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Quikkly Wants To Be A Better QR Code

TechCrunch - 49 min 41 sec ago
 You’ve all used a QR code, right? Those weird-looking barcodes you’re supposed to scan using a mobile to open a related web link. Nope? I thought not. For one reason or another, the technology, which was originally developed for the automotive industry to track parts in vehicle manufacturing, has never really gained critical mass from a consumer point of view. Enter Quikkly,… Read More

Squeezing into OMsignal's smart shirt of the future

Engadget - 56 min 34 sec ago
Thanksgiving is a time to remember things to be grateful for, stuff yourself with turkey and watch MST3k re-runs. But what happens the following day, when you wake up with a meat hangover that could kill a horse? That's the moment you'll stumble onli...

Man grows the purr-fect cat-shaped mustache for Movember

Mashable - 58 min 21 sec ago

Forget about Movember, this man used the opportunity to coin Meow-vember.

For one hairy month, men all over the globe put down their razors to support men's health organizations. Some men opt for full beards while others style them into whimsical designs, depending on their personal style (and their ability to grow facial hair).

See also: 17 mustache styles to try out this Movember

Not only is Movember about raising awareness, it's also a competition to see who can grow the best beard. Participant Niall O'Sullivan has all the other Mo-bros beat with his well-cultivated, cat-shaped mustache that reaches all the way down to this chest Read more...

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Republic Wireless to offer next-generation Moto X for $399, sans contract

Mashable Business - 58 min 26 sec ago

Republic Wireless, the budget carrier that offers full-data plans for as low as $25 a month, will begin offering the second-generation Moto X next month for $399, without a contract.

The company currently sells the original Moto X for $299, the Moto G for $149 and the Moto E for $99 — also sans contract. The new Moto X typically sells for $99 with a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon or for $499 unlocked, so the Republic plan saves you $100. The average U.S. monthly phone bill among the top four carriers is around $138, according to Cowan & Co

See also: How I Saved $150 on My Monthly Wireless Bill Read more...

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Republic Wireless to offer next-generation Moto X for $399, sans contract

Mashable - 58 min 26 sec ago

Republic Wireless, the budget carrier that offers full-data plans for as low as $25 a month, will begin offering the second-generation Moto X next month for $399, without a contract.

The company currently sells the original Moto X for $299, the Moto G for $149 and the Moto E for $99 — also sans contract. The new Moto X typically sells for $99 with a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon or for $499 unlocked, so the Republic plan saves you $100. The average U.S. monthly phone bill among the top four carriers is around $138, according to Cowan & Co

See also: How I Saved $150 on My Monthly Wireless Bill Read more...

More about Marketing, Business, and Republic Wireless

EPA proposes new smog rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed smog rules likely would cost jobs and may be impossible to implement, according to Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute. "Careful review of the science shows that the current standards already protect public health. Tightening these standards could be the most expensive regulation ever imposed on the American public, with potentially enormous costs to the economy, jobs, and consumers," he said in a statement. "Tightened…

New bus system for a new time: JTA launches first route revamp in 30 years on Dec. 1

On 2:45 a.m. Monday morning, many of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority will gather for breakfast. At 3:01 a.m., the first bus will leave the station, heralding in a new era for public transit in the city. The bus route optimization, a project long in the works for the JTA, is a complete restructuring of the city's bus system. "It's a transformation," said Leigh Ann Rassler, public relations manager for the JTA. Rassler, and many others, have been working around the clock to bring the new…

One of Triad's largest health systems returns to profitability

Cone Health saw a complete financial turnaround during its most recent fiscal year, and posted an operating profit of $42 million just a year after losing close to $48 million. The Greensboro-based health system outperformed its own estimates during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 while generating operating revenues of $1.4 billion, according to its year-end financial report filed online as a disclosure related to the health system's bonds. When investment income is factored in, the health…

DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

Slashdot - 1 hour 10 min ago
An anonymous reader writes From the release page: Version 4 of DragonFly brings Haswell graphics support, 3D acceleration, and improved performance in extremely high-traffic networks. DragonFly now supports up to 256 CPUs, Haswell graphics (i915), concurrent pf operation, and a variety of other devices.

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Victory Casino Cruises sees smooth sailing in first months

Victory Casino Cruises, the new casino ship that came to Mayport this summer, has had a banner year. With over 50,000 passengers, regulars who have sailed 50 times since the ship's debut and a turnout that has been on par with its sister ship in Canaveral, the ship has hit smooth sailing. "We are right on course," said Victory CEO Lester Bullock in a statement. "We offer an unprecedented experience on any casino cruise — from gaming to dining and the overall customer service provided. We could…

Triad per capita incomes rise, but not by much

Per capita income in the Triad increased in 2013, but just barely. In Winston-Salem, per capita income grew 0.3 percent year-over-year to $37,943, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In Greensboro-High Point, it increased 0.2 percent to $37,092. In general, North Carolina's metros underperformed compared to the rest of the country, the Triangle Business Journal noted. Jacksonville had the highest per capita income, at $45,041, but still ranked only 77th in the U.S. Winston-Salem…

Technomedia’s “Grand Hall Experience” Wins 2015 THEA & IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technomedia’s “Grand Hall Experience” has won THEA & IAAPA Brass Ring Awards for 2015.

3 Crisis Negotiation Tactics Guaranteed to Get You Through Any Holiday Meal

From the Reporters - Inc.com - 1 hour 13 min ago
Time with your family shouldn't be wasted on fighting. Here's how to avoid the annual run-in with Uncle Pete.

Dynamo Peter Feigin scores early for Bucks, will play the point on arena project

During my first interview with Peter Feigin at courtside before a Milwaukee Bucks home game, Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry stopped by and greeted Feigin. The two did a "bro-hug" and chatted for a minute before we resumed the interview for a profile on Feigin in Friday's Milwaukee Business Journal print edition. The embrace was one example of the mutual admiration that developed between Lasry and Feigin in the years before the Bucks hired Feigin as team presiden t in October. Lasry and Feigin met some…

​Herbalife CEO boosts stake in company

Herbalife Ltd. Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Johnson has increased his personal share in the beleagured nutritional products company, citing "complete confidence" in the company's future. Los Angeles-based Herbalife(NYSE: HLF), which is facing federal and state investigations over claims that it is operating a pyramid scheme, said Johnson exercised 750,000 stock options that were granted to him in December 2004 and were due to expire next month. "Because of his complete confidence in the…

Developer planning to build 110 upscale apartments off Wolf Road

The Wolf Road corridor in Colonie, New York is filled with stores, hotels, restaurants and office buildings. Now a developer wants to bring something else: 110 upscale apartments. Crisafulli Associates LLC is targeting nearly eight acres on Aviation Road, a parallel street to the east of Wolf Road where the traffic volume is much lighter but starting to grow as more development heads that way. The two parcels at 32 and 40 Aviation Road, which are mostly woods, sit between Metro Park Road and the…

Pending home sales continue to rise

Pending home sales in California picked up the pace in October and rose for the second straight month, with the trend likely to continue through the rest of the year, according to the California Association of Realtors. Pending home sales, based on signed contracts, rose 2 percent in October from September, the first back-to-back increase since early this year, when pending sales rose for three straight months beginning in January, Los Angeles-based C.A.R. said. Compared with a year ago, pending…

Duly Noted: Icahn to rescue Taj Mahal, Giuliani's firm may be headed to China (Video)

Carl Icahn has agreed to lend up to $5 million to Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. the owner of the Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City can pay bankruptcy expenses. If the bankruptcy plan was approved, Icahn would take control of the casino. -- Philadelphia Inquirer Rudy Giuliani's law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, is considering a move to China. He told media the growing energy sector was driving business at the firm's London office to double after only a year, so there is a need. -- Bloomberg Celebrity…

The Only Holiday Sales Gauge That Matters for Independent Retailers

From the Reporters - Inc.com - 1 hour 23 min ago
Gloom and doom from big retailers can indicate opportunities for others.

Proposed California law would mandate double pay on Thanksgiving, Christmas

Every California worker would receive double pay on Thanksgiving and Christmas under legislation to be proposed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez. The bill takes aim at big-box stores and restaurants that are expanding holiday hours but also would apply to workers in other industries. Gonzales, a San Diego Democrat, roused the ire of business groups this year by successfully pushing a law to mandate that every employer provide three days of paid sick leave each year. The holiday pay bill, which…