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Uber offers free 1920′s "gangster" rides in HBO tie-in

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Private car service Uber is offering New York City users a free ride in a Bentley, Caddie or Rolls Royce today as part of a promotion for HBO gangster show “Boardwalk Empire.” According to an email from Uber, users can simply tap on an HBO icon in its app to...
Uber offers free 1920′s "gangster" rides in HBO tie-in

Hotels.com - Atlantic City from $30

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Hotels.com - Atlantic City from $30

Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

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Atlantic City (Photo: Google Maps) Google’s Crisis Response Map for Hurricane Sandy, which has been updated systematically with information about power outages, traffic advisories and emergency shelters in the wake of the storm, has now published satellite imagery illustrating the magnitude of devastation Sandy wrought on coastal communities in New...
Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy
Wind energy continues to grow on the list of greentech choices

AT&T Aims to Avoid Opening Can of Worms as It Opens Up Its Network

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The windowless building in Lower Manhattan may not indicate it, but AT&T Labs is trying to be more open. Using an area normally home to its network security team, Ma Bell had a science fair of sorts on Thursday, showing off a number of the technologies that it has been...
AT&T Aims to Avoid Opening Can of Worms as It Opens Up Its Network

Thrillist Launches Atlantic City ‘Pop Up’ Edition

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Here’s one sign that Atlantic City may finally realize Paul Sevigny and Governor Chris Christie’s shared vision of an ironic-seedy Hamptons for cash dispensing hipsters: Men’s lifestyle newsletter Thrillist is launching an Atlantic City edition. It will be published once a week from May 17 until Labor Day, said parent company...
Thrillist Launches Atlantic City ‘Pop Up’ Edition

Leap Wireless swaps spectrum with T-Mobile, buys all of Savary Island

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Leap Wireless can go ahead and pop the champagne, as it has just completed the spectrum transactions announced earlier this year that will hopefully lead to larger LTE growth. Leap's own Savary Island Wireless exchanged spectrum with T-Mobile USA and Cook Inlet/VS GSM VII PCS LLC (itself a T-Mo...
Leap Wireless swaps spectrum with T-Mobile, buys all of Savary Island

VoteIt Officially Launches to Help Groups Quibble Over Decisions Online

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We’ve all been on that nightmare email chain. The 79-thread one where 15 of your college friends argue over Atlantic City or Vegas for a bachelorette party. Or the internal company email where each response includes a new “cc” recipient who has to weigh in. Or even the annual sibling...
VoteIt Officially Launches to Help Groups Quibble Over Decisions Online
LinkedIn Steps Up To Help Children In Need After Hurricane Sandy Devastation

N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Online Gambling Bill

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed a bill making the state the first sizable one to allow online gambling in its borders. “This was a critical decision, and one that I did not make lightly,” Mr. Christie said Tuesday in a statement. “But with the proper regulatory framework...
N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Online Gambling Bill

Airbnb Waives Fees In Sandy-Ravaged Regions

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Post-Frankenstorm, Governor Chris Christie does not have the monopoly on gentlemanly behavior, it seems. Airbnb is to waive its fees on all properties in the areas devastated by Sandy, after one of its homeowners offered up her rooms for free to victims of the disaster. The offer stands until November...
Airbnb Waives Fees In Sandy-Ravaged Regions
The Hurricane Hasn't Even 'Hit' Yet, And The Flooding Already Looks Like This

U.K. Users Can Now Gamble Real Money in Virtual Facebook Games

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(Photo: Gamesys) With all this spare cash we have lying around, we were getting concerned that there weren’t enough outlets on the Internet for us to waste it. Luckily, Facebook has our back, and it’s an even better way to spend money than on shitty Zynga goods. According to the Financial...
U.K. Users Can Now Gamble Real Money in Virtual Facebook Games

The Inventor Of The Barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, Dies At 92

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The mechanical engineer came up with the idea, inspired by Morse code, after tracing lines in the sand with his finger. Norman Joseph Woodland, the man who invented the barcode, has died. The ubiquitous gaggle of lines, some fat and some thin, was inspired by Morse code, Woodland said....
The Inventor Of The Barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, Dies At 92

Airbnb Waives Fees For Sandy-Affected Users, Encourages Lower Prices From Hosts

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We’ve seen a few companies rally behind the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and today Airbnb joins the fold. The peer-to-peer home sharing startup has decided to waive all of its fees for both hosts and guests in Sandy-affected areas. They are also encouraging hosts to lower prices and take in...
Airbnb Waives Fees For Sandy-Affected Users, Encourages Lower Prices From Hosts

Groupon Getaways up to 60% off Atlantic City, Chicago, Brooklyn at Groupon

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Groupon Getaways up to 60% off Atlantic City, Chicago, Brooklyn at Groupon

T-Mobile, Leap Wireless Swap Some Spectrum, but Still Just Good Friends

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T-Mobile and prepaid carrier Leap Wireless said Monday that they will swap some spectrum in a few cities. “Pending regulatory approval, T-Mobile will receive spectrum from Leap in several markets in Alabama, Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota, and Leap will receive spectrum from T-Mobile in Phoenix, AZ and Houston, Galveston and...
T-Mobile, Leap Wireless Swap Some Spectrum, but Still Just Good Friends

Airbnb Partners With NYC.gov To Provide Free Housing For Hurricane Sandy Victims

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Last week, Airbnb waived fees for users affected by Hurricane Sandy. It also encouraged hosts with listings in affected areas to lower their prices and take in those without food, power, or housing. Now it’s taking its community aspect a step further. Partnering with NYC.gov and New York Mayor Michael...
Airbnb Partners With NYC.gov To Provide Free Housing For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Sandy takes out Gawker, Huffpo other sites

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Not everyone’s data centers were ready for Hurricane Sandy. Several major media sites — Buzzfeed, Gawker, Huffington Post — took major hits early Monday evening eastern time. The problems were all attributed to massive storm, which made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. at around 8 p.m. local time. Gawker is...
Sandy takes out Gawker, Huffpo other sites

Double Down pulls in $128M in revenue for casino-style games (as real online gambling inches toward reality)

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One of the companies that may be best positioned for the approval of online gambling is Double Down Interactive, the fast-growing Seattle upstart that was gobbled up by Las Vegas-based International Game Technology for as much as $500 million last year. Double Down has already generated more than $128 million...
Double Down pulls in $128M in revenue for casino-style games (as real online gambling inches toward reality)

New Jersey firefighters sworn in on iPad Bible app

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Last week, several Atlantic City firefighters took their oaths of office using not a physical Bible, as is tradition, but a Bible app on Apple's iPad....
New Jersey firefighters sworn in on iPad Bible app
Governor Christie signs bill legalizing online gambling in New Jersey

DailyDirt: Beating The Odds

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Everyone knows that the odds always favor the house, but every once in a while, someone figures out a way to beat the system. Here are just a few examples of clever folks who have succeeded and earned some significant winnings. There are a lot of guys named Don Johnson...
DailyDirt: Beating The Odds
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