microsoft’s golden child, “Halo 3.” Wondering why there’s such frothing demand for a “murder simulator” that lets players live out their deepest, darkest fantasies–including hiring a prostitute, then beating her with a baseball bat in lieu of giving a tip? Can’t figure out why downtown New York has been painted black with “IV” posters? Here are our answers.

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HubPages: 7 Things We Did to Beat Squidoo (Case of “less is
April 28, 2008

HubPages is an online publishing ecosystem where authors submit useful, informative articles on topics they know and love, and then earn royalties for their contributions through Google AdSense, eBay Partner Network or Amazon Associates. Our site grew quickly after we launched in August 2006, as word spread that writers could (could for once) ear

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Record companies sue Project Playlist on copyright
April 28, 2008

Nine major record labels filed suit against an online music provider on Monday, accusing Project Playlist Inc of a “massive infringement” of their copyrights to the songs of artists such as U2 and Gwen Stefani. Project Playlist (http;//www.projectplaylist.com) enables its users to easily find, play and share music with others for free.

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Doing Ninety
April 28, 2008

The story in short is in following: Those guys were so happy that they were doing ninety on the mud road on the old Zaporozhets (smallest Soviet car) that they didn
’t noticed some stuff on the road and got flipped up-side-down a few times. Then surprisingly all got no serious injuries, and all were pity for the guy with the camera. According to his

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Saudi blogger freed after 4 months jail: colleague
April 27, 2008

A Saudi blogger detained without charge for more than four months after expressing pro-reform opinions has been released, a colleague said on Saturday. Fouad Farhan was detained in early December after running an online campaign over 10 men arrested since February 2007 on suspicion of financing militant groups, but whose supporters say they are be

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Study: Social Networks Mirroring Reality TV
April 25, 2008

New research from the University of Buffalo and University of Hawaii concludes that young people who watch reality TV are more likely to accept a large number of unknown friends and to post photos of themselves on social networking sites than their peers who do not watch shows like American Idol and Survivor. The researchers deemed such behavior “promiscuous.”

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Five Million Users And Nearly Five Billion Stumbles Later
April 23, 2008

Sometime today, StumbleUpon will register its five millionth user. (At the time of this writing, it is at 4,994,826 registered users). That number is kind of meaningless, though, because it counts anyone who has ever registered for the Website-rating and discovery service, and who may no longer use it. StumbleUpon, which is part of eBay, does not disclose how many active users it has.

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