The fourth season of Game of Thrones might be over, but that only means it’s time to review and savor the past ten episodes. Impressionist DrSteveLove has gone viral after debuting this impressions reel covering the last season of GoT, and has already amassed over 375,000 hits in less than a week.
First inhabited by the Lenape Indians and settled by European colonists in the seventeenth century, New York’s Sullivan County has experienced several ages of prosperity and growth over the last two hundred years. Locals conceived of timber rafting in the eighteenth century to support the shipbuilding industry, followed by a prosperous tanning boom in the nineteenth century that supplied leather to the Union army. Finally, two periods of tourism, known as the “Silver Age” and “Golden Age,” capitalized on the area’s fresh air, clean water and magnificent scenery. In this collection of images, local author and county historian John Conway provides a comprehensive look at this much-celebrated region.Reblogged 11 hours ago from www.amazon.com
This cat was hesitant to take a bath. It carefully walked around the edge of the tub before taking a plunge. However, it immediately regretted its decision and tried to swim out as quickly as possible.
Reports that Google acquired Internet service provider ICOA Inc. for $400 million Monday morning appear to be unfounded: A Google spokesperson tells Mashable that it has not acquired the Internet service provider, and did not issue or approve the press release making the announcement.
ICOA, which is headquartered in Warwick, R.I., installs and operates Wi-Fi in high-density public locations — think airports, hotels, etc. — in 40 states. It powers hotspots for well-known providers like Boingo, frequently found at U.S. airports, as well as several hundred Panera Bread locations.
Uncharacteristically, Google had little to say about its reasons for acquiring ICOA in the falsified press release — only that it was part of a plan to “further diversify it’s… portfolio of companies.” Perhaps that should have been the tip-off.
It’s unclear who issued the release and for what reason. ICOA could not be reached immediately for clarification.
UPDATE: ICOA CEO George Strouthopoulos confirmed in an e-mail to Mashable that ICOA did not issue the press release and, like us, is trying to track the original source, which he says “originated from Aruba.”
“Someone, I guess a stock promoter with a dubious interest, is disseminating wrong, false and misleading info in the PR circles,” he added.
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