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2014-03-27 23:23:01

Personalized content discovery app makes web browsing fun again. New York, NY and Helsinki Finland (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Random, a fresh way to discover new and interesting content on the web, today launched an iOS app for anonymous and personalized web browsing. Backed by Skype co-founder, Janus Friis, Random was built to reinvigorate the way people browse the web by creating a serendipitous and aesthetically amazing experience. “The Internet is so vast, but existing tools don’t...

2014-03-03 12:28:04

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Carl C. Icahn released the following open letter to stockholders of eBay Inc. Despite having just days ago professed a desire for "honest, accurate debate" on the issues, eBay declined CNBC's offer to participate in a televised discussion with me. Then last Thursday eBay director Marc Andreessen attempted to defend his business practices to the Wall Street Journal but refused to directly address our assertions regarding his conflicts of interest....

2011-05-03 08:00:00

SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Echo Nest, a music intelligence platform powering smarter music apps across the web and devices, announced a partnership with Rdio (www.rdio.com), the unlimited, on demand social music service from the founders of Skype on Tuesday, to help developers build music apps on a catalog of more than eight million licensed songs while tapping a new source of revenue. The first of these applications, Music Maze (www.musicmaze.fm), is a steerable...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'