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Crowdsourced Debt Forgiveness: 'Rolling Jubilee' Is Occupy's Latest PR Hit

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Many Americans owe far less actual debt than their balance sheets imply, since banks are willing to accept pennies on the dollar to ensure at least some repayment on defaulted loans. Traditionally, debt collectors buy up the discounted loans from banks and harrass (strike) debtors to pay the full...
Crowdsourced Debt Forgiveness: 'Rolling Jubilee' Is Occupy's Latest PR Hit

BuzzFeed's First Acquisition Kingfish Labs Will Make Its Facebook Ads Go More Viral Than Football Cats

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After its Facebook dating app didn’t pan out, New York’s Kingfish Labs built a data service for optimizing Facebook ads, and now the startup has become content cornucopia Buzzfeed‘s first acquisition. Kingfish’s technology, engineering team, and one co-founder Jeff Revesz will head over to BuzzFeed, I’ve learned from other co-founder...
BuzzFeed's First Acquisition Kingfish Labs Will Make Its Facebook Ads Go More Viral Than Football Cats

Big Shipment Of Gray Market iPhones And iPads Busted At Hong Kong Border

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Apple’s iPhone 5 is a popular grey market item, and the proximity of Hong Kong to mainland China makes it a particularly popular choice for stocking up on Apple hardware to be resold in the latter country. Now, there’s been a huge bust by Hong Kong Customs, according to a...
Big Shipment Of Gray Market iPhones And iPads Busted At Hong Kong Border

Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

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Panasonic's financial year runs from summer to summer, so its first-quarter results for 2013 just hit the wire. The figures proudly show that the company has managed to turn around the losses it suffered so badly in the previous period -- with $23 billion in turnover generating a tidy...
Panasonic's 2013 Q1: things are looking up with a $164 million profit

Boot up: Apple's 13in retina MacBook?, Nexus 7's cost, Dropbox upgrades and more

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Plus catch that radiation!, Netflix's mistake, the Samsung Galaxy clone, Steve Ballmer's poetry and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSupply chain players deny rumors about delayed 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display >> DigitimesRumors are that several notebook brand...
Boot up: Apple's 13in retina MacBook?, Nexus 7's cost, Dropbox upgrades and more

200 million users strong, Tencent's WeChat messaging sees huge adoption outside of China

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Buoyed by strong growth in Asia, Tencent is witnessing a shift in the demographics of its WeChat messaging app as international users are toppling a majority that had been held by Chinese users, Tech in Asia reports. Justin Sun, Tencent’s director of international WeChat operations, revealed the swing in an...
200 million users strong, Tencent's WeChat messaging sees huge adoption outside of China
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Will It Shred: iPad Becomes a Skateboard

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It was only yesterday when we hoped that iPad’s torments will end with microwaving. How much abuse can one gadget take? Obviously, a lot: if this trend continues, Apple will see a tidy profit purely from customers who bought the iPad and then destroyed it.This time, the iPad has...
Will It Shred: iPad Becomes a Skateboard
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Microsoft makes its Facebook shares pay off, report says

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Redmond reportedly sold one-fifth of its shares in Facebook right after the social network's IPO, and thus made a tidy profit. [Read more]...
Microsoft makes its Facebook shares pay off, report says

Fab Goes Euro Flash: Acquires Casacanda and Relaunches It as Fab.de In Germany, Austria, And Switzerland

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Another month, another milestone for master pivoter Jason Goldberg and his go-go daily deals for design startup, Fab. Today, the company announced that it has acquired Casacanda, a Berlin-based flash sales company. Along with the acquisition, Casacanda will relaunch as as Fab.de, serving Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Last November ccTLDInvestors,...
Fab Goes Euro Flash: Acquires Casacanda and Relaunches It as Fab.de In Germany, Austria, And Switzerland

Google's Nexus 7 Costs $152 To Make, IHS iSuppli Teardown Finds

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Google’s Nexus 7 tablet may be all about an attempt to compete with Apple’s incredibly popular iPad, but when you crack it open it sure looks an awful lot like Amazon’s Kindle Fire inside. That’s the impression that analysts at the research house IHS iSuppli got when they did just...
Google's Nexus 7 Costs $152 To Make, IHS iSuppli Teardown Finds

Why do I get so much spam?

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Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam! Carol asked why there's so much of it. Why are there so many unwanted, tricky, manipulative, annoying, dangerous, and often illegal email messages going around? Because unscrupulous people can make a tidy profit mailing Spam. In 2010, Gmail spam expert Brad Taylor told Wired...
Why do I get so much spam?

Bitcoin-based casino rakes in more than $500,000 profit in six months

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Sadly, you can't spend actual bitcoins like these (non-digital ones) at a digital casino. CASASCIUS As various tech companies report their fourth-quarter 2012 earnings numbers this week, so are two gray-market, Bitcoin-based casinos—and one is turning profits in the hundreds of thousands of dollars after only six months of being in...
Bitcoin-based casino rakes in more than $500,000 profit in six months

The quiet rally: Facebook's stock has drifted 19% higher in 2013, up 80% since lowest point

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If you are a Facebook investor, check your portfolio: the company has given you a gift. Since the last trade of 2012, Facebook’s stock has risen an incredible 18.86%, marching past the $30 per share barrier. For you mathheads out there, Facebook closed out 2012 at $26.62, according to Google...
The quiet rally: Facebook's stock has drifted 19% higher in 2013, up 80% since lowest point
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