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Archive for April, 2016

30
Apr

'New Yorker' gets a lot of things wrong about the USPS

Just about everything the consumer press knows about the Postal Service is wrong. We set them straight.

30
Apr

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. …

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. Henry Louis Mencken

30
Apr

Low oil price hits ExxonMobil profits

Oil giant Exxon Mobil reports a 63% slide in first quarter profits following low crude prices, while rival Chevron slumps to a $725m loss.

30
Apr

‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ Pits Zappa vs. Zappa

Frank’s son Dweezil was told by the family trust, controlled by two of his siblings, that his show Zappa Plays Zappa risked huge copyright infringement fines.

29
Apr

U.S. Internet Ad Revenues Reach New High in 2015 at $59.6 Billion

Mobile proved to be the biggest driver, accounting for $20.7 billion.

29
Apr

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of rel …

The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief. “Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion (1927)” Austrian psychologist (1856 – 1939)

29
Apr

Amazon sees profits and sales surge

Amazon reports a profit of $513m in its first quarter, helped by a 28% jump in sales.

29
Apr

DreamWorks Animation Sale Leaves Jeffrey Katzenberg at Crossroads

Jeffrey Katzenberg energetically ran the boutique studio, but its fortunes often seemed star-crossed.