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Comedian George Lopez (AP Photo)

Comedian George Lopez makes no apologies

NEW YORK (AP) — George Lopez’s new sitcom on FX is called “Saint George,” but that doesn’t mean he’s making any apologies. Earlier this year, Lopez vowed to be more direct and honest after receiving […]

03/28/2014

News sites on a smartphone. (Photo: Cyndee Maxwell)

Report finds digital sites bring momentum to news

NEW YORK (AP) — Growing digital outlets are bringing “a sense of momentum” to the news business even as long-term problems continue to plague the industry, a journalism think tank said on Wednesday. The Pew […]

03/26/2014

David Byttow, left, and Chrys Bader-Wechseler, are photographed Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Byttow and Bader-Wechseler co-founded Secret, a new app that lets people share anonymous posts with their friends and friends of friends. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. […]

03/24/2014

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Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfires

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to […]

03/21/2014

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Black Twitter growing into online force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The hashtag gave it away. When a Florida jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis, the hashtag #dangerousblackkids popped […]

03/10/2014

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

Ellen’s Oscar celeb selfie a landmark media moment

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ celeb-studded selfie from the most-watched Oscars telecast in a decade was a landmark social media moment at a time online conversation is boosting television viewership and vice versa. It’s […]

03/03/2014

This image released by Ellen DeGeneres shows actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyong’o Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a "selfie" portrait on a cell phone during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ellen DeGeneres)

DeGeneres’ selfie crashes Twitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres’ goal of setting a retweet record with her star-studded selfie was achieved before the Oscars telecast was even over. During a comic bit, the Oscars host prevailed upon actor […]

03/03/2014

The cover of Pharrell Williams new album "Girl" as shown on iTunes.

Rapper’s cover art criticized in Twitter firestorm

Pharrell’s new album “Girl” is drawing criticism from fans. Not for the music, but for the album cover. They don’t like none of the three models are African American. But Pharrell says that one of […]

02/28/2014

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $16B

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition. The world’s biggest social networking company said Wednesday that […]

02/19/2014

Kevin Spacey, left, and Robin Wright arrive at a special screening for season 2 of "House of Cards", on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

‘House of Cards’ cast accepts Obama’s endorsement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama’s latest playful executive order is a tweeted effort to limit “House of Cards” plot spoilers. The second season of the political thriller about a power-hungry Washington couple premiered […]

02/14/2014

French President Francois Hollande takes reporter’s question as he and President Barack Obama hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — France’s president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology leaders, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years […]

02/12/2014

A technician checks the bell podium of the New York Stock Exchange,  Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Twitter to take users’ tweeted questions for 4Q

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter will take tweeted questions during its conference call discussing its first financial report as a public company on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone will be able to ask a question using the […]

02/05/2014

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