History of basketball

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Early basketball The first basketball court: Springfield College. Basketball is unique in that it was invented by one person, rather than evolving from a different sport. In early December 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian-born physician of McGill University and … Read More

Delicious, version 2.0

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del.icio.us has just become Delicious. Faster and easier. And, I hope to be at least same useful as it was the previous version. Yahoo! blog lists some of the improved characteristics of the new web site: speed (new platform), search(faster, … Read More

Google Knol, the paid Wikipedia

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Writers has now a good occasion to make profit. Google launched this week Google Knol, the user-generated encyclopedia similar to Wikipedia. And every author can earn money from his work, depending on the hits of his articles Google official blog … Read More

Google to buy Digg

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It’s time for Digg. It has ad agreement with Microsoft, but Google want it. And not for ads, but for its concept and users. Digg has very specific community of users/members, not invaded yet by commercial reasons. It is made … Read More

Italy: two immigrants killed each other

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Two immigrants were found killed near Rome yesterday, a Romanian and a Poland. One with powerful blows in his head, the other stabbed with a knife in his neck. The Italian police says that it is possible that the two … Read More

History of slot machines

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Sittman and Pitt of Brooklyn, New York developed a gambling machine in 1891 that could be considered a precursor to the modern slot machine. It contained 5 drums holding a total of 50 card faces and was based on poker. … Read More

Italy: Rome starts today fingerprinting the gypsies

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This is the first time after the World War II when a government initiate an ID action based on racial criteria. During the next 48 hours, Rome’s authorities will fingerprint about 10,000 gypsies, helped by the Italian Red Cross. In … Read More

History of advertising

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In ancient times the most common form of advertising was “word of mouth”. However, commercial messages and election campaign displays were found in the ruins of Pompeii. Egyptians used papyrus to create sales messages and wall posters. Lost-and-found advertising on … Read More

Big drop in US gambling revenue

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US gambling revenue dropped  15% in May. In Las Vegas, the percentage is 16.4%. As for Atlantic City, the casinos gambling revenue down 11% in June, comparing with the same month of the last year (a single casino shows an … Read More

Barack Obama accused of illegal online gambling

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On the campaign’s national website, Obama ask for donation between $5 and $2300 in exchange of a chance for every donor to be chosen as one of the 10 supporters to meet Barack backstage in Denver. Tom Barrett, head of … Read More

Casino Night

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A Casino Night (also called Vegas Nights, Las Vegas Nights, Monte Carlo Nights, Casino Parties) is an entertainment event with a casino theme. Casino Night Parties are usually tied to a fundraiser, and are often held on riverboats, in churches, … Read More

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