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More People, More Profits?

In 1878, Professor James Murray embarked on an ambitious project. His goal was to create the world’s first comprehensive English-language dictionary: The Oxford English Dictionary. This dictionary would take over 70 years to complete, eventually encompassing more than 414,825 words and definitions. In the days before computers, this must have…

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New Competition for Bitcoin?

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$375 Million Crowdfunding "Scam"

In August 2012, a start-up called Oculus VR raised money on a crowdfunding site. To help get the company off the ground, thousands of people chipped in a total of $2.4 million. Last week – just 18 months after raising money from the crowd – Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.…

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