10 Things to Know – February 1st

  1. Entrepreneurial Inspiration: Starbucks now has stores in 62 countries around the world. Regardless what you think of their coffee, it’s inspiring to see what a little Seattle coffee shop has become since 1971. – Forbes
  2. TTU Students: In case you didn’t know, TTU scholarship applications are due today. – TechAnnounce
  3. What the Frack?: Is fracking, though a beneficial source of energy, causing earthquakes? – Rockcenter with NBC News
  4. Sony is a Tease: February 20th could be about the new Playstation 4. Just maybe. – PCWorld
  5. Inching (Un)Employment: U.S. adds 157,000 jobs for the month of January. Those who have been unemployed long-term now make up 40% of U.S. jobless. – The New York Times
  6. Stepping Down: Today is is Hillary Clinton’s last day as Secretary of State. Sen. John Kerry to be sworn in in her stead. – Huffington Post
  7. Live and Loud: Beyoncé, who has been criticized for lip-syncing the National Anthem at President Obama’s 2nd inauguration, redeems herself after an impromptu and live performance of the piece at the Super Bowl Press Conference. – Hypable.com
  8. What in the World: Egyptians take to the streets once more, calling for their latest leader’s overthrow. – Reuters
  9. Lately in Lubbock: The Lubbock City Council is getting pretty close to making synthetic marijuana completely illegal. – Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  10. Tension in Turkey: The State Department has confirmed the explosion outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey a “terrorist blast.” – NPR  
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