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November 27th, 2014 at 8:19 am

Is Tilt the future of crowdfunding?

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Tilt is a platform for people to receive money from a group of friends or colleagues.

Reports of the crowdfunding revolution have been greatly exaggerated.James Beshara, chief executive of a crowdfunding company, acknowledges that the crowdfunding revolution has been greatly exaggerated. “The amount of attention it gets far outweighs the number of people using it,” he says. (Video)

 

 

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November 25th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

The video game industry is growing 4 times faster than the U.S. economy

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An Electronic Arts employee works on a character for “MySims.”

The U.S. economy is on the upswing. Unemployment is down to 5.8 percent, and we’re adding hundreds of thousands of new jobs every months — and the video game industry is partially responsible for that.

 

 

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November 23rd, 2014 at 11:30 am

Not since 1966 has the federal government’s workforce been so small

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The shrinking government workforce doesn’t mean that government spending is at record lows.

It’s hard to believe the federal government now employs the fewest people since the mid-1960s. Yet according to jobs report earlier this month, the federal government now employs 2,711,000 people (excluding non-civilian military). Among the economy’s largest job sectors, it was the only one to shrink over the past year.

 

 

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November 22nd, 2014 at 1:21 pm

The life of the nation’s first marijuana critic

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Marijuana critic, Jake Brown

Seated in a yellow chair, Jake Browne was carefully rotating a marijuana bud between his fingers. “I’m looking for bugs, mildew, things I wouldn’t want to ingest,” he said, leaning forward to hold the nickel-size flower up to the light. He paused, then took a sip of water from a cup with a Miley Cyrus hologram down its side. “This looks clean,” he concluded.

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November 19th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Manufacturing will radically change with HP’s move into the 3D printing market

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HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.

In October, HP announced that it’s entering the 3D printing market with an industrial machine that is 10 times faster and 50% cheaper than current systems, immediately brought out the online snark.

 

 

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November 18th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Top 7 countries where Americans can get a free or low-priced higher education

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Germany’s universities have been tuition-free since the beginning of October.

College costs in the United States have surged by about 500 percent since 1985, and tuition fees keep rising. In Germany, they’ve done the opposite.

 

 

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November 16th, 2014 at 8:05 am

America is the no-vacation nation

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The U.S. is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn’t guarantee workers paid vacation.

There’s a problem in the United States when it comes to Americans taking a vacation. Four in 10 employees offered paid time off don’t use it all, which is kind of a slap in the face to those who don’t take a vacation because they can’t afford a vacation without pay.

 

 

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November 14th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

The growth of free Wi-Fi is transforming life in Africa

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Free hotspots are widespread in South Africa.

2014 is the “watershed year” for Wi-Fi, according to Ruckus Wireless. The company predicted the number of hotspots across the world would increase to 5.8 million by next year, an increase of 350 per cent from the number in 2011. (Video)

 

 

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November 12th, 2014 at 11:26 am

More U.S. manufacturers are moving production back from China

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U.S. based executives see a larger share of their manufacturing capacity will be in the U.S. in 5 years.

The number of U.S. manufacturers moving home is growing. According to a new survey from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more U.S. companies are moving production back from China.

 

 

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November 7th, 2014 at 10:59 am

Who is quietly buying all of the cheap oil?

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There are 89 tankers sailing for Chinese ports.

The US Shale Oil industry and Venezuala up in arms, Russia is being awkwardly quiet as the ‘secret’ Saudi-US oil deal that pressured prices for crude down to $80 has ‘hurt’ a lot of the world’s producer nations. However, China is the one country that is very grateful, Bloomberg reports.

 

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