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Starting this afternoon, WPVI—Philadelphia's ABC affiliate—will stream live online for free to computers and tablets, part of an experiment in bringing broadcast television into the realm of so-called "cord cutters." That means soap operas, the local news, prime time, Jimmy Kimmel: You can watch all of it as it airs, instead of waiting until the next morning to watch on Hulu or buy from iTunes.As Joe DiStefano notes at Philly.com, this effort—which runs through the end of June—seems designed to pre-empt Aereo, a fledgling service that promises to deliver all channels of live local broadcast TV to a user's computer
Lt. James Josey, the man who famously punched a woman on Puerto Rican Day last year, was found not guilty of assault last February, by a judge who perhaps not coincidentally, is married to a police officer. While many, including D.A. Seth Williams, decried the decision, the victim of the punch, Aida Guzman, has now received some good news: The city is now paying Guzman $75,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed against it. [AP]
As details spilled out of Cleveland’s "House of Horrors," I asked the same question that you undoubtedly asked. How on earth could three young girls be held captive in a modest home in the middle of a crowded neighborhood for more than a decade without anyone knowing?That’s when it hit me. We are slowly losing a crucial crime-fighting tool: nosy neighbors.
Because of accessibility and user-friendliness via cell phone, Twitter has become the social media platform of choice among young people, and those who would otherwise have difficulty accessing the Internet. That brings us to the lazy (and complicated) shorthand “Black Twitter,” a term used to describe a segment of Twitter users who are black and participate in black culture online—though it should be said (and it should be obvious) that not all black people use Twitter in the same way.
Among the byproducts of Google owning YouTube: You can now find out what the most popular YouTube videos are in every region of the country, at any given time. So, according to YouTube Trends, Philadelphians are transfixed by the same stuff as everyone else on the eastern seaboard: Cleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey, autotuned.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZcRU0Op5P4Number 2 is a video adaptation of David Foster Wallace's 2005 Kenyon College commencement speech, "This Is Water." Third is John Krasinksi and Jimmy Fallon lip-synching. In Texas, meanwhile, folks are watching a student calling out a teacher for not doing her job well, and in the upper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK55GSbSWQ0By now, there seems to be little doubt that Philly is a tech city. We’re overflowing with geeks, GIS firms map out our future crime patterns, and we play Pong on the Cira Centre. We’re even a hotbed for the current holy grail of all things geeky: 3-D printing—thanks to the members of our ever-growing maker community like Hive76, NextFab Studios and the Department of Making and Doing.So who in Philly will make a 3-D printed gun first? If they haven’t already, that is.
H&M is a retail giant. No, more like retail Goliath. A Swedish company, it operates more than 2,600 stores in 43 countries, employs more than 94,000 people and is the second-largest global retailer. That's one giant corporation. So, you’d think they’d have a pretty sophisticated corporate structure, right? In researching a recent ad campaign, I wanted to get a few facts straightened out so I called H&M's U.S. headquarters in New York. H&M New York oversees 200 stores in the States. Finding a number for them, however, was no easy task. There is none listed on their corporate website so I started with customer service until I got someone to cough up a number. When I called, it rang for a while and then went to this message:“The mailbox you are trying to reach is full. Call again later. I’ll transfer you.”
Even Questlove has love for Charles Ramsey, the man who rescued Amanda Berry, who had been missing for 10 years. Right now? Ramsey is trending on Twitter, thanks to his own disbelief in what happened: "I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms. Something is wroooong here."
dear @mcdonalds if yall don't sponsor Charles Ramsey like *right now*....— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) May 7, 2013
the true gem of the Charles Ramsey clip is at 1:05 youtu.be/kBJowiFQj_c?t=… the traumatic sound of a police siren will freeze any cat.— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) May 7, 2013