October 2013 Archive

NYS comptroller: 25 percent of real estate is untaxed

(Fox Local) – The total value of the exempt properties is $680 billion…

Insurers Oppose Obamacare Extension as Danger to Profits

(Bloomberg) – Allowing Americans more time to enroll for health coverage under Obamacare may raise premiums and cut into profits…

Norwegian student Kristoffer Koch buys $27 in bitcoin in 2009, now he owns an apartment

(News.com.au) – Four years ago Norwegian student Kristoffer Koch spent 150 kroner ($26.60) on a little-known internet currency called bitcoin.

Killer Pumpkin Arrangements at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

(Colossal) – Held every year in New York, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is a 25-night-long Halloween event featuring some 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins

How Video Games Are Getting Inside Your Head — And Wallet

(NPR) – Max Kelmon, 13, has his own little version of a man cave in Palo Alto, Calif.

Why Is Sweden So Good at Pop Music?

(Atlantic) – Reading the scholarly literature in honor of an Ace of Base anniversary

This Robot Can Teach Programming to Your 5-Year-Old

(Mashable) – Play-i launched a crowdfunding campaign on Monday.

Google Channels Pixar to Change Storytelling as We Know It

(Wired) -…a new form of media — one that combines computer animation and street theater with virtual reality.

Are you paying more than your parents?

(CNN Money) – It seems like the price of things goes in one direction only: up.

How Fast-Food Eaters Split Along Ethnic Lines

(Bus. Week) – Nothing tops ethnicity as a predictor of a diner’s taste in fast food.

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