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Elance and oDesk Freelance Job Platforms Announce Merger

Elance and oDesk, both online marketplaces connecting freelancers and jobs, have announced plans to merge. The combined number of freelancers using the two hiring platforms is over 8 million. The company will continue to operate the two websites at and, and maintain separate headquarters, both located in Silicon Valley. The main benefits of the merger are anticipated to…

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Auto Insurance Cheap Until You Use It, According To New Study

Drivers who file an insurance claim after an at-fault car accident are likely to see their insurance rates increase up to 73 percent, depending on where they live, according to a new study by Quadrant. The study, commissioned by, based its research on a hypothetical ideal customer (good credit, continuous coverage, no previous claims) making claims of various types…

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NSA Ruling Judge Overlooks Weird Claim

While ruling that the NSA’s practices of collecting the phone records of Americans is unconstitutional, the presiding judge also had to overlook a weird claim by one of the parties in the suit. The lead plaintiff, Larry Klayman, actually claimed that the government had secretly sent text messages from his account to his clients. The judge decided not to focus…

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Tesla Plans $40K Electric Car

For most people, owning an electric car built by Tesla Motors is in the realm of science fiction, as their current Model S starts at over $70,000, with typical options and taxes making the real price tag much higher. According to the Los Angeles Times, the company is planning to launch a car in early 2015 aimed at mainstream buyers…

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