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Borders cuts new closing list to 45; new hearing set
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Borders filed a motion taking six of the 51 stores off the list of outlets that might be closed because of the lack of agreements with landlords to extend the time for negotiating new leases. In a related development the judge approved the request by Borders to move up the hearing date to hear a motion to give Borders approval to conduct store closing sales at stores where extensions have not been reached. More

Google still kicking 'bad words' out of auto-complete
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Google's auto-complete feature — which gives suggestions about what you may be typing in the search bar before you spell out the whole word — is surely one of its most useful features. It's also proving to be one of its most controversial, and the search giant keeps modifying the program by kicking out terms that are too closely related to piracy. More

How iCloud and its competitors could lead to copyright-trolling lawsuits
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Now that Apple has launched its iCloud music service, it's going to be scanning a whole lot of users' music files. So what is the company — and its music-industry partners— going to do about the fact that much of that music wasn't legally purchased? More

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GWA's Classroom Podcast, Episode 5: Industry and Authors Working Together
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In this episode of GWA's Classroom Podcast, our fearless co-hosts Jean Ann Van Krevelen and Ellen Wells share ways authors and horticultural industry members can work together to benefit each other. Tune in to learn more about how to build relationships that can lead to increased exposure and income. More

Report: Facebook developing a photo-sharing app
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Facebook is reportedly developing a photo-sharing app on top of its social graph. Tech blog TechCrunch reported that it had obtained 50MB of images and documents that outline the app. The blog didn't say how it had obtained the information. More

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Plant A Row for the Hungry news
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Plant A Row for the Hungry and the Garden Writers Association joined with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Keep America Beautiful, the National Gardening Association and the Franklin Park Conservatory in the dedication of a series community gardens and bird habitats at southwest Chicago's Gage Park. More

Google adds feature to link content to its author
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Google users interested in the work of a particular author or writer should now find it easier to track down that person's articles, stories and bio. The search giant has started supporting a feature in HTML5 that allows websites to link content from a particular writer to that writer's bio or other relevant pages. More - Hosta & Heuchera Retailer and Information Source

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Facebook's growth slows
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Facebook's growth has become a thing of legend, but a recent report suggests it might have lost ground in parts of North America. The world's largest social network soared past its competitors to reach half a billion users in July 2010, and, fueled by strong international growth, it's poised to reach 700 million users within weeks. However, according to data from Inside Facebook, Facebook's growth in April and May 2011 slowed considerably. More

4 ways to make every word count
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Getting the full value out of every word you write is especially important when it comes to the short story. The key is to recognize the power of a single well-chosen word, and trust it to do its work. As a rule, the more economically you use language, the more powerfully you will deliver your message. Here are some techniques to help you make each word count. More

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Internet piracy and how to stop it
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Online piracy is a huge business. A recent study found that websites offering pirated digital content or counterfeit goods, like illicit movie downloads or bootleg software, record 53 billion hits per year. That robs the industries that create and sell intellectual products of hundreds of billions of dollars. More

Growers torn on court's illegal immigration ruling
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Greenhouse floriculture is torn over the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld an Arizona law imposing sanctions against businesses that hire illegal immigrants. In a poll taken over a week, 42 percent of those polled say they "absolutely agree" with the Supreme Court's decision. Another 29.5 percent say they "absolutely do not" agree with the ruling. More

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Killing the sacred cows of publishing: Rewriting
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The Myth, simply put: You MUST rewrite to make something good. That's one of the great myths of publishing. And one of the worst and most destructive to fiction writers. First off, a repeat of what was said in the previous two chapters in different ways: No writer is the same. More

High hopes at Miracle-Gro in medical marijuana field
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Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has long sold weed killer. Now, it's hoping to help people grow killer weed. In an unlikely move for the head of a major company, Scotts Chief Executive Jim Hagedorn said he is exploring targeting medical marijuana as well as other niches to help boost sales at his lawn and garden company. More

Q&A with GardenQuest CEO Steve Cissel
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Media in August will release an online gardening "game" along the lines of Farmville. How will GardenQuest work to promote gardening and the horticulture industry? Green Profit sat down with company CEO Steve Cissel to find out. More

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