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US spying fuels popularity of secure messaging app Wickr - FT.com

US spying fuels popularity of secure messaging app Wickr - FT.com | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Wickr, the secure messaging app that positions itself “halfway between Snapchat and Snowden”, is set to raise more funds and launch a major update on Monday after its popularity soared following revelations of a US mass surveillance programme.
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This was sort of what one of Jenn's coworkers talked about at dinner.   We were focused on Stego though.  There is an app for stego text messages.  I think the CIA/NSA just put me on a watch list.  Crap.  This scoop never happened. 

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Samsung buys Apple TV competitor Boxee for $30 million

Samsung buys Apple TV competitor Boxee for $30 million | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Samsung may be looking to take its rivalry with Apple to another level, as a new report has the South Korean tech giant buying streaming media startup Boxee in a move that will bring it into even more direct competition with the Apple TV.
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I love my Boxee Box. 

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Lolly Wolly Doodle raises $20M led by Steve Case fund

Lolly Wolly Doodle raises $20M led by Steve Case fund | lifestyle | Scoop.it
The social commerce startup for made-in-America kids' clothes grows entirely on Facebook
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How interesting.  You have to have skill and talent to do this right.

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Why Netflix is producing original content

Why Netflix is producing original content | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Matthew Ball has a long examination of the economics of Netflix's original content, looking at it on a show-by-show level.
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The economics of Hollywood isn't working for the consumer anymore.  There is much great source materail out there but it will never be produced under the current flawed paradigm.  I think some this other material could be produced by others and at a profit.  The entertainment industry is too region in SoCal.  I am tired of so much about Cal in movies and tv.  Its getting to the point where what is being shown on TV/movies isn't what is really happening.  Its time to tear down the sign and give it to the Smithstonian. 

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Why Netflix is producing original content

Why Netflix is producing original content | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Matthew Ball has a long examination of the economics of Netflix's original content, looking at it on a show-by-show level.
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Very interesting.  It fits my feelings of Hollywood without Hollywood.

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Collegian, 21, Is Rescued Off Colorado Mountain After Getting High On Mushrooms, Stripping Off Her Clothes

Collegian, 21, Is Rescued Off Colorado Mountain After Getting High On Mushrooms, Stripping Off Her Clothes | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Meet Taylor Powers.
The college student, 21, had to be rescued yesterday afternoon off a Colorado mountain after she ingested mushrooms, stripped off her clothes, and scuffled with two classmates wit
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Too funny!  I once had a frat buddy get drunk on hike.  He forgot he had vodka and gatoraid in his canteen.

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What Social Media Reveals About Narcissism

What Social Media Reveals About Narcissism | lifestyle | Scoop.it
A small new study shows how exactly we use social media to feed our egos.
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The future is filtered. 

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Hollywood Goes Bankrupt | FrontPage Magazine

Hollywood Goes Bankrupt | FrontPage Magazine | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Netflix killed the DVD star.
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Funny who wants to buy a remake on DVD?

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Would you pay $50 for a ‘World War Z’ ‘mega ticket’? POLL | EW.com

Would you pay $50 for a ‘World War Z’ ‘mega ticket’? POLL | EW.com | lifestyle | Scoop.it
And so begins that price gouging Steven Spielberg warned us about. Paramount and Regal Entertainment have partnered for what they’re calling the “ultimate fan event”...
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I can see the industry doing this more and more.  This sort of fits with my previous scoops. 

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Amazon posts 14 original pilots 'for you to decide which shows become series'

Amazon posts 14 original pilots 'for you to decide which shows become series' | lifestyle | Scoop.it
Amazon is giving you the power to decide what TV shows are made. The company has posted pilots for six kids shows and eight sitcoms, prompting the audience to choose which should become full-fledge...
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It would nice have Hollywood with out the BS of Hollywood. 

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Will Smith Movie "After Earth" Being Called out By Critics for Scientology References

Will Smith Movie "After Earth" Being Called out By Critics for Scientology References | lifestyle | Scoop.it
"After Earth," the new Will Smith movie, is a bust. At least critically. Almost every critic and movie blogger hated, including yours truly. The movie is being cited for being dull, slow, and humor...
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Do critics like anything?

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gj duffer's comment, June 14, 2013 2:08 PM
I have seen this movie. It is really really bad!
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Bacon Bacon aroma set to end | Andrea Koskey | Development | San Francisco Examiner

Bacon Bacon aroma set to end | Andrea Koskey | Development | San Francisco Examiner | lifestyle | Scoop.it
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BACON!

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