AT&T and T-Mobile USA: No Deal

AT&T put $39 billion on the line to acquire T-Mobile USA, but the communications giant has officially dropped its offer. The deal faced stiff opposition from government regulators in the form of the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice. The regulators voiced loudly their concerns about the deal’s potential to stymie a “competitive […]

Ryan Gosling Robbed of “Sexiest Man of the Year” Title?

When People Magazine uncovered the face of Bradley Cooper as its 2011 choice for “The Sexiest Man Alive,” people took to the streets. It wasn’t that they detested Cooper, it was that Ryan Gosling had been egregiously subbed and “robbed” of the title. Gosling supporters met one another at People’s headquarters in New York City. […]

First Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Marine Ball With a U.S. Serviceman

Perhaps inspired by the success had by Cpl. Kelsey De Santis and Sgt. Scott Moore, who respectively, got Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis to be their dates for their military balls, Marine Lance Cpl. Aaron Leeks decided to make a similar request to First Lady Michelle Obama. There was, however, one big difference: Cpl. Aaron […]

Low-Tech and High-Tech Education in Silicon Valley and Beyond

This fall, the New York Times ran a story about a prestigiously “low-tech” school in Los Altos, California, that was impossibly populated by the offspring of the Silicon Valley heavy hitters. According the article’s author, Matt Richtel, Apple, Google, Yahoo, eBay, and Hewlett-Packard are all represented among the student body’s parents. The institution being discussed […]

Lisbeth Salander’s Expected Impact on Fashion

Will you be going out to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? Everyone is expecting you to. Especially since the film is more than likely to have long-lasting reverberations in the cultural Zeitgeist of the first half of this still-new decade: Part One of the internationally famous trilogy opens this week and, periodically, over […]