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Tom Engelhardt is an American writer and editor. He is best known as the creator of the Nation Institute's tomdispatch.com, an online blog . He is also the co-founder of the American Empire Project and the author of the 1998 book, The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Education Engelhardt graduated from Yale University and took a Master's degree in Area Studies from Harvard University , where he was a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars .
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Steven Paul " Steve " Jobs ( / ˈ dʒ ɒ b z / ; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) [ 5 ] [ 6 ] was an American entrepreneur [ 7 ] and inventor, [ 8 ] best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution [ 9 ] [ 10 ] and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies..." [ 11 ] Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios ; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC 's mouse -driven graphical user interface , which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, one year later, the Macintosh .
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William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate , investor, programmer, [ 5 ] inventor [ 6 ] and philanthropist. Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft , the world’s largest personal-computer software company, which he co-founded with Paul Allen . He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people [ 7 ] and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third; [ 1 ] in 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person. [ 8 ] [ 9 ] During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect , and remains the largest individual shareholder, with 6.4 percent of the common stock . [ a ] He has also authored and co-authored several books. Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution .
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Looks like it’s that time of year again — the time when rumors of a “Facebook phone” pop up like tulips after a spring rainstorm. This time around, it was a cryptic announcement from the social network about a mobile event next week that set the rumor mill in motion : since the invitation mentioned Android, the speculation is that the company will finally announce a handset that has full Facebook functionality integrated into it. It’s easy to see how this would help the social network build engagement and possibly monetize mobile, but do users really want one ? The invitation to the press event on April 4 said “Come see our new home on Android,” and since Facebook likely wouldn’t have an entire press conference just to announce a new app for the Google operating system, expectations turned to something more: namely, the much-hyped Facebook phone.
Eugene Luther Gore Vidal ( pron.: / ˌ ɡ ɔr v ɨ ˈ d ɑː l / ; [ 1 ] [ 2 ] born Eugene Louis Vidal , October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer known for his essays, novels, screenplays, and Broadway plays. He was also known for his patrician manner and witty aphorisms . Vidal's grandfather was the U.S.
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Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist , Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University , Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics , and an op-ed columnist for The New York Times . [ 7 ] [ 8 ] In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic Geography . According to the prize Committee, the prize was given for Krugman's work explaining the patterns of international trade and the geographic concentration of wealth, by examining the effects of economies of scale and of consumer preferences for diverse goods and services. Krugman is known in academia for his work on international economics (including trade theory, economic geography, and international finance), [ 10 ] [ 11 ] liquidity traps , and currency crises.
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Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Family Naomi Klein was born in Montreal , Quebec , and brought up in a Jewish family with a history of peace activism. Her parents had moved to Montreal from the U.S. in 1967 as war resisters to the Vietnam War . [ 2 ] Her mother, documentary film-maker Bonnie Sherr Klein , is best known for her anti-pornography film Not a Love Story . [ 3 ] Her father, Michael Klein, is a physician and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility . Her brother, Seth Klein, is director of the British Columbia office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives .
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Charles Peete " Charlie " Rose, Jr. (born January 5, 1942) [ 1 ] is an American television talk show host and journalist. Since 1991 he has hosted Charlie Rose , an interview show distributed nationally by PBS since 1993. He has also co-anchored CBS This Morning since January 2012. Rose, along with Lara Logan , has hosted the revived CBS classic Person to Person , a news program during which celebrities are interviewed in their homes, originally hosted from 1953 to 1961 by Edward R. Murrow . [ 2 ]
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Avram Noam Chomsky ( / ˈ n oʊ m ˈ tʃ ɒ m s k i / ; born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist , philosopher , [ 8 ] [ 9 ] cognitive scientist , logician , [ 10 ] [ 11 ] historian , political critic , and activist . He is an Institute Professor and Professor ( Emeritus ) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT , where he has worked for over 50 years. [ 12 ] In addition to his work in linguistics, he has written on war , politics , and mass media , and is the author of over 100 books. [ 13 ] According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] [ 16 ] [ 17 ] He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll. [ 18 ] [ 19 ]
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John Richard Pilger (born 9 October 1939) [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] is an Australian journalist based in London. Since his early years as a war correspondent in Vietnam , Pilger has been a strong critic of American , Australian and British foreign policy, which he considers to be driven by an imperialist agenda. Pilger has also criticised his native country's treatment of indigenous Australians and the practices of the mainstream media. In the British print media, he has had a long association with the Daily Mirror , and writes a fortnightly columnn for the New Statesman magazine. Pilger has twice won Britain's Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries, screened internationally, have gained awards in Britain and worldwide, and the journalist has received several honorary doctorates. [ 4 ] [ 5 ]
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Glenn Greenwald (born March 6, 1967) is an American political journalist , lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. In August 2012, he left his job at Salon.com for a post at The Guardian newspaper, [ 1 ] to which he has contributed since June 2011. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Politically, Greenwald describes himself as independent, [ 5 ] though others see him as a liberal [ 6 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] or progressive. [ 10 ] Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator before becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger ) to Salon.com , where he focused on political and legal topics. [ 11 ] He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times , [ 12 ] [ 13 ] [ 14 ] the Los Angeles Times , [ 15 ] The American Conservative , [ 16 ] The National Interest , [ 17 ] and In These Times . [ 18 ] [ 19 ] Greenwald has written four books, three of which have been New York Times bestsellers : How Would a Patriot Act?
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