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The Stupid Idiot’s Guide to the Future of Uber and Lyft

Lyft has finally gone public. After a hot debut, its stock price began sinking yesterday, and is still sinking as we speak. What’s the deal? What about the sharing economy? What about the unicorns? What about the GOLDEN FUTURE? Below, a very short guide to what the real world has in store for these magical […]

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Why You Should Treat Your Email Like Another Social Media Feed

If you have a public-facing email address, wading through the unrelated PR pitches in your inbox can be a full-time job in itself. There aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with every message you receive, so stop beating yourself up for falling behind and embrace the chaos instead. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Sunken Warship Said to Have Billions in Gold Looks Like It Was a Cryptocurrency Scam

Last month, a sunken Russian warship believed to have been carrying billions of dollars worth of gold was “discovered” by a South Korean company that immediately started making claims of how it was going to distribute its found treasure. Now, police are investigating leaders of the company and have reason to believe…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Valve Adds Warnings To Steam To Protect Users From Scam Items

Yesterday, an issue that’s been simmering below the surface of Steam for a few weeks came to a head: Unscrupulous developers were releasing games that contained dummy items masquerading as Team Fortress 2 and DoTA 2 rarities that sell for hundreds of dollars. Now Valve has addressed the issue.Read more… Continue Reading at

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How to Spot a Fake Five-Star Amazon Review

Over half of Amazon sales come from third-party items. But the reviews on those items are not trustworthy. Following a BuzzFeed News report on the weird world of fake Amazon reviews, the podcast Reply All interviewed a fake review writer, who revealed “the hallmark of a fake review.”Read more… Continue Reading at

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