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Randi Zuckerberg and AIPAC Celebrate NYC Tech at Gansevoort Hotel

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Ms. Zuckerberg discusses her background as a cantor-in-training. (Photo via AIPAC)

If anyone’s got a busy schedule, it’s Randi Zuckerberg. The 32-year-old just wrapped up a guest-starring run in Broadway’s Rock of Ages; authored a best-selling book, Dot Complicated, and a children’s tome, Dot.; works as founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media; and is mother to a son.

Somehow, she took time off on March 31 to help promote AIPAC’s new technology division, along with Betabeat.

Ms. Zuckerberg got her start in the tech industry thanks to her brother, Mark Zuckerberg, who started Facebook, a social networking company you might have heard of by now. Read More

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Who Would Buy an Ashton Kutcher Themed Lenovo Phone?

This is the profile picture on Mr. Kutcher's Facebook page. Pretty sure he's not using a Lenovo phone. (Facebook)

As part of his fervent, ongoing mission to prove he’s the tech-iest tech person in all the land, Ashton Kutcher will be designing a line of special edition phones for Lenovo.

In case you haven’t been keeping up with Mr. Kutcher’s burgeoning career, the Butterfly Effect actor technological innovator joined Lenovo as a “product engineer” in late 2013, with the goal of making the company’s products “as consumer friendly as possible.” Part of the role evidently has involved designing this new line of phones, which Recode reports will be released later this year.  Read More

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Sheryl Sandberg to Release ‘Lean In For Graduates’ For The Hannah Horvath in Your Life

(Photo: Girls Wikia)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Succeed sold 1.5 million copies worldwide, and she’s now retooling it for recent college graduates, USA Today reports. The new addition will include a letter from the author and “six new chapters from experts.”

If Ms. Sandberg needs any help coming up with ideas, she should look no further than HBO’s Girls, which provides myriad examples of what not to do right after you’ve graduated, if you’re the type who wants or needs an actual career. Read More

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Blake Lively’s New Lifestyle Site ‘Will Be a Site. But Not Necessarily Lifestyle.’

Does this person look like a lifestyle blogger to you?!?! (Yes. The answer is yes.) (Photo: Getty)

Blake Lively is a celebrity with such a bland persona, this interview from New York Magazine’s The Cut blog starts out, “Blake Lively walks into the room, chewing.”

What could be less exciting? “Blake Lively lies still, breathing.” That’s it. That’s the only less exciting activity.

Still, we are talking about her. This time, it’s because she’s starting a lifestyle website that isn’t a lifestyle website. She announced it in September by saying to Vogue, “The main element of it is that it’s about storytelling and it’s about living a very one-of-a-kind, curated life, and how to achieve that. There’s nothing like it out there – it’s without a genre.” Read More

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Ryan Seacrest Is Investing Millions Into a Keyboard Startup Because He Can’t Type On His iPhone

Ryan and his iPhone. (Photo: Instagram)

Portable television host Ryan Seacrest has the epitome of a “first world problem.” He carries around two phones, with one being not an iPhone because he finds it too difficult to type on the Apple devices. So, as one does, he invested millions in a startup that assembles keyboard accessories for iPhones. The rich problem solve just like us! Read More

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Kanye Uses Yeezus Tour’s Screaming Fans to Shame Eric Schmidt Into Investing

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - November 20, 2013

Further proving that his spectacular Yeezus tour is actually a cover for a DONDA fundraising round, Kanye West used his screaming audience to pursue an investment from Eric Schmidt at the Madison Square Garden show on Saturday night.

He repeatedly interrupted his set, Complex reports, to inform the crowd that Google chair Eric Schmidt was “in the house.” He then asked “approximately a dozen times, ‘Do y’all want Eric Schmidt to invest in DONDA?’” The crowd went wild. There’s nothing like peer pressure from a bunch of drunk groundlings to get a startup funded. Read More

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Good Guy Frank Bruni Returns Courtney Love’s Lost iPhone Via Twitter

Courtney Love (Photo: Getty)

Last night, presumably after leaving a séance with her coven of Instagram witches, Courtney Love left her iPhone in a yellow cab. Lucky for her, New York Times columnist and all around nice guy Frank Bruni found it, according to New York Magazine

Instead of attempting to turn a profit on the black market for Ms. Love’s iPhone photos of rudimentary song lyrics scrawled on napkins, Mr. Bruni used the rock mom’s favorite medium, Twitter, to notify her that he’d found her precious phone. Read More