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Re/code's Excellent Google Inbox Adventure

Re/code – Oct 22, 2:15 PM – Earlier today Google announced a new app for email, one that is meant to be an alternative to the existing Gmail app. We at Re/code have just gotten access to the new app, called simply “Inbox,” and as is often the case with our…
Lauren Goode Google's new Inbox app has an option to snooze your email until "someday." lol someday t.co/8BSxz0Yfnq

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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

WIRED – Adrian Chen – Oct 22, 11:30 PM – The campuses of the tech industry are famous for their lavish cafeterias, cushy shuttles, and on-site laundry services. But on a muggy February afternoon, some of these companies' most important work is being done 7,000 miles away, on the second…
Kayla Tausche The dark art of content moderation, and the saints who clean up your newsfeeds. (via @WIRED) t.co/LTLFWUQFcR
WIRED RT @jessmisener: .@AdrianChen on the huge, invisible labor pool of people who moderate Facebook and Twitter content: t.co/Vb4bAI0Xpi
mat honan RT @nickbilton: Fantastic story by @AdrianChen who goes inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation: t.co/c8dpGpargH t.co/JKr06tvwXK
Nick Bilton Fantastic story by @AdrianChen who goes inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation: t.co/c8dpGpargH t.co/JKr06tvwXK
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Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

WSJ – Elizabeth Dwoskin – Oct 22, 9:01 PM – The Web is full of personalized content, whether it's a Netflix recommendation or the results of a Google search. But consumers have protested when e-commerce companies have extended their behind-the-scenes personalization to prices, charging…
lizzadwoskin RT @brandeins_heuer: The deals that aren't: Sobering study on online price discrimination by @bowlinearl (thanks, @lizzadwoskin). t.co/1WzUJspRCM
Steven Russolillo RT @ranimolla: Why you can't trust you're getting the best deal online (Hint you're getting different deals) t.co/TzOjlR7n6x t.co/flsMJIWEEn
Wall Street Journal RT @ranimolla: Why you can't trust you're getting the best deal online (Hint you're getting different deals) t.co/TzOjlR7n6x t.co/flsMJIWEEn
Jonathan L. Yarmis Why you can't trust you're getting the best deal online t.co/ESVvQZldMT via @WSJ @berkson0
Laura Stevens Researchers found Orbitz charged some users searching hotel rates an avg $12 more a night if they weren't logged in. t.co/6Nd5sG9jZ0
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New Valet App Luxe Eases Parking Nightmares

WSJ – Douglas MacMillan – Oct 23 – In some areas of San Francisco, it can a half-hour or more to find a parking spot. But what if a valet met you at a chosen destination, parked your car nearby, and brought it back as soon as you were ready to leave? A new app did just that this…
Scott Austin RT @doctorparadox: Luxe is fine but i'm holding out for Lttr, a svc that sends a crew of people to bear me around in a carrying-chair t.co/SuY5ezhfd3
sarahjane RT @dmac1: I've been using Luxe for on-demand valet parking & loving it. Could replace Uber for people like me who love to drive t.co/SwBHTVp0WL
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Foxconn in Talks for China Display Plant

WSJ – Lorraine Luk – Oct 23, 1:07 AM – HONG KONG—Apple Inc.'s major assembler Foxconn is in preliminary discussions with a provincial government in Northern China for an investment in a new factory that would make high-end screens for iPhones and other mobile devices, people…
Scott Thurm RT @WSJ: It costs Apple supplier Foxconn about $215 to make an iPhone 6 Plus. U.S. retail price: $749. t.co/2Fpgdf5FrH t.co/fnMqUYxRbX
Wall Street Journal It costs Apple supplier Foxconn about $215 to make an iPhone 6 Plus. U.S. retail price: $749. t.co/2Fpgdf5FrH t.co/fnMqUYxRbX
Jessica Yu RT @digitalhen: The iPhone 6 Plus costs Apple just an extra $15 to make, but it's $100 more at retail. t.co/5YRaWr3KeY t.co/GUd55dMNEB
Deirdre Bosa RT @ScottThurm: Foxconn in talks for $5 bil + investment in China plant that would also make iPhone screens t.co/f0zwdR77ru via @WSJD
Wall Street Journal RT @ScottThurm: Foxconn in talks for $5 bil + investment in China plant that would also make iPhone screens t.co/f0zwdR77ru via @WSJD
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EU Bank Stress Tests: A Preview

graphics.wsj.com – WSJ.com News Graphics – Dec 31, 2013
WSJ MoneyBeat RT @v_dendrinou: EU Bank Stress Tests: A Preview t.co/jgJqAu7Qdt sneak peek of our Sunday graphic w @gksteinhauser @elliot_bentley et al
Charles Forelle Watching the EBA/ECB stress tests? Bookmark this page for Sunday. t.co/UEU7c7q7wT
Wall Street Journal RT @WSJeurope: EU bank stress tests: An interactive preview ahead of results Sunday t.co/nXNcZscwa0 t.co/zCX5oO0F41
Real Time Economics RT @davidenrich: Sneak preview of @WSJ's mobile-friendly interactive for tracking Europe's banking stress tests. Full version Sunday. t.co/B4ON0BwUqN
Jeannette Neumann RT @gksteinhauser: A glimpse at the numbers EU banks reported in their annual reports. On Sunday we'll know what they look like post-AQR t.co/Rm3ad1WXeQ
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The Branding of Julian Assange

nytimes.com – Vanessa Friedman – Oct 22 – If you buy what someone stands for — intellectually, philosophically or culturally — does this mean you will also buy them literally? Their taste, their tchotchkes, their likeness? A whole chunk of modern consumer culture is built on…
Tim Carmody RT @nytimes: The branding of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks t.co/iKrOaJVVz8
Ellen Miller This piece is not from @TheOnion The Branding of Julian Assange t.co/IZIGgdDQNO
Jonathan Abrams RT @mediagazer: WikiLeaks now has a commercial arm with licensing deals around the world. (@vvfriedman) t.co/RrEcjDBObM t.co/4JTbrXpRjp
Emily Steel RT @VVFriedman: Julian Assange and Wikileaks are licensing themselves for product use around the world. How do we feel about this? t.co/X4uqACSHNC
Mediagazer WikiLeaks now has a commercial arm with licensing deals around the world. (@vvfriedman) t.co/RrEcjDBObM t.co/4JTbrXpRjp
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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

nytimes.com – Michael Wines – Oct 22 – BOSTON — Nine years old and orphaned by ethnic genocide, he was living in a burned-out car in a Rwandan garbage dump where he scavenged for food and clothes. Daytimes, he was a street beggar. He had not bathed in more than a year. When an…
Ruzwana Bashir An extraordinary story - from a Rwandan dump to the halls of Harvard. t.co/1GTQTJS5tv
George Chen RT @AmbassadorPower: Heartwarming story => Orphan of Rwanda genocide once nicknamed "forgotten child," Justus Uwayesu now Harvard student: t.co/2H8cM0D5Xm
John Bailey "He is an example of the potential buried even in humanity's most hopeless haunts, - how seldom it is mined" t.co/33CYCxta9H
Wesley Barrow RT @paullyoung: Good news on front page of @NYTimes: a kid's journey from a garbage dump in Rwanda to Harvard t.co/jQQkO4vAEe potential is everywhere
Paull Young Good news on front page of @NYTimes: a kid's journey from a garbage dump in Rwanda to Harvard t.co/jQQkO4vAEe potential is everywhere
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Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More

WSJ – Laura Stevens – Oct 22, 11:45 AM – Free shipping is getting more expensive. Retailers including Amazon.com Inc., Best Buy Co. and Gap Inc. are boosting the amount online shoppers must spend to qualify for free shipping, hoping to cover the growing cost of providing the perk. On…
Jessica Yu Free shipping is going to cost you more. Some of the new minimums needed to qualify: t.co/zDGX8uQKCR t.co/A2WxzVYqBv
Ty McMahan RT @StellaService: Free shipping is getting more expensive. @StellaService in today's @WSJ Marketplace section: t.co/n9XKSkgXOw t.co/rGR32rEjk5
Ray A. Smith Free shipping is going to cost you more t.co/BSFL5zUlzT via @WSJ
Wall Street Journal RT @LauraStevensWSJ: Nearly 90% of retailers offer some sort of free shipping option, but usually at a price. t.co/OJAKENxnD2 t.co/rHJL4Fl62e
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Clouds Darken for America's Blue-Chip Stocks

WSJ – Theo Francis – Oct 22, 4:33 PM – The approach was time-tested and hard to beat: Put your money in blue chips, decades-old companies that could be counted on to perform through thick and thin. But now the market's stalwarts are showing their age. Steady has become stagnant as…
Wall Street Journal 1/3 of the companies in the Dow have posted shrinking or flat revenue over the past 12 months: t.co/D8y8NG9ywl t.co/Zks4YeyRrk
Wall Street Journal RT @marcelolprince: U.S. blue-chip stocks are showing their age as steady becomes stagnant t.co/DQXEc6RERW t.co/EcPWhbwDEm
John Bussey Stocks are up today, but.... 'Clouds darken for some blue-chips, old formulas are too big to change fast' t.co/ezk7znBVpI @WSJ
George Chen RT @almarlatour: The things you don't know about your colleagues...One of mine coined the term 'blue chips' (in the 1920s). t.co/kbvS8dkQeA
almar latour The things you don't know about your colleagues...One of mine coined the term 'blue chips' (in the 1920s). t.co/kbvS8dkQeA
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Disgruntled Banker Video-Bombs Live Interview With Hong Kong Protesters

WSJ – Oct 23 – A senior J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. banker walking to lunch on Wednesday interrupted a live roundtable webcast on Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to express his frustration over the continued street blockage. David Lau, who heads the U.S.
WSJ MoneyBeat J.P. Morgan banker video-bombs live interview with Hong Kong protesters t.co/0DDQtORJ0K via @wsjprudence
Erik Holm J.P. Morgan banker video-bombs live interview with Hong Kong protesters t.co/Z6f16foEBx via @wsjprudence
Wall Street Journal A senior J.P. Morgan banker video-bombs a live interview with Hong Kong protesters to express his frustration t.co/I95gTGxDYT
Diana Jou RT @chester_yung: Disgruntled Banker Video-Bombs Live Interview With Hong Kong Protesters t.co/CJPgBy32sp via @chinarealtime
WSJ MoneyBeat Banker video-bombs live interview with Hong Kong protesters t.co/vii8tm5SEM
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