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Write-Offs: 07.14.14

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$$$Argentine debt holdout urges talks, says deal still possible [Reuters]

$$$LightSquared, Ergen Reach Deal on Bankruptcy Plan [WSJ]

$$$The FBI Ran an Ultimate Fighting Pump-and-Dump Scam [BloombergView/Matt]

$$$Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta fails to void conviction [Reuters]

$$$ may lag Google Inc. in the smartphone market, but it is winning in at least one other category: employee attractiveness. The number crunchers at Hinge, a social-networking app that matches young professionals, have found that workers at the online retailer are more sought-after than their peers at Google. Users swiped right on the profiles of Amazon employees, indicating they’d like to connect, about 14% more often than on the average Hinge profile, according to the data. Googlers’ profiles were right-swiped about 7% above average. [WSJ]

$$$Can't Get a Job From an Algorithm, or So It Seems as Hot Resumes Go Nowhere Fast [Bloomberg]

$$$Secret Reaches Beyond Tech Set, And Raises $25 Million [Bits]

$$$Couple Arrested for Having Sex on the Roof of a Chipotle [Gawker]


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