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Deals if you divulge your location

On November 3, 2010

Facebook is expanding upon its “Places” feature, and local businesses are now offering discounts through the application.  When you look for a business, you may see a deal next to it. All you have to do is check-in using the Facebook Place’s software and claim the deal. Foursquare also offers these deals. In the Cleveland area, I found free bar…

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Are pink ribbons all about profit?

On October 23, 2010

You’ve heard of greenwashing. That’s when a product claims to be green without scientific evidence. Now, products are claiming to support pink causes without much backing leading some to call this latest phenomenon “pinkwashing.” The grocery store is filled with pink ribbons in October during breast cancer awareness month. From the cereal aisle to the pet food, you’ll find pink ribbons…