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Drought Gold Rush Brings Prospectors to California

Drought Gold Rush Brings Prospectors to California

By Mike Tuttle March 28, 2014

“A mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing next to it, down which you throw money.” – attributed to Mark Twain The San Bernadino Sun reports that one of the worst droughts in California history, one …

Family Finds Gold off Florida Coast Family Finds Gold off Florida Coast

While hunting for treasure might sound like a job more suited for Captain Jack Sparrow, a family in Florida found quite the haul while looking for gold off the coast of Fort Pierce over the weekend. According to the Sun …

Indian Rupee Up In Faltering Economy Indian Rupee Up In Faltering Economy
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Thursday witnessed a strengthening in the Indian rupee, up to 66.85 per dollar from a record low of 68.85 per dollar on Wednesday. The rupee lost almost a fifth of its value in 2013. So what’s a rupee to do? …

Shipwreck: Gold Found Off South Carolina Coast? Shipwreck: Gold Found Off South Carolina Coast?
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Most of us love a good story about a found treasure; lately, those have mostly been about Goodwill patrons finding valuable paintings buried behind discarded motel-room art. But today there’s a story out of South Carolina that might be about …

Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold, Shows New Study Earthquakes Turn Water to Gold, Shows New Study
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One of the major goals of alchemy was to create gold from other, less expensive materials. Now it appears that if alchemists of old could have harnessed the power of the Earth, they might have been successful. A new study …

Who Has the Largest Gold Stash? [Infographic] Who Has the Largest Gold Stash? [Infographic]

If you’re planning on doing any prospecting any time soon, you might want to invest in a plane ticket around the world. The land down under has the largest supply of gold reserves waiting to be mined over any country …

XBOX Live Gold Members Get New Premium Services XBOX Live Gold Members Get New Premium Services
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XBox Live Gold members will now have the ability to watch more on demand programming with the addition of three new services: xfinity TV, HBO go, and MLB.TV. Xfinity is an on-demand television service from Comcast, that brings your favorite …

$410,000 Thai Golden Cab Driver! $410,000 Thai Golden Cab Driver!
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A Thai cab driver tracked down a forgetful customer who left over $400,000 worth of gold in his cab this past Tuesday. The 56-year-old cabby, Saksri Ketsrikaew apparently drove around for several days searching for the owner. Meanwhile, Eakerat Kanokwattana, …

FTC Supports Better Protections For People Selling Jewelry Online
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The Federal Trade Commission told the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce on Thursday it supports proposed legislation aimed at protecting consumers who sell gold and jewelry to online buyers.

Jim Kohm, Associate Director of the Enforcement Division of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, testified that the FTC supports the proposed Guarantee of a Legitimate Deal Act, which would strengthen the FTC’s ability to protect financially stressed consumers.

Does Open License Mean Open Season?

The unattributed verbatim appearance of a Wikipedia article in a book from a major publisher sparked accusations of plagiarism, and raises more serious issues of ethics as well as the perils of publishing under open licenses.

EconSM – Social Media Meets Marketing

(I’m at EconSM today.)

One Box Goes Gold At Google
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Yet another advertising-related change has come to Google in the run-up to Search Engine Strategies 2007 New York: Google shifted the One Box background color from blue to yellow.

Second Life: Marketing Fool’s Gold?
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Brands continue to launch operations in Second Life with the hopes of marketing their products and services to a completely new audience.

Skeptics, however, doubt that such a strategy has any long-term sustainability and is just another example of the bandwagon mentality.

While no one would disagree that staying ahead of the technology curve is a good thing, one has to constantly gauge factors such as feasibility and return on investment when deciding to jump headlong into a new venture.

StuntDubl’s Friday Favorites

I missed last week (My laptop started with the “laptop death rattle” – so it was a scramble to do data backups, find and migrate to a new machine). One of the worst parts of being a solo shop is being your own IT guy. Excuses aside – here’s twice the friday favorite goodness for this week.

Tech Leaders See Second Life Gold Mine

Fortune magazine senior editor David Kirkpatrick is just out with an article on the future of Second Life, noting:

AOL To Dig For Spam King’s Gold

AOL’s now in the mining business. Seeking to recoup losses from a notorious spammer, the company believes gold and platinum bars belonging to spam king Davis Wolfgang Hawke are buried in his parents’ Massachusetts yard. And they want that gold. Yarr.

Raising Awareness Through Social Media

Global relief agency Oxfam brings us an interesting case study on social media relations’ ability to raise awareness.