First U.S. penny contained text: Liberty Parent of Science & Industry

 

The first U.S. penny, which is 223 years old, sold for $1.2million bucks. Known as the "Birch Cent," was made in 1792, months after the one-cent denomination was first authorized by Congress and there are only ten known to be in existence.

Thomas Jefferson and George Washington discussed the design in letters dated August 1792… how shocking they didn't suggest anything to do with religion but instead had a completely different focus. Oh how times have changed.

http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/27/news/first-u-s-penny-auction/index.html

Check this out on Google+

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin

Facebook tracks you even if you opt out… says Fuck Your Privacy



Facebook Tracks You Even If You Opt Out, Says Belgian Report
An investigation has revealed Facebook seeds your computer with tracking cookies, no matter what.

If you have suspected Facebook is tracking you for ad campaigns, no matter what, all the time: You are right. A report commissioned by Belgium’s data protection agency has slammed Facebook for tracking people online, even if they are not logged into Facebook, even if they have opted out of tracking—even if they are not Facebook users at all, The Guardian reported Tuesday. The European Union has been coming after Facebook and Google for alleged anti-privacy practices for a while, but now it finally has proof that Facebook is disobeying privacy requests from users in direct violation of EU law.

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3044498/fast-feed/facebook-tracks-you-even-if-you-opt-out-says-belgian-report

Check this out on Google+

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin

Jay Z launches TIDAL

TIDAL's artist-led ownership is perhaps one of the defining aspects of the enterprise, which will seek to put control of musicians work back in their own hands. In an interview with The New York Times, Jay Z says current streaming "pay system[s] [are] unfair to artists. Everywhere else, everyone gets compensated for their work. Music is everywhere—you consume it every day, everywhere you go. The content creator should be compensated. It's only fair."

There will be no free tier. It will offer music and videos.

The company's co-owners and majority investors: high-profile artists such as Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Jack White, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Madonna, Usher, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj… so yeah… some heavy hitters.

Check this out on Google+

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedin