ROGERS, Ark. -- More than 15 states have directed their war-on-drugs legislative attention to the allergy and cold medicine ingredient psuedoephridrine -- and its derivatives -- in hopes to curb the nation's meth epidemic.
Greg Brian tweets "kami sama ga mamoru youni" -- may God protect you or "God Bless." A prolific American writer familiar with tsunamis, @Gregoriancant, is one of seven of my combined 1,800 Twitter connections who have employed the Twitter hashtag #prayforjapan -- one way to follow the sentiments expressed for and from the Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.
It's hard to say who will love the Google Goes Gaga interview more -- geeks or fans. Lady Gaga was interviewed by the company's first female engineer, Marissa Mayer, in a celebratory piece (for Google and Gaga) posted yesterday as part of the Musicians@Google channel on YouTube.
Though we sympathize mostly with the immense human suffering and causality caused by natural disasters, within minutes we find reports concerning the economic impact of the record-breaking 8.9-magnitude Japan earthquake, both for the country and worldwide. Economic concerns, sadly, do not break for the bereaved.
Best-selling author and conservative evangelical minister Rick Warren told his followers on Twitter recently that he would join the online Q&A service Quora, stating: "I'm now using Quora to answer your questions that deserve longer answers than a DM."
As Japan struggles with an unfolding nuclear crisis after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is flushing three reactors at its quake-damaged Fukushima plant as a countermeasure.
Reviewing startups is one of my favorite pastimes...if I truly enjoy the application, service or product offered that is.
Yet, the tech sector (or Valley) is usually too quick with their touchdown dance enthusiasm as well as their fatal prognostics for companies they do not like.
Often outsider perspective is useful.
Case in point:
COMMENTARY | Another new Twitter-based dating service, LuvAtFirstTweet.com, launched last month and despite with its few followers, scant tweets and little contact information (without substantial Googling) the media coverage has been both enthusiastic and premature, if not irresponsible.
COMMENTARY | Arkansas is no stranger to bad weather but its 20-plus inches of snow accumulation and state of emergency status did not deter Kid Rock and some of his fans. The "Born Free" concert was held Wednesday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock despite the serious road hazards. The question for some is whether Rock made the right choice, and if he carefully considered the interest of his fans and state host.
Sunday, AOL's TechCrunch featured an article on the topic of "women of color" and "how can we encourage them." Less than two weeks ago, more girl power-themed content was evidenced by the article, "Why Women Rule the Internet." But why the sudden interest?
Despite the success of the Oscar award-winning film ″The Social Network,″ many Americans maintain little concern about the legal battles of a tech billionaire -- unless it affects them directly, becomes stupidly entertaining or exposes some major injustice.
COMMENTARY | Until the premature death of my husband, a tissue donor, I was neither consciously aware of April's National Donate Life Month -- a.k.a. National Organ Donation Month, or the Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency, Arora. With the plethora of life's demands, it wasn't a priority.
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers proposed the Continuing Resolution HR 1 this week that threatens funding for the National Weather Service (NWS), a service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), with a budget cut of 30...
COMMENTARY | Charlie Sheen is about as winning as the latest Android application deployed called iBoobs, a product TechCrunch revealed complete with video last week. The notorious philanderer should consider promoting the revived app that Apple pulled the plug on previously. It just seems fitting. Niche markets aside, there is a collective head scratching -- among older adults in particular -- as to why any advertiser would want to employ Sheen's celebrity endorsement.
I developed a curation of events related to this developing story...
Was it simply a red herring that AOL's TechCrunch (and friends) have been complaining ad nauseum about Demand Media, content farms, and Google search results for months now, or were they also in the dark about the merger, like most Huffington Post fans?
Search queries for the "end times" -- and related signs, prophecy, predictions and explanations indicating that it might be game over for humanity -- is garnering substantial attention in recent weeks.