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Almost every morning, I cull tech, society, economic and world news. The items below are stories, notes and news that is on my radar.
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Adobe Introduces Monthly Subscription Pricing

New Subscription Editions ensure customers are always working with the most up-to-date versions of the software, without the upfront cost of full pricing. With subscription pricing customers can use flagship products, such as Adobe Photoshop® for as little as US$35 per month, Adobe Design Premium CS5.5 for US$95 per month, Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection for US$129 per month.
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What are your secrets to earning 100k+?

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ShopSavvy Integrates Groupon To Bring You More Relevant Mobile Local Deals

In one more step towards the Groupon-ification of everyday life, ShopSavvy, the app that allows you to scan in a barcode, do a product lookup and find comprable deals on products nearby or online is announcing a greater push into geo-location today. ShopSavvy will be partnering up with Groupon and offering its over 10 million users the ability to see relevant local deals in its
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Use Rsync and Automator to Easily Sync Two iTunes Libraries

There are plenty of effective ways to sync your iTunes libraries, like using MediaRover or, my personal favorite, Dropbox, but your Mac already comes with the tools you need to solve the problem: rsync and Automator.
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Alex Young: We Are The App Store

We are the app store
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Ksplice » Mapping your network with nmap - System administration and software blog

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Apple to Unveil IPad 2 on March 2 in San Francisco | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD

To those who care intensely about this kind of stuff--which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem--Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely successful iPad, according to multiple sources. As in, iPad 2! Or, as BoomTown is now officially nicknaming it: iPad Too! According to several sources close to the situation, the Wednesday date in a little more than a week is firm and will take place in San Francisco, the scene of many such Apple events.
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Engineers Recruit Engineers With Hackruiter

Previously video-hiring service HireHive, the founders behind Y Combinator-backed Hackruiter have taken the next logical step in being solving the problem of hiring good people, and have actually become recruiters themselves. While we've chronicled the Silicon Valley talent crunch in a number of ways, we've never covered a startup actually attempting to disrupt the process of engineering recruiting. Until now.Says founder Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock, 
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It's A Dangerous Time To Buy Apple Products

It's A Dangerous Time To Buy Apple Products | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Some major changes may be in store over the next year.
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AMAZON TAKES AIM AT NETFLIX: Instant Streaming Of 5,000 Movies And TV Shows Part Of Amazon Prime

AMAZON TAKES AIM AT NETFLIX: Instant Streaming Of 5,000 Movies And TV Shows Part Of Amazon Prime | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Amazon has a quiet roll out for a huge feature.
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Build a Stone Bath Mat

Build a Stone Bath Mat | Interesting News | Scoop.it
If you're looking for an easy project to add a little class to your bathroom while being friendly on your wallet, check out this simple DIY stone bath mat.
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How To Get a Job Way Out of Your League

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Exploring iPad User Interfaces - Use a paint brush as an input device.

Exploring iPad User Interfaces - Use a paint brush as an input device. | Interesting News | Scoop.it

We didn't have much luck using the oStylus as a paint brush, but even the creator confessed that it was never intended for such chores.
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The Four Enemies of Indie Internet TV

How could independent Internet TV be held back? Let us count the ways: data caps, lack of entry to the home theater, ISP oligopolies, and a priority access environment.
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FTC To Examine Apple’s In-App Purchases… For Being Too Easy

No, the FTC hasn't taken on Apple over its controversial 30% fee for subscription-based apps on the App Store. But, according to Cecilia Kang at the Washington Post, it is investigating whether the feature makes it too easy for children to purchase digital goods without realizing they're spending real money (and without their parents' permission).According to the report, Representative Ed Markey (D, Mass.) sent a letter to the FTC earlier this month about the issue, after reading a previous article in the Washington Post describing the trend. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz responded that they would be looking into the matter:
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Goldman Sachs Pumps A Whopping $70M Into Virtualization Company AppSense

AppSense, which specializes in what it calls 'user virtualization' solutions, has raised $70 million in its very first round of funding. Interestingly, the entire investment comes from one backer, Goldman Sachs, whose managing director Pete Perrone will be joining the company's board of directors.AppSense says it will use the funds to
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Suspended Lamps and Whiteboard Walls: The Austin Offices of Dachis Group

My uncle Jeff has always made an effort to put together some pretty fun spaces, whether it's at home or in the office. I asked him to share his workspace this week. Here's a look into the Austin offices of Dachis Group and how they came to be.
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Why Are Canadian Regulators Telling Music TV Channels How Many Videos They Can Play? | Techdirt

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Moki - Visual Evidence: Why Movies Are Getting Worse

Moki.TV - Find new Movies and TV shows to watch online, right now.
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Stuffed Hamburger Press | Williams-Sonoma

Designed to make burgers better than ever, this innovative tool shapes perfect meat patties, then stuffs them with your favorite savory fillings. Fun and easy to use, it's perfect for all sorts of burgers, from juicy beef to succulent chic
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Guest Post: How Online Work Can Save America

On a dusty summer day in July 2009, I taught a young, impoverished refugee in Dadaab, Kenya, to earn money online.Paul Parach (pictured left, video below) had fled South Sudan at age seven and lived in the camp for fifteen years, suffering persistent shortages of everything from water to firewood while he struggled to learn English.In a small computer center, donated by the Danish Refugee Council and hooked up to a satellite dish, I showed Paul and 15 other refugees to use Google to search for phone numbers and paste them into a web form for a Silicon Valley client.Several months earlier, I had founded a non-profit called Samasource to connect people living in poverty to sources of work, via the Internet. In two years, we’ve employed over 900 people in Asia, Africa, and Haiti to do small tasks, or “microwork,” for companies including Ask.com and Intuit.
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10 Terrible Ideas Being Made Right Now

10 Terrible Ideas Being Made Right Now | Interesting News | Scoop.it
If you're friends with one of these founders, you really should pull them off to the side.
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Use a CD and Suction Cup as a Dirty Dish Indicator

Use a CD and Suction Cup as a Dirty Dish Indicator | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Never struggle again wondering whether your dishwasher needs to be run or emptied. This clever DIY indicator will let you know at a glance, and it can also be adopted for other Yes/No purposes.
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Advirtus - a positive long term task list.

Advirtus - a positive long term task list. | Interesting News | Scoop.it
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How to Open Two Instances of an Application in OS X

How to Open Two Instances of an Application in OS X | Interesting News | Scoop.it
Whether you want to look at two PDF pages side-by-side or you want two Twitter accounts open at once, sometimes OS X requires a separate instance of an application to be open. Here's how to do it with a simple Terminal command.
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