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The Web Has Made Consumers More Intentional, Smarter

WSJ – Shelly Banjo – Nov 24, 6:32 PM – OCONOMOWOC, Wis.— Elisabeth Hoffman and fiancé Josh Loeser paused by a display of artfully decorated cakes and pastries while shopping recently at a Pick ‘n Save grocery store here. But after a split second of interest, their…
Lauren Goode Impulse shoppers are a dying breed, to the dismay of retailers t.co/XSsiQ9wxR0

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What It Felt Like to Be a 'Suspicious' Black Teenager

WSJ – Gary Fields – Nov 25, 2:58 PM – As one of the few black male reporters at The Journal, I've had experiences over the years that are unknown among my white colleagues, though anything but unique among other black men. We've all had our encounters; we've all been in situations…
Paul Sonne "When you're on the wrong end of it, the barrel of a .357 looks exactly like a tunnel to eternity." Read @GEDFIELDS: t.co/6480Zaa6O4
Wall Street Journal #Ferguson reminds @Gedfields of being treated by police as a 'suspicious' black teenager t.co/m3w2zeyBks t.co/au0eBOSjv6
Charles Forelle RT @GEDFIELDS: Sometimes we need a different perspective.Being on the wrong end of a gun barrel gives me one. t.co/A6mx7RjQW2 via @WSJ
Wall Street Journal What it felt like to be a 'suspicious' black teenager. An essay by @Gedfields: t.co/kbAg9LqFVG
Katie Martin 'Outside of the basic black, is there any part of the description I fit?' 'Don't get smart, boy.' t.co/a3kZo1xiKy
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Uber Said Close to Raising Funding at Up to $40B Value

Bloomberg – Serena Saitto – Uber Technologies Inc. is close to raising a round of financing that would value the mobile car-booking company at $35 billion to $40 billion, according to people with knowledge of the situation. T. Rowe Price Group Inc. is in discussions to be a…
Matthew Winkler Uber said poised to raise funds showing $40 billion value t.co/zylaywDTpW via @serenasaitto
Jim Roberts RT @mkriak: Uber Said Poised to Raise Funds Showing $40 Billion Value - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews t.co/6RWnhSSBwm
Adam Carver What does it say about public markets when Uber is raising another $1B in private capital to $40B valuation? t.co/DuFakYrIsn
Adam L. Penenberg RT @mims: Just 4 years old, Uber will be valued at $40 billion. Remember when people scoffed it would reach $100 billion? t.co/hzVmi8WJjd
Techmeme Uber Said Close to Raising Funding at Up to $40B Value (@serenasaitto / Bloomberg) t.co/iML7YmBJFd t.co/u066RcNPd7
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Justice Department Investigating Possible HSBC Leak to Hedge Fund

WSJ – Katie Martin – Nov 25, 2:04 PM – LONDON—The U.S. Justice Department is investigating allegations that an employee of HSBC Holdings PLC leaked confidential client information to a major hedge fund, according to people familiar with the matter, a new twist in a cross-border…
Jeannette Neumann RT @davidenrich: Breaking: Justice Dept investigates HSBC for leaking forex info to hedge fund. t.co/h1zgUfZbtR with @katie_martin_FX @chiaraalbanese
Katie Martin If you still think the real problem in FX is about "fixing" benchmarks/rates, you're doing it wrong. ICYMI > t.co/vTLeoU23Mz
Tim Falconer More bank shenanigans...endless -> Justice Department investigating possible #HSBC leak to #hedgefund t.co/sPO1JvmX3y via @WSJ
Michael Casey RT @endacurran: The world's currency market is slowly being unmasked. Yet another FX investigation: t.co/XZajpWG0Jv t.co/pSJryJARBe
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Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed Shots: Source

CNBC – Courtney Gartman – Twitter is in talks to acquire Shots, the selfie app backed by singer Justin Bieber, a source close to Shots told CNBC on Tuesday. Twitter's acquisition plans became the subject of hot speculation on Monday after CFO Anthony Noto accidentally…
Techmeme Twitter has talked to Bieber-backed Shots: Source (@kris10cwalinski / CNBC) t.co/nqwv4cd8yO t.co/vMj6q8qlaO
Alyson Shontell He's an Uber investor too RT @iankar_: Twitter may buy Justin Bieber's SHOTS. Bieber is a founder w a successful exit t.co/vKmgMOInHz
Steve Kovach Good growth hack for Twitter, buying 3 million Justin Bieber fans. t.co/6VuWEqvkNb t.co/pSjQYb6Wg0
Anupreeta Das Twitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed Shots: Source t.co/5XZCZQRYPu
Amir Efrati Shots for everyone. t.co/BJfyj9AWSb #twitter + #Beliebers
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Pomplamoose 2014 Tour Profits

Medium – Nov 24, 2:04 PM – Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in 23 cities around the United States. It was awesome: Nataly crowd surfed for the first time ever, we sold just under $100,000 in tickets, and we got to rock out with people we love for a…
Peter Lattman The indy band @Pomplamoose cleanly breaks down the economics of touring. @Medium t.co/7LaU1Wv3FE (HT @sisario)
Amrit Richmond "The 'creative class' is no longer emerging: it's here, now." t.co/4rxAAZAujj
Steve The anatomy of an indie band tour. Great post by @jackconte. t.co/GUee0hBajS
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The Meaning of the Ferguson Riots

nytimes.com – The Editorial Board – Nov 25 – The St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict the white police officer who in August shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, would have generated widespread anger and disappointment in any case. But the county…
Loretta Chao RT @AntoinetteM82: @NyTimes editorial board gets it right about the meaning of the #Ferguson riots t.co/kdSXC25f0w
Molly Wood RT @johnknefel: NYT ed board calls Ferguson police dept an "alien, occupying force that's synonymous with state abuse." Damn. t.co/7pr13ypShF
Baratunde RT @johnknefel: NYT ed board calls Ferguson police dept an "alien, occupying force that's synonymous with state abuse." Damn. t.co/7pr13ypShF
Elizabeth Holmes NYT editorial page on #Ferguson is a #MustRead: The Meaning of the Ferguson Riots t.co/su4nWUtFDL
Paull Young RT @moorehn: Powerful NYT editorial: Ferguson police "alien, occupying force that's synonymous with state abuse." t.co/jRT6TRuRLT
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Yik Yak Incidents Highlight New Social-Media Risks

WSJ – Evelyn M. Rusli – Nov 25, 5:39 PM – Combating social-media bullying is a significant part of Adam Choat's job as a police officer based at an Iowa school district. But an incident this month involving the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak brought new challenges. Familiar with the way…
Wall Street Journal RT @BryFitz: 'I can't quite figure out what positive role anonymity could play in communications.' Yik Yak is on the rise. t.co/c1jsIXiDy6
Kate Lee "...your yak gets the same chance as a yak sent by Kim Kardashian" t.co/E0kw1BCfqS
Brian Fitzgerald 'I can't quite figure out what positive role anonymity could play in communications.' Yik Yak is on the rise. t.co/c1jsIXiDy6
WSJD On Yik Yak, threats, trash talk and suggestive posts often are among the most popular. The new social-media risks: t.co/8An90WfpeV
Don Clark Yik Yak incidents highlight new social-media risks t.co/dciIiuMn00 via @WSJ
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Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally.

Vox – Ezra Klein – Nov 25, 8:00 AM – We've finally heard from Officer Darren Wilson. Wilson had been publicly silent since the events of August 9, when he shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. And, even as the grand jury announced its decision not to indict…
George Chen RT @jgriffiths: Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. t.co/V2OaHWgfqB
John Federico "The ME didn't take photos of Mike Brown's body because his camera ran out of batteries? The fix was so clearly in." t.co/0H7DZQGXED
Vox Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. t.co/vRVD9mlTJX t.co/6Bpu1vWUPf
Jonathan L. Yarmis Officer Darren Wilson's story is unbelievable. Literally. - Vox t.co/qWmByOzmzz - troubling
Paull Young RT @anildash: "But now we're not going to get that chance. We're just left with Wilson's unbelievable story." t.co/syJFcJZyDL
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17 Facts About Apple Now That It's Worth $700 Billion

WSJ – Paul Vigna – Nov 25 – Apple Inc., the biggest company in the world, just reached a market value of $700 billion. That's huge. Part of what's notable about the company's size is just how far it's climbed. When the dot-com boom was at its fullest bloom and Microsoft Corp.
Wall Street Journal Since Tim Cook became CEO, Apple's market value has doubled. 17 Apple facts: t.co/pdalxAZluF
Walt Mossberg RT @WSJD: Apple is now bigger than Google, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, SanDisk and Sony combined: t.co/UUBApJnbta
Mike Huang RT @WSJ: Since Tim Cook became CEO, Apple's market value has doubled. 17 Apple facts: t.co/EuSdCVe8Vj
Wall Street Journal Since Tim Cook became CEO, Apple's market value has doubled. 17 Apple facts: t.co/EuSdCVe8Vj
Tom Sly RT @WSJD: Apple is now bigger than Google, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, SanDisk and Sony combined: t.co/UUBApJnbta
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The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State

nytimes.com – Nov 25 – Like many other readers, we were fascinated by the 50-dishes-for-50-states Thanksgiving mega-menu that our colleagues in the Food section recently produced. The piece – and the many reactions to it – got us wondering what a democratic…
John Siracusa Once again, proud of my home state (NY): t.co/Sv8HEvCTN2
adam najberg Trying to put an end to #grapegate. Poor Minnesota! t.co/SKCGPvm3bq
The New York Times The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State t.co/fDcs8lE7KN
Dawn Chmielewski The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State t.co/9mEn8dAqQQ via @UpshotNYT
April Conyers What in the world is "pig pickin cake"? The Thanksgiving Recipes Googled in Every State t.co/5z4ICItTgf via @UpshotNYT
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