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→ AT&T, Verizon try to prevent ban on text message blocking

Shocking. I’m shocked.

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→ Chapel Hill Tom and Chee, and Raleigh Tyler’s Taproom close

Major bummer. I liked both of these places.

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→ Rdio shutting down, and Pandora will buy its technology

This is a bummer. I really liked Rdio, but Spotify ended up interacting directly with apps like RunKeeper that I use all the time, so I switched. I imagine Apple Music helped speed Rdio’s collapse.

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→ AB InBev/SABMiller agree to key terms of mega deal

That’s one way to try and react to the growing amount of craft beer options.

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→ NCAA says daily fantasy participation could result in a year of lost eligibility

Not a surprise here. These “daily fantasy leagues” are gambling, plain and simple. At least the NCAA is evaluating this appropriately. The NFL and ESPN, meanwhile, talk about the “horrors” of gambling while having 3/4 of their programming sponsored by these ridiculous leagues.

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→ Apple shooting to release car by 2019

As you might expect, I am interested in seeing what comes out of this.

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→ Tips for People New to Slack

As more and more people start to use Slack to communicate, the tips in this article might be useful.

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→ Celebrate the Art of Craft Beer

A cool guest post by Landon Biehl on NC Beer Guy discussing some of the reasons why people like craft beer. I admit, I am kind of a craft beer guy.

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→ Optimus Prime Transforming Birthday Cake

This is amazing.

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→ The Most “Timeless” Songs of All Time

This was really, really interesting.

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→ Brett Terpstra gives some tips on how to Write Better Markdown

None of these are earth shattering, but I would recommend that anyone who writes Markdown take a look at them.

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→ NC craft beer industry now tops in the South

The [original estimate 300 new job created by the craft beer industry] was off by 2,700 jobs. And that’s just the number working in North Carolina’s 132 craft breweries. If you add related jobs, including servers, delivery truck drivers, beer shop cashiers and hop and barley growers, Erik Lars Myers, president of the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild, says the number is closer to 10,000.

If you love craft beer, you really can’t do better than what we have in North Carolina.

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→ ∞ Apple Music is a nightmare and I’m done with it

When one of the most popular Apple writers pens a piece like this, there are some real problems with the service. The more I read about it, the more I am glad I just stuck with Spotify.

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→ Rise plans to open north Raleigh location

I think donuts and biscuits from Rise are delicious. I go there rarely, however, because the ordering experience (lines, structure of the queue, etc..) is horrific. I hope they fix that in this new location.

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→ Raleigh Beer Garden and its 366 taps, now open

366 taps of beer on the wall, 366 taps of beer, take one down, pass it around…

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→ New stuff from WWDC 2015

Great reference. Really well done.

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→ ‘Star Wars’ fan walks to Comic-Con in full Stormtrooper regalia in memory of late wife

When Kevin Doyle’s wife Eileen passed away in November of 2012 from pancreatic cancer, he knew exactly how he planned to honor the self-proclaimed geek to this dork: he would walk the approximate 645-mile journey from the “Star Wars” museum Rancho Obi-Wan all the way to San Diego Comic-Con… in full Stormtrooper armor.

It’s getting a little dusty over here.

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→ Joshua Topolsky Fired From Bloomberg

This is so weird. I hope he comes back to something I actually read.

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→ Step Aside Black Friday – Meet Amazon’s Prime Day

Next week, Amazon turns 20 and on the eve of its birthday, the company introduces Prime Day, a global shopping event, offering more deals than Black Friday, exclusively for Prime members in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Canada and Austria.

Sounds intense.

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→ Natty Greene’s closing Raleigh location

Bummer. I like that place.

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