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The Original Rickroll Video Is Gone From YouTube

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One of the oldest, classic Internet memes has let us down and deserted us

The original music video for Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the basis for the Rickrolling bait-and-switch meme, has been blocked by YouTube in several countries, including the United States. The video was first uploaded by YouTube user cotter548 on May 15, 2007 and was temporarily taken down due to copyright disputes once before, in 2012.

In remembrance of the original video’s takedown, we present you with…

Connected Cars May Eventually Inspire Place-Specific Radio Ads

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Chevrolet is rolling out what it calls the “largest deployment of vehicles with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi in the market this summer,” and the move will help open up opportunities for advertisers in the in-car services market, experts say.

“Chevrolet is committed to offering consumers advanced technologies that enhance the vehicle ownership experience,” a Chevy rep says. “Offering in-vehicle 4G LTE connectivity will allow Chevy owners to have a strong and consistent Wi-Fi connection that can pair…

Microsoft’s New CEO Says He Wants to Learn From Google

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ASPEN — Microsoft’s energetic new hope Satya Nadella is still in his honeymoon period, judging by the warm reception he got at the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference Monday. But his animated conversation with Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute was long on big ideas and short on specifics for his much-touted new direction for Microsoft.

A couple of days ago, Nadella released a 3,200-word memo to rally his troops which used the word “productivity” more than 20 times. Asked to define…

Microsoft’s New CEO Says He Wants to Learn From Google

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ASPEN — Microsoft’s energetic new hope Satya Nadella is still in his honeymoon period, judging by the warm reception he got at the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference Monday. But his animated conversation with Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute was long on big ideas and short on specifics for his much-touted new direction for Microsoft.

A couple of days ago, Nadella released a 3,200-word memo to rally his troops which used the word “productivity” more than 20 times. Asked to define…

Online Seller Offers Bombing ‘Souvenir’ From Israel-Gaza Conflict

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Bringing new meaning to the word entrepreneurial, an ad offering customers a chance to buy ‘Hamas missile debris’ went up on the Israeli website HappySale on Monday.

The seller, who identifies himself as Yochai Benarie, is asking about $150 for the fragments, but is flexible on the price, according to the ad.

“This piece of Hamas rocket fell in the area of central Tel-Aviv on Saturday night,” says the ad on HappySale, an Israeli app that promises “a fun new way to sell things online.”

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Beats Goes After Chinese Counterfeiters With Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit

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Just over a month after Apple’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker made its first major post-acquisition move by filing a lawsuit against Chinese counterfeiters

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on July 9, names as defendants “individuals and business entities who, upon information and belief, reside in the People’s Republic of China or other foreign jurisdictions.”

Survey: Job Skills Matter More Than Degrees

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While graduating college is important, the majority of employees say it takes more than a diploma to land a job and advance a career, new research shows.

Even though 82% of U.S. college graduates say their level of education has helped their careers, more than 70% say specialized training to acquire

Report Pegs YouTube’s 2013 Revenue at $3.5 Billion, Below Estimates

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YouTube brought in $3.5 billion in 2013, according to a report published on Monday, a number that comes in below many analysts’ estimates.

The user-generated video site is profitable, but its overall income isn’t quite as high as the $5 billion number that had been widely floated, according to a story by The Information, which cited two anonymous sources.

Google does not publicly release YouTube’s financials. YouTube declined…

Heat Index: Find the Right Dating Site or App for You

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There are 103 million unmarried adults in the U.S. How many of them do you think are single?

The popularity of online dating sites suggests that figure is in the millions. According to Pew Research, one in five adults ages 25-34 have used online dating sites, while 17% of those ages 35-44 and 8% of those ages 45-54 have also tried them.

“Traditional online dating sites 15 years ago were for…the socially challenged, the dating…

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Facebook: Emotion Study Was Customer Service

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ASPEN, Colo. — During a session on freedom of speech at the Aspen Ideas Festival, hosted by the Aspen Institute and