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1. Facebook partners with Uber to let users in US request rides from within Messenger

By Mike Isaac and Vindu Goel

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

First Uber ride booked via Messenger will be free. More ride-hailing services to be added to the Facebook Platform. Read More

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2. Tinder wants you to swipe right to become an organ donor

By Christina Farr

Digest: Health
Curator: R. Scott Munro

Total click bait, but it’s always great to see consumer companies doing well by health. Especially when you have something as simple as swiping right. Read more about Tinder’s partnership in one of Christina Farr’s first FastCo articles. Read More

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3. Empirical Support for the Boulder Thesis

By Brad Feld

Digest: Startup Communities
Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

Here’s an overview of the Boulder Thesis from our very own Brad Feld. It even comes with a bonus whiteboard video from Kauffman! Read More

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4. Alibaba, Disney Strike Deal to Sell Content System in China

By Laurie Burkitt

Digest: China Tech
Curators: Xu Tao and Edith Yeung

The Mickey Mouse-shaped device, priced at $125, will connect users to Disney content, such as films, cartoon series and games. Customers will also be able to use it to plan a visit to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland theme parks. The device comes with a one-year subscription to content, Disney said. It didn’t say what it would charge Chinese consumers after the first year. Read More

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5. How to Detect Counterfeit Money

By Jason Rueger

Digest: Small Business
Curator: Marc Prosser

According to the most recent Secret Service data, there is nearly $9 million in counterfeit bills circulating in the US. With the rise of digital printing, it is getting easier and easier to produce counterfeit bills that will fool the average cashier or business owner – not to mention most consumers. If you and your employees are not educated, your business could lose hundreds or thousands in profit by accepting counterfeit bills. Read More

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