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Entries by Amy Lee from 01/2011

Today's HuffPost Greatest Person: Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess

Posted 01.03.2011 | Impact

Kindness is contagious. That's what Jenny Lawson, better known to fans and followers as The Bloggess, discovered this holiday season when her sim...

Today's HuffPost Greatest Person: Anneliese Gryta, A Lawyer Helping Low-Income Entrepreneurs Start Businesses

Posted 01.03.2011 | Impact

Eliminating poverty begins at the source--economic disadvantage. Anneliese Gryta, a lawyer who has dedicated her work to helping low-inco...

Android Gobbles Up 40 Percent Of U.S. Smartphone Sales

Posted 01.04.2011 | Technology

For recent smartphone buyers, Android comes up on top. Of those consumers purchasing smartphones in the past six months, forty percent chose phones r...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Joe Selvaggio, Founder Of MicroGrants

Posted 01.04.2011 | Impact

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of faith for a struggling individual to finally find success. With MicroGrants, Joe Selvaggio is helping t...

Strong December Auto Sales Boost Hopes For 2011

Posted 01.05.2011 | Business

For automakers, December delivered 2010's strongest monthly sales totals, invigorating industry hopes for a more prosperous year to come. Auto sales...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Simone Bernstein, Founder Of St. Louis Volunteen

Posted 01.05.2011 | Impact

At 17, most teenagers are just getting their driver's license. Simone Bernstein, however, was launching St. Louis Volunteen, a targeted website for pe...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Robin Steele, Founder Of Cheerful Givers

Posted 01.06.2011 | Impact

Giving back can be a way of life, but Robin Steele of Cheerful Givers said she has sympathy for donors who want to see the positive impact of their ch...

Ford Unveils New All-Electric Focus

Posted 01.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK--The car of the future is here, at least according to Ford, which unveiled its first all-electric car today with glitzy events here in New Yo...

Andrew Slack: "Harnessing The Power Of Imagination To 'Imagine Better'"

Posted 01.10.2011 | Impact

You can't cast a spell to fix the problems of the world we live in. But that doesn't mean you can't try to reach for a more practical magic. Andr...

Groupon Raises $950 Million

Posted 01.10.2011 | Technology

Groupon, the daily deal startup, has closed its latest fundraising round at close to one billion dollars. Stopping at just around $950 million, Group...

What Will The Verizon iPhone Mean For Android?

Posted 01.11.2011 | Technology

Will Google's Android operating system suffer from Verizon's recent iPhone acquirement? AT&T's exclusive-until-now agreement with Apple has meant tha...

Haitian Refugee Advocate

Posted 01.11.2011 | Impact

This week we're focusing on Greatest People helping out with the aftereffects of last year's devastating earthquake in Haiti. Today marks the one...

Stats Show The State Of The Internet: More Spam, More Sites, More Users

Posted 01.13.2011 | Technology

The Internet is growing and a new report released by the Royal Pingdom reveals exactly how--and by how much. More people are surfing the Web than ev...

NewsCorp Considers Selling MySpace

Posted 01.13.2011 | Technology

More bad news for MySpace. Parent company NewsCorp has admitted they are considering selling the company, just one day after announcing layoffs that w...

A Field Nurse In Haiti

Posted 01.14.2011 | Impact

"There was no other option, I had to go." Haitian-born nurse Nadia Raymond describes her decision to volunteer in post-quake Haiti as "automatic." ...

MySpace Layoff Letter Adds Insult To Injury

Posted 01.14.2011 | Technology

MySpace capped off its recent 500-person layoffs with a goodbye letter thanking fired employees for their help during a "unique moment" in history. ...

Venture Capital Fundraising Keeps Shrinking In 2010

Posted 01.18.2011 | Business

Startups raised less money in 2010 than in previous years, due to the continued downward trend in venture capital fundraising. Thirty-five funds rais...

Cleantech Future Threatened By Weak Venture Funding

Posted 01.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The push to develop cleaner energy technologies--a widely embraced strategy for nurturing innovative new industries--is increasingly threa...

New Hack Turns Smartphones Into Covert Spying System

Posted 01.19.2011 | Technology

Your phone is a covert spy device, secretly listening to and recording everything you say -- or at least, it could be, according to new research that ...

New Starbucks Mobile Pay System Makes Cash, Credit Cards Unnecessary

Posted 01.19.2011 | Technology

Have a Starbucks Card? That's so 2010--the coffee megachain has just gone national with a Starbucks Card mobile app that lets you use your smartphone ...

Apple's 'Staggering' Success In Asia

Posted 01.19.2011 | Technology

Apple's push to go global has paid off big, with China as the billion dollar feather in its cap. Not only did they just notch a record-breaking $26 ...

Is Sony About To Unveil A PlayStation Phone?

Posted 01.19.2011 | Technology

Is Sony set to announce a PlayStation phone? The Internet certainly thinks so, and now Bloomberg agrees. Though news of the game-playing phone has no...

Playboy: Uncensored And On Your iPad, This March

Posted 01.19.2011 | Technology

It's a big day for James Joyce: by Apple's standards, Ulysses is more scandalous than Playboy. Apple will roll out an uncensored Playboy iPad app ...

Paul Volcker: Banks' Long-Term Investments Should Be Regulated

Posted 01.20.2011 | Business

As legislators grapple with how to keep banks from engaging in risky, speculative behaviors, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker's views are ...

Meet Larry Page, Google's New CEO

Posted 01.20.2011 | Technology

Google announced Thursday that Google co-founder Larry Page will be replacing Eric Schmidt as CEO. "Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!" S...