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Obama holds an AMA on Reddit, two new planets discovered, iPhone4s recycling from Apple and a 3,000 pound, fire-breathing scorpion at Burning Man… A run-down of the latest news from across the Internet.

Karen Baker
  • 31 august 2012

iPhone 5 imitations called “Goophones” come out of China, a second-take at Pinterest’s social commerce value and some news on chocolate that might just make your day… A run-down of the latest news from across the Internet.

AT&T opens an Apple-like retail store in Chicago. ‘Bout time. Business Insider

In other Apple news, China knocks off the new iPhone 5 before it even gets released. Mashable

Over 100 color combinations now available for your Jawbone Jambox. cool hunting

HBO beats Netflix to Scandinavia with its own movie-streaming service. TechCrunch

Mobile payment system Square is now sold at AT&T stores, increasing access to business owners everywhere. Engadget

There’s been an 82% increase in mobile entertainment consumption from 2010 to 2011.  Mashable

Nice piece on the art of listening at work to improve communication and relationships. Lifehacker

Part 2 of Steve Faktor’s post on how to stimulate happiness in the office.  Harvard Business Review

Zappos says a sale through a link on Twitter generates $33.66 an order. Facebook is $2.08 and Pinterest only 75 cents! Business Insider

In the best news we’ve heard all day, research finds chocolate reducing the risk of stroke in men. The Guardian

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Volvo’s Self-Driving Trucks Will Soon Be Put To Work In An Underground Mine

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100 Backpacks Made For The World’s Top Influencers

Heineken and TUMI have collaborated on a unique custom NYC-inspired bag

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Uber Could Be Bringing Vertical Takeoff Transport To Your City

The ridesharing app is looking into the development of nimble aircraft for urban environments

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Small Urban Pavilions Create A Nature Refuge In East London

These relaxing micro shelters provide a haven amidst chaotic city environments

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Travel Laundry Pouch Washes Your Clothes Wherever You Are

The Scrubba Wash Bag helps anyone wash their clothes easily and quickly with just a little water and soap

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UNICEF’s ‘Time Machine’ Tells Stories With Data

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