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You Rate Businesses, But What Happens When Businesses Start to Rate You?

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You’re probably familiar with Yelp, Trip Advisor, Yellow Pages, and other online review sites that help you pick out the best restaurants, hotels, services, and attractions in your local area. You may have even contributed to some of these sites

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The Big Short Stands Tall on Explanations, but Gives No Solution

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Recognizing that it’s only January, I can already say with some degree of confidence that The Big Short is the best movie that’s going to be released this year. As a movie, it succeeds on every level. The acting, directing,

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The Click Clique, Ad Blockers, and the Future of the Internet

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I’ll tell you a secret. I have never intentionally clicked on an internet ad. Not once in my whole life. I know that probably seems strange to you given the fact that I write for a site that makes the

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Gun Sales Up Even More Amid Christmas Season

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Gun sales have already been on the rise since the Paris attacks and San Bernardino. And in spite of all the rhetoric and legislative propositions coming from the left as to how to deal with “gun violence,” the country has

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Guess What’s Happening to These Stores' Guns Sales Following San Bernardino Shooting

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Turner’s Outdoorsman is a gun store/range just a couple miles away from where the San Bernardino shooting happened recently that left 14 dead and 21 injured. They’ve seen a surge in gun sales immediately following the tragic incident. Politicians and

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People Outraged Over Starbucks' Red Blank Christmas Cups

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One customer’s video has gone viral, in which he explains that Starbucks has removed “Christ and Christmas” from their new Christmas cups. The coffee company’s “holiday” cups this year are simply red and blank. No text referencing “Merry Christmas” or

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Salon Writer Laments That There are no Abortion Ads

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After all, as Salon writer Danielle Campoamor noted, abortion isn’t a “social issue.” It’s a “medical procedure.” You see advertisements for other services involving medical procedures, and advertisements for things like drugs that treat erectile dysfunction. In advertisements of other

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Another Casualty of the War on Christmas: Planned Parenthood Replaces “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays”

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I recently saw a Christmas e-greeting from the Greater Memphis Region chapter of Planned Parenthood, and I was appalled and outraged to see that they had replaced “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays.” I don’t know about you, but I feel

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The U.K. Government Tries to Cripple Uber under Pressure from Cab Industry

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Speak of the devil and he shall appear. After writing about crony capitalism just yesterday, a story popped up on my Facebook feed about how London is trying to handicap Uber drivers with arbitrary regulations. Uber, for the uninitiated, is

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Why Current Copyright Restrictions Actually Harm Content Creators

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Copyright law is designed to benefit content creators by making sure no one can use their proprietary content without permission and restricting where and in what ways consumers can use purchased content. Especially in our digital age, copyright laws, DRM

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Bill Gates Apparently Doesn’t Understand How the Private Sector Works

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Given the amount of money Bill Gates has made, one would think he already understood how the private sector works. But his recent comments concerning green energy research and the public and private sector makes me think he has no

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Airbnb Responds to SF Hotel Tax with Snarky Ad Campaign

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Airbnb is quite upset about being forced to pay hotel taxes by the city of San Francisco. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Airbnb is an online platform people can use to rent out rooms from their own

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