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War on meth or war on cold medicine? Perspectives from Arkansas and the region - Yahoo! News

War on meth or war on cold medicine? Perspectives from Arkansas and the region - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is Better for Marketing? - Yahoo! News

Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is Better for Marketing? - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
The Facebook vs. Twitter debate --and which one is a more effective marketing tool -- continues as another conflicting headline makes its way into the social media ecosphere.
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From Africa to Lady Gaga, 'Pray for Japan' - Yahoo! News

From Africa to Lady Gaga, 'Pray for Japan' - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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Lady Gaga Says 'I'm Tweeting' in Google Tribute Interview - Yahoo! News

Lady Gaga Says 'I'm Tweeting' in Google Tribute Interview - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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How charitable is Japan? Even 'rich' nations need help - Yahoo! News

How charitable is Japan? Even 'rich' nations need help - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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Rick Warren Joins Quora; Should You? - Yahoo! News

Rick Warren Joins Quora; Should You? - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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."
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Japan's Nuclear Crisis Draws Energy Criticisms in U.S. - Yahoo! News

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.
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New Twitter Dating Service: Love at First Tweet? Not Exactly - Yahoo! News

New Twitter Dating Service: Love at First Tweet? Not Exactly - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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Kid Rock drops F-bombs after snowy Arkansas concert - Yahoo! News

Kid Rock drops F-bombs after snowy Arkansas concert - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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The Lack of Women in Tech; is TechCrunch Really Concerned? - Yahoo! News

The Lack of Women in Tech; is TechCrunch Really Concerned? - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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?
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'New Evidence' In Facebook Lawsuit Presented: Timeline by the Numbers - Yahoo! News

'New Evidence' In Facebook Lawsuit Presented: Timeline by the Numbers - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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April is Donate Life Month; Organ Donation is Oversimplified - Yahoo! News

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.
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Q&A: Cuts to National Weather Service harmful, employee chief says - Yahoo! News

Q&A: Cuts to National Weather Service harmful, employee chief says - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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...
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Charlie Sheen Winning Over Marketing Minds - Yahoo! News

Charlie Sheen Winning Over Marketing Minds - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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Facebook 'Questions' Improves Fan Pages, Q&A - Yahoo! News

Facebook 'Questions' Improves Fan Pages, Q&A - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
Facebook Questions is now available and it's capable of becoming one of the most productive applications in the social network's recent history.
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AOL-Huffington Post: How to Achieve World Domination with Free Bloggers - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

AOL-Huffington Post: How to Achieve World Domination with Free Bloggers - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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?
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Olbermann's New TV Show Airs Late Spring on CurrentTV - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com

Olbermann's New TV Show Airs Late Spring on CurrentTV - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com | Portfolio | Scoop.it
Sometimes non-biased reporting is best as not every piece about a controversial figure requires one to opine. This allows readers to contribute the spice.

Former MSNBC host and liberal pundit Keith Olbermann joins CurrentTV as both a host and an executive of the new media inspired network co-founded by former Vice President Al Gore.
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'End Times' in Search: The World May End Before Finding an Answer - Yahoo! News

'End Times' in Search: The World May End Before Finding an Answer - Yahoo! News | Portfolio | Scoop.it
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.
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