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Peace Through Profits? Inside The Secret Tech Ventures That Are Reshaping The Israeli-Arab-Palestinian World

Peace Through Profits? Inside The Secret Tech Ventures That Are Reshaping The Israeli-Arab-Palestinian World | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
As Israeli and Palestinian politicians lurch toward peace talks, entrepreneurs have been quietly taking action. Inside the partnerships that may save the Middle East.
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The Unknowns of Climate Science

The Unknowns of Climate Science | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Climate change is real and affected by human activity, writes a former top science official of the Obama administration. But we are very far from having the knowledge needed to make good policy.
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Apple-U2 Duet Causes a 41% Drop in Social Sentiment

Apple-U2 Duet Causes a 41% Drop in Social Sentiment | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Apple and U2, both launched in 1976, have each been brought down to earth in the last week in a fashion neither brand has likely experienced. All things considered, they can partly thank social media for that.
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Facebook’s “real name” policy isn’t just discriminatory, it’s dangerous

Facebook’s “real name” policy isn’t just discriminatory, it’s dangerous | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Facebook has begun vigorous enforcement of its "name policy," requiring all users of the social network to provide their real names—those "listed on your credit card, driver's license or student ID." The policy is not new—Facebook has long asked for users' "real names" at registration—but it has come under new fire after Facebook disabled the profile of...
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A brief history of Samsung mocking Apple announcements

Getting a new phone is usually a pretty exciting moment, but Samsung doesn't let Apple's customers take much time to enjoy it. For years now, it's almost instantly swooped in with mocking ads that...
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All-electric racing: Formula E's thrilling debut

Plenty of expert passing, some extremely close calls, and one spectacular crash in the final turn. Perhaps the most impressive thing about the very first Formula E race is how much it looked like...
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Takeover Targets: What To Look For

Takeover Targets: What To Look For | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Most people are familiar with the phrase, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch." Basically it means you can't get something from nothing.Investors may have a basis for refuting that adage though. Enter the cor
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Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious? | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Dr. Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.
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Why the Apple Watch Is a Gift to the Swiss Watch Industry

Why the Apple Watch Is a Gift to the Swiss Watch Industry | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
It’s the new Swatch.
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How Having Higher Income Affects How Men Spend and Consume Media

How Having Higher Income Affects How Men Spend and Consume Media | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Men tend to spend money on the same goods and services regardless of wealth, but the rich are roughly twice as likely to take a luxury vacation and eat organic, the Shullman Research Center found.
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Intricately Crafted Paper Advertising Briefs Inspired By South African Job Bags - PSFK

Intricately Crafted Paper Advertising Briefs Inspired By South African Job Bags - PSFK | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
TBWA design team revamps the client brief process
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Tinder-Like App Helps Clients Find and Fall in Love With New Agencies

Tinder-Like App Helps Clients Find and Fall in Love With New Agencies | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Relationship with your agency on the rocks? Looking for love with a new one? Just want to check out the playing field? A just-released app is like Tinder for clients seeking a connection with some of the best agencies in Amsterdam. It's called Pitcher.
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What a Twitter algorithm could mean for brands, publishers - Digiday

What a Twitter algorithm could mean for brands, publishers - Digiday | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Twitter is looking to introduce an algorithm in 2015, a change that could drastically affect the platform for both advertisers and users.
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43.5 Socks Removed from Dog's Stomach During Surgery

43.5 Socks Removed from Dog's Stomach During Surgery | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
The dog came in only second in a contest for the strangest objects eaten by pets
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Joan Rivers Touts iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave

Joan Rivers Touts iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
While many people are struggling to get their hands on an iPhone 6, it seems comedian Joan Rivers was able to posthumously acquire one of the desired devices. The funny woman virtually returned from the dead to gush about the smartphone on her Facebook page today.
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It's SoundCloud vs. the World in a War For Your Ears (and Wallets) | Thump

It's SoundCloud vs. the World in a War For Your Ears (and Wallets) | Thump | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Will the mp3 site’s search for legitimacy and attempts to monetize cost them the most important thing of all?
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12 Ordinary People Who Beat Major Brands to Their Own Twitter Handles

12 Ordinary People Who Beat Major Brands to Their Own Twitter Handles | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
You know when you try to find a brand on Twitter, and you just assume the handle will be the brand name? Well, not so fast. A surprising number of brand-name handles aren't run by the brands at all. They're run by real people who got there first. We've highlighted a few of them below.
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Yes, a 'build your own Uber for X' kit costs only $400

Yes, a 'build your own Uber for X' kit costs only $400 | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Mowares' product is exactly what it sounds like -- all the basic tech underlying Uber's business, all bundled up for you to purchase and use.
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Advertising production companies hone virtual reality skills

Advertising production companies hone virtual reality skills | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Production companies are dedicating units to virtual reality. But is the tech there yet?
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Using 'Doom' To Design A Room

Using 'Doom' To Design A Room | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
The program for a classic demon-slaying game is helping construction companies design hospitals and office buildings.
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5 brands using data to generate blog content - Digiday

5 brands using data to generate blog content - Digiday | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
A growing swathe of brands is turning to proprietary data to create interesting content. Here are five of the better ones.
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Cereal Sales Keep Declining, So Some Brands Try Nostalgia

Cereal Sales Keep Declining, So Some Brands Try Nostalgia | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Cereal sales continue to decline as health-conscious consumers start their days with healthier fare, according to a New York Times report, which cited a Euromonitor International stat that shows the category has dropped by nearly $4 billion since 2000.
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Marketing watch: Latest air passenger numbers show where to invest

Marketing watch: Latest air passenger numbers show where to invest | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
For those working to market aviation, the latest data from the National Travel and Tourism Office in the US reveals the latest about passenger flows.
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Illinois State launches Social Media Analytics Command Center - Illinois State University Stories

Illinois State launches Social Media Analytics Command Center - Illinois State University Stories | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
The buzzword that really matters in social media is analytics. That’s one of the reasons the School of Communication just opened the doors on its new Social Media Analytics Command Center in Fell Hall.
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The Guardian and WSJ's different spins on membership - Digiday

The Guardian and WSJ's different spins on membership - Digiday | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
The Guardian and Wall Street Journal both have new membership programs -- but they're taking vastly different approaches.
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Why Esurance Quickly Took Down This Billboard, Even Though It Looks Fine

Why Esurance Quickly Took Down This Billboard, Even Though It Looks Fine | Scott's Linkorama | Scoop.it
Esurance learned an fun lesson this week: Always take a few hundred steps back and see how your billboard looks from a distance. The Chicago board above, which carries the seemingly innocuous headline "Cover your home in a click," apparently looked mildly obscene to anyone who spotted it from afar.
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