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President Obama's final State of the Union address had the expected empty rhetoric (nobody is afraid of ISIS; America's economy is booming) with this bonus gem: sheer denial of our leader's fondness for executive overreach.
From the speech:
This from the president who forced through the healthcare mandate and just announced an executive order on guns that bypassed Congress.
'I WAS A PRIME CANDIDATE TO HAVE AN ABORTION'
A now-mom who didn't fit the stereotypical mold of the woman who finds herself pregnant and single spoke out for women like her—educated, early 30s and on the cusp of big career changes.
IT'S LUCKY GOOGLE HAS ALPHABET AND ALL THOSE ROBOT COMPANIES
2016 will mark a first in the mercurial world of digital advertising: Search ads will be surpassed by display ads this year. According to the research firm eMarketer, advertisers will cut back on search ads to spend more on banners, videos, sponsored content and mobile promotions in your social media feeds in 2016.
That trend does not bode well for Google, which reaps the lion’s share of search ad revenue. Of course, the search giant also reaps other ad money — from its massive banner business and YouTube, primarily.
But in this category of digital ads, Facebook is a far greater foe. Figures from eMarketer show that Facebook claimed just under 30 percent of U.S. display ads in 2015, more than twice Google’s share. Plus, many in the industry see Facebook’s nascent automated ad platforms as a potential threat to Google.
A few more bites:
"Appalling." - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, slams the Republican Party for choosing South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for its State of the Union response, via The Hill
"[Too] aggressive." - What 84 percent of women in tech report being described as, according to a new study focusing on women who have worked in Silicon Valley for at least 10 years, via Re/code
"The best one was during the writers’ strike when they just read the winners." Ricky Gervais snarks on the Golden Globes' indulgent three-hour running time, via The Hollywood Reporter