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  • Even while once-popular social networks such as MySpace and Bebo have faded, myYearbook has evolved just enough from its origins to carve out a niche in the shadow of Facebook and Twitter Inc. Quepasa shares rose 39% Wednesday to $9.93.

    Millennials Make Millions

  • He reminded the MTA that he'd intended the poem to be an homage to a once-popular Burma Shave ad campaign that posted sequential pieces of witty poems on roadside signs, so he didn't like that they'd removed labels that made reference to the poem's alternate title, "A Close Shave."

    John Lundberg: Commuters Rebel Against a Depressing Subway Poem

  • An animated tale of a chameleon with an identity crisis, "Rango" was shot in 2-D, a once-popular process that allows moviegoers to watch pictures on a screen without having to wear special glasses.

    Lizard Tale 'Rango': Clever, Coldblooded

  • Citing years of financial neglect against its impact and foundation for professionals of color in media culture, the past and future graduates of the program hope to save it from a sweeping trend at HU and other HBCUs in cutting once-popular degree programs.

    Jarrett L. Carter: Dwindling Talent Pool, Hot New Job Markets Hang HBCU Academic Offerings Out to Dry

  • The once-popular DJ, whose disco beats drew crowds to Madagascar's nightclubs in the 1980s, has thwarted previous efforts to restore democracy.

    Madagascar Tries—Again—for Democracy

  • As investors slobber over LinkedIn 's scorching IPO, once-popular Google and its huge tech cousins limp along, unloved and underappreciated.

    Are the Tech Titans Now Value Stocks?

  • Aron Prado, who runs a small manufacturer here, says he has heard the conservative candidate Keiko Fujimori apologize for the crimes committed in the government of her imprisoned father, a once-popular ex-president, but a bad taste lingers for Mr. Prado.

    Ideological Opposites Face Off in Peru

  • The study of more than 12,000 women who were followed for about 11 years produced the first powerful evidence that deaths from breast cancer were more common among hormone-users, apparently because those who took the once-popular medication for more than five years were more likely to receive a diagnosis of more advanced tumors.

    Study: Hormones up breast cancer deaths

  • “It's a big decision to try to bring back that franchise,” he explained, fully aware of the pop-culture cache that the series still carries – as well as the nearly two decades of straight-to-video knockoffs that have soiled the once-popular puppets.

    Will The Apatow Crew Follow Jason Segel Into Muppetland? » MTV Movies Blog

  • In the three weeks since Mayor Adrian Fenty's epic loss, there's been no shortage of whither-education-reform op-ed pieces penned, but there's also been behind-the-scenes hand-wringing over how a once-popular incumbent like Fenty could be trounced so thoroughly.

    Consultant's postmortem: Fenty became 'flawed and expendable'

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