Shepard Fairey, the artist who created an iconic 2008 election poster of Barack Obama based on an Associated Press photo, was sentenced to 300 hours of community service for destroying documents and manufacturing evidence in a copyright suit with AP over the image.
BP Plc and plaintiffs suing over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are discussing a $14 billion accord that would be funded with money originally set aside by the company for out-of-court settlements, according to three people familiar with the talks.
On Friday Obama's presidential campaign marked its fifth anniversary (that's wood, if you'd care to send a gift, though I am sure he will accept cash) by posting a video. Despite its cringeworthy title, "The Story of Us" is a surprisingly effective reminder of what a good candidate Barack Obama was -- which is also part of its problem.
No matter what specific chores they perform, all of our smart electronic tools produce novelty. From its beginnings, the Information Age has been about better, easier access to new data, more and more kinds all day long and wherever we go.