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Twitpic's Future

Twitpic Blog – twitpic – Oct 25, 7:45 AM – First off I want to say thank you to everyone who has used Twitpic over the years and for your patience with us over the last couple of months. As you know it's been quite the roller coaster ride. We weren't able to find a way to keep Twitpic…
Kevin Weil RT @noaheverett: I'm happy to announce we've reached an agreement with Twitter to give them t.co/eR7FXsig1R - more here: t.co/LrBSgo9DEX
Vijaya Gadde RT @noaheverett: I'm happy to announce we've reached an agreement with Twitter to give them t.co/eR7FXsig1R - more here: t.co/LrBSgo9DEX
Andy Baio Whoa. TwitPic's giving its domain and photos to Twitter, preserving the links to 800M photos: t.co/zCBMhnG3RO Bravo, @noaheverett.
Daniel Graf RT @noaheverett: I'm happy to announce we've reached an agreement with Twitter to give them t.co/eR7FXsig1R - more here: t.co/LrBSgo9DEX
Danny Sullivan RT @TwitPic: I'm happy to announce we've reached an agreement with Twitter to give them t.co/OmGQHVKG0n. More here: t.co/IiASPzMoW4
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Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner's World Record

nytimes.com John Markoff (@markoff) – Oct 24 – ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by…
Molly Wood 57-year-old Google VP completes super-secret three-year mission to jump from the stratosphere, break Felix's record. t.co/Hv4pH0KUyx
Om Malik Higher you go, the more you fall. #lesson t.co/cy5VtWk0Sm
Social Media Insider RT @nytimes: An engineer parachuted from more than 25 miles up and broke the speed of sound on the way down t.co/cZczWooo1F t.co/mGtw4EcxnY
The New York Times An engineer parachuted from more than 25 miles up and broke the speed of sound on the way down t.co/cZczWooo1F t.co/mGtw4EcxnY
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After Calling for Calm, Cuomo Joins Christie in Ordering Some Quarantines

nytimes.com – Thomas Kaplan – Oct 24 – On Thursday night, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sat beside Mayor Bill de Blasio at Bellevue Hospital Center as they offered soothing words to worried New Yorkers: New York City's first case of Ebola, they said, was no reason for panic. Less than 19 hours…
Jim Roberts RT @moorehn: Apparently Cuomo also feared being seen as soft on Ebola. t.co/S3skemJJVM
Michael Powell Cuomo covers himself with shame blanket on this one. Don't call Mayor to tell him there's a new quarantine policy? t.co/uXhIXqbSF5
Michael Powell RT @mikiebarb: Cuomo-de blasio rift, once focused on policy and politics, now intensified over Ebola response t.co/0tBlt40ajz
Jeff Jarvis Jerks with too much power: Our governors in NY and NJ: t.co/x2SdjPIQUI
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Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar

recode.net – Oct 24, 2:29 PM – In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, according to sources close to the situation. Google has sent a memo to staff about the move this afternoon…
MediaREDEF Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar (@LizGannes - @recode) t.co/DguWk2ZMrl
Chris Sacca I "grew up" at Google alongside @sundarpichai. Even ten years ago it was clear he knew how to get shit done. t.co/hlCVFilkJZ
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Ebola Quarantines Seen as Barrier to Volunteers

nytimes.com – David W. Chen – Oct 24 – When Dr. Thomas M. Kerkering of Virginia Tech's Carilion School of Medicine returned in late September after volunteering at an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, he adhered closely to the routine established by other medical professionals. He…
Lydia Polgreen RT @charlesornstein: Um, yeah. New Ebola Quarantine Protocol Seen as Barrier to Volunteers t.co/uPm2M6pqo1
Lydia Polgreen RT @michaelluo: Vast majority of healthcare workers back from Ebola zone we talked to oppose Christie/Cuomo mandatory quarantine. t.co/lADMNflxjU
Steven Greenhouse Smart Piece: Will Cuomo's & Christie's Tough #Ebola Quarantine Deter Health Professionals from Volunteering n Africa? t.co/bQ8fWup3df
Matthew Goldstein RT @michaelluo: Vast majority of health care workers @nytmetro talked to back from Ebola zone think blanket quarantine is bad idea t.co/i8rNmOlWIs
Matthew Goldstein RT @charlesornstein: Um, yeah. New Ebola Quarantine Protocol Seen as Barrier to Volunteers t.co/uPm2M6pqo1
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UTA grad isolated at New Jersey hospital as part of Ebola quarantine

dallasnews.com – Kaci Hickox – Oct 25, 12:00 PM – I am a nurse who has just returned to the U.S. after working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone - an Ebola-affected country. I have been quarantined in New Jersey. This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those…
Ben Smith RT @thegarance: Nurse quarantined in NJ who tested negative for Ebola writes about her ordeal. t.co/gCpofU5V6N t.co/O5y0qOmjsN
Somini Sengupta "Quarantine" is from Italian quaranta - 40 - # of days you couldnt get off ship during plague. What it can mean now: t.co/KKH2aiz22a
Jeff Jarvis This is the medical professional Dr. Christie & Dr. Cuomo treated with such disdain: t.co/S63M6l4VNb t.co/cI7DMT4Rqq
Jeff Jarvis Heroic ebola nurse tells how Dr. Christie & Dr. Cuomo treat her like a criminal. Shameful. Just shameful. t.co/cI7DMT4Rqq
Dave Winer RT @tcarmody: 'The US must treat returning health care workers with dignity and humanity.' t.co/YKhfUjaTck We've found a whole new way to screw up!
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Officials Tracing New York Ebola Patient's Movements, While Reassuring a Wary City

nytimes.com – Marc Santora – Oct 24 – As disease investigators sought to ensure on Friday that they had found and isolated everyone who came into contact with New York City's first Ebola patient when he was sick and infectious, doctors treating the man were discussing using…
NYT First Draft Cuomo and Christie Order Strict Ebola Quarantines t.co/HazmWSzCoo
Steven Greenhouse Question now is whether Cuomo/Christie quarantine will discourage health workers from going to Africa to fight #Ebola t.co/YG9MdZ6U0M
Stephanie Clifford Forcing quarantine on returning aid workers may violate Constitution, says @ACLU t.co/wh7F7JypEB via @greenhousenyt
Steven Greenhouse Cuomo, Christie order quarantines for doctors,others who saw #Ebola victims in Africa. ACLU: may violate Constitution t.co/YG9MdZ6U0M
Mary Boo RT @gabrielsnyder: "First, blame all the doctors" is a terrible public health policy t.co/x7mhBrmCG0
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CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet

macrumors.com – Oct 25, 7:56 AM – Earlier this week, pharmacy chain Rite Aid shut down unofficial support for the Apple Pay and Google Wallet mobile payments systems, resulting in an outcry from users who have been testing out Apple's new system since its launch on Monday. Rite Aid…
John Lilly Silly silly CVS. Do what customers want. t.co/x7RqF7bIRA
MediaREDEF CVS Stores Reportedly Disabling NFC to Shut Down Apple Pay and Google Wallet (@eslivka - @macrumors) t.co/6me25mBWzx
Aaron Levie As Peter, Paul and Mary once said, "Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?" t.co/4S85xWVzwX
Jim Prosser Thanks for making it really easy to decide to take my business to @Walgreens, @CVS_Extra. Turning off NFC is dumb. t.co/aocvpxemVQ
Techmeme CVS and Rite Aid reportedly disabling NFC in stores to shut down Apple Pay and Google Wallet t.co/TwE64QRf6z t.co/CfAZ0Hd2db
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Mindy Kaling Talks at The New Yorker Festival

nytimes.com – Jacob Bernstein – Oct 24 – Mindy Kaling was on the 37th floor of the Trump SoHo New York hotel, having her hair and makeup done. “There's Champagne, quesadillas and water,” she said. “Make yourself at home.” As part of The New Yorker Festival…
Lexi Mainland RT @racheld: An octogenarian hanging out at the Boom Boom Room mistook Mindy Kaling for Nobel Prize winning teen Malala Yousafzai. t.co/OCxJTR7M96
Ravi Somaiya RT @tomgara: A man congratulated Mindy Kaling for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, noted her recovery from being shot by Taliban t.co/QcTKkeZ9mC
Somini Sengupta In which "a tipsy man in his 80s" thinks Mindy Kaling is Malala Y: t.co/leIAS93aUz
The New York Times Night Out: Mindy Kaling Talks at The New Yorker Festival t.co/UzmKGPVWdV
Om Malik Where in @mindykaling is mistaken for Malala at Boom Boom Room in New York. t.co/diVFM53jhO
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Ebola's Information Paradox

nytimes.com – Steven Johnson – Oct 24 – ON Aug. 28, 1854, a 6-month-old girl known to history as “Baby Lewis” fell ill with cholera in the London neighborhood of Soho, at that point one of the most densely populated, and poorest, neighborhoods in the city. Bacteria from her…
Peter Kafka RT @davewiner: What's keeping you scared of Ebola is also what's keeping you safe. t.co/9EqHXCM2rz
Brian Stelter RT @davewiner: What's keeping you scared of Ebola is also what's keeping you safe. t.co/9EqHXCM2rz
Dave Winer What's keeping you scared of Ebola is also what's keeping you safe. t.co/9EqHXCM2rz
Sree Sreenivasan #NYTfront Ebola • Ottawa shooter • Cuomo gun law • Tennessee abortion • HK t.co/TPJg4ntsx3 t.co/jTWbobks6u
Sree Sreenivasan #MUSTREAD Insights about spread of info on #Ebola from the brilliant @stevenbjohnson t.co/aGJaiiGRe5 #ebolaUSA t.co/vBnAfDPjuu
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