The Only Thing You’ll Need to Read About Saving Money on Black Friday

Ben Franklin was on to something when he said, “Time is money.”
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Curing Cancer? Meh.

[I]f you solve cancer, you’d add about three years to people’s average life expectancy. We think of solving cancer as this huge thing that’ll totally change the world. But when you really take a step back and look at it, yeah, there are many, many tragic cases of cancer, and it’s very, very sad, but in the aggregate, it’s not as big an advance as you might think.

Google CEO Larry Page, speaking on new venture Calico, which aims to improve human health on a larger scale

Old Media Doesn’t Get New Media, Chapter 203: The Sheryl Sandberg Attack

The relationship between old media and new media is, in the parlance of Facebook, complicated.
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Taboola Raises $15 Million So It Can Suggest More Stories You Might Click On

The people who tell you about stories “you might also like” get more money to do that.
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Time Warner Put the “For Sale” Sign on Time Inc. Last Fall

Jeff Bewkes and company used to insist they wanted to hang on to their magazine business. They stopped saying that in September.
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Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer in the Running for Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine announced the eight frontrunners for its annual Person of the Year honor today, and right up there with Barack Obama and young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai are a pair of Silicon Valley CEOs — Apple’s Tim Cook and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer. The runaway winner in the online reader poll was North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, thanks to strong support among the Internet Wiseguy demographic. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

Marissa Mayer’s First Live Interview (Which ATD Had to Virtually Sneak Into): God. Family. Yahoo.

Going down those Internet pipes is really tight.
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Romney Concession and Obama Acceptance Speeches in Three Minutes or Less

In case you’re in a hurry.
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Sony’s SmartWatch Not Ready for Primetime

The wearable device pairs with some Android smartphones to send notifications and snippets of info straight to the watch.
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