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The best news and stories of the week curated by Charlie Oliver (@itscomplicated), founder of Served Fresh Media (http://servedfreshmedia.net). #news #opinion #technology #business #media #socialmedia #entrepreneurship http://charlieoliver.me
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How Technology Killed the Future

How Technology Killed the Future | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
The crises arrive from everywhere, and all at once. The responses do, too. New allegations about NSA eavesdropping, for instance, pop up on Twitter before the White House has had a chance to fully spin the last set.
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Smartwatches and the digital future of news | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

Smartwatches and the digital future of news | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
From the Pebble and Samsung's Galaxy Gear to the oncoming influx of Android-based smartwatches, will the new devices change how news is produced and consumed?
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Who bears the ethical responsibility for rape and murder tweets?

Who bears the ethical responsibility for rape and murder tweets? | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
Recently the Pacific Standard published a fiery, damning report on why the Internet doesn't welcome women. It's penned by Amanda Hess, a journalist who has written for Slate and ESPN, among other o...
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Bringing Israeli Innovation to Africa - Knowledge@Wharton

Bringing Israeli Innovation to Africa - Knowledge@Wharton | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
Sivan Borowich-Ya’ari’s non-profit, Innovation: Africa, is bringing solar energy to remote villages in Africa, which she says spurs development.
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Markerly pivots to platform to match up bloggers with brands, adds $600K in seed funding

Markerly pivots to platform to match up bloggers with brands, adds $600K in seed funding | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
When Markerly graduated from 500 Startups in 2012, it was a content sharing platform. The company's goal was to help publishers grow web traffic form social media. But if Upworthy, ViralNova and it...
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2014 Will Be the Year of the Business Remix

2014 Will Be the Year of the Business Remix | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
The simple merger is becoming a thing of the past.
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City Of London Police Cannot Seize Domains Just Because Hollywood Says The Websites Are Infringers via Techdirt

City Of London Police Cannot Seize Domains Just Because Hollywood Says The Websites Are Infringers via Techdirt | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
Last fall, we noted that the City of London Police, who had just set up a special "intellectual property crime unit" which appeared to be taking orders directly from Hollywood, had issued bizarre orders to registrars, based on no court order...
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Longform is trendy, but publishers are still chasing fast clicks

Longform is trendy, but publishers are still chasing fast clicks | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
In 2013, the media world became obsessed with longform. There was the Epic, the longform project of Medium, and Beacon, the investigative project by Former Facebook managing editor Daniel Fletcher....
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Please Stop Subtweeting — Tech Talk — Medium

I’m a senior in high school. I have friends my age, I hang out with them, talk to them, all that stuff.
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One smart teen.

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947 companies in 43 categories: the increasingly crowded marketing technology landscape

947 companies in 43 categories: the increasingly crowded marketing technology landscape | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
Ion Interactive CTO and marketing technologist Scott Brinker has released version 3.0 of his "marketing technology landscape supergraphic." It's certainly super. The icon-strewn graphic contains a ...
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What The Heck Is A Decisionaire? - Business 2 Community

What The Heck Is A Decisionaire? - Business 2 Community | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
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I Visited Tencent, A Giant Chinese Internet Company Based In A Huge City That Didn't Exist 35 Years Ago

I Visited Tencent, A Giant Chinese Internet Company Based In A Huge City That Didn't Exist 35 Years Ago | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
With a market capitalization of $107 billion...
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There is a tech bubble, but it’s not what you think

There is a tech bubble, but it’s not what you think | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
The real bubble is one we collectively inhabit. Call it a Silicon Valley state of mind, a bubble of insularity, more the result of groupthink than excessive valuations. Tech is not so much an indus...
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George Orwell Explains Why He Wrote '1984' in Letter to Reader - disinformation

George Orwell Explains Why He Wrote '1984' in Letter to Reader - disinformation | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
I've often wondered what Orwell would think about our current surveillance state. In this letter, the author addresses whether totalitarianism is on the rise. Via Open...
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How The News Hub wants to revolutionise online publishing | Media news | Journalism.co.uk

How The News Hub wants to revolutionise online publishing | Media news | Journalism.co.uk | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
The publishing platform, due to launch in the coming months, hopes to 'offer content for free, pay journalists and make a profit'
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How To Come Up With A Value Proposition When What You Sell ISN’T Unique

How To Come Up With A Value Proposition When What You Sell ISN’T Unique | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
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18 Ed-Tech Infographics We Loved in 2013

18 Ed-Tech Infographics We Loved in 2013 | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
These visual aids capture the hottest trends of the year.
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A recent study in Psychological Science takes a global look at the quest for meaning, analyzing data from the Gallup World Poll to determine where people feel meaning, and how they foun...

<p>A recent study in <em>Psychological Science</em> takes a global look at the quest for meaning, analyzing data from the Gallup World Poll to determine where people feel meaning, and how they foun... | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
Surprising new research on where life has meaning – surprising, of course, only to the extent that we assume money can buy happiness and meaning, which we now know it cannot, and even science...
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Why every tech obsessive needs to watch "Black Mirror"

Why every tech obsessive needs to watch "Black Mirror" | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
As tech companies continue to aggregate more and more power, we've seen a healthy dose of criticism arise to help steady the scales. Much of that criticism, however, focuses on young founders actin...
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I first heard about this from Baratunde on TWiT. You can find full episodes on YouTube. A must-watch.

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Everyone’s Stealing Everything and No One Cares — Tech Talk — Medium

Everyone’s Stealing Everything and No One Cares — Tech Talk — Medium | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
No one cares. No one. That’s the gist I’ve gotten as everyone reflected on the year that was in the cybersecurity scene.
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Millennials Reshaping Canadian Small Business Landscape in Style Unique to Their Generation

Millennials Reshaping Canadian Small Business Landscape in Style Unique to Their Generation | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
Techvibes is a community for technology professionals featuring news, events, job listings, and company profiles from across North America.
Charlie Oliver's insight:

This month, CYBF experts will be stationed at independent coffee houses in Toronto, Vancouver, Regina and Saskatoon to help take the stress out of exploring a business idea by providing mentorship and advice to help take things to the next level. Coffee shops have become a gathering place for this entrepreneurial generation—replacing the traditional boardroom. It's where ideas are born and actualized.

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FBI Rebrands - Drops "Law Enforcement" as 'Primary' Mission (adds "National Security")

FBI Rebrands - Drops "Law Enforcement" as 'Primary' Mission (adds "National Security") | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
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Small change, big implications.

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November 27, 1965: A Rare Recording of Stanley Kubrick’s Most Revealing Interview

November 27, 1965: A Rare Recording of Stanley Kubrick’s Most Revealing Interview | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
"People react primarily to direct experience and not to abstractions; it is very rare to find anyone who can become emotionally involved wit
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This guy made $24,000 in Bitcoin by holding up a sign on ESPN

This guy made $24,000 in Bitcoin by holding up a sign on ESPN | Best of the Web this Week | Scoop.it
"Hi Mom! Send Bitcoin!"
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I'll be funding my next startup with Bitcoin. Thanks. -_-

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