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  • Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users

    Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users
    Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica, which shelved its venerable print edition in favor of a digital-only version more than two years ago, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice. The 246-year-old, privately held company...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Frozen' Propels Next Disney Darling 'Big Hero 6′

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Adam Sandler on fears of a technological planet

    Toronto Film Festival: Adam Sandler on fears of a technological planet
    Jason Reitman’s new movie “Men, Women and Children” is about the technology-fueled divide between an older and younger generation. On Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film's actors enacted their own version of...
  • Naysayers try to dump cold water on ALS challenge

    If you needed proof that the world has grown too cynical, look no further than the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The idea, essentially, was to challenge people to donate $100 to the ALS Association -- or have a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads....
  • Netflix to Join Internet 'Slowdown' to Call for Robust Net Neutrality Rules

    Netflix is joining dozens of companies and organizations for a symbolic Internet "slowdown" on Wednesday to call attention to the need for robust net neutrality rules, currently under consideration by the FCC. The company said that it won't actually slow...
  • Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence

    Harvard looking to fill a new job: Wikipedian in residence
    Do you spend a copious amount of time on Wikipedia? Harvard might have a job for you. Harvard’s Houghton Library, home to the school’s collection of rare books, is looking to fill a newly created job: Wikipedian in residence.  (And at $16 an...
  • Animated map: How the West was won, in one GIF

    Animated map: How the West was won, in one GIF
    Attention AP U.S. history students: An animated map resurfaced this week that provides a dynamic illustration of how the country expanded -- showing in seconds the volatility of nearly two centuries of history. Even in 1783, when the Treaty of Paris...
  • Memory lapses? Forget about it

    Memory lapses? Forget about it
    "When my memory gets too bad, just promise you'll shoot me." I've heard some version of that refrain from most of the older people in my life. Unable to recall, say, the name of a former neighbor's long-dead cocker spaniel, they're convinced they're...
  • Gay marriage: Woman with terminal cancer finally weds despite delay

    Gay marriage: Woman with terminal cancer finally weds despite delay
    After a five-year ban on same-sex weddings in California, Los Angeles County issued a total of 621 marriage licenses countywide Monday and conducted more than 100 civil ceremonies at county offices in Norwalk, according to the registrar-recorder’s...
  • What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub

    What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub
    It's been a few days since John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub, but the Internet, celebrity news outlets and late-night television couldn't seem to get enough of it. On Tuesday, the actor finallly copped to the blunder. Of course, we're speaking of...
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced. The book is to focus on the...