IN THE NEWS: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION NAMES FIX-IT MAN FOR HEALTH INSURANCE WEB SITE
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You may not know his name. But if you are able to get on to the federal government's Web site and sign up for health care after all the glitches, you will have him to thank. His name is Kurt DelBene -- and the former Microsoft executive is being named the head tech guy for HealthCare.gov. The health insurance Web site has been plagued with technical issues since it was rolled out. DelBene replaces White House adviser Jeffrey Zients, who was sent in by President Barack Obama to overhaul the Web site after its less-than-stellar launch in October. Zients says as he heads out the door that the site is working smoothly for most users. Dec. 23 is the deadline to enroll for coverage effective Jan. 1.
IN THE NEWS: BANGKOK SHOPPING MALL MOST PHOTOGRAPHED LOCATION ON INSTAGRAM
BANGKOK (AP) -- Quick -- what would you say is the most photographed location on Instagram? You might think someplace like the Grand Canyon, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal or even Times Square. But that honor doesn't go to any of those sites. It goes to a shopping mall in Bangkok. Instagram says Siam Paragon is the planet's most "Instagrammed" spot for 2013. Number two was Times Square and number three was Disneyland in California. Instagram won't say how many photos were taken at the mall. But Siam Paragon gets photographed a lot because many celebrities go there to post photos of themselves. And with many young people flocking there daily -- and Thailand being one of the world's biggest users of social media -- the five-story mall is a natural as the most photographed spot in the world in Instagram land.
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