Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 23, 2012 1:25PM ET
Using the treasure trove of readership data that are Bitly links, Forbes' Jon Bruner has created an interactive map of the news preferences of online readers that mediaphiles like us are sure to scour over.
Mar 23, 2012 12:51PM ET
There's a new Wall Street workout in town.
Mar 23, 2012 9:14AM ET
New analyses by mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have added an explosive new dimension to one of the most politically charged debates about the housing crisis: Whether to reduce the amount of money beleaguered homeowners owe on their mortgages.
Mar 22, 2012 6:10PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters: This week, American Express trades money for tweets, Verizon gives tablets away for free, and DreamWorks drops the ball.
Mar 22, 2012 4:59PM ET
A knock-off website for clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is selling pants using an offensive racial slur, and enough people on social media have been fooled into thinking the site is official that "Abercrombie & Fitch" is a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.
Mar 22, 2012 4:43PM ET
The Daily Mail gets criticized and even sued from time to time for incorrectly reporting facts and fabricating or misattributing quotes in its stories. It used to have a policy against that.
Mar 22, 2012 2:34PM ET
To solve its money-making conundrum, Pinterest has hired Tim Kendall, Facebook's former Director of Monetization, reports Fortune's Jessi Hempel in a profile of the rising social network.
Mar 22, 2012 12:23PM ET
There's been a lot of change underway at the good old dependable Associated Press in the last few weeks, culminating in the hiring of a new president and CEO, Gary Pruitt.
Mar 22, 2012 11:00AM ET
The Onion is in the midst of the biggest upheaval in the newspaper's 24-year history.
Mar 22, 2012 10:20AM ET
Mar 22, 2012 10:15AM ET
The latest high-profile (or, maybe mid-profile) lawsuit to hit News International over the News of the World hacking scandal comes from the father of soccer superstar David Beckham, who filed a complaint in London on Thursday, but it's unclear whether his soccer superstar son was involved.
Mar 22, 2012 9:28AM ET
Goldman Sachs is going to search through its employees' emails for any mentions of the word "muppet" to make sure they're not mistreating clients, which seems like a silly way to enforce good conduct.
Mar 22, 2012 8:58AM ET
The number of people filing for unemployment for the first time dropped by 5,000 last week, hitting its lowest level since February 2008.
Mar 22, 2012 7:58AM ET
Cartoonist Lisa Benson doesn't like what she "sees".
Mar 21, 2012 4:28PM ET
Politico reported Wednesday that the Bloomberg View editorial criticizing Greg Smith's Goldman Sachs op-ed that Michael Bloomberg thought so highly of was written by Bloomberg columnist Michael Kinsley.
Mar 21, 2012 3:13PM ET
Zynga, the company known for ripping off well-known games and calling them their own, is buying OMGPOP, a company that broke into the big time by ripping off Pictionary.
Mar 21, 2012 9:51AM ET
In his first public remarks since This American Life ran its retraction of his Foxconn story last weekend, Mike Daisey explained how the system of talk-show types interviewing journalists turned him into a liar.
Mar 21, 2012 8:01AM ET
Cartoonist KAL on the Republican blame game.
Mar 20, 2012 2:24PM ET
It was good while it lasted.Twitter announced on Tuesday that it's expanding its ad offerings so that brands like American Express can send promotions not only to users who follow their accounts but also "to mobile users that share similar interests with their existing followers."
Mar 20, 2012 2:14PM ET
We wondered Tuesday morning why Ben Bernanke was offering a live-streamed lecture series to college students on the history of the Federal Reserve, and now we have at least one answer: He's reaching out to young people -- the young people who conveniently make up a core constituency of notorious Fed-antagonist Ron Paul.
Mar 20, 2012 1:52PM ET
It's difficult not to get excited about the future of space travel, especially when the Obama administration starts boasting about how it will help stimulate the economy.
Mar 20, 2012 10:58AM ET
"I made the tragic mistake of trying to change the way money was managed." [Forbes]
Mar 20, 2012 10:17AM ET
Ben Bernanke is hoping to get a little friendlier as the Federal Reserve dips its toe into Twitter and he personally hosts an online lecture series beginning today, but we have to wonder, outside of policy wonks, who's going to care?
Mar 20, 2012 9:42AM ET
The New York Times' leaky paywall is about to become less leaky as the paper cuts the number of free articles available each month from 20 to 10.
Mar 19, 2012 2:19PM ET
In Mike Daisey's response to This American Life's retraction of his Apple story, he continues to lean on his point that Apple and Foxconn hurt Chinese workers, but his claim that critics "dance on his grave" so they can go back to ignoring labor abuses is simply not true.
Mar 19, 2012 12:24PM ET
Politico's profile of Washington Post columnist David Ignatius and his run of top-level scoops has been greeted with some grumbling from his colleagues who are quick to point out that his high-profile exclusives were based on leaks from the White House.
Mar 19, 2012 10:33AM ET
While new media evangelists like to say social media has takeover of the news, Pew Research Center's State of the News Media report shows that the revolution is still far from overthrowing the old regime.
Mar 17, 2012 4:00PM ET
Spill out a little Red Bull in honor of the Thai businessman who invented it.
Mar 16, 2012 1:31PM ET
This American Life has retracted "Mike Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory," the story that arguably started the recent spate of articles examining Apple manufacturer Foxconn, because a Marketplace reporter discovered Daisey had lied about the facts.
Mar 16, 2012 11:36AM ET
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is very disappointed in the way the media has handled the story of Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith's very public (and very expensive) resignation, except for one outlet. Hint: It's the only news wire named for a billionaire.