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Court Order Forces Release Of WikiLeaks Supporter’s Email
2011-10-10 08:54:35

The US government obtained a secret court order forcing Google Inc. and Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to release data from email accounts of a WikiLeaks volunteer, the Wall Street Journal reported today. WSJ, citing reviewed documents, said that Sonic.net was forced to turn over data from the email account of Jacob Appelbaum, which includes email addresses of people he had corresponded with over the past two years. Sonic CEO Dane Jasper told WSJ that it fought the order legally and...

Spacecraft Funded By Amazom Executive Crashes
2011-09-04 05:02:31

  An unmanned spacecraft funded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos veered off course during a recent test flight and had to be destroyed, the Wall Street Journal first reported Saturday. In the article, reporter Andy Pasztor said that the incident with the Blue Origin LLC-developed vehicle occurred on August 24 at the company's spaceport in West Texas. Pasztor noted that the vehicle "started to go off course and ground personnel lost normal contact with the vehicle." Investigators...

2011-07-26 14:00:00

MIAMI, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Len Dugow, Editor & President of the New York/Florida-based luxury lifestyle magazine, Apples to Oranges, today announced a continued and enhanced distribution partnership with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post. "I am excited to report that the November/December issue will be exclusively distributed in the Friday, November 18th, issues of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post." (Photo:...

2011-07-14 09:25:00

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that online retail giant Amazon.com will launch a tablet computer this year expected to compete directly with Apple's iPad. The Kindle-maker is looking to extend its position as the world's largest Internet retailer by expanding its mobile offerings and selling more digital goods, according to analysts and investors. The launch of a tablet with a 9-inch screen and running Google's Android operating system will happen before October, WSJ reported,...

2011-07-13 10:34:00

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Democratic National Committee: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100929/DNCLOGO) The RNC, which is deep in debt and has enjoyed, at best, mediocre fundraising, claims to have a new one minute ad running in four states (PA, WI, NH and MI) attacking the President on the economy. Please see below for a statement from DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse in response to the ad as well...

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.'