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(The Facebook "Rooms" app, available free in the Apple App Store.)

Facebook Creates ‘Rooms’ App For Anonymous Interactions

If you want to go where nobody knows your name, Facebook has launched a new app.

10/23/2014

(The Color of Change web site)

Thursday Nights at 9: Online Town Hall Meetings To Inspire Black Civic Engagement

ColorOfChange.org is hosting the series of Twitter Townhalls beginning at 9pm each Thursday, during the commercial breaks of “Scandal.”

10/23/2014

(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

(People walk by a Samsung store in New York City.   Photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Retailers Readying Early Start to Holiday Shopping Season

It’s not even Halloween, but already retailers are trying to win your holiday shopping dollars with promises of bargains that rival Black Friday’s.

10/22/2014

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A Bucks County High School’s Latest Learning Tool Is Its Own Supermarket Branch

It’s all part of a partnership between the Centennial School District and Shop Rite to give students hands-on experience running a business.

10/22/2014

(Jamillia Kamara, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Forbes' "Under 30 Summit."  Photo by Melony Roy)

Attendees and Philadelphia Officials Aglow After ‘Under 30 Summit’ Wraps Up Here

Bringing all of that billionaire brainpower to Philadelphia was a coup for the city, and one that officials including Mayor Nutter hope to see repeated.

10/22/2014

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New App Raises Money For Animal Shelters Every Time You Walk Your Dog

Imagine every time you take your dog for a walk, you are helping other dogs with every step! A new app does that and it’s doesn’t cost you a penny.

10/21/2014

(Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky speaks to Forbes' "Under 30 Summit" in Philadelphia.  Photo by KYW's Melony Roy)

Monica Lewinsky Tells Philadelphia Millenials About Her Ordeal in the Spotlight

“I was patient zero” — the first victim of cyber-bullying — says Monica Lewinsky.

10/20/2014

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2 Local Students Develop A Way To Charge Your Phone Just By Wearing A Jacket

Two La Salle University freshmen have developed a way for you to charge your cell phone just by wearing a jacket.

10/18/2014

(THE WINNING TEAM: Earl Johnson, Jacob McAnn, Sarah McAnn and Danny Santos.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Delco, Students Design a Winning Anti-Bullying App

Earl Johnson (at left in photo) is one of four Penn Wood students who helped developed the winning app, called “Fear No Bully.”

10/17/2014

(Pa. Supreme Court justice Seamus Caffery, in file photo, provided)

Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery Says He’s Being Railroaded by Chief Justice

Justice Seamus McCaffery, caught in a porn e-mail scandal, is accusing the court’s chief justice, Ron Castille, of trying to use the scandal to take him down.

10/16/2014

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CBS Offers Digital Subscription Service To Consumers

CBS announced the launch of CBS All Access, a new digital subscription video on demand live streaming service for the CBS Television Network.

10/16/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Creates Mobile Site To Help Twitter Users Feel Less Lonely

The Lonely Project is a mobile website that displays tweets about loneliness.

10/12/2014

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Internet Security Company Predicts Eventual ‘Murders by Hacking’

Could a person’s death be caused by malicious takeover of an automobile, or an appliance, or a medical device?

10/09/2014

(The "Visit Philly" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency Gets High Marks For Social Media Usage

A new report by a global travel industry intelligence and marketing firm ranks Philadelphia as one of the world’s leaders when it comes to social media for September 2014.

10/09/2014

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Movie critic Roger Ebert sent out a perceived negative tweet about the death of “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn. Ebert was criticized by Dunn’s “Jackass” co-star Bam Margera and blogger Perez Hilton. Ebert responded that he was probably “too quick to tweet.” (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Too Quick To Tweet

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco. Jobs announced upgraded versions of the entire iPod line, including an iPod Touch that includes a camera. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New iPods, Apple TV

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.

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