Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Alex Bellars, Luann Lee and others share top stories

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An iPad Lovers Take On The Nexus7, Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors, Roku 2, Verizon Share The Network, Stephen Covey, "7 Habits" author, dies at 79
Your Top Stories
129 stories were shared by your friends yesterday.
Here's the best five of the bunch
An iPad Lover’s Take On The Nexus 7
techcrunch.com  ❘   Shared by Sally and Henry, LearningForYou and 1 other
Trolls, feel free to skip to the bottom of this column and post your comments immediately without reading a word. Actually, who are we kidding — you didn't make it this far. Everyone else, brace yourselves. You may want small children to leave the...
Sally and Henry LearningForYou Jennifer Miller
Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors
independent.co.uk  ❘   Shared by Alex Bellars and John Sutton
Alex Bellars John Sutton
Roku 2
j.gs  ❘   Shared by Joshua Mayer and Milner-Kemp Corp.
Your Site Here: 10,000 visitors / $5.00
Joshua Mayer Milner-Kemp Corp.
Verizon Share The Network
sharethenetwork.com  ❘   Shared by Milner-Kemp Corp. and Joshua Mayer
Milner-Kemp Corp. Joshua Mayer
Stephen Covey, "7 Habits" author, dies at 79
news.yahoo.com  ❘   Shared by Luann Lee
Stephen R. Covey, author of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," has died in Idaho three months after a serious bicycle accident in Utah.
Luann Lee
Stuff You Missed
Here's what your friends are reading
The Evolution of Reporters Into Stenographers Is Nearly Complete
motherjones.com  ❘  Shared by Jay Rosen , Friend of Steven Johnson
Google's Marissa Mayer Tapped as Yahoo's Chief
dealbook.nytimes.com  ❘  Shared by Poppy Masselos, Friend of Mats Larsnäs
Yahoo poaches Google exec as CEO
bbc.co.uk  ❘  Shared by ty golding, Friend of Julian S Wood
Morning Report
Today's headlines from our Editor
1.
FDA Approves Pill To Fight H.I.V. Infection
The FDA on Monday approved Truvada, the first drug shown to reduce the risk of H.I.V. infection. The drug, which is easily consumable in pill form, may be prescribed as a preventative measure for those who are at a high risk of contracting the virus through sexual activity, like those whose partners are infected. Experts applauded the move, and say that the approval could help slow the rate of H.I.V. infections and therefore decrease the number of Americans living with AIDS.
Read more on nytimes.com
2.
2012 Drought Rivals Dust Bowl
New information released by the National Climatic Data Center on Monday shows that the current drought gripping the U.S. is the worst in over 50 years. Over 54% of the contiguous 48 states was in drought at the end of June, the highest percentage since December 1956 and the sixth-highest percentage on record. The current drought is matched in scale only by the droughts of the Dust Bowl era.
Read more on weather.com
3.
Clashes Continue In Damascus
Fighting continues for the third consecutive day in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday as the country continues its descent into chaos. Rebel fighters reported that several neighborhoods came under intense shelling earlier, and warplanes appear to have participated in the most recent skirmishes. The Red Cross has officially declared the violence a "noninternational armed conflict," which applies the Geneva Conventions to the parties involved.
Read more on cnn.com
Photo of the Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were reluctantly featured on the 'Kiss Cam' during the Olympics-bound U.S. women's national team basketball game against Brazil on Monday night. Credit: Leslie E. Kossoff/Polaris/Newscom
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