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Facebook's Profit Soars Past Expectations, Fueled by Mobile Ads

nytimes.com – Vindu Goel – Jul 23 – SAN FRANCISCO — Continuing its skillful ride on the mobile computing wave, Facebook on Wednesday posted strong growth in revenue and profits for the second quarter. The social networking company, which said it had about 1.32 billion monthly…
Vindu Goel Facebook's earnings report card is straight A's. Only complaint: "I'd really like to see them get all A-pluses." $FB t.co/db0cQOTmRN

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Building a Twitter we can be proud of

Twitter Blogs – Jul 23 – At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet. We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds. It makes good business sense that Twitter employees are…
MikeIsaac RT @JohnPaczkowski: If a "Twitter that we can be proud of is diverse and inclusive," what's one that's largely white and male? t.co/gPEapxFs6W
Claire Cain Miller Wow. Just 10% of Twitter's technical employees are women. Worst of any tech co that's released diversity #s so far: t.co/LwbOLeI3Nw
Vivian Schiller RT @twitter: Building a Twitter we can be proud of - here's our diversity data to date. t.co/Xw2ktU5QQk
Jay Rosen "We are keenly aware that Twitter is part of an industry that is marked by dramatic imbalances in diversity..." t.co/RGOSysEgQ7
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Senator John Walsh of Montana Confronts Questions of Plagiarism

nytimes.com – Jonathan Martin – Jul 23 – WASHINGTON — Democrats were thrilled when John Walsh of Montana was appointed to the United States Senate in February. A decorated veteran of the Iraq war and former adjutant general of his state's National Guard, Mr. Walsh offered the…
Sam Sifton RT @adamnagourney: Walsh plagiarism story shows that @jmartnyt (Scoopy!) may have as much to say @ who controls Senate as the Koch Bros. t.co/J2UlaP1J1Y
Marc Lacey RT @mattbpurdy: An exclusive (and original!) blockbuster from NYT's @jmartNYT. Senator John Walsh Confronts Questions of Plagiarism t.co/S98yXKSm0i
Jim Roberts US Senator apparently plagiarized much of thesis for master's degree. Big NYT scoop. t.co/Z4zNmbJUiz t.co/kgSari4AcL
The New York Times Senator John Walsh is confronting questions of plagiarism about his Army War College thesis t.co/vCYzVx59P6
Patrick LaForge RT @kljohnso: Is it dumber to plagiarize, or to think, in the Internet age's great swirling wash cycle, that you won't get caught?http://t.co/V03JVYSm79
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In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice

nytimes.com – an Employee of The New York Times – Jul 23 – RAQQA, Syria — When his factory was bombed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the businessman considered two bleak options: to remain at home and risk dying in the next airstrike or flee like hundreds of thousands of others to a refugee…
Quentin Hardy RT @JBennet: great journalism - a gutsy trip into a radically different and scary world: t.co/xEGbPAsZvx
The New York Times What life is like in the de facto capital of the world's fastest growing jihadist force t.co/UKlrKFs8aw
The New York Times What life is like in the de facto capital of the world's fastest growing jihadist force t.co/j3W0BAOnRi
The New York Times RT @NYTBen: In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice. By a very brave and talented colleague, and me t.co/0wsVWF1Vu7
Jad Mouawad Great piece of reporting from Raqqa, the Syrian town rules by "the Islamic State" previously known as ISIS or Da'esh t.co/DEpX8Z75Qm
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The next age of Foursquare begins today

theverge.com – Ellis Hamburger – Jul 23, 11:00 AM – In mid-May, Foursquare decided to split itself in two. The first half is Swarm, an app that lets you find friends nearby and check in. The second half is the forthcoming Foursquare 8.0, a complete redesign of the company's existing app that has…
MikeIsaac i miss the days when start-ups branded themselves with vaguely anatomical rorshach blots t.co/T62dEIWbhT
Om Malik Next phase of Foursquare begins - t.co/XTV0SZ77MB. Big question is are you still using @foursquare since end of checkins?
Dennis Crowley RT @rgriffin: Whoa. Can't wait for this on the home screen: "This is the New @foursquare" t.co/h13ch5xabY Congrats @dens, @stevenjr76 !
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How Senator John Walsh Plagiarized a Final Paper

nytimes.com – Jul 23 – The first sentence of Mr. Walsh's thesis is almost identical to that of a 2003 Foreign Affairs article by Thomas Carothers, “Promoting Democracy And Fighting Terror.” Throughout the paper Mr. Walsh cites the work of other authors in…
Amy Schatz Picture = 1,000 words '@nytimes: How Senator John Walsh plagiarized a final paper t.co/psMNBOYFJm t.co/LzA6twqgwh'
Sam Sifton Here is the impressive, damning graphic that accompanies @jmartNYT's article about the plagiarism of Sen. John Walsh: t.co/qBUHmw2wZn
Tom Jolly Annotated look at how Senator John Walsh plagiarized a final paper t.co/bp4B4lXPIA
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The Demise of the Pen

nytimes.com Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) – Jul 23 – The pen is dead. It was murdered by the finger. I first realized this last week when my girlfriend asked to borrow a pen to sign the back of one of those paper check things. “Sure,” I replied, picking up my laptop bag to rummage…
Daniel Victor Fun fact: I carry a pen with me everywhere I go, always. I feel naked without it, like forgetting your wallet t.co/rtHU7eyFc8
Emily Steel Call me old fashioned, but I love pens, scribbling down notes and handwritten cards. @nickbilton has said goodbye. t.co/4XatvqcaDB
Kara Swisher Good god, @nickbilton, I have a friggin' pen for you. Will bring to LA ASAP: Fare Thee Well, My Pen, via @nytimes t.co/MvlStOeiU6
Dave Winer The pen is one old-times thing I actually do miss. I used to love to write with ink. Quaint. Like a monk. t.co/qeFjKNMcbP
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Airware Preps Launch Of Its Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner

TechCrunch Josh Constine (@JoshConstine) – Jul 23 – Building a drone's hardware and software from scratch is tough and expensive, but open source drone kits are inflexible. So to power businesses looking to customize drones for commercial uses from agriculture to industrial inspections, Airware has…
TechCrunch Airware wants to power businesses looking to customize drones for commercial use t.co/d32PNAomta
Marc Andreessen RT @cdixon: "Airware Preps Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner" t.co/ZSuvM208lc << excited to have KP and @mabb0tt involved
Josh Constine @semil @fromedome @sama I think you can do it with personality, depth and context. Here's my shot at that for Airware t.co/rLwlC7eq0O
Marc Andreessen RT @JoshConstine: .@Airware is one of the highest potential startups I've seen. It will be a drone industry powerhouse by 2016 t.co/rLwlC7eq0O
michael abbott RT @JoshConstine: .@Airware is one of the highest potential startups I've seen. It will be a drone industry powerhouse by 2016 t.co/rLwlC7eq0O
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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

nytimes.com – Elizabeth Green – Jul 23 – When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo. He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be. But that spring…
adam bain RT @BCAppelbaum: That time Americans wouldn't buy 1/3 lb burger bc they thought quarter pounder had more beef. t.co/5kKMKle6T7 t.co/Rvya8w9U2d
Jad Mouawad RT @BCAppelbaum: That time Americans wouldn't buy 1/3 lb burger bc they thought quarter pounder had more beef. t.co/5kKMKle6T7 t.co/Rvya8w9U2d
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Cuomo's Office Hobbled State Ethics Inquiries

nytimes.com – Susanne Craig – Jul 23 – With Albany rocked by a seemingly endless barrage of scandals and arrests, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set up a high-powered commission last summer to root out corruption in state politics. It was barely two months old when its investigators, hunting for…
The New York Times Cuomo's aides deeply compromised the work of a panel set up to root out corruption in New York t.co/jDE0tt9aio
Lydia Polgreen The short, troubled life of the Moreland Commission. A shattering exclusive from NYT Metro Desk. t.co/us6BmDIYrw
Paul Graham RT @mattcutts: The Moreland Commission, set up to investigate political corruption, ran aground due to political interference: t.co/WdTmgX0sCo
Michael Powell Himself and his Urge to Control All all the time. The Moreland Commission's unsightly death. t.co/iq5YOXtfKv
Michael Powell RT @NYTMetro: A subpoena to Governor Cuomo's media-buying firm? "This is wrong," the governor's top aide said. "Pull it back." t.co/b6v5ct8jLT
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Facebook's Profit Soars Past Expectations, Fueled by Mobile Ads

nytimes.com – Vindu Goel – Jul 23 – SAN FRANCISCO — Continuing its skillful ride on the mobile computing wave, Facebook on Wednesday posted strong growth in revenue and profits for the second quarter. The social networking company, which said it had about 1.32 billion monthly…
Suzanne Spector What botched I.P.O? Facebook turns in big numbers in its latest earnings report. @vindugoel t.co/hDze0Avki9
NYTimes Bits RT @vindugoel: Facebook's earnings report card is straight A's. Only complaint: "I'd really like to see them get all A-pluses." $FB t.co/db0cQOTmRN
The New York Times Facebook's Profit Soars Past Expectations, Fueled by Mobile Ads t.co/NvZU5SJKzi
The New York Times RT @nytimesbusiness: Facebook's Profit Soars Past Expectations, Fueled by Mobile Ads t.co/WU1NJ9U2bG
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