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Daily Wrap: Relocation Incentives for Geeks in Chattanooga and more

The city of Chattanooga offers significant incentives for relocating geeks. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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Move to Chattanooga, Win Big Money This Summer

Considering a move to Tennessee? Check out Chattanooga, or the Gig City. This summer, the city will host a series of activities designed to encourage tech workers to make Chattanooga their new home. From mortgage discounts ($10k), incubator programs, a hatchery program and relocation stipends, anyone looking to discover some southern charm should check out the GeekMove FAQs.

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Pinterest Will Let Web Publishers Opt Out With Code

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Why We Speak Freely on Social Networks

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Banks in Danger of Becoming the “Dumb Pipes” of the Mobile Payments Industry

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Yahoo Takes YSlow to GitHub for Community Contributions

Yahoo is getting serious about turning YSlow into a real community driven project. The company put up YSlow on YDN in 2007, but now they’ve gone all-in with a BSD-licensed release on GitHub.

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Punk in Africa: 3 Chords, 3 Countries, 1 Revolution… and a Facebook Page

When Keith Jones and Deon Maas first started trying to pull together the footage, sources and sound for their documentary, Punk in Africa, they found it slow going. It was only when they started leveraging a dedicated Facebook page and other social media tools did they start to make headway. And make it they did. (more)

Hurdles Remain Before College Classrooms Go Completely Digital

OnlineUniversities.com came out with an optimistic infographic last week about how college classrooms are going digital.

But as someone who makes as much as a quarter of his income from teaching college classes in any given year, and who also spends a good amount of time speaking at conferences trying to help professors incorporate technology and social media into their curriculum, the view from the trenches is very different than the iPad-in-every-backpack proponents would have you believe. (more)

Senators Want Details On Twitter’s New Censorship Policy

Two U.S. Senators want Twitter to give more details on how and when it will censor content when requested to do so by foreign governments.

“We understand that Twitter has an obligation to comply with legal requests that do not violate human rights,” Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., wrote in a letter to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. “And we appreciate that you are taking steps to minimize the impact of censorship. However, your announcement leaves important questions unanswered.” (more)

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