gaming
Valve: Your Bitcoin Isn’t Any Good on Steam Anymore

Valve’s Steam, the digital distribution platform which enjoys near-monopolistic control of the entire PC gaming industry, has stopped accepting bitcoins as a form of payment due to the currency’s volatility and increasingly unacceptable processing fees. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Is Tragically No Longer Worth $100 Billion

On Black Friday, Amazon CEO and richest man in the world Jeff Bezos — famous for both his dominance of the entire online retail market and pivot to rock-hard biceps — hit a net worth of $100 billion, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Read More >>

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The Very Worst Deals of Black Friday 

Yesterday was Black Friday, and the internet was chock-full of deals. Deals for days! (As long as that day is Black Friday.) Some deals were good! A Kindle is A-F-F-O-R-D-A-B-L-E. Other deals, however, weren’t very appealing. Deals like these... Read More >>

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Amazon Forces Workers to Sign Sinister Non-Compete Agreements 

If you take a temporary factory job at Amazon, you have to sign away your ability to work almost anywhere else, for 18 months after your gig is finished. Read More >>

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Twitter’s New “Buy” Button Lets You Make In-Tweet Purchases

Twitter has been fairly upfront about its plans to offer "in-the-moment commerce experiences" ever since it acquired CardSpring just a few months ago, but now, it's official. Starting today, some users will see the option to buy products directly from the tweets themselves. Read More >>

Food-Shopping
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Google’s Bought Rangespan, the British Retail Forecasting Experts

Google has made another purchase, this time buying UK start-up Rangespan, a data analysis company which predicts what products will sell and when. The terms of the purchase have not been disclosed.[BBC News] Read More >>

the dreamers
One Ticketmaster Man’s Journey From Call Centre Lackey to Global Systems Engineering Director

For most people, Ticketmaster is just the gateway to gig tickets. In fact, it's the site they love to hate, as they mash that refresh button until that split-second when those golden, elusive tickets become available, before being snatched up by thousands in the time it takes to make a coffee. For Connon MacRae, however, it's been the journey of a lifetime, from humble call-centre worker to a global director of one of the most complex online systems in the world. Read More >>

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Ex-Microsoft Employees Create Algorithm for the Perfect-Fitting Bra

Aarthi Ramamurthy and Michelle Lam, two former Microsoft staffers from San Francisco, are the brains behind the newly launched online lingerie-retailer True & Co. Read More >>