• Technology

    Magid: Podcasts and streaming music reach mainstream moment

    It appears that both music streaming and podcasts are finally becoming a part of mainstream life, but that has taken more than 20 years of work. And some new changes to the most popular music streaming services could nudge them farther along.

    By Larry Magid For the Mercury News|

  • Entertainment

    After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line that stretches past trendy clothing stores and...

    By Derrik J. Lang, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Entertainment

    John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but...

    By Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    YouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents,...

    By Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer|

  • Business

    Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Protester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains

    SEATTLE (AP) — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate...

    By Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Actress, comedian Anne Meara, winner of 4 Emmys, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara...

    By Sandy Cohen And Frazier Moore, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Business

    In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

    WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Inside a 1920s-era warehouse in the heart of a once-bustling coalfields hub, Brandon Blankenship saws through 8-foot boards pulled up from the building's floor, looking each one up and down for "a face that's not...

    By Jonathan Drew, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success

    MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out...

    By Wayne Parry, Associated Press|

  • Business

    California city imports recycled water for trees

    LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California city plans to import recycled water by the truckload to keep the trees and plants in its street medians green.The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday ( that La Cañada...


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