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I recently met Steli Efti, founder of Close.io, in Palo Alto, and did a podcast episode with him.  Transcript and links below as per the usual. Sidenote: I listen to a lot of podcasts and have been using Marco Arment’s Overcast app recently to do...
From: Patrick McKenzie | By: Patrick | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Goodwill Industries is cooperating with federal authorities in investigating a possible theft of payment card numbers from some US stores. Goodwill said it is working with credit card makers, the Secret Service and fraud investigators to figure out...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A financial literacy test given by the National Financial Educator's Council found that test-takers from 15-18 years old scored an average of only 59.6%. No matter what they're learning in school, most young Americans are lost when it comes to managing...
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The housing data today are terrible and the market seems to think Thursday's earnings reports from home builders are bad, too. Builders sold new homes at an annual pace of only 406,000 in June, way below the 504,000 first reported...
From: TheStreet | By: Tim Mullaney | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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One part of the FCC's original "open internet" rules that were allowed to remain in place following February's appeals court decision was its transparency rules that are supposed to make sure that if ISPs are mucking with your connection (i.e. breaking...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, July 25, 2014
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See red text below where President Obama speaks about the ‘hot air’ on cable news — but at least he is watching, right?  :)  I know he says he does not watch the news, but it that were true, how does he know  about what he calls  ”the constant...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: YumSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: BellaSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: TresSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: BuzzSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: SavvySugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: GeekSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: FitSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: FabSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Everything you need to know about Fifty Shades of Grey - Entertainment 25 salads that will absolutely help you lose weight - Fitness Experience all the real struggles one faces at Comic-Con - Tech Find out why you should wear a crop top to work - Fashion...
From: CasaSugar | By: Ryan Roschke | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Two years ago, we tried to reunite a Kindle left behind on a plane with its owner, and we didn’t succeed. The reader who found it didn’t trust the airport lost and found, and Amazon wasn’t any help. Even though Amazon knows full well who each Kindle...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Using your iPhone as a credit card? It could happen soon.
From: Detroit Free Press | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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LoopPay’s digital credit card has attracted the attention of credit card titan Visa, which may be just be looking for alternatives to plastic. LoopPay said on Thursday that Visa has made a strategic investment in the company of an undisclosed sum....
From: GigaOm | By: Kevin Fitchard | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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I'm going to the UK and Italy for 5 months for work and am having trouble getting the banking situation worked out.My wife and I are very excited to be about to embark on a 5-month stint in Europe, spending August and September in London and October...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: rustcellar | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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According to Seymour Glass, what some call a fool is really a person who seeks truth, a pursuit both artistic and holy. (When I was writing this review in a coffee shop, a harried medical resident in scrubs interrupted his latte run to ask in a worshipful...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Alix Ohlin | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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If you use credit cards regularly, you may have experienced that feeling of dread when you see the amount owed on it steadily rising, followed by an interest charge that only gets higher. In an ideal world, we wouldn't be spending more than we can pay...
From: SavvySugar | By: Hilary White | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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By James Warren Chances are your competitors have already implemented responsive web design (RWD) while your customers are stuck pinching and zooming your site on their smartphones. According to Google Trends, interest in RWD spiked in 2013 and flattened...
From: Promo Magazine | By: Patricia Odell | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Most of us decide whether or not we borrow money for something based on whether or not we can afford to pay it off soon. Business author Seth Godin suggests a different paradigm: try to only borrow money when the thing you're buying increases in value.Read...
From: Lifehacker | By: Eric Ravenscraft | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Relationships, like fruit, are best when they grow organically, but knowing what you want is an important part of actually getting there. When you open heartedly tell the universe what you want, the universe will respond by giving it to you. Eventually....
From: Glamour | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Rocco Pendola published a story on July 21st here TheStreet entitled Time Warner Would Be Insane to Sell HBO, and I respectfully disagree with him. Here's why: Time Warner  CEO Jeff Bewkes has to sell to 21st Century Fox  and its Chairman Rupert Murdoch....
From: TheStreet | By: Alejandro Guillú | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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We were expecting to see the new iteration of the Oculus Rift arrive on developer's doorsteps earlier this month, but unfortunately it hit a couple of delays. Road to VR points out a Reddit thread where pre-orderers confirmed their credit cards have......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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There’s been yet another development in a situation involving a highly-rated member of the Class of 2016. Earlier today it was reported that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of 17-year-old Darnell Salomon.  The five-star wide receiver has...
From: College Football Talk | By: John Taylor | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Saving money can be hard sometimes, especially when a new product is calling your name. Wise Bread shows us some amazingly creative ways to avoid spending your hard-earned money so that you can be financially stable in the future. Even if you know that...
From: SavvySugar | By: Wise Bread | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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A report on Wednesday claims Apple is accelerating work on a mobile payments system, or digital wallet, that could be ready by this fall, allowing customers to pay for physical goods with their iPhone instead of a credit card or cash....
From: Apple Insider | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Apple may roll out a mobile wallet that would allow users to pay for physical goods with their iPhones, according to a report by Amir Efrati of The Information. The report says Apple has been talking to payment companies about integrating with its iOS...
From: Business Insider | By: Sam Colt | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In general, people have an overly positive vision of themselves and their abilities. But what’s the one thing surveys show most everyone will admit they have a problem with? Self-control. And who is most likely to give in to temptation? Ironically,...
From: Time | By: jtang0264 | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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One of the top recruits in the 2016 class is being accused of felony burglary charges stemming from a college visit to the University of Georgia last week. A police warrant has been issued for Darnell Salomon, a 6-2, 184-pound wide receiver from Hialeah,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Large CC debt ignored for nearly a year, going to call all collectors tomorrow to try to get a payment plan. Tips?It's a long story, but my I accumulated about $28k in credit card debt over four cards. We had a serious issue with a new house we bought...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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One of the top recruits in the 2016 class is being accused of felony burglary charges stemming from a college visit to the University of Georgia last week. A police warrant has been issued for Darnell Salomon, a 6-2, 184-pound wide receiver from Hialeah,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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One of the British victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has had his belongings stolen from the crash site in eastern Ukraine, his brother-in-law has said.
From: Irish Independent | Friday, July 25, 2014
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by Nicole Dieker I want to start the discussion of Helaine Olen’s Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry with a true story. When I finally got a job that paid over $50,000 a year, I started doing all the right things....
From: The Billfold | By: Nicole Dieker | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Banks and their allies have been using every opportunity possible to blame regulations for changes in their business models after the crisis, particular if they can make it sound like the broader public, as opposed to their bottom lines, is what is suffering....
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Friday, July 25, 2014
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EBay’s online ticket exchange StubHub was targeted by hackers who used stolen passwords and credit card numbers to buy and sell thousands of tickets for pop-music concerts and Yankees games, New York authorities said.
From: Las Vegas Review-Journal | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Heavy textbooks may be on the way out, given the increased use of tablets, e-readers and other tech for students, but the weight of those laptops, tablets, chargers and other items adds up quickly. Choosing the right bag to carry your gear is key. Whether...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The first step to saving on groceries is to be more conscious of your spending and the ways you can save. Extreme couponing may overwhelm you, but there are plenty of other strategies you can take that will cut your grocery bill. Here is a list of every...
From: Coutorture | By: Emily Co | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Almost a week after the Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky, killing all 298 aboard, the first bodies from the crash were transported to the Netherlands, the country that suffered the hardest toll. Pictures and videos from the Eindhoven Airbase...
From: Mashable | By: Louise Roug | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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We have an eCommerce website that takes credit card payments, everything is fine, however sometimes a user enters their details, gets approved and moves on to the Complete page - they then hit back and hit Submit AGAIN (they get a duplicate transaction...
From: User Interface Stack Exchange | By: kogh | Friday, July 25, 2014
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SYDNEY — The Western Australian parents of three children, who were killed with their grandfather on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, released a heartbreaking statement on Wednesday. Anthony Maslin and Rin Norris lost their three children — Mo, 12, Evie,...
From: Mashable | By: Jenni Ryall | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Have you ever cut ties with a friend or loved one, thinking you’d never want to see them again? Have you later had second thoughts about taking the axe (metaphorically) to that relationship and wished you could rebuild what you once had? When it comes...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Prepaid debit cards may offer a convenient alternative for unbanked consumers, but there are often unexpected costs buried in all the fine print of the cards’ disclosure documents that most people never read. It doesn’t need to be that way. Today,...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Filed under: Classics, Auctions, Etc. If you're into classic cars and don't already know about the website BringATrailer.com, you're seriously missing out. The site highlights vintage cars of all stripes for sale on the internet, whether they are from...
From: Auto Blog | By: Chris Bruce | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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I may regret writing this column. Retaliation by a state agency is an ugly thing. My best hope is that the bureaucrats who have made my life a living hell for these past few months don’t read insignificant little articles written by nobody columnists...
From: Free Republic | By: Destin Log | Thursday, July 24, 2014
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