Friday, December 28, 2012

28-Dec-2012 07:31

Why Facebook needs Instagram :: Douglas Rushkoff says our first instinct is to protest Instagram's new terms of servic, but we should realize that Facebook paid a billion dollars for the site and needs to earn money in return
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/opinion/rushkoff-instagram-users/index.html?eref�ition

Your pictures of 2012 :: A selection of the best readers' photos
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20710231#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Maya calendar ends :: Ceremonies and parties across the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20810686#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 21 December 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 21 December
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809929#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Stonehenge solstice :: 5,000 people mark the winter solstice
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20811844#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Your best moments of 2012 :: For some it was an exhilarating holiday to an exotic place, finding new love or conquering their greatest fear. For others, it was witnessing an historic event.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/world/your-best-moment-2012/index.html?eref�ition

World's most Christmassy places :: If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, now may be the time to put the baubles back in the attic and plan yourself a yuletide getaway.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/11/travel/celebrates-top-10-christmas-destinations/index.html?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 15-21 December 2012 :: News photos from around the world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-20809930#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Instagram changes language :: After days of intense backlash from users over changes to its terms of service and privacy policy, photo-sharing service Instagram has backtracked. On Thursday, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said the company was switching one section of its updated terms of service back to its original text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/social-media/instagram-terms-backtrack/index.html?eref�ition

Are pay phones making a comeback? :: As a symbol of communication, refuge or romantic longing, the pay phone is an enduring cultural icon.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/20/tech/innovation/pay-phone-comeback/index.html?eref�ition

Apparently This Matters: Meggings :: GQ summed it up with one word: "No."
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/21/tech/social-media/apparently-this-matters-meggings/index.html?eref�ition

Greenhouse gases reach new high :: Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere reached record highs in 2011, according to new data published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/greenhouse-gases-record-high/index.html?eref�ition

Study: Apes suffer midlife crisis :: CNN's Phil Han discovers that chimps experience a midlife crisis, just like humans.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/11/21/han-chimps-midlife-crisis.cnn?eref�ition

Security forces killed in Pakistan raids :: Militants in Pakistan killed two security forces and abducted 21 others in an assault on two military camps Thursday, a government official told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/world/asia/pakistan-taliban-capture/index.html?eref�ition

New gang rape protests hit New Delhi :: The victim of a brutal gang rape that sparked massive protests in India arrives in Singapore for treatment. Her transfer comes amid plans for more protests over the case.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/world/asia/india-rape-protests/index.html?eref�ition

Egypt: Mubarak in military hospital :: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence in a Cairo prison, is being moved to a military hospital for medical treatment, state TV reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/world/africa/egypt-mubarak/index.html?eref�ition

Blast at Ukraine university kills one :: A 62-year-old man was killed and two others were injured Thursday in a blast at a medical university in Ukraine, authorities said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/world/europe/ukraine-blast/index.html?eref�ition

Bhutto son steps into political spotlight :: The son of the late Benazir Bhutto is expected to launch his political career Thursday in a speech that will mark the fifth anniversary of the former Pakistan prime minister's assassination.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/world/asia/pakistan-bhutto-anniversary/index.html?eref�ition

All is well after Zuckerberg photo flap :: The sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says there are no hard feelings after a "leaked" family photo raised questions about online etiquette and privacy on the social network.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/tech/social-media/randi-zuckerberg-photo/index.html?eref�ition

UEFA appeals Serbia sanctions :: UEFA's decision to appeal against the punishments handed out by its own disciplinary body to the Serbian Football Association has been welcomed by a top anti-discrimination group.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/sport/football/football-racism-uefa-england-serbia/index.html?eref�ition

Cricket: Clarke sets Australian record :: Michael Clarke has big cricketing shoes to fill following the retirement of Ricky Ponting, but the Australia captain has already wiped out one of his predecessor's records.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/sport/clarke-ponting-australia-cricket/index.html?eref�ition

Tennis: Sharapova, Serena fight injuries :: Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are both set to continue their comebacks from injury ahead of the Australian Open by playing at the Brisbane International.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/sport/tennis/tennis-sharapova-williams/index.html?eref�ition

Wild Oats in record Sydney-Hobart win :: Wild Oats XI is on course for a sixth victory in the annual Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and in record time too, but its crew are focused on making it home in one piece.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/sport/wild-oats-sydney-hobart-yachting/index.html?eref�ition

2013: America on cusp of social change :: Frida Ghitis says that after years in which conservative views dominated the nation, there's now majority support for many progressive stances
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/opinion/ghitis-2013-social-change/index.html?eref�ition

Egypt opposition incitement probe :: Egypt's public prosecutor orders an inquiry into top opposition leaders over allegations they "incited the overthrow" of President Morsi.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20854953#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Antarctic drilling project cut short :: An ambitious mission to drill through Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed off for thousands of years has been cut short because of a technical problem.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20850126#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S.: Whale to be buried in sand dunes :: A 60-foot-long finback whale that washed ashore in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens is believed to be dead, according to the Riverhead Foundation, a Long Island-based marine research and preservation group.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/ny-beached-whale/index.html?eref�ition

Two girls die as car leaves road :: Two girls aged seven and 10 die after a car leaves a road and ends up on its side at the edge of a ditch near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, police say.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-20855842#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S. storm causes misery :: Travelers face delays and cancellations as powerful storms, linked to the deaths of six people, including two children, hurtle across the northeastern United States.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/winter-weather/index.html?eref�ition

NRA clarifies stance on arming schools :: Facing widespread outrage over the National Rifle Association's response to the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, the group's president Thursday tried to clarify, saying that schools should decide for themselves how to protect their children.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/12/27/us/nra-president-interview/index.html?eref�ition

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