Malaysia Airlines have already spoken to the families of the passengers and crew to inform them of this development Statement on MH370 by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

The airline came under fire for informing families via text message.

Some argue that the decision to text the families was not as insensitive as it may appear: it was likely a result of ongoing criticism that news outlets have received information about the MH370 families' loved ones before the families themselves.

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In the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth Statement on MH370 by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

This map was published by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on March 20, showing where investigators were looking for debris.

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1 Silicon Valley's Brutal Ageism by Noam Scheiber

Scheiber includes this footnote:

Demographic information on the tech sector is famously hard to come by, but the handful of data points we do have suggest a persistent preference for the young. When a company called PayScale recently surveyed the country’s 32 most successful tech companies, it found that just six of them had a median age over 35. (The median age at Facebook, Google, Zynga, AOL, and Zynga was 30 years or younger.) By contrast, the median age for all workers in the U.S. economy is 42 years.

There is a similar pattern in venture capital investing. Back in 2010, the research firm CB Insight studied 114 companies.pdf) that received angel or “A Round” funding. The study shouldn’t be interpreted too literally—it represents a small fraction of venture capital deals and CB Insight wouldn’t explain how it chose them. But the firm found the following: While about half the money went to people between the ages of 35 and 44, entrepreneurs under age 35 got nearly twice as much money as entrepreneurs 45 and older (33 percent versus 19 percent). And that almost certainly understates the bias. According to a recent survey by the Kauffman Foundation, entrepreneurs 45 and older started roughly half of all new companies over the last 10 years. Assuming the pattern is similar in the tech sector, that means there are a lot more forty-something founders than twenty-something founders, but they’re chasing a lot less venture capital money.

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Local papers that rallied support for American independence Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years (Introduction) by Tom Standage 11

News Genius breaks down the announcement of the Boston Tea Party in the Boston Gazette in 1773.

We also break down the first issue of New York City’s first daily newspaper, Noah Webster’s American Minerva.

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The technologies involved are very different, but these two forms of social media, separated by two millennia, share many of the same underlying structures and dynamics: they are two-way, conversational environments in which information passes horizontally from one person to another along social networks, rather than being delivered vertically from an impersonal central source Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years (Introduction) by Tom Standage 11

Similarly, the Vatican asserts that Jesus tweeted. Jesus “used tweets before everyone else,” contends the Pope’s culture minister Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

His Twitter game must have been pretty weak, though—he only had 12 followers.

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Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa The Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade 8

Forbes puts Dangote’s wealth at $25 billion. The CEO of the Dangote Group, Africa’s wealthiest man made his fortune in cement, sugar and flour. He is now moving into petroleum in the oil-rich nation.

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E-mails like this have made my country famous The Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade 8

According to 2009 data, the majority of email scams originate in the United States, but Nigeria, a vastly smaller nation, ranks third among nations.

United States 66.1%
United Kingdom 10.5%
Nigeria 7.5%
Canada 3.1%
China 1.6%
South Africa 0.7%
Ghana 0.6%
Spain 0.6%
Italy 0.5%
Romania 0.5%

A collection of common Nigerian scam emails can be found here.

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Bucanero A Revolutionary Exile by Jake Krzeczowski 11

A popular Cuban beer.

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Palestinian Territories Remarks on Israel-Palestine With Mahmoud Abbas by President Barack Obama (Ft. Mondoweiss)

Though, as Mondoweiss astutely points out, President Obama omits the requirement of recognition of a Jewish state by Palestinians, he leaves out the necessary descriptor here: The occupied Palestinian Territories.

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Track 1: “And now I’m like a major threat, Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget” – 2Pac A Revolutionary Exile by Jake Krzeczowski 11

On his debut album, Pac shouted out his teachers, both in the Panther tradition and agitprop MCs.

NIGHTMARE! That’s what I am
America’s Nightmare
I am what you made me

America, you reap what you sow
2Pacalypse… America’s Nightmare
Ice Cube and Da Lench Mob… America’s Nightmare
Above The Law… America’s Nightmare
Paris… America’s Nightmare
Public Enemy… America’s Nightmare
KRS-One… America’s Nightmare
Mutulu Shakur… America’s Nightmare
Geronimo Pratt… America’s Nightmare
Assata Shakur… America’s Nightmare

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