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Op-Ed: Kickstarter starts its own economy, with $5.3b generated income

Kickstarter is best known for its high profile and varying degrees of great and lousy projects. Now someone’s done a study on how much actual economic power Kickstarter has, and the numbers are pretty good, but surprising.

'Ride me all day for £3' ads with topless models sparks outrage

Cardiff - The New Adventure Travel Group wanted to attract attention from the "younger generation," so the company placed ads featuring sexy, topless models — men and women — on the back of its buses.

Dartmouth campus bans hard liquor in crackdown on binge drinking

Hanover - In an effort to stem sexual violence that has become prevalent on many college campuses, Dartmouth College is banning hard liquor on campus. The college will institute more on-campus social alternatives to partying in the hopes of curbing this problem.

Sea turtles use Earth's magnetic field to navigate home: study

For millions of years, sea turtles have navigated the oceans to return to their birthplace to excavate nests and lay eggs. Scientists have long been mystified because it wasn't known how they did this.

How Mashable does 'viral' Special

Toronto - At Monday night's Canadian Journalism Foundation talk, Jim Roberts of Mashable explained that "viral" can come in more forms than just cat videos and "listicles."

U.S. lightning strikes to increase 50 percent as planet heats up

As man-made global warming continues to make the earth a warmer and wetter place, lightning strikes will also increase — by as much as 50 percent by the end of this century, scientists say in a new study.

Great white sharks making a splashy comeback off U.S. coasts

Cape May - A New Jersey man fishing with friends off the coast of Cape May has startling evidence that great white sharks are making a comeback after one of the huge fish bit the outboard motor on his boat.

Op-Ed: Mitt Romney’s tax records stolen, ransom demanded

Sydney - Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax records have allegedly been stolen from his tax accountants’ offices. These records are potentially very politically sensitive. A ransom of $1 million has been demanded for the materials.

Op-Ed: Mashable promotes The Atlantic with erroneous audience figures

Mashable's Lauren Indvik released a story on The Atlantic last week that featured imaginative figures on The Atlantic's digital audience size, calling into question the journalistic integrity of the popular Mashable property.

Rumor floating CNN has interest in acquiring Mashable

Word out on the web rumors CNN is looking to acquire popular technology and social news website Mashable. According to several media reports, Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore is in talks with the news giant.

Op-Ed: Pinterest, the visual toybox that rivals Twitter

Sydney - It’s visual chaos, but Pinterest, according to Mashable, is the new hot website for all things marketable. This is visual media in overdrive, called a pinboard. People share pictures. That’s what's generating the business.

Gamer proposes to girlfriend via Google+ game Crime City

A gamer proposed to his girlfriend in Google+ via the MMORPG game "Crime City". But other people think it's just a company's marketing publicity stunt.

Op-Ed: QR codes and digital watermarking better ROI than display ads?

There’s no question that the digital era has brought about a great decline in advertising revenue for print publications.

One billion people now use Google monthly

Concluding with a seven year study, Google has recently broke the one billion unique visitor mark and beat out competitors Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo.

Op-Ed: Getting ROI metrics from mobile marketing technology

As marketers continue to explore new ways to gain ROI through social media and technology, older forms of online marketing are even less effective.

Tech giants & Telcos chipping in to aid Japan relief efforts

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunamis that destroyed Japan last week, and the rising number of casualties, some of the world's largest technology and telecommunications companies have joined the relief efforts.

Internet information site Wikipedia crashes, data centre to blame

Following news today that YouTube and iTunes have been easily accessed by hackers, Internet information giant Wikipedia is now experiencing a lengthy down time period and for over an hour gave their users no explanation as to why.

Blog giant WordPress crashes, slowly coming back online

Blog giant has crashed and then later reappeared. Users were given no explanation at the time of writing but CEO Matt Mullenweg tweeted: “The vast majority of blogs are back up...”

AOL said to be buying social media blog Mashable

One of the world's largest social media blogs, Mashable is being carefully looked at by AOL. Reports are that the two sides are talking about a possible buyout.

Op-Ed: Social Media Brings Positive Energy to the Table

The Internet is full of positive social programs that show the good of this world. While it is easy to focus on the negative areas of the medium, positive aspects are often overlooked.

The Web's Top Bloggers and How Much They Make

On the 10th anniversary of blogging, Digital Journal showcases the top money-makers in the blogosphere. Want to earn $5,600 a month from home? Post silly captions on top of cat photos.

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The new Mind Sports (International) tournament Scrabble board, which cost more than 20,000 pounds to make (about $30,000).
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