Monthly Archives: March 2010

Online Dating-Profile Picture Myths | blog.okcupid.com

In looking closely at the astonishingly wide variety of ways our users have chosen to represent themselves, we discovered much of the collective wisdom about profile pictures was wrong.

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The State of the Internet | Fast Company

For example, there are about 740 million Internet users in Asia alone; Facebook serves 6 million page views per minute, requiring 30,000 servers; and there are 148,000 new zombie computers created each day by hackers using botnets:

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Vodkas That Are Weirdly Awesome|Asylum.com

What if we told you that a group of savvy vodka-preneurs were concocting vodkas that used ingredients like bacon, hot dogs and scorpions?

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Should You Stop the Pop? | DivineCaroline

As a lifelong knuckle cracker, I’ve heard the spiel dozens of times—you know, keep popping and…

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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation for Green Tech Manufacturing Equipment Sales Tax Exemption to Create Jobs

For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Contact: Aaron McLear/Kira Heinrichs
916-445-4571

Building on his commitment to clean technology growth in California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SB 71 by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) to create a sales tax exemption for the purchase of green tech manufacturing equipment in California. This tax exemption is a part of the Governor’s California Jobs Initiative, a legislative package that will create or retain at least 100,000 jobs.
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California Recovery Task Force Launches Interactive Web Portal

Press Release

For Immediate Release:  03/23/2010

Contact: Aaron McLear/Eric Alborg
916-445-5880

California Recovery Task Force Launches Interactive Web Portal

In an effort to provide unprecedented transparency of stimulus spending in California, the California Recovery Task Force has launched an interactive Web Portal (www.recovery.ca.gov) that tracks the more than $85 billion in cash and tax benefits expected overall for Californians.

“Tracking stimulus money has further underscored the need to break through the silos of government at the federal, state and local levels,” said Senior Advisor to the Governor and California Recovery Task Force Director Herb K. Schultz.  “Our Web Portal will continue to evolve in order to provide the most transparent picture of government spending in U.S. history.”

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BBC News – The top 100 sites on the internet

Explore this interactive graphic to find out which are the biggest sites on the internet, as measured by the Nielsen company. This feature is part of SuperPower, a season of programmes exploring the power of the internet.

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