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Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting

nytimes.com – Josh Barro – Nov 27 – In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft. The average price of an individual New York City taxi medallion fell to $872,000 in October, down…
Techmeme Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting (@jbarro / New York Times) t.co/3LpdtcArCe t.co/ow2vWRnylT
The New York Times The taxi business appears to be in the midst of a revolution t.co/WS62ma9bw3
NYTimes Bits Market Turmoil: Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting t.co/O0iAWZYikm
Atul Arora RT @serenasaitto: Under Pressure From @Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting t.co/MeeJvsueez via @UpshotNYT
Farhad Manjoo RT @peterlattman: .@jbarro on how Uber is causing the price of taxi medallions to fall t.co/WPFcZSXFC4 t.co/QhWBV0pour
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In Defense of Technology

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com – Andrew O'hagan – Nov 5 – As products and services advance, plenty of nostalgists believe that certain elements of humanity have been lost. One contrarian argues that being attached to one's iPhone is a godsend. The children don't believe me when I tell them life used to be…
Ravi Somaiya RT @mathewi: "I now feel that my past was an interesting and quite fallow period spent waiting for the Internet" t.co/vTneQ1VqyN
Ian Fisher RT @mathewi: "I now feel that my past was an interesting and quite fallow period spent waiting for the Internet" t.co/vTneQ1VqyN
John Carmack RT @amcafee: Wow do I love this pro-tech, anti-nostalgia essay by novelist Andrew O'Hagan. "What has been lost? Nothing." t.co/gsN3jSNhJC #2MA
Marc Andreessen RT @amcafee: Wow do I love this pro-tech, anti-nostalgia essay by novelist Andrew O'Hagan. "What has been lost? Nothing." t.co/gsN3jSNhJC #2MA
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Ray Rice Suspension Overturned in Arbitration

nytimes.com – Ken Belson – Nov 28 – In a defeat for the N.F.L. and Commissioner Roger Goodell, a former federal judge has overturned the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back who was videotaped knocking out his fiancée in a hotel elevator.
NYTFridge Via @NYTSports. Ray Rice Suspension Overturned in Arbitration t.co/Dx4zkLPrMK
Ian Fisher RT @TomJolly: Ray Rice Suspension Overturned in Arbitration t.co/ApWpF5RTCO
The New York Times Ray Rice Suspension Overturned in Arbitration t.co/FOYy0mlZoQ
Tom Jolly Judge disagreed with N.F.L. that Rice had misrepresented the severity of the incident when he met with Goodell: t.co/ApWpF5RTCO
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New Facebook Rules Will Sting Entrepreneurs

WSJ – Angus Loten – Nov 27, 4:14 PM – Chrisy Bossie built a $100,000-a-year gemstone e-commerce business by sharing information about her products on her company's Facebook page several times a week. “Steals in the Shop! I have a TON of new 36-inch-long necklaces, most priced at…
WSJD Facebook is intensifying its efforts to filter out status updates posted by businesses. How that will hit firms: t.co/LGVAS8yOOj
Jonathan Krim RT @geoffreyfowler: Facebook's new message to marketers: 'If I do not pay to promote the post or boost it, it's hardly reaching anyone.' t.co/KgZ6ZX3zU3
Wall Street Journal Facebook is intensifying its efforts to filter out status updates posted by businesses. How that will hit firms: t.co/zJrtlebCZr
WSJD RT @geoffreyfowler: Facebook's new message to marketers: 'If I do not pay to promote the post or boost it, it's hardly reaching anyone.' t.co/KgZ6ZX3zU3
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Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here's Who Wins and Who Loses.

nytimes.com – Neil Irwin – Nov 28 – While Americans were stuffing their faces with poultry Thursday, global oil markets were in chaos. And the implications are far-reaching. The price of oil was down more than 9.8 percent Friday afternoon after the Organization of the Petroleum…
The New York Times Oil prices are plunging. Here's who wins and who loses t.co/NymNw6BKsW
NYT First Draft Prize Commodity: Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here's Who Wins and Who Loses. t.co/5cbXjAxplS
Marc Lacey RT @DLeonhardt: Oil prices keep tumbling. Winners: Real incomes. Losers: Putin, Mideast gov'ts, the climate. t.co/whKaepcxW6 t.co/CCiE5Z8EI2
The Upshot RT @DLeonhardt: Oil prices keep tumbling. Winners: Real incomes. Losers: Putin, Mideast gov'ts, the climate. t.co/whKaepcxW6 t.co/CCiE5Z8EI2
David Leonhardt Oil prices keep tumbling. Winners: Real incomes. Losers: Putin, Mideast gov'ts, the climate. t.co/whKaepcxW6 t.co/CCiE5Z8EI2
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Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

washingtonpost.com – Christopher Ingraham – Nov 27 – Not a day seems to go by where we're not reminded that inequality is growing in America. But it's not just outcomes that matter; it's opportunity. Last month, we looked at startling new research that showed that poor kids who do what they need to…
Farhad Manjoo RT @embeedub: I wish rich people understood that the meritocracy is bullshit. t.co/9BuTFOANpb
Farhad Manjoo Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong t.co/2FlSPWW9UD via @nuzzel thanks @harrisj
Steven Greenhouse Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong. t.co/vL8JKXpfIO
Nicholas Carlson RT @crampell: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong t.co/x7gQ7OMGlh
MikeIsaac RT @crampell: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong t.co/x7gQ7OMGlh
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When Should You Shop? Right After Black Friday

nytimes.com – Alan Flippen – Nov 27 – Want the best deals on electronics, but don't feel like camping out for two weeks in front of Best Buy? Stay home on Friday, but don't wait too long after that to shop online. Prices for products like personal computers, cameras, TVs, toys and…
The Upshot Stayed out of the stores? Smart. Deals will come later. t.co/Bk5YyxqkWO
The New York Times Want the best deals on electronics? Shop right after Black Friday t.co/t5Iqtg11SN
Darren Herman RT @stephcliff: The 2-3 days _after_ Black Friday are best for shopping deals, says @UpshotNYT: t.co/3zEOXNDXmA
Stephanie Clifford The 2-3 days _after_ Black Friday are best for shopping deals, says @UpshotNYT: t.co/3zEOXNDXmA
The New York Times Retail Strategy: When Should You Shop? Right After Black Friday t.co/VP4nlxuPRL
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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

nytimes.com – The New York Times – Despite the countless e-commerce and brick-and-mortar options, holiday shopping just doesn't seem to get easier. Some would even say the options are overwhelming. In the spirit of benevolence, we've carefully selected a range of items aimed at (but…
The New York Times RT @NYTStyles: A gift guide for all types of people in your life. t.co/hLeeuvKNlh
Marc Lacey RT @jenneng: I'm a sucker for holiday gift guides - @nytimes is just gorgeous. t.co/8BQdFnMA7s
Ian Fisher RT @jenneng: I'm a sucker for holiday gift guides - @nytimes is just gorgeous. t.co/8BQdFnMA7s
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Who's Behind the E-paper FES Watch?

WSJ – Takashi Mochizuki – Nov 28 – Sony is developing watches using electronic paper. Fashion Entertainments As it seeks to differentiate itself in a competitive market, Sony is developing watches and bow ties using electronic paper. A Sony spokesman said the Japanese electronics…
Techmeme Sony put its e-paper watch on a crowd-funding site under the name FES Watch to gauge interest t.co/7u78SeNJnz t.co/W02ahcZpoG
WSJD The company behind all e-ink FES Watch project? It's Sony: t.co/U5hVJjiwFB t.co/esQ8FYLLL4
WSJD The company behind the e-paper FES watch? It's actually Sony. t.co/aAAvbgllIC t.co/ACZxU3wKIF
Daniel Ernst RT @mochi_wsj: The company behind all e-ink FES Watch project? It's actually Sony t.co/2SmnovYud3 (photo by FES) t.co/YvftIVvM26
Wall Street Journal RT @mochi_wsj: The company behind all e-ink FES Watch project? It's actually Sony t.co/2SmnovYud3 (photo by FES) t.co/YvftIVvM26
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Talking to James Risen About 'Pay Any Price,' the War on Terror and Press Freedoms - The Intercept

firstlook.org – Glenn Greenwald – Nov 25 – Jim Risen, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for exposing the NSA warrantless eavesdropping program, has long been one of the nation's most aggressive and adversarial investigative journalists. Over the past several years, he has received at least…
Glenn Greenwald RT @jayrosen_nyu: This is so, so good. @ggreenwald interviews @JamesRisen about his book and becoming radicalized. t.co/Dt39CSk50W Worth your time.
david carr RT @brianstelter: "I feel like I stayed in the same place and the country changed. The country became more radicalized." --@JamesRisen t.co/tafvJL2SFU
Brian Stelter "I feel like I stayed in the same place and the country changed. The country became more radicalized." --@JamesRisen t.co/tafvJL2SFU
Jay Rosen This is so, so good. @ggreenwald interviews @JamesRisen about his book and becoming radicalized. t.co/Dt39CSk50W Worth your time.
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