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Walmart Halts Kindle Sales as Frustration With Amazon Mounts

In a sign of brick-and-mortar retailers’ mounting frustration with Amazon, Walmart informed store managers Wednesday that it no longer plans to carry Amazon’s Kindle e-readers or tablets in stores. In an internal memo obtained by Reuters, Walmart wrote, “We have recently made the business decision to not carry Amazon tablets and e-readers beyond our existing
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Judge: Actress in Anti-Muslim Film Can’t Force YouTube to Take it Down

Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appeared in the controversial anti-Islam YouTube clip that’s fueling protests worldwide, is suing the film’s creator for fraud and slander. As part of that lawsuit, Garcia wanted the court to force YouTube to remove the video — something the company has refused to do. The judge’s response? Not going
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Join the Conversation With Ambassador Susan Rice at the Social Good Summit

Ambassador Susan E. Rice, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, will join Mashable’s CEO Pete Cashmore for a live interview at the Social Good Summit. The Social Good Summit is a three-day conference where innovators, influencers and activists come together to discuss the power of technology to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Ambassador
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Soccer Player Nearly Blown Up by Grenade Thrown on Field [VIDEO]

Sometimes, soccer fans throw trash and other debris onto the pitch. Usually those things are not grenades. But an Iranian soccer player was nearly blown up after after tossing away a grenade he thought was a piece of trash on the field of play, according this video uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. As the video
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RomCom2012: A Campaign of Romance and Romney

There are those who make memes, and those who become memes — and Mitt Romney seems to be the most popular topic of Internet culture this election season. We’ve seen Romney Photoshopped, captioned, placed in GIFs and animated. The latest Tumblr tribute to Romney — RomCom2012 — shows a softer side of the Republican presidential
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Emoticons: The History of Digital Sarcasm ;-)

Do emoticons make you or ? Whether you like them or not, you probably see emoticons — a portmanteau of “emotion” and “icon” — on a daily basis and thus, can appreciate the history of these quirky communication symbols. Here’s a little explanation, which we thought appropriate since today marks the 30-year anniversary of their
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