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10 Simple E-Learning Design Tips | LearnDash

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Online agents eLong and Tongcheng form strategic partnership

Online agents eLong and Tongcheng form strategic partnership | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
China-based online travel agents - eLong and Tongcheng - exclusive partnership enabling the companies to supply certain products to each other .
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SilverRail raises $40 million -- CEO interview - Tnooz

SilverRail raises $40 million -- CEO interview - Tnooz | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
SilverRail raises $40 million in a series C funding round, led by VC firm Mithril, for its B2B rail ticketing platform. Tnooz interviewed CEO Aaron Gowell.
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McAfee outlines its plan to secure the Internet of Things | ZDNet

McAfee outlines its plan to secure the Internet of Things | ZDNet | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The Intel Security subsidiary said that to ensure the foundation of IoT security, IP-connected devices must be designed with protection standards built into the devices, and not as an afterthought.
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Samsung's War at Home

Samsung's War at Home | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
A grass-roots effort to make Samsung pay for deaths at a chipmaking plant is changing South Korea's corporate-is-king mentality
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The “Mad Men” chartbook: Just how different Don Draper’s world was from yours

The “Mad Men” chartbook: Just how different Don Draper’s world was from yours | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The final season of Mad Men, AMC's hit TV show about a 1960s New York advertising agency, begins on Sunday, April 13.  The show has had something approaching a cult following, though its audience last season declined in the US, and crashed in the UK. A lot of us at Quartz are fans, however, and we thought...
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Americans seem to think their dogs deserve better food than they do

Americans seem to think their dogs deserve better food than they do | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Difficult times may have forced Americans to scale back on a few expenses, but dog food doesn't appear to be one of them. Not the fancy stuff, anyway. Dog food sales have just about doubled in the US since 2000. Americans spent a record $14 billion feeding its pet canines last year, and that number is expected to...
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Why China gets a miserable return on its $5.9 trillion in foreign assets

Why China gets a miserable return on its $5.9 trillion in foreign assets | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
After Japan, China is the world's largest investor. It also might be the one that gets the lowest returns. Last year, China's global assets—both the government's and those of private investors—rose to $5.9 trillion, a 14% increase on 2012. That's $1.97 trillion more than foreigners invested in China. However, these investments yielded a paltry $168 billion in net investment...
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China’s new megalopolis would be bigger than Uruguay and more populous than Germany

China’s new megalopolis would be bigger than Uruguay and more populous than Germany | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
China might not be willing to relocate its capital city, but it can make it bigger. The country's top economic planner has reportedly drawn up a plan for a Beijing-centered "economic circle" (link in Chinese) that combines the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin and parts of Hebei province into one huge megalopolis. Officials believe that integrating the three...
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More People Were Paid To Exploit Heartbleed For The NSA Than Fix It

More People Were Paid To Exploit Heartbleed For The NSA Than Fix It | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The NSA gives a great deal of funding towards auditing projects like OpenSSL. The problem is that they keep the results to themselves.
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6 Awesome Visualization Tools to Bring Out Your Inner Graphic Designer

6 Awesome Visualization Tools to Bring Out Your Inner Graphic Designer | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
How do you present data in a fun, engaging way? Use one of these 6 visualization tools to turn dry, boring information into something worth reading.
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Arroz Marisco - Views - Google Maps

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Content Marketing in 1 Easy Image

Content Marketing in 1 Easy Image | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Why content marketing? Content marketing is the new SEO — for the most part. That means, getting found online, even getting your ads to show up on the first page, relies heavily on content marketin…
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Catch Up on 'Game of Thrones' Season 3 With Emoji

Catch Up on 'Game of Thrones' Season 3 With Emoji | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Crowns, wine, and dragons: we recapped the 'Game of Thrones' characters stories in emoji.
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Chinese map service AutoNavi agrees to be acquired by Alibaba at $1.5 Billion valuation

Chinese map service AutoNavi agrees to be acquired by Alibaba at $1.5 Billion valuation | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba has added another feather to its cap with AutoNavi agreeing to a 100% acquisition offer.
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Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back

Stung by file-encrypting malware, researchers fight back | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Ransomware programs such as CryptoDefense, CryptorBit and HowDecrypt have left users enraged -- and often helpless
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SolarCoin is Bitcoin for solar

SolarCoin is Bitcoin for solar | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Solar now has its own digital cryptocurrency.
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Q&A: Why 40% of us think we're in the top 5%

Q&A: Why 40% of us think we're in the top 5% | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Psychologist David Dunning explains that not only are we terrible at seeing how stupid we are, but we're also too dumb to recognize genius right in front of us.
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How politics makes us stupid

How politics makes us stupid | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
There’s a simple theory underlying much of American politics. It sits hopefully at the base of almost every speech, every op-ed, every article, and every panel discussion. It courses through the...
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Americans are having dogs instead of babies

Americans are having dogs instead of babies | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The fewer babies Americans give birth to, the more small dogs they seem to buy. Birth rates in the US have fallen from nearly 70 per 1,000 women in 2007, to under 63 last year—a 10% tumble. American women birthed almost 400,000 fewer little humans in 2013 than they did six years before. The drop-off...
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1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why?

1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why? | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
With rates of the disorder yet again rising according to new CDC numbers, a look at how doctors are diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children, and what might be done better
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Fitness trackers could bring back the world’s oldest form of birth control

Fitness trackers could bring back the world’s oldest form of birth control | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Tracking every possible personal data point is a rising trend, and we have an increasing number of tools to help us "quantify" ourselves. But for now, their uses are mostly pretty frivolous: Fitness trackers feel like glorified pedometers, calorie and caffeine trackers like sophisticated food diaries. But the makers of quantification gadgets and apps could...
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Pirate Party Vindicated By Highest EU Court, Killing Mass Surveillance Law. Oldmedia Reacts By Writing Cat Story. - Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Pirate Party Vindicated By Highest EU Court, Killing Mass Surveillance Law. Oldmedia Reacts By Writing Cat Story. - Falkvinge on Infopolicy | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
The Swedish Pirate Party’s political work has been consistently ignored by Swedish media from our setting foot in the European Parliament in general, and in this election campaign in particular. After having been excluded from televised live debates three days ahead of voting despite being up for re-election to the European Parliament, we had a […]
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Olvídate del B2B o B2C: se trata de H2H, por Bryan Kramer

Olvídate del B2B o B2C: se trata de H2H, por Bryan Kramer | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
El marketing ha cambiado. O nunca debío hacerlo, porque nos hemos centrado demasiado en los procesos y no en las personas. Esto es de lo que trata.
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10 Gmail Hacks to Help You Master Your Inbox

10 Gmail Hacks to Help You Master Your Inbox | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
Here are 10 tips and tricks to make you a Gmail whiz.
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8 Apps to Turn Your Pipe Dreams Into Prototypes

8 Apps to Turn Your Pipe Dreams Into Prototypes | Stretching our comfort zone | Scoop.it
These 8 apps are designed to make prototyping as painless as possible.
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