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Whew, Monopoly Isn't Getting Rid of Jail After All

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Update 5:29 p.m. [July 25]:</i> I wanted to get to the bottom of this controversy (see below), so I …

New Bookstore Ads Capture The Magic Of Reading

For anyone who has ever read a good book in bed.<p>The campaign is for Steimatzky Books, the largest and oldest bookstore chain in Israel.<p>The headline is such a nice understated and truthful statement. Thankfully, the copywriter didn't try be too "twisty" with the line.<p>The visuals are very literal — …

Chinese father hires virtual hitman to 'kill' son in online games - so he will get a job

• The father paid better players to hunt son's avatar<br>• He hoped his unemployed son would then get bored and find work<p>A Chinese man concerned about his …

Kreyos Smartwatch Raises $1 Million from Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding campaign for the Kreyos smartwatch project has passed $1 million in support, proving once again that backers love them wearables.<p>Kreyos is still at a fraction of the $10 million of support that Pebble raised last year, but it <i>has</i> managed to raise 10 times the amount it was asking …

Overstock aggressively challenges Amazon on book prices

"If they go to 10 cents, I'll go to 9 cents," Overstock CEO Patrick M. Byrne told CNET on Monday about his plan to continue to undercut Amazon on books.<p>On Thursday of last week, Overstock sent out a daring press release announcing that it would beat Amazon by 10 percent on its books.<p>On Friday, …

Bitcoins banned in Thailand

Thailand has become the first country to ban bitcoins after the central bank ruled it is not a currency.<p>In a <b>statement on its website</b>, Bitcoin Company Limited said it had given a presentation to the Bank of Thailand about how the currency works in a bid to operate in the country.<p>However, at the end …

Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …