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2011-04-26 06:30:00

Yahoo announced on Monday a deal to acquire TV-sharing start-up company IntoNow as part of its plans to grow its social media presence and provide more information-sharing services. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo did not disclose how much it paid for IntoNow, which lets television viewers instantly share what they are watching with friends at Facebook or Twitter. "We were all surprised to say the least but it makes a ton of sense and we're ready to rock," said IntoNow's seven-member team in a...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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