November, 2013

‘Fast and Furious’ Actor Paul Walker Dead at 40



Paul Walker, an actor best known for his role as a fast-driving cop opposite bad-guy-gone-good Vin Diesel in the Fast and Furious movie series died on Saturday in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., according to multiple reports. Walker was 40 years old.

News of the fatal crash first spread online after celebrity news site TMZ broke the story. Initially, most other news outlets and Twitter accounts picked it up as a report.

Has it been confirmed by other news sources? RT @LanceUlanoff: Paul Walker dies in crash: report #RIP

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25 Top Mashable Resources of the Week



It has been a crazy week in the tech world, so if you’ve been in a turkey-induced coma most of the week and missed some Mashable news, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered

As always, we’ve rounded up the top 25 digital media resources of the last week, including plenty of Thanksgiving tips and Cyber Monday deals to ensure you get everything on your list. Scroll to the end for the top news of the week

Editor’s Picks

  • A YouTube Legend Battles for His Basketball Future
    Kiwi Gardner has become a star on YouTube, but does that mean he can make it in the NBA?

  • 10 People Who Only Show Up During the Holidays
    The holidays bring out some strange personalities. Look through this list and see if you recognize anyone. Read more…

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    Beyond E-Books: HarperCollins Looks For the Next Big Thing



    As competitors in the e-book subscription market, Scribd and Oyster like to emphasize their differences. Yet the two share a common talking point: They both drop the name HarperCollins.

    The New York-based publishing house, whose roots date back to 1817, was the only one of the Big Five publishers to offer some of its backlist titles — and perhaps more importantly, some of its prestige — to these startups at launch, helping to kickstart the fledging Netflix-like e-book subscription market

    “They intuitively got what we were doing right from the first meeting,” Trip Adler, Scribd’s CEO and cofounder, told Mashable in a recent interview about his interactions with HarperCollins. “They operate the most like a technology company in terms of their willingness to try new things.” Read more…

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