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Jill Abramson’s Post-NYT Plans? A Startup, of Course

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Jill Abramson said in an interview late Monday that she is in the planning stages of a new startup that will focus on one big story annually. It will be her first big move since she was fired as executive editor at The New York Times.

Speaking to NPR radio station WBUR, Abramson said she is working with entrepreneur and journalist Steve Brill and speaking to investors.

The goal, she said, is to dive deep on one story per year.

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Water ‘Not a Political Game’ Says California Governor

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“The hydrological cycle is not a political game,” California Gov. Jerry Brown stressed at a water policy conference Monday. Sheryl Sandberg also urged policy reform, saying Facebook’s efficiencies depend on reliable energy and water

“We understand how important water is to the underpinnings of the knowledge economy,” Sheryl Sandberg told the audience as she opened the New Directions for U.S. Water Policy conference. Tech companies require large amounts of water and power to run their…

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Hurricane Ana to Miss Hawaii But Brings Strong Winds, Big Waves

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Hurricane Ana is expected to miss Hawaii, passing 115 miles southwest of Kauai and 120 miles southwest of Oahu Saturday night, but that isn’t stopping strong winds and heavy rainfall

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has described the 120-mile distance from Kauai as “dangerously close” as the Category 1 hurricane prompted tropical storm warnings for Kauai County, including Kauai and the smaller island of Niihau, as well as a tropical storm watch for Oahu. A tropical storm watch had been…

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Move Over, ‘Let It Go’: Here’s Your New Disney Addiction

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Let go of “Let It Go.”

Disney is heavily teasing Big Hero 6, the studio’s animated follow-up to Frozen, with Fall Out Boy’s “Immortals,” a song the band recorded just for the film. While it may not reach the Oscar-winning heights of “Let It Go,” it’s pretty darn catchy

Disney used the tune in its Big Hero 6 sizzle reel (watch below) at New York Comic Con. The film comes out Nov. 7.

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A Shocking Find Leads to Unlikely Suspect in ‘Gracepoint’ Sneak Peek

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The investigation into the death of a young boy continues in the next new episode of Gracepoint, but as this exclusive sneak peek shows, the trail to suspects is going to take some unexpected turns

Specifically, in the video below, Det. Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) discovers someone in the Solano family has been keeping a secret that could turn the investigation in their direction

Big sister Chloe may not have much to…

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Adobe Partnership Could Be a Game Changer for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3

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Microsoft’s problem with mobile has largely been a software one. As the company has learned, it’s not enough to make powerful tablets or phones if the software isn’t there to support it.

But Adobe might be able to help

Though the two have worked closely together in the past, it wasn’t until Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen during Monday’s keynote presentation at Adobe’s Max conference, that it was clear the two companies have a closer partnership…

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Joaquin Phoenix Drops Out of Talks to Play Doctor Strange

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Those hoping to see Joaquin Phoenix don a high-collared red cape and vanquish villains on the big screen as neurosurgeon-turned-psychedelic sorcerer Doctor Strange will be sorely disappointed.

Rumors that the Oscar-winning star of Her and The Master would play the title character in Marvel’s upcoming film adaption of the comic series were put to rest Thursday when Deadline reported that talks between the studio and Phoenix’s talent agency have fallen through.

No Graffiti, No Alcohol: Why Hong Kong Protesters Are Keeping Order Amongst the Chaos

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Hong Kong people are polite, and the city’s streets are kept spotless even at normal times. Shopping malls gleam, escalator handrails and lift buttons in office blocks are disinfected several times a day – a hangover from the bout of SARS that shook the city in 2003. Spitting, commonplace in mainland China, is a big no-no here. Litter, and you may well be fined 5,000 Hong Kong dollars.

The cleanliness that has characterized the demo that has held large parts of the city in its grip over the…

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How Big Data Makes Roadways and Cities Smarter

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Last year, Los Angeles became the world’s first major city to synchronize all of its traffic lights, a nearly 30-year, $400 million project that allows the city’s traffic operators to instantaneously turn red lights green and control signals in congested areas.

Though the early results of the program have been favorable —