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Yenta Just Really Really Wants You To Be Happy

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Jews that want to date. Like any Jewish mother trying to marry off her precious son, Yenta, the Grindr for Jews, is now resorting to the final step–cash bribes. The app’s users were treated to a lovely email greeting yesterday from Yenta CEO Luba Tolkachyov, which said the company will now...
Yenta Just Really Really Wants You To Be Happy

Who Isn't Accused Of Bribery In China?

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Microsoft has been accused of bribing officials in China, Italy and Romania to receive favorable treatment. That's not really news. Given the long list of companies accused of bribery in these countries, particularly China, it's actually more newsworthy to report on who isn't allegedly doling out bribes. After all, some pretty...
Who Isn't Accused Of Bribery In China?

Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

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Photo: Doug Haslam/Flickr In April 2011, Apple banned “incentivized installs,” a shady practice that artificially inflates iPhone app rankings. But like so many prohibitions, Apple’s ban just drove the problem underground. A fight over incentivized installs erupted again this week, outside of Apple’s direct control. Tapjoy, which was stung by...
Mobile: Far From Apple's Servers, an App-Bribe Fight Erupts

Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

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Mark Zuckerberg's new lobbying group FWD.us is getting blasted by Josh Miller, founder of Branch, an online discussion startup. After meeting with the president of Zuckerberg's lobbying group, Miller says, "FWD.us is employing questionable lobbying techniques, misleading supporters, and not being transparent about the underlying values and long-term intentions of...
Mark Zuckerberg's Big Lobbying Group Accused Of 'Effectively Bribing Politicians', And 'Misleading Supporters' (FB)

BUSTED: Walmart Caught In Huge Bribery Scandal -- Senior Management Knew About It And Tried To Cover It Up

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One of the world's most successful and respected companies, Walmart, has just been caught in a massive bribery scandal that extends to the highest levels of the organization. Just as bad, Walmart's senior management appears to have long known about the scandal and has deliberately tried to cover it up....
BUSTED: Walmart Caught In Huge Bribery Scandal -- Senior Management Knew About It And Tried To Cover It Up

Judges & Board members are open to bribes. J/K! RT @HiveAwards Judges list is up @ http://www.hiveawards.com/judges (psst not kidding ;)

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Judges & Board members are open to bribes. J/K! RT @HiveAwards Judges list is up @ http://www.hiveawards.com/judges (psst not kidding ;)

Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game

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You can't deny, it's pretty metaphysically silly to be playing a board game your parents bought at a yard sale for $2 on a $500+ iPad, in conjunction with two or more $200+ iPhones. Mix in service plans, accessories, the price of the app ($10), and the bribes you'll...
Scrabble for the iPad: stir in some iPhones and it's the best $1,000 you ever spent on a board game
Kickstarter for students: StudyBooster is betting you'll pay your kids to study

India's Supreme Court cancels all licenses in 2008 2G auction, shocking large foreign investors

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In an astounding rebuke of powerful political and commercial players in India, the country's Supreme Court today canceled all 2G spectrum licenses issued in 2008, claiming that the conferrals were "totally arbitrary and unconstitutional." As The TImes of India reports, India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) found that bribes...
India's Supreme Court cancels all licenses in 2008 2G auction, shocking large foreign investors

Baidu Employees Sacked, Then Arrested, After Accepting Bribes

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Baidu, China's biggest search engine and more or less the local equivalent of Google, has sacked four employees after they allegedly accepted bribes in return for deleting posts. The deleted content was on its TieBa forum service and seem to be related to publicly-created posts that those paying the bribes...
Baidu Employees Sacked, Then Arrested, After Accepting Bribes

Snooker shock! Former World Champion John Higgins suspended for allegedly accepting bribes to fix matches - http://bit.ly/9WRENU

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Snooker shock! Former World Champion John Higgins suspended for allegedly accepting bribes to fix matches - http://bit.ly/9WRENU

Are robotic guards the answer to controlling prison costs?

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With roughly ten million people incarcerated worldwide, the amount of money that is being poured into keeping them confined is mind-boggling. At last estimate, $200 billion a year is being funneled through the world’s prison facilities to maintain their operations, money that could be used elsewhere. With governments around the...
Are robotic guards the answer to controlling prison costs?

Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

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LONDON — British prosecutors said they will charge two former top executives of News Corp’s U.K. newspaper unit and others with crimes as part of a bribery probe, expanding their criminal prosecution to include journalists at the company’s tabloid The Sun. Prosecutors said they will charge Rebekah Brooks, former editor...
Former News Corp. Executives to be Charged in Bribery Probe

Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers

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Court tells companies to reveal names of journalists and bloggers they might have a financial relationship withIn the dog days of a hot American summer, the tech journalism and blogging community are being made to sweat a little more than usual. Or at least that is the theory, after a...
Google v Oracle: judge's order creates ethical dilemma for tech bloggers

SABAM Charged With Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement, Money Laundering

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In 2004, a Belgian composer filed a complaint against local music rights group SABAM. Philippe Delhaye, an associate member of SABAM, claimed that there had been “breaches” in the correct payment of his royalties. Delhaye’s complaint, which was backed up with witness statements from a former SABAM general manager and...
SABAM Charged With Copyright Fraud, Embezzlement, Money Laundering

Cinemark bribes moviegoers to not use their phones during films

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In a move that's either sheer desperation or sheer genius, Cinemark is rewarding customers with coupons for not using their phones during movies. [Read more]...
Cinemark bribes moviegoers to not use their phones during films

Daily Report: U.S. Is Said to Scrutinize Microsoft Accusations

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The S.E.C. and the Justice Department are said to be investigating Microsoft's involvement with companies accused of paying bribes overseas, Nick Wingfield reports in Wednesday's New York Times....
Daily Report: U.S. Is Said to Scrutinize Microsoft Accusations

Baidu Employees Fired and Arrested for Taking Bribes to Delete Content

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Chinese search engine Baidu has fired four employees, three of whom are now under arrest, for allegedly accepting bribes to delete content on its popular online......
Baidu Employees Fired and Arrested for Taking Bribes to Delete Content

What Color Is Your Parachute? Site Suggests a Sugar Daddy to Survive the Fiscal Cliff

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Because you’ve got billz, billz, billz. (Photo: flickr.com/orijinal) Ladiesss! Is the idea that the country might careen over the fiscal cliff, thereby increasing your tax bill in 2013, getting you down? Well, banish any worries about the clowns in our nation’s capital from your pretty little head. The Internet, it...
What Color Is Your Parachute? Site Suggests a Sugar Daddy to Survive the Fiscal Cliff

A senior attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been convicted of three dozen corruption-related charges for posing as an immigration judge and accepting thousands of dol

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A senior attorney at the Homeland Security agency that enforces immigration laws and protects the U.S. against terrorist attacks has been convicted of three dozen corruption-related charges for posing as an immigration judge and accepting thousands of dol

This 21-Year-Old May Have Cracked The Future Of Mobile Advertising

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Kiip CEO Brian Wong is 21. He looks about 14. His brain, however, operates like a 28-year-old with an MBA. Kiip is his mobile game and app ad network, which has 30 employees and clients such as Pepsi, Best Buy, Carls Jr, Popchips and Disney. Kiip's business model—which rewards mobile...
This 21-Year-Old May Have Cracked The Future Of Mobile Advertising

Former Alibaba exec detained on bribery suspicions

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said on Thursday a former general manager in charge of its group-buying website had been detained by local police on suspicions of accepting bribes....
Former Alibaba exec detained on bribery suspicions

Stay Packages

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There's an article on Gizmodo today about Palm's effort to retain key execs during its sale process. The headline says:Palm Bribes Key Employees to Stick Around as SVP of Software Jumps Ship I think that's an unfortunate choice of words. These are not "bribes", these are stay packages. And they...
Stay Packages

German prosecution charges HP staff with bribing Russian officials to clinch PC contract

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The legal system's engines can take awhile to get churning, but there's no questioning the impact when they're at full bore. German prosecutors have wrapped up an almost three-year investigation into allegations of HP managers' bribery by charging the executives involved. Hilmar Lorenz, Päivi Tiippana and Ken Willett, along...
German prosecution charges HP staff with bribing Russian officials to clinch PC contract

Sun Journalists Arrested as Bribe Probe Widens

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British authorities investigating potential cases of journalists paying bribes for information arrested another round of high-ranking employees of News Corp.’s tabloid The Sun, and said they are now probing suspected payments not just to police but to other public officials. The arrests deepen News Corp.’s problems in a high-profile scandal...
Sun Journalists Arrested as Bribe Probe Widens

Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

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Want Donald Trump to post a picture of his hair when he wakes up? You might just get your wish, if a new site that trades amusing celeb stunts for charity dollars takes off. [Read more]...
Charity Bribes: Coerce celebs for a good cause

Panasonic subsidiary at center of U.S. bribery investigation

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A subsidiary that makes in-flight entertainment and communications systems is under investigation for allegedly paying bribes to secure contracts, according to documents reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
Panasonic subsidiary at center of U.S. bribery investigation

Warner Bros. Is Turning 'John McAfee's Last Stand' Into A Movie

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Hollywood is to bring the bizarre story of technology pioneer John McAfee, who fled his luxury home in Belize after his neighbour was found murdered, to the big screen. Warner Brothers has bought the rights to a Wired magazine article titled John McAfee's Last Stand, which documented the anti-virus expert's...
Warner Bros. Is Turning 'John McAfee's Last Stand' Into A Movie

These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

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A lot of tech companies are sitting on mountains of cash. Apple's is the biggest -- more than $100 billion in cash and marketable securities -- and this week Fortune's Apple reporter Adam Lashinsky (who just wrote an insider's book on the company) reports that Apple is thinking about...
These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

Everybody's Gushing Over Twitter's Bogus Anti-Patent Pledge

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Yesterday, Twitter published a pledge that it would only use patents for "defensive" purposes, and a lot of folks in the tech industry are lining up in support. Yammer CEO David Sacks, who is so angry about Yahoo's patent lawsuit against Facebook that he offered a $25,000 signing bonus to...
Everybody's Gushing Over Twitter's Bogus Anti-Patent Pledge
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