Oct 3, 2014
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The Unrepentant Bootlegger

Early in the morning of June 30, 2010, Hana Beshara woke to a sharp rapping on the door of her condo in East Brunswick, N.J. It wasn’t a delivery. It was a team of federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security, wearing bulletproof jackets and carrying guns.

Oct 2, 2014
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Time Spent In Apps Up 21% Over Last Year

While there may be an upper limit as to how many apps people interact with over the course of a month, new data from mobile marketing platform Localytics out this morning shows that the time spent actually using apps is increasing.

Oct 2, 2014
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The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup

Stewart is hungry. He’s munching on potatoes smothered in chicken fat drippings, sitting by a long metal table that once served as a gurney in the morgue at the Treasure Island Naval Base. It’s a prominent piece of furniture in what will be the kitchen area for Stewart’s new startup.

Oct 2, 2014
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Sneakernomics: The American Mall Is Doomed

I estimate that more than two thirds of all sneaker sales in the US came from malls or from stores in the nexus of malls. With the American mall in decline and likely doomed, the changes to the sneaker business will be profound.

Sep 2, 2014
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3 Reasons Skateboarders Make Great Entrepreneurs

On a brilliant summer’s day, skateboarders might seem the last set to be considered entrepreneurs in the making. After all, these teenage kids bear strange clothing and rebellious attitudes and might have offbeat tastes in music.

Sep 1, 2014
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Downloads in Decline as Streamed Music Soars

For the music industry, the good news about this year’s sales is not quite enough to make up for all the bad news. What’s good is the rapid growth of streaming media services like Spotify and YouTube, which let their customers listen to millions of songs online, often free.

Sep 1, 2014
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Greg Klassen Furniture Maker — welcome!

Back to site river coffee table $4,800.00 river console table $5,600.00 spalted river console table $6,650.00 longhorn table $9,800.00 madrone river table $6,500.00 longhorn table XL $12,900.00 mendo chair $950.00 mendo bench $2,400.00 table for yew $3,200.00 spalted maple folded bench 2 $875.

May 28, 2014
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A First Drive

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can’t drive. We’re now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they’ll take

May 28, 2014
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'Brandalism' rampage leaves subversive damage in its wake

Over the weekend, several gangs of guerilla artists asked no one’s permission to replace hundreds of corporate ads with giant artwork in cities all over the United Kingdom.

May 28, 2014
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Facebook Engagement Is the New Focus Group

Facebook engagement won’t necessarily rev a brand’s sales, but it does serve one purpose, according to a new report: It acts as market research for social media advertising.

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