How a 25-year-old globetrotting investor and Coldplay superfan from Austin, Texas—who just so happens to be friends with Justin Bieber’s bodyguard—became North Korea’s only true Twitter friend—and the backlash that followed.
Distracted driving caused 5,474 deaths in 2009—with 995 linked to cell phones. So why is Big Auto packing new models with blinky-screen “infotainmentsystems” that let you Facebook, Tweet, etc. while driving?
Top Ford exec: “The biggest turnoff to a twentysomething consumer is to put their life on hold when they sit in a car.” Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.
So MSNBC’s Mark Halperin, who is often wrong, was suspended for saying President Barack Obama was acting like a “dick” at yesterday’s press conference. (The New York Times story won’t tell you what he actually said. They just call it a “slur,” apparently because you can’t handle the truth.)
The internet has been liking our “Speedup” essay about how Americans are being squeezed at work—no wonder, given that many of you probably read the piece sitting at a stoplight, on the phone to your boss, while firing off a couple of emails. “I haven’t felt as ‘hell yeah’ about an article in a while,” tweeted one reader. But this reaction, from the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, was probably our favorite.