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  1. It’s a scene right out of Oceans Fourteen: The FBI deliberately cuts off Internet service to a gambler’s hotel room in order to force him to call for maintenance service. The repair man, of course, is actually an undercover agent who, acting without a warrant, uses his visit to the room to surreptitiously gather evidence of the suspect’s illegal gambling operation. Unfortunately for the feds, things don’t work the same in […]







  2. Like last year, I’m reviewing every episode of Silicon Valley, Season 2. Read last week’s recap here. There’s one gag from last night’s Silicon Valley everyone will be talking about this week — and by “everyone” I mean a handful of wantrapreneurs and people like me who are paid to write about the show. That gag is aptly named, “Bro.” Bro is an app developed by the cousin of Pied Piper’s sometime CTO Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani). […]







  3. Since announcing details of Pandoland’s $100k of real investment startup competition we’ve had a flood of entries from entrepreneurs hoping to join us in Nashville in June. We’re seeking the ten very best companies in the world who’ve raised less than $1 million in capital so far and are serious about taking their business to the next step. If you haven’t submitted yet, the deadline is fast approaching. Nowhere else will you’ll find […]







  4. Researchers at the FireEye security company have issued a report stating that Russian hackers took advantage of vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash and Windows to conduct surveillance on military contractors, diplomats, and other targets. FireEye identifies the hackers as members of APT 28, an “advanced persistent threat” believed to have been active since at least 2007, and outed in October. It reached this conclusion via “correlation of technical indicators and […]







  5. Comcast and Time Warner Cable want to become one, and both companies will meet with Justice Department officials to find “potential remedies” to concerns about the proposed $45.2 billion merger, according to the Wall Street Journal. The meetings come shortly after Bloomberg Business reported that antitrust lawyers at the Justice Department plan to advise against the merger “out of concern that consumers would be harmed” if the […]







  6. A report claims that most of Mt. Gox’s bitcoins disappeared long before the beleaguered exchange shut down in 2014 and was embroiled in controversy. Mt. Gox shut down after it neared bankruptcy, allegedly lost almost $365 million worth of Bitcoin, and its chief executive used the exchange’s funds to pay for his rent, a 3-D printer, a robot, and a racing version of the Honda Civic. As […]







  7. California to Hold Hearing on iPoker Regulation
    Posted By James Guill on 04/19/2015

    California to Hold Hearing on iPoker RegulationThe California government has scheduled two hearings regarding iPoker. Pennsylvania has been putting pressure on California with their recent talks.


  8. Resorts Owner Claims that PokerStars Approval Coming Soon
    Posted By James Guill on 04/19/2015

    PokerStars is set to return to the United States, it is just a matter of when not if. Resorts will build a big poker room if PokerStars is approved.

    The post Resorts Owner Claims that PokerStars Approval Coming Soon appeared first on NJ Poker Online.


  9. The War Nerd: The Art of Turf War
    Posted By Gary Brecher on 04/19/2015

    There’s a war on now in South African cities, but no one’s calling it what it is. South Africans, mostly Zulu, are attacking shops run by foreigners, driving the aliens (mostly Zimbabwean, Somali, Nigerian, Pakistani, or Bangladeshi) out of their neighborhoods. You can call these “riots” if it makes them seem smaller and safer, but the truth is, this is war. This is what war looks like, most of the time. Like […]







  10. Last month in New York, our guests for PandoMonthly were SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice. In a wide ranging interview, hosted by Pando’s Sarah Lacy, the two founders told how the company went from a business plan scrawled on a napkin to the hottest exercise trend in America. Even if you have no ambitions to build a health or fitness startup, the interview is packed with […]







  11. As the streaming content space becomes more and more crowded — with new offerings from Apple, YouTube, and Tidal (LOL) joining existing players like Spotify and Deezer — many platforms have looked to differentiate themselves by offering exclusive content. After all, this is basically the entire value proposition of Tidal. And it would be very surprising if Apple, which has already created huge windfalls for artists — and itself — through iTunes exclusives,







  12. Owler, a tracking company that offers a service it calls competitive intelligence, is stepping out of its comfort zone of monitoring companies in similar industries, and, quite frankly, veering away from the entire concept of intelligence, with a new report that claims to look into the future to predict which unicorns are going to fail. Surprisingly, the company’s morbidly titled “Dead Unicorn Study” is not a work of Brony fan fiction […]







  13. The Kremlin has been tightening the screws on Russia’s once-anarchic Internet space, and Pierre Omidyar’s eBay has reportedly become the first Silicon Valley company to step forward and agree to the Kremlin’s top demand: storing Russian users’ data on servers in Russian territory, where it can be more easily accessed by the state security services. According to the Russian daily Kommersant, eBay’s head of Russia operations, Vladimir Dolgov, met earlier […]







  14. While the unevenness of the jokes in last Sunday’s season two premiere of HBO’s Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle,” really can’t be debated, the viability of one of the episode’s major plot lines definitely warrants further examination. No, it’s not the plot line about how plunking down your testicles on a conference room table will get you a better valuation. (Let’s hope that’s not behind the recent unicorn wave…Some of us […]







  15. Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has responded to recent allegations that the company’s Internet.org initiative potentially undermines net neutrality. In a Facebook status update (where else?) Zuckerberg claims that Internet.org has already brought connectivity to more than 800 million people across nine countries. At least, that’s the number of people who can use the service, not the number who have used it. The update follows criticisms from tech companies across India, several of which […]







  16. Instagram has updated its community guidelines to make it clear what will be allowed onto its photo-sharing service and what’s likely to be deleted on sight. The rules are similar to before, but an Instagram spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that the “language is just stronger” than it was in older versions. The updated guidelines make it clear that Instagram won’t tolerate harassment, and will also take the […]







  17. Uber claims the UberPool ride-sharing service saved an estimated 120 metric tons of carbon emissions in San Francisco between February 20 and March 20. That estimate is based on a few assumptions: that most UberPool riders were in a Toyota Prius, that each of those vehicles is getting its advertised mileage, and that every rider would have taken different routes had they ridden separately. Here’s Uber’s math (emphasis theirs): […]







  18. As TIME Magazine joins dozens of other storied periodicals in their weary march toward post-digital irrelevance, one time-honored and colossally arbitrary tradition has held firm: The selection of “Man of the Year” and its bastard cousin, the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Despite years of embarrassing choices, today the magazine continued the latter franchise with a list that, as in years past, lionizes mass murderers, sadistic dictators, and corrupt political powerbrokers in the same […]







  19. Meanwhile, outside Yellow Cab HQ in San Francisco
    Posted By Dan Raile on 04/16/2015









  20. Today, Slack, a one year old workforce communication platform, announced it has raised $160 million in new funding, valuing the company at $2.8 billion. There have been many reactions to the news on Twitter — that is from those not commenting on the latest Star Wars:The Force Awakens trailer. The Tweets, of course, ranged from “BUBBLE!!!” to a mix of congratulations and thanks to the company for […]







  21. Congratulations to Etsy on what has been by many measures a successful IPO. The stock priced at $16 a share yesterday, at the high end of its expected range, and shot up as much as 123 percent in its first few hours of trading today. This has led to the usual first-day commentary about IPO manias and cash left on tables, but the truth is the tech […]







  22. New Jersey iGaming Sets Revenue Record in March
    Posted By James Guill on 04/16/2015

    Borgata continues to pave the NJ iGaming road with outstanding revenue numbers going on several straight months now, Tropicana trails by a slight margin.

    The post New Jersey iGaming Sets Revenue Record in March appeared first on NJ Poker Online.


  23. Win Daily with bet365 Golden Scratchcards
    Posted By Heather Schmidt on 04/16/2015

    Running now through May 10th, the bet365 exclusive promotion Golden Scratchcards is providing players a golden opportunity to win prizes EVERY DAY! Players complete scratchcard segments in order to win prizes and it only takes two Coins to earn a daily reward! Coins are acquired playing any type of poker on the cash tables, in scheduled tournaments and in Sit & Gos. Collecting coins will... Read more »


  24. A complaint filed last month alleges that Leap, San Francisco’s premium luxury bus service, discriminates against people with disabilities because its vehicles don’t accommodate wheelchairs. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the complaint alleges that Leap is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Chronicle also reports that Leap purchased busses with wheelchair ramps and fold-up seats, but replaced those accommodations with “bar-style seating and plush leather armchairs,” presumably so […]







  25. Affiliate Crossing to Acquire Offer Vision
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/14/2015

    Transaction will significantly enhance Affiliate Crossing’s foothold in the auto, finance and  insurance vertical Terms of agreement undisclosed Expected to be completed by April 30,2015 Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – 12:00 pm EST Richmond, Virginia and Boca Raton, Florida – Affiliate Crossing, company originally founded by Ricky Ahuja and Offer Vision, Inc. today announced that they [...]


  26. 150414-instagram-strategy-infographic-lgStarting to play with Instagram as a social platform?  You should, especially since they have hit over 300 million users!   But  you might be wondering what  you can do to make your content stand out among those 300 million users. Salesforce put together the following infographic to give you some helpful tips. Salesforce states that [...]


  27. Tomorrow is Tax Day – Top 7 Things You Might Be Missing
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/14/2015

    tumblr_meytaqKL6B1rbv1daApril 15th is looming just hours away (or at the time you are reading this it might be currently hanging over your head).   Are you ready?  As a freelancer or a solopreneur do you know all that you need to about filing your taxes? Last week FastCompany invited CPA Jonathan Meclows for a live [...]


  28. How Your Business Can Jump On the Sharing Craze
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/14/2015

    collaborative-consumptionLike it or not, the sharing craze is well becoming a bit crazy.  It seems that everyday my newsfeed is filled with something new in this niche.  Uber Eats, Airbnb in Cuba, even Snoop Dog and Uber for Weed? “Whatever your organization looks like today, the sharing economy is too big an opportunity to miss [...]


  29. New Jersey Championship of Online Poker Returns April 16
    Posted By James Guill on 04/11/2015

    The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker is returning to PartyPoker on April 16th and should provide old and new players with many exciting tournaments.

    The post New Jersey Championship of Online Poker Returns April 16 appeared first on NJ Poker Online.


  30. Glenn Straub recently bought Revel Casino. As part of his Phoenix Project, he also bought Showboat Casino and is aiming to make more purchases to expand.

    The post Straub Purchases Revel and Showboat as Part of Phoenix Project appeared first on NJ Poker Online.


  31. NJCOP Returns with $1 Million GT April 16-26
    Posted By Heather Schmidt on 04/08/2015

    Party Poker has New Jersey buzzing once again with the 2015 New Jersey Championship of Online Poker. The NJCOP II tournament, with its $1 Million Guarantee, follows in the wake of the immensely successful Garden State Super Series II, which generated prize pools just under $1.5 Million in January. The tournament runs Thursday, April 16... Read more »


  32. Pechanga Considering Partnership with PokerStars
    Posted By James Guill on 04/07/2015

    Pechanga Considering Partnership with PokerStarsBeing essentially the lone tribe in CA that is still opposed to PokerStars, the Pechanga have recently shown that they could be willing to make a deal.


  33. Facebook Blueprint
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/07/2015

    Scratch Facebook’s back and it will scratch yours back, or vice versa. In other words, when it’s advertisers are doing well and profiting then so is Facebook. So to insure that it’s advertisers continued to do well the social media giant rolled out its new free educational resources just two weeks ago. According to The [...]


  34. 10 Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/07/2015

    We are just four short months into 2015 and already the changes in trends for Social Media Marketing are hitting us on an almost daily basis. Video continues to grow like gang busters.  Both Facebook and Twitter are moving towards an increased pay to advertise platform.  Facebook purchased the ever popular WhatsApp (although that technically [...]


  35. 4 Steps To Being Prepared When You “Fire” Your Boss
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 04/07/2015

    i-quitYou are making a little bit of money in your new business that you have been part-time.  And you see the potential for even more earnings down the road.  But, when is the right time to take that final step into entrepreneurship and fire your boss? Over the last ten years I’ve come into contact [...]


  36. AFFcelerator: Hiring a Director of Operations
    Posted By admin on 04/05/2015

    My affiliate marketing training company, AFFcelerator , is hiring a Director of Operations. I’m looking to someone to help run the company while I focus on strategy, marketing, and training. You’re going to be a key player in growing this company, and will be working closely alongside me. I know there’s a lot of smart people who read […]

    The post AFFcelerator: Hiring a Director of Operations appeared first on CharlesNgo.com.


  37. StackThatMoney.com London Conference Recap
    Posted By admin on 04/04/2015

    Here’s my recap of the StackThatMoney London conference a few weeks ago. I’m sorry that I’m late with this post, but I wanted to wait for their professional pictures to be released before sharing. This was my first time going to a STM conference. Their previous ones were in Amsterdam and in Bangkok, and I couldn’t […]

    The post StackThatMoney.com London Conference Recap appeared first on CharlesNgo.com.


  38. The Total Cost of Website Testing [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/31/2015

    Website testing can be one of the biggest unforeseen costs for many online businesses.  When these hurdles stand in your way, you need to be prepared to make a quick and knowledgeable decision on how to move forward. The infographic below can be just what you need to find out important details about: What you [...]


  39. Twitter Now Placing Ads Within User Profiles?
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/31/2015

    twitter-advertisingYou might soon notice a new adornment to your Twitter profile:  an advertisement. Just as predicted twitter is bringing promoted tweets to people’s profile pages as part of a new market test.   According to Re/code, “The ads are separated from other tweets by a small bumper that creates a break in the stream, and [...]


  40. 4 Awesome Tips to Optimize Your YouTube Videos
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/31/2015

    w8pb1Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware at how powerful video content has become.   In fact, according to Cisco online video users are expected to double to 1.5 billion in 2016. One-third of all online activity is spent watching video 100 million internet users watch an online video everyday Videos [...]


  41. This week, a trial was held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations that proved positive for RAWA fans

    The post RAWA Hearing Falls Short on Facts – Leaves Questions on State Rights appeared first on NJ Poker Online.


  42. Outsourcing: How to Find Talent on LinkedIn [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/24/2015

    linkedin-for-professional-networkingLet’s face it, social media and social networking is here to stay.  It’s alive, prospering, and down right useful. Today, the vast majority of business professionals and job seekers are using LinkedIn as their resume hub, a place to learn about new career opportunities, and advance their careers.   Thus, making LinkedIn a mecca for [...]


  43. Court rulingThe big news this weeks seems to be the recent federal court ruling stating that advertisers should be held accountable for any deceptive or otherwise illegal acts and practices that are preformed by affiliate marketers.  The court then ordered the advertiser to payout the entire $11.9 million in payments it received. The court ruled that [...]


  44. Lessons Learned from the Pinterest Ban
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 03/24/2015

    pinterest-changes-blogIf you were one of the thousands of internet marketers that were using Pinterest, you recently were handed some bad news. Last month the premier social network sent out an official statement,“We are removing affiliate links to ensure we’re providing the best possible experience for Pinners.  Recently, we observed affiliate links and redirects causing irrelevant [...]


  45. garcinia  It is no secret that dietary supplements, herbal remedies, patches, creams, wraps and products rubbed into the skin are high-profile.  Weight loss offers are among the most intensely scrutinized by local, state and federal regulators, including those for garcinia cambogia. Each website must be in substantial compliance based on the specific facts and nature [...]