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Wireless charging in Starbucks stores

February 1, 2015
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Starbucks pioneers in offering their customers the convenience of in-store wireless charging of cellular phones. The service is provided through Power Mat technology and is available in some Starbucks locations in California and UK. On November 18 the company announced a roll out plan to add wireless charging to their 200 stores in San...

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“The Interview”, on Netflix: funny in a gross kinda way

January 30, 2015
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Only a month ago “The Interview” was pulled from its pre-Christmas movie theater release because of a cyber attack on SONY and an alleged threat of 9/11 style attacks. Now I find it on Nextflix, for free. The times we live in! Normally, I...

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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

December 14, 2014
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Ukrainian journalists visit USA

Palatine welcomes Open World Journalism delegates: December 5-13, 2014. What is happening in Ukraine? That’s a complicated question with many layers of answers. In a country torn by war and coalitions and the media injected with political propaganda, it is hard to tell who...

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20 years later: V.V. still got moves!

November 24, 2014
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Chicago concert review: by Oksana Koval.  To my surprise I found myself at the concert of V. V. (Vopli Vidoplyasova), the most famous Ukrainian folk rock band performing here...

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How to self-produce content for $300

November 17, 2014
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My friend Amir Dayan has recently published his song on iTunes, making his dream of many years come true, all for only $300. After speaking to him in details,...

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Recycled Content and Bloggers, the Breath of Fresh Air

November 17, 2014
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Recycled content is the multi-use of a story written by the same person but published in many formats in various outlets. It is the essence of today’s media world....

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