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Saturday March 3, 2012Section A1A1
Obama: Strong US-China Ties Help Rest o  The World
By Matthew PenningtonWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama assured China’s heir apparent to leadership thatthe United States welcomes Beijing’s rise in the world, saying Tuesday that strong cooperationbetween the two powers is good or the rest o the world. Obama oered a warm welcome toChinese Vice President Xi Jinping amid sharp policy dierences over Syria, Iran and economic issues,as well as longstanding U.S. concerns over Chinese human rights practices.
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President Obama hosts China  Vice-President Xi Jinping 
Meeting Vice-President Xi Jinping in the OvalOce, Mr Obama also said it was “vital” thatWashington maintained a strong relationship withBeijing. Mr Xi said he hoped his visit would deepenmutual understanding and riendship between thetwo powers.
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Deense: Feds “Manipulated”Facts About Militia 
DETROIT - Deense lawyers at the trial o seven Midwest militia members say ederalauthorities greatly overreached by charging them with conspiring to overthrow the government.
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Bahrain Police Arrest Demonstrators onProtest Anniversary
By Donna Abu-NasrFeb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Mainly Shiite Muslim protesters in Bahrain marked the rst anniversary o their anti-government rallies by marching toward the ormer Pearl Roundabout, ocus o last year’s demonstrations.Riot police red tear gas at the protesters heading to the roundabout, which has been demolished andturned into an intersection, while dense black smoke rose in the distance as demonstrators burned tires inShiite villages.
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“All the News that’s Fit to Print”
Saturday, March 3, 2012
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Parents o Slain FAMU Band Member Sue Bus Driver and Bus Company
ORLANDO, Fla. - The parents o a Florida A&Mband member who died ater being hazed led a  wrongul death lawsuit Monday against the ownerand driver o the charter bus where the ritual took place. The suit also revealed new details about whatmight have happened the night Robert Championdied.
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Rapper Lil Boosie Indicted or First-Degree Murder; Death Penalty Possible
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge-born rapper, Torrence Hatch, known to ans as Lil Boosie, wasindicted by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury Thursday aternoon on a rst-degree murder chargeor his alleged involvement in a shooting incidentin October that let one man dead,
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Israel Says Iran Is Behind Bombs
 JERUSALEM — Tensions between Israel and Iran rose sharply on Monday whenbombers struck at Israeli Embassy personnel in the capitals o India and Georgia.
By Ethan Bronner The wie o an Israeli deense envoy to New Delhi was hurt along with several other people when her car was destroyed by an explosive deviceplaced on it by a motorcyclist at a red light. In Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, a similar device was discovered on the car o a local sta member o theIsraeli Embassy, but was deused by the police. Both resembled attacks that have killed ve o Iran’s nuclear scientists in recent years, most recently lastmonth. Iran has attributed the assassinations to Israeli agents and has vowed to take revenge. The scientists’ assassinations — along with sabotage o Iran’s nuclear program through cyberwarare and aulty parts — are aimed at delaying what the West believes is Iran’s drive to build a nuclear weapon.I actually carried out by Iran, the attacks would be another indication that the leadership in Tehran was willing to reach beyond its borders against itsenemies and expand its attacks to civilians. The United States has charged that Iran was behind a plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador on American soil,and Israel has said that Iran has planned to attack its citizens in various countries, but that those plots were stopped. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahucontended that Monday’s attacks t that pattern.“In recent months, we have witnessed several attempts to attack Israeli citizens and Jews in several countries, including Azerbaijan, Thailand andothers,” he said. “In each instance, we succeeded in oiling the attacks in cooperation with local authorities. Iran and its proxy, Hezbollah, were behindall o these attempted attacks.” Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected Israel’s accusations on Monday. A spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, said, “Israel hasbombed its embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi to tarnish Iran’s riendly ties with the host countries,” adding, “Israel perpetrated the terrorist actions tolaunch psychological warare against Iran.”Iran has deended its nuclear program as peaceul and has deantly pursued uranium enrichment through years o international pressure and sanctions.Israel’s increasingly urgent warnings on the need to halt Iran’s nuclear progress, beore it gets much closer to being able to build a bomb, have promptedconcerns that Israel might unilaterally mount a military strike — and have added to the implacable enmity between the two. Iran’s oil and bankingindustries are suering rom sanctions implemented by the United States and Europe to pressure the country to back o its nuclear program. Iranianleaders have vowed to ght back through shutting the vital Strait o Hormuz and through military strikes on countries that are used as launching pads orattacks on it. Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, a spokesman or Iran’s Joint Armed Forces Sta, said recently that “the enemies o the Iranian nation, especially theUnited States, Britain and the Zionist regime, have to be held responsible or their activities.”Iranian leaders have called Israel a tumor that must be removed, and Iran arms and nances Hezbollah and Hamas, wh ich are ounded on the principlethat Israel has no right to exist. On Monday, Israeli ocials said there was enough evidence rom the scenes in Georgia and India to say that the bombs were the work o Iranian agents. “Iran’s ngerprints are all over this,” one ocial said ater emerging rom high-level meetings in Jerusalem, speaking onthe condition o anonymity. Some American Jewish leaders have expressed concern that synagogues and American Jewish centers could be targets inthe increased tensions. In 1994, a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires was bombed, killing 85 people. The authorities there have accused Iraniandiplomats o being behind that attack.Hezbollah, the Lebanese Islamist group with close ties to Iran, has promised to take revenge or the killing o its top commander, Imad Mugniyah,
 A forensic official, left, photographed an Israeli Embassy car after anexplosion in New Delhi on Monday.
our years ago this week. Mr. Mugniyah had been sought by the UnitedStates in terrorist attacks that killed hundreds o Americans in the 1980s.Israel held him responsible or Hezbollah military operations in southernLebanon rom the mid-1990s. Israel is widely thought to have killed him with a powerul bomb in Damascus, the Syrian capital.Israeli analysts said the attacks on Monday were insignicant enoughthat the Israeli government would not eel driven to counterattack.
Las Vegas Embraces Bad Guys o Its Past
By Isaac BrekkenLAS VEGAS — Lety, Lucky, the Ant, Bugsy, the Snake, the Chin,Scarace, the Brain. The monikers o mobsters are like the nicknameso odd superheroes. They are two syllables o rat-tat ring, evokingcreepy animals, physical protrusions or uncanny powers. And now,here in a city where such gures were once as comortably in theirelement as Zeus and his amily on Olympus, they are nally gettingsomething close to the museum they deserve: the Mob Museum,a $42 million survey o the American gangster, unolding in 17,000square eet o exhibition space, on three foors o a 41,000-square-oot landmark building on Stewart Avenue.
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Randy Moss and ‘That Thing Called Quit
By Kevin Seiert
As ar as I’m concerned, Cris Carter has always been a knowledgeableand honest source o analysis on Randy Moss, his one-time teammateand protégé when both played or the Minnesota Vikings. And onceagain, I think Carter nailed his take on Moss’ plans to return to the NFLin 2012. Appearing Tuesday morning on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mikein the Morning,” Carter predicted that Moss would be “in abulousshape” ater a ull oseason o training and reiterated his suggestionthat Moss could still run the 40-yard dash in less than 4.4 seconds.But Carter accurately identied an important issue NFL teams will need to address beore seriously considering his acquisition.
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 The Dilemma o CheapElectronics
By David PogueLast week, an important Times article set o shockwaves in theconsumer tech industry by ocusing on tragedies and workingconditions at Foxconn, the Chinese electronics actory that makesApple iPhones. It describes excessive overtime, crowding in workerdorms, improper disposal o hazardous waste and unsae workingconditions. These revelations have shocked a lot o Apple ans — andred up a lot o Apple oes. There are petitions and fooded commentboards. This morning, protesters delivered petitions at six major Applestores, including the new one in Grand Central Terminal. The articleand the response are healthy.
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Syria ResumesShelling, Rejecting U.N. Rebuke
By Neil MacFarquhar and Rick GladstonBEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian government on Tuesday brushed aside a stern castigation rom thetop United Nations human rights ocial about itsdeadly attacks on civilians, calling her assessmentpropaganda as Syria’s military resumed whatone activist described as the “brutal shelling”o the city o Homs. A day ater the ocial, NaviPillay, the United Nations’s high commissioneror human rights, oered a grim appraisal o theSyrian confict, activists said the shelling resumedin earnest at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, with rockets andtank shells whistling into parts o the city as otenas every two minutes.
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State o Emergency as Toll Rises
A string o violent storms demolished smalltowns in Indiana and cut o rural communitiesin Kentucky as an early season tornado outbreak killed more than three dozen people. The deathtoll continued to rise Saturday as searcherspicked through debris or survivors.Weather thatput millions o people at risk killed at least 38people inve states — Alabama,Indiana,Kentucky,Georgia andOhio —morethan 300people were reported injured in Kentucky alone.“We knew this was coming. We were watchingthe weather like everyone else,” said Clark County, Ind., Sheri Danny Rodden. “This wasthe worst case scenario. There’s no way you canprepare or something like this.”Ohio Gov. John Kasich proclaimed a state o emergency Saturday, as had the governors inIndiana and Kentucky. President Barack Obama oered Federal Emergency Management Agencyassistance as state troopers, the National Guardand rescue teams made their way throughcounties cut o by debris-littered roads andknocked down cellphone towers in a search orsurvivors.
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Rush Limbaugh LosesAnother Sponsor over ‘slut’ Remark 
By Kim GeigerReporting rom Washington— Rush Limbaughhas lost another advertiser on his radio talk showas the allout continued rom his use o the terms“slut” and “prostitute” to ridicule a woman who hasadvocated or expanded access to birth control.Quicken Loans, Inc. has suspended its advertisingon the Limbaugh show, the company said in a statement posted to its website. It was a reversalor the Detroit-based online mortgage lender, which had initially issued a statement in support o Limbaugh’s right to express himsel.“While we do not condone or agree with Mr.Limbaugh’s statements regarding Sandra Fluke, we respect his right to express his views,” QuickenLoans spokesman Paul Silver told the Detroit FreePress in a prepared statement. “In no instance doesQuicken Loans ever have any control o the contentor comments o the shows.” That didn’t satisy Quicken customers, whose“valuable eedback” eventually led the companyto suspend advertising on the show. Dan Gilbert,the company’s ounder and the owner o the NBA’sCleveland Cavaliers, announced the decision on Twitter.
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Saturday March 3, 2012Section A2A2
A Marathon Perormer With Plenty o Steam Let
By Neil Genzlinger
Davy Jones Dies at 66; Monkees’RomanticHeartthrob
What are people who come to your new Broadway show going to see and, just as important, what are theynot going to see? “They’re not going to see me naked,” Mr. Shatner said. “Now that,” he added, “will disappointabout three people.”The exchange, early in an interview at the Manhattan studio on East 31st Street where Mr.Shatner has been rehearsing, captures one o show business’s most colorul careers. For more than hal a century,Mr. Shatner has embodied a paradox: He has been consistently unpredictable, both in his choices o projects andin how his eorts have been received.
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 The British-born perormer sang the leads onseveral o the Monkees’ hits, including ‘DaydreamBeliever’ and ‘A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You.’ Theband, created or a TV show, charted numerous hitsbetween 1966 and 1970.
By Randy LewisDavy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor rom England when heound himsel among the guest perormers on “The Ed Sullivan Show” onFeb. 9, 1964 — the same night about 75 million people tuned in to catchthe American debut o the Beatles. Like so many others who watched theshow rom near and ar, Jones considered it a lie-changing experience.Looking on rom the wings as hundreds o teenagers, mostly girls, werescreaming ecstatically while listening to the our musicians who camerom a town only 20 miles away rom his own hometown o Manchester, Jones knew then he wanted a career in pop music rather than theater.A little more than a year later he auditioned or and was accepted asa member o the Monkees, a pop band created or a television showdeveloped in the wake o the success o the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’sNight” lm. The new group’s ame quickly came to rival that o the Fab Four aterNBC-TV executives put Jones and bandmates Micky Dolenz, MichaelNesmith and Peter Tork into the living rooms o millions o viewers everyMonday night. The show ran rom 1966 to 1968. Jones, who died Wednesday at 66 o a heart attack in Martin County,Fla., was the group’s counterpart to Beatle Paul McCartney as theMonkees’ romantic heartthrob, and his British accent lent the band a dash o international intrigue in songs on which he was the lead singer,including a couple o their biggest hits, “Daydream Believer” and “ALittle Bit Me, A Little Bit You.”“That David has stepped beyond my view causes me the sadnessthat it does many o you,” Nesmith wrote on his Facebook page onWednesday. “I will miss him, but I won’t abandon him to mortality.…David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart.”Although initially dismissed in music circles as a television antasymore than a musical reality, the Monkees charted nearly two dozensingles during a heyday rom 1966 to 1970 and became the rst, andonly, act to score our No. 1 albums on the Billboard chart in the samecalendar year. It’s a sad day or me,” said lmmaker Bob Raelson, co-creator o “The Monkees” with Bert Schneider who also produced theiravant-garde 1968 lm “Head.” “O all the lms I’ve made that havereceived attention rom the Academy Awards, or Cannes [Film Festival]or the New York Film Critics Awards, nothing ever pleased me more thanhearing a [radio] announcer say ‘Here’s Davy Jones singing “DaydreamBeliever.” ‘ “Although never inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall o Fame, theMonkees have long been lauded or the boost they gave manysongwriters by recording their compositions, including Neil Diamond,Gerry Gon and Carole King, Harry Nilsson, Tommy Boyce and BobbyHart, and John Stewart. It was Jones who strongly lobbied or the groupto record “Cuddly Toy,” a song written by Nilsson, who was thensupporting himsel as a computer programmer or a bank in the SanFernando Valley. Later known as the composer o the Three Dog Nighthit “One” and the singer on hits o his own such as “Without You” and“Everybody’s Talking,” Nilsson’s big break came rom the Monkees.“Back in 1967 it meant something or them to record one o  your songs,” said John Scheineld, writer and producer o the 2010documentary “Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’About Him)?” “In our lm, Micky told the story o how Harry and Davyand Harry’s publisher Lester Sill were walking out o the studio ater therecording session, and Lester turned to Harry and said, ‘Well, you canquit your job at the bank now.’ It drew a lot o attention to Harry.”David Thomas Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, and gained success inhis native country as a child actor with roles in dierent series shown onthe BBC. At 11, he had an important role in the long-running soap opera “Coronation Street.” Ater a successul run on London’s West End as theArtul Dodger in a production o the musical “Oliver!” in his teens, Jonesre-created the part on Broadway, landing a Tony Award nomination. It was that production that was highlighted by Sullivan in the same showon which the Beatles appeared or the rst time. He also trained to be a  jockey — he stood 5 eet 3 — and his passion or horses stayed with himthrough his lie.Raelson said he and Schneider auditioned 437 actors and musicians,including Stephen Stills, David Crosby, the Lovin’ Spoonul and uturemembers o Three Dog Night, beore zeroing in on the our who becamethe Monkees. Some o the band members’ desire to be taken seriouslymusically led to notorious power struggles with TV and music publishingexecutives. But that wasn’t a big concern or Jones.“Eventually Peter and Mike, especially, wanted to write, play andrecord … or be behind the camera,” Jones told a Springeld, Mass.,newspaper earlier this year while on a solo tour. “But I just wanted tobe in the show, all in love twice in each episode and kiss the girls. I hadno ambition to be Steven Spielberg or Cecil B. DeMille.” Still, Raelsoncredited Jones or taking a vocal role in the group’s eorts to take morecontrol over their music and their careers. Tork quit the band in 1968 and the Monkees continued briefy as a trio,then disbanded in 1970. Jones promptly resuraced the ollowing year with a guest appearance as himsel in “Getting Davy Jones,” one o themost celebrated episodes o “The Brady Bunch,” in which Marcia Bradylaunched a campaign to persuade the teen idol to visit her school. In the‘80s the group had a resurgence sparked by a CD box set issued by thearchival label Rhino Records, and that led to then-new MTV showingepisodes o the original series that revived interest in the band. They havesince done several reunion tours, usually without Nesmith, including a  45th anniversary round o shows last year that was cut short because o dierences that cropped up among Jones, Dolenz and Tork. Although he was comortable with his highest-prole job, Jones sometimes worriedthat the Monkees’ legacy would ollow him or the rest o his lie, whichhe spent acting in numerous TV shows, theatrical productions, and doing voiceover work or cartoons and animated eatures.“My biggest ear, years ago, when I played Jesus in ‘Godspell,’ “ hetold a New Jersey newspaper last year, “was that I’d be dying on the crossone night and someone would yell out, ‘Hey Davy! — Do ‘DaydreamBeliever’!” Jones also toured as a solo act, blending Monkees hits and his avoritemusical theater songs, and he had perormed most recently Feb. 19 inOklahoma. He had a Southland date scheduled or March 31 at the La Mirada Theatre or the Perorming Arts.“I try to be positive today in my lie,” Jones said earlier this year. “Thereis no way to happiness; happiness is the way.”He is survived by his third wie, Jessica Pacheco, our children romprevious marriages and several grandchildren.
 Van Halen atMadison SquareGarden
All o the Nostalgia, butFewer High Kicks
By Chad Batka O the handul o new songs that Van Halenplayed at Madison Square Garden on Tuesdaynight, one managed to sum up the spirit o theband’s reunion tour. It was “The Trouble WithNever,” a typically ull-throttle contraption:grinding ris, bashing drums, deviously catchychorus. And as David Lee Roth spit out the lyrics,it was easy to apply them obliquely to his situationin the band: years o estrangement and acrimony with the brothers Van Halen, ollowed by a recentstrategic détente. “Every Einstein’s assigned/A Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber,” he sang.Which was meant to be unny, and probably a little pointed.
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 The Monkees in 1966. From left, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Do-lenz and Mike Nesmith. Jones, the lead singer on several of the group’shits, died Wednesday. (Associated Press / December 31, 1969)
Adele Hits 22ndWeek at No. 1 onBillboard Hot 200
 The ‘Rumour Has It’ singercontinues to extend her longreign on the U.S. album chart bymoving 297,000 copies o ‘21’.
Adele is still unmovable rom the rst spot onBillboard Hot 200. The British pop sensation easily wins the race to the top spot by shiting another297,000 copies with her studio album “21”. It marksher 22nd non-consecutive week at the penthouseo the chart
Model Struts Path to Stardom Not onRunway, but on YouTube
 There was a time,not long ago, whenthe surest path tomodeling stardom was down therunway o a topdesigner’s show, when it would havebeen unthinkableto nd amongthe industry’s topranks a swimsuitgirl whose mainclaims to ame were ad campaignsor Guess jeansand Beach BunnySwimwear. Unlikethe many little-known beautiesnow on view at New York Fashion Week — womenseldom identied by more than one name (Agata,Hanaa, Frida, Joan) — Kate Upton, just 19 andresembling a 1950s pinup, but with the legs o a W.N.B.A. point guard, has arrived on the sceneas a largely sel-created Internet phenomenon.
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 The New Museum’s triennialsurvey needs a dollop o anarchy.
“The Ungovernables,” the New Museum’sbuilding-lling triennial o artists born between1973 and 1984, really ought to have been called“The Explanations.” It’s loaded with art that youneed to read about so you can even grasp what itthinks it’s dealing with. Nearlyevery artist’s work is joined bydense wall textull o buzzwordslike “interstitialspaces” orsyllogistic, nearlygeneric statements like “externalize ... processeso ... thinking.” An artist’s primary job is to inusethought into material. (Let’s restrict public signageto important warnings, like “Beware o the Bears.”) Yet at “The Ungovernables”—as at more and moreshows I visit—I saw a lot more people standing andreading than actually trying to unpack the work.
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At Sony, PortableGames Just Got Bigger 
No, I’m not asking about your nancial circumstances.I’m asking, literally, how much space do you have in your pockets?Women have it easier than men in this regard,because they oten carry assorted objects in bags o  various sizes. Men generally make do with pockets. The pocket budget is among the most importantactors in global entertainment, media and technologyright now: How many devices can we be expectedto carry as we slouch toward the digital nirvana o doing everything everywhere all the time? The trendhas been to cram more and more onto the phone,making it “smart.” That obviously includes games.For decades, going back to Nintendo’s original GameBoy, playing on the go meant carrying a separatedevice. So a great many people never played mobilegames.
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 Jon Hamm: Why Working on Mad Men Hurts
Interview pg.2
‘The Lorax’ Rules with$17.4 mil on Friday
On Pace or $60 milWeekend
 The Beasts Without and Within
Exhibition Review
pg. 2
Lie o a ‘Salesman’
Charles Isherwood leadsan online conversationabout the classic pg. 3
Saturday March 3, 2012Section A3A3
Finally, a Cost Estimate or Building a RealDeath Star 
 The Empire’s crown jewel would take more than 800,000 years andmany thousand times the world’s GDP to build.
Sometimes it seems the world is so screwed up we should just build a new one romscratch--and now we nally know how much such a project would cost. In gloriously geekyashion, economics students at Lehigh University tried to estimate how long it would takeand how much it would cost to build the Empire’s ginormous man-made planetship i  we were to get started today. The students started by assuming the Death Star could bemade rom steel, and that the ship would be about as steel-dense as a modern warship, inparticular the HMS Illustrious.
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Sonic Youth
Chevrolet Sonic - $14K 
 The latest econo-compact rom Chevrolet ollows hot on the heelso the über-successul, top-selling Cruze. It’s got the price point,perormance and spunk necessary to stand out in this perenniallycrowded category. With a name like Sonic, you’d think Chevy’s newsubcompact would have a little boom under the hood. Not so — at least or the 138-horsepower, naturally aspirated 1.8-liter our-cylinder automatic. Slam your oot to the accelerator and you won’tget any sort o enthusiasm out o the Sonic. Acceleration is steadyand smooth, no matter how hard you’re pressing the gas.
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Once FilmFocused, Netix Transitions to TV Shows
By Brian StelterBelying the “fix” in its name, Netfix is now primarily an Internetstreaming service or television shows, not eature lms. TV seriesnow account or more than hal o all Netfix viewing. That helpsto explain why this Wednesday — the long-awaited moment when motion picture classics like “Scarace” and newer hits like“Toy Story 3” will vanish rom the streaming service — is not thedoomsday that it was once expected to be. The vanishing lmsare rom Starz. Its three-and-a-hal-year-old deal helped Netfixpersuade millions o people to sign up or Internet streaming,hastening the company’s leap to digital distribution rom physicalDVDs. It became clear about a year ago that the deal would notbe renewed. By then, though, Netfix was bulking up on old TVepisodes and, in a direct challenge to HBO, beginning to distributeits own original shows or the streaming service.Analysts say the prioritizing o television partly explains whythe company has been able to retain about 21.7 million streamingsubscribers in the United States — totaling one in our householdsthat have broadband — despite complaints about an inadequateeature lm selection. It’s a transition that Netfix has made rather
Facebook, the Timeline, and theDierence BetweenConsuming andCreating 
An update to the otherwise great Pixable photo viewing app illustrates that not all Timeline verbsshould be streamed into the Timeline.
by Rae NeedlemanI’ve been meaning to write about Pixable,an excellent mobile app or keeping up withFacebook images on your iPhone or iPad. UnlikeFacebook’s own mobile app, which I nd slow,complicated, and crash-prone, Pixable lets youdive into your social photo stream in a snap, see what riends are posting, and get out ast. There’smore to it, too, and it’s all good. It’s a great appto pull up on that short elevator ride. At least it was, until today’s update o the app, which addsFacebook Timeline integration. Now you view a stream or ollow a user, that activity appears in your Facebook timeline. No, thanks. App vendorsneed to understand something. There is a big--no, giant--dierence between viewing a socialstream and contributing to it. When a usertags, likes, or comments on an item on a social
Apple iPad EventConfrmed or March7th in San Francisco
 You’ve heard all the rumors, and now Apple hasnally conrmed the details o its next iPad launchevent. It will take place on Wednesday, March 7th atthe Yerba Buena Center or the Arts Theater in SanFrancisco. The company is keeping things suitably vague beyond that, o course, promising only that ithas “something you really have to see. And touch.” You can be sure we’ll be there live to nd out exactly what that might be.
Sips Gas, Doesn’t Skimp on Fun
Mazda Mazda3 i Skyactiv - $19K 
Mazda3 Skyactiv still has plenty o slick tech up its sleeve,helping boost its 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine’s uel economy byup to 21 percent. Mazda’s mad scientists say they spent a decadestudying high compression ratio powerplants. Their researchled them to minimize heat loss by downsizing the Skyactiv’scombustion chamber, and to counteract the displacement changeby lengthening stroke. Fuel is pressurized to a stratospheric 2,900psi, and introduced using a multi-injection strategy during both theintake and compression stroke.
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iQ Is Like Smart Car, but Smarter 
Scion iQ - $16K 
With the small, extremely uel ecient and eature-laden iQ,Scion is aiming or the same sweet spot as other undersized citycars — the Smart ForTwo, Mini Cooper and Fiat 500 — but it’s doingso with a much more aordable, and, it hopes, hipper package. This blunt little box seems like a knock o o the two-seater SmartForTwo, but it’s actually a our-seater. Cleverly dubbing the car a “3+1 seater,” Scion has massaged the overall design so the rontpassenger seat can be slid very ar orward, allowing an adult tooccupy the back seat immediately behind it without sacricing legroom or either passenger.
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 The Future o High-Tech Health Care —  and the Challenge
Demos, talks and a paper-plate dinner buet were the are last Friday evening at the Computer Museum inMountain View, Cali., and the subject was the high-tech uture o health care. The gathering was hosted byFutureMed, a health-care program that is part o Singularity University, a networked organization dedicatedto exploring how disruptive technologies can sweep across whole industries and society. The technologieson display were impressive, oten inspiring — like the wearable-robots, or mechanical exoskeletons, made byEkso Bionics, to enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again; or I.B.M.’s Watson question-answeringcomputer that is being morphed into a doctors’ smart assistant.
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network, they are doing it or other people. Or, tobe more psychologically accurate, they’re doingit or the ego boost that comes rom having otherpeople see their activity. It makes sense to postcontributions to a timeline. But just consuming, without contributing? Not necessarily. When person views a post, a photo, or a stream; or whenone listens to music or watches a video, they’renot necessarily doing it or anyone’s benet. Formy part, when I want someone to know I viewedsomething, I’m intentional about, by Liking orcommenting on it. This is why I disconnectedSpotiy rom my Timeline (here’s how). I don’tlisten to music to be cool. Or rather, when I do,I’ll tell you about it. In the current update, Pixablegets this completely backward. I you use theapp, all your photo viewing activity shows up in a timeline. There’s no way to turn it o. From withinFacebook itsel you can block Pixable or delete Timeline items, but that doesn’t make Pixable’slack o control OK.1. Transparency is key. I you’re going to share what I do on your service, tell me beore you doit. How am I supposed to trust you i you don’t?2. Control is just as important. Just because you, Mr. or Ms. developer, think something iscool, it doesn’t mean the user will. Especially when it comes to the use o personal or activitydata. Let the user decide. I, or some reason, youthink you’ll lose out by giving users this control(viral growth, revenues, etc.), that is your indicatorthat you are about to do the wrong thing.Do the right thing. Ultimately, it will make yourproduct, and your company, more successul.successully in the last six to 12 months, in stark contrast to itsbotched plan to spin o DVD-by-mail into a separate companycalled Qwikster last all. While the end o the Starz deal is badnews or Netfix, said Richard Greeneld, an analyst at BTIGResearch, “given the signicant increase in TV viewing, it’s notthe catastrophic event that everyone thought it would be a yearago.” The new-release movies provided by Starz account or just2 percent o all viewing, Netfix says, down rom 8 percent a yearago — illuminating the act that the company has spent lavishlyon new streaming titles that subscribers want to watch instead. (“I would contend Netfix spends wisely rather than lavishly,” a Netfixspokesman, Steve Swasey, said in response.)
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“Toy Story 3” and other films will leave Netflix this week.
Portal’s Valve to Release ‘Steam BoxConsole, says Report
Company behind hit computer game Portal and popular online game-downloading system Steam is set to shake up industry with hardware-sotwaresystem rivaling Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and even Apple TV, report says.
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