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Facebook Takes A Stand With Free Access To Women’s Rights Info In Africa


For the New York Times, a Profit Shortfall



It’s the same old story for the New York Times: Digital subscriptions continue to rise, but not enough to offset falling revenues and earnings.

Profit fell 21% to $55.7 million or $0.07 a share, versus the average analyst estimate of $0.085 in The New York Times Company’s second quarter. An overall 4.1% slump in overall ad revenues weighed on the results as did increased investments in “strategic initiatives,” the company said.

A 32,000…

Three Out-of-Print J.D. Salinger Stories Are Now Legally Republished



Right under the noses of J.D. Salinger fans and the publishing world, three out-of-print short stories by Salinger were legally republished and have been available since May.

The stories “The Young Folks,” “Go See Eddie” and “Once a Week Won’t Kill You” were published by small, independent publisher Devault-Graves after a very careful, arduous process of acquiring the rights.

According to their website, the book, entitled Three Early Stories,…

There’s No Photobomb Like a Queen of England Photobomb



Here’s a selfie photobomb to rule them all — no, really. The Queen of England is in it.

Hockey players Jayde Taylor and Anna Flanagan captured one of the most regal selfies of all time, featuring the one and only Queen Elizabeth. Better yet, the Queen is actually smiling — a rarity for Her Majesty.

The picture was taken at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre where the Commonwealth Games are currently taking place. Taylor and…

Why Facebook and Twitter Are Embracing Ecommerce



Likes and retweets are fine, but the new buzz word at Facebook and Twitter seems to be “buy.”

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing a Buy button that appears on ads and Page posts from a select group of businesses in the U.S. In effect, that means users can now purchase products advertised by these businesses without leaving the social network.

Just a few hours later, Twitter announced that it had acquired CardSpring, a…

Facebook Launches ‘Mentions,’ The Exclusive FB App For Playing The Fame Game


South Sudan’s Bloody Anniversary



MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN — Three years ago this week, the people of South Sudan danced in the streets to celebrate the birth of their nation.

Today, the young country is riven by a brutal civil war, largely ignored by the rest of the world. Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed and at least 1.5 million civilians have been displaced by war.

Adam, a 28-year-old community organizer, says the violence is so close to home, it’s like a family destroying itself.

“We have two parents who won’t…

Flying Drones Capture Fireworks Better Than Any View You Will Ever See



Your ground-level view of exploding fireworks on July 4 is nothing compared to the stunning airborne spectacle one Florida man captured using a flying drone

Equipped with a GoPro Hero 3 Silver camera mounted on a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone, Jos Stiglingh filmed an eye-level view of a fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Florida, and paired the footage with tenor Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiro.”

The video, which he uploaded in May, is now going viral because of July 4 festivities. And it…


The Moment Subway Passengers in Rio Learned Brazil Beat Chile



Fans of Brazil and Chile were kept on edge throughout the World Cup match on Sunday, right until the end of the decisive tie-break shootout. The stress was palpable on social media and on the faces of fans inside the stadium, especially considering that if Brazil had lost, the host country would no longer be playing in the tournament. When Brazil finally won the shootout 3-2, their fans went crazy, as all that tension was released

9 Dentist-Themed Twitter Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into



If there’s anything that can inspire a good story, it’s a trip to the dentist. With flavored tooth paste, whirring power tools and laughing gas, it would be hard not to have a memorable tale from the dentist’s chair.

In this month’s MashableReads book selection, Joshua Ferris’ To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, readers follow Paul O’Rourke, a dentist who has his identity stolen. As Paul grapples with social media and struggles to reclaim his online identity, he quickly begins to lose touch with…