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Harris-Perry Just In Time to Join List of 2013 Embarrassments

Melissa Harris-Perry’s has apologized for using a Mitt Romney family photo as a prop for racial political commentary. The TV show’s comedy panel zeroed in on an adopted African American child in the otherwise white ensemble of 22 grandchildren. Ignoring the taboo of involving the children of public figures, the Harris-Perry panel’s cracks joined a string of embarrassing moments in…

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Rdio Shuts Down Vdio Video Streaming Service Without Warning

Music streaming service Rdio has closed its video streaming service Vdio without warning. The video service was initially available to Rdio subscribers in April, and was launched publicly in June. Subscribers who had time left on their subscriptions or unused rental content have been offered Amazon gift cards to compensate for the shuttered service. The company said that it had…

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Elance and oDesk Freelance Job Platforms Announce Merger

Elance and oDesk, both online marketplaces connecting freelancers and jobs, have announced plans to merge. The combined number of freelancers using the two hiring platforms is over 8 million. The company will continue to operate the two websites at elance.com and odesk.com, and maintain separate headquarters, both located in Silicon Valley. The main benefits of the merger are anticipated to…

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Auto Insurance Cheap Until You Use It, According To New Study

Drivers who file an insurance claim after an at-fault car accident are likely to see their insurance rates increase up to 73 percent, depending on where they live, according to a new study by Quadrant. The study, commissioned by insurancequotes.com, based its research on a hypothetical ideal customer (good credit, continuous coverage, no previous claims) making claims of various types…

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