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Links 12/25/14

How a firefly lights up: Researchers reveal the secrets of the incredible ‘lantern’ structure the insects use to glow Daily Mail Gunmaker staring down $1B in debt as gun sales slump New York Post. Cerberus. Leon Black Takes On Paul Singer in Showdown Over $25 Billion Caesars Debt Bloomberg How a Top Obama Crony Moved […]

Naaptol Bank Accounts Frozen By Tax Dept. Due To 23Cr Unpaid VAT

Maharashtra’s Revenue Department has frozen all bank accounts of Naaptol Online Shopping Pvt. Ltd, the company behind Naaptol.com and their tele-shopping platform. This extreme step has been taken after Naaptol failed to pay Value Added Tax or VAT on the sale of third party goods. Show More Summary

Subaru Scraps Plan To Shift Crosstrek Production To U.S.: Source

By Maki Shiraki TOKYO (Reuters) - Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru brand cars and SUVs, has scrapped a plan to shift production of the new XV Crosstrek to its U.S. plant in Indiana and will instead make the crossover SUV in Japan, a source familiar with the company's production plans said. Show More Summary

3 tips for choosing the right city for your startup

Guest: Take time to strategize the best location for your startup. Your impulsive first choice might not be the best place for you.

Insider Monkey’s Small-Cap Strategy Up 27.4% YTD – How Did We Do It?

We launched our quarterly newsletter at the end of August 2012. The idea behind our small-cap hedge fund strategy is pretty straight forward. We identify the 15 best stock picks of the best hedge fund managers. You may think that hedge funds underperform the market by a large margin, is it really possible to identify […]

The 8 Things Technology Wants To Kill Next

These things are ripe for an overhaul in the new year. One day I woke up and realized it had been years since I'd thought about my old Dell Axim X30 personal digital assistant (PDA), let alone touched one. The device quickly became extinct, replaced by other technology forging ahead. Show More Summary

The Best Books Fast Company Read This Year

Relive the year in reading with the Fast Company staff. As the year wraps up, the Fast Company staff remembers our year in reading with our favorite books of the year. The list above is by no means comprehensive, or even the best new titles, but just some of the works we spent the last 12 months consuming and loving. Enjoy! Read Full Story

6 Questions For The White House's Maker-In-Chief Stephanie Santoso

Stephanie Santoso on why the maker movement is key to America's future The holiday decorations at the White House this year were decidedly nontraditional. They included a robotic replica of the Obamas' dog Bo, crowdsourced lighting design, and 3-D printed Christmas tree ornaments designed by contest winners. Show More Summary

Forget Christmas Or Hanukkah, Betabrand Has Its Own Holidays

Weird celebrations help this clothing company poke fun at the ever-increasing holiday shopping season. Except, it's also part of them. Betabrand celebrated Christmas in October. Just before Halloween the apparel company built on memes launched a video game: Santa Sleighs Halloween, its tagline: "Christmas comes early... WITH A VENGEANCE." Read Full Story

The 11 Most "Innovative" New Fast Foods Of 2014

Let's hear it for heartburn. Maybe innovative is the wrong word here. But this year, in 2014, everyone from Taco Bell to Tim Horton's decided to dip into bizarro territory with audacious fast-food chimeras that dominated the foodie blog headlines on a weekly basis. Read Full Story

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