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July 8, 2014
WHEN I READ the article about Mrs. Krewson it made me sick. These two uniformed officers failed to take action because they didn't have a police radio. I'm sure both of them had cellphones. They probably were in court getting paid time and a half. They should be identified and disciplined for neglect of duty and cowardice. They put Krewson in danger. As for Lt. Sanford saying it was wise for the officers not to confront the suspectm, what's wrong with him? Somebody should tell him what real cops do. I recently retired from the Police Department after 44 years spending my last 28 years in homicide.
NEWS
July 6, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's a Glee -focused twerp out there who likes to hack into Facebook pages of Glee stars and cause havoc. Friday morning, Lea Michele seemingly announced she was with child . . . but later, her rep said no, she's unpreg, she got hacked. Thursday it was Chris Colfer 's turn, with his Facebook page telling the world he was fired from Glee for personal reasons. Lies. Overeating on the Fourth A SideShow belch goes out to Joey "Jaws" Chestnut , winner of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.
NEWS
July 4, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you're a Facebook user, you may be feeling right now like a guinea pig. An unwitting one. So are many others, and that makes them mad. Witness the outrage in social media, charges of Big Brotherism, and questions of ethics. It had Sheryl Sandberg herself, COO and number two at Facebook, apologizing Wednesday. It's all about a study in the June edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors are Adam Kramer, a data scientist at Facebook who apparently did all the original tracking and analysis, and University of California, San Francisco, professor Jeffrey Hancock and Cornell University doctoral student Jamie Guillory.
NEWS
May 25, 2014 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities say two Gloucester County brothers posted a video on Facebook on Saturday morning showing them setting fire to an unoccupied mobile home. Sure enough, a few hours later, after the trailer had been destroyed, the men were arrested - discovered, prosecutors say, after investigators looked online and found the video. Anthony F. Pettolina, 22, of Gloucester City, and Gerald J. Pettolina, 30, of Westville, were being held Saturday on charges including arson and criminal mischief.
NEWS
May 4, 2014 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Facebook turned 10 in February, and like any 10-year-old, it's changing, complete with growing pains and headaches. With 1.28 billion users of the world's most popular social medium, Facebook is trying to keep users, attract more users, make money, and please advertisers, all at the same time. But those goals - have you noticed? - conflict. The Facebook F8 conference Wednesday in San Francisco highlighted the delights and challenges to come. Cofounder Mark Zuckerberg - who, amazingly, turns 30 on May 14 - spoke of "a culture of loving the people we serve.
NEWS
May 2, 2014 | BY JENICE M. ARMSTRONG, Daily News Staff Writer armstrj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2223
TURNING THE BIG 4-0 can be a difficult hurdle. Amanda Schoonover, a South Philly-based actress, was no exception. But instead of hiding from her age the way so many in her profession do, she decided to celebrate the fact that she was entering her fourth decade by posing for some boudoir-style photos. Nothing overly risque or graphic. She wanted to pose in lingerie and strike some 1950s-era style pinup poses. Tasteful images taken by a professional photographer. "I wanted to do something that would make me feel good about myself," Schoonover told me yesterday.
BUSINESS
February 25, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A week after Comcast Corp. agreed to pay $45.2 billion for Time Warner Cable Co. and its 11 million paying customers, 50,000 workers, $22 billion in yearly sales and high profits, Facebook pledged Thursday to spend almost half as much for WhatsApp , a tiny Silicon Valley firm that's giving away free smartphone-messaging apps. "It's easy to say that Facebook severely overpaid," but that's the kind of gamble Internet giants make to try and stay on top, writes James M. Meyer , boss at $1 billion asset Tower Bridge Advisors of Conshohocken, in a report to clients of brokerage Boenning & Scattergood . Popular smartphone apps, like cable TV boxes, help consumers find - and advertisers fund - the tech and video flooding the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
  PRINCE   AND HIS LAWYERS have unleashed a "Purple Rain" of terror on fans he believes to be bootleggers. The Artist presently known as Plaintiff has filed a $22 million lawsuit against 22 people, accused of illegally posting concert footage on Facebook, blogs and other online spots. The move has split Prince's kingdom, but the suit says, "The defendants in this case engage in massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince's material. "For example, in just one of the many takedown notices sent to Google with respect to Doe 2 (a/k/a DaBang319)
NEWS
January 28, 2014 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
He is known by one family as Sid and by another as Ansel Catems, a feline play on the name of an acclaimed photographer known for his black-and-white landscape shots. No matter which name the 7-year-old cat with the black-and-white coat is called, he displays the same playful personality, showing no signs of the no-doubt confusing adventure he has been on for more than two years. It began during Hurricane Irene in August 2011, when Sid ran away from his home in Blackwood. Jeana Hoffman, who had raised Sid since he was two weeks old, began to fear the worst when she could not find him. That fear turned to dread when more than two years passed with no sign of him. Then, the unbelievable happened.
NEWS
January 20, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Steven Quigley and Brett Kane were classmates at Paul VI High School in Haddon Township, graduating in 1992. They were friendly, but never close. Kane went to the College of New Jersey, moved to Boston, then back to South Jersey, married, and started a family. Quigley took a more exotic path, after Rutgers living in Israel, Bali, Japan, and Taiwan, an entrepreneur with crazy adventures and close calls, returning in 2009 to start a business in Philadelphia. They reacquainted on Facebook - casual, virtual, a photo here, a posting there.
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