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How mobile payments might be the global money-laundering machine criminals have dreamed about

How mobile payments might be the global money-laundering machine criminals have dreamed about | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, US prosecutors took down the global currency exchange Liberty Reserve and charged it with being the largest online money laundering operation in history, the "bank of choice for the criminal underworld.” More than a million...
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Tinder Plans to Start Cashing in on Daters This Year

IAC/InterActiveCorp said it plans to start making money from its Tinder dating app this year.
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World Cup Gave Twitter a Big Burst in Traffic

World Cup Gave Twitter a Big Burst in Traffic | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
The company’s revenue soared in the second quarter, but the World Cup highlighted Twitter’s reliance on surges of public interest in real-time events to generate traffic.
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A 'Kids' Cast Member Is Making a Documentary About 'Kids' | VICE United States

A 'Kids' Cast Member Is Making a Documentary About 'Kids' | VICE United States | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Hamilton Harris is the guy in Kids who taught every suburban teenager watching Larry Clark’s film debut how to roll a blunt. He’s also the man behind an upcoming documentary—The Kids—tha…
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Are You Fluent in Emoji?

Are You Fluent in Emoji? | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Find out how well you communicate using emojis in this 10 question quiz.
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More than 90% of Human DNA Is Useless 'Junk,' Study Finds

More than 90% of Human DNA Is Useless  'Junk,' Study Finds | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
More than a decade has passed since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the international collaboration to map all of the "letters" in our DNA. The huge effort led to re...
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Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire

Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Robert McCrum: Andrew Crofts has written 80 titles and sold some 10 million copies in a 40-year career, mostly under names far more famous than his own – until now
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New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
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Packaging-Free Supermarket Coming to Germany | IFLScience

Packaging-Free Supermarket Coming to Germany | IFLScience | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Berlin is about to get an innovative supermarket that does not include any wasteful packaging. Original Unverpackt (Original Unpacked) is the brainchild of Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski, who grew tired of purchasing food that came in an absurd amount of disposable packaging. They aren’t veterans of the food industry; they’re just two gals who dropped out of their college studies to make a difference.
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You'll Spend All Day On This Gorgeous Drone Map

You'll Spend All Day On This Gorgeous Drone Map | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Think of it as a better version of Google Street View, because it has drones.

A new website, TravelByDrone, lets people from around the globe pin their own drone videos to a massive world map. TravelByDrone makes sure each video that makes it to t...
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Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal The Most Important Charts In The World | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
We asked dozens of our favorite analysts, economists, strategists, and portfolio managers.
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'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier
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A New iPhone App Turns Your Selfies Into GIFs And Katy Perry Is Already Using It

A New iPhone App Turns Your Selfies Into GIFs And Katy Perry Is Already Using It | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Phhhoto for iPhone seeks to infuse your selfies with motion.
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Pinterest Hires the Man Behind Axe Marketing at Unilever

Pinterest Hires the Man Behind Axe Marketing at Unilever | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Pinterest has a new advocate, David Rubin, who was a vp at Unilever in charge of marketing hair care products. At Pinterest, he's the new head of brand, working with users and businesses to encourage more activity on the platform.
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Mountain Dew Gets 3,500 Phone Calls From Click-to-Call Tweet

Mountain Dew Gets 3,500 Phone Calls From Click-to-Call Tweet | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Mountain Dew may not be one of the first names associated with direct response marketing, but that's not stopping the Pepsi-owned brand in testing a Twitter click-to-call feature that's akin to the tactics employed by practitioners attempting to reel in sales leads.  The soda wrapped up a promotion yesterday to launch what is claimed
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Motorcycle-Riding Doctor Raises $35K in 5 Days to Keep His Practice Open - East Village - DNAinfo.com New York

Motorcycle-Riding Doctor Raises $35K in 5 Days to Keep His Practice Open - East Village - DNAinfo.com New York | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Dr. David Ores needed the money to keep his office open at 189 E. Second St.
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4 airline rebrandings Malaysia Airlines can learn from - Digiday

4 airline rebrandings Malaysia Airlines can learn from - Digiday | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Malaysia Airlines wouldn't be the first to rebrand after a tragedy.
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Sneaky tricks of the restaurant trade and how to avoid forking out too much

Sneaky tricks of the restaurant trade and how to avoid forking out too much | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
During the summer, smart restaurant owners put cunning tactics on the menu to boost profits
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Animals From Space: Polar Bears, Penguins Tracked Via Satellite

Animals From Space: Polar Bears, Penguins Tracked Via Satellite | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Keeping tabs on polar bears, penguins, and other creatures via satellite can be cheaper, easier, and more accurate, scientists say.
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NPR One

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I’m listening to NPR One, the new audio app that connects me to a handcrafted stream of NPR news, favorite public radio programs and stories from my local station. It’s public radio made personal. New for iPhone and Android.
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Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse Michael Sincere's Long-Term Trader

Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse Michael Sincere's Long-Term Trader | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Stock trader Mark Cook, winner of the 1992 U.S. Investing Championship, sees a bear market coming within 12 months, writes Michael Sincere.
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How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy

How Our Story About A Child's Science Experiment Sparked Controversy | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
A researcher has complained that coverage in NPR and other outlets ignores his work and gives undue credit to a sixth-grader's project. But that sixth grader did make an original contribution.
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Goldman Sachs: Millennials Are Not Stuck in Permanent Adolescence

Goldman Sachs: Millennials Are Not Stuck in Permanent Adolescence | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
There's no reason to think the kids won't leave home as soon as they can find work, according to a new research report
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Burger King Is Run by Children

Burger King Is Run by Children | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
What happened when a bunch of kids took over America’s second-largest burger chain
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Pizza Hut Built a Giant, Real-Life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Thrower

Pizza Hut Built a Giant, Real-Life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizza Thrower | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
That will launch actual pizza at Comic Con-goers
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An Interview With a Guy That Has Broken Into Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Grammys | NOISEY

An Interview With a Guy That Has Broken Into Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Grammys | NOISEY | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Marcus Haney has broken into almost every festival in the world, toured with bands, and now he's making a film about it.
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