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Articles posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bribery, Porn, and Spam Are the Path to Riches in the App World

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Business

From www.wired.com

On the web, advertising, kickbacks, and questionable content is, for the most part, right out in the open. In apps, user activity is locked inside proprietary software, and transactions occur on company-owned stores like iTunes and Google Play, and on closed ad exchanges like Tapjoy and Flurry.

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Manchester United IPO: It′s Not a Soccer Team, It′s a Media Company

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Business

From www.wired.com

Manchester United isn’t a soccer team—at least not in the business sense. The Cayman Islands holding company that owns one of the world’s most popular sports franchises registered this week to go public on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Hidden Government Scanners Will Instantly Know Everything About You From 164 Feet Away

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Rights

From gizmodo.com

From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.

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Republicans Blast Democrats on Medicare Cuts

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.nytimes.com

Since the Supreme Court upheld the Democrats’ 2010 health care law, Republicans, led by Mitt Romney, have reversed tactics and attacked the president and Democrats in Congress by saying that Medicare will be cut too much as part of that law.

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A compelling hybrid view on the future of on-line education

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Education

From marginalrevolution.com

Select groups, such as adult continuing education, military officers on ships, precocious 12-year-olds, or perhaps middle class students in Kenya who can’t get the real product, will follow an exclusively on-line model.

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Do you believe in progress?

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: World

From www.ft.com

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Chattanooga: A Small City With A Smarter Grid

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Category: Innovation

From www.fastcoexist.com

It’s hard to over-emphasize how antiquated much of the electricity grid is. Electricity companies typically have no idea when parts of the network go down, when customers are without power, or how much electricity they are using.

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