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These are the last two front pages of The Economist.
The intersection of Mobile revolution and India story will change the world in the next few years.
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Easy to use package repository for Gradle, Maven and Android projects
JitPack builds GitHub projects on demand and provides ready-to-use packages

https://jitpack.io/
Builds Gradle/Maven/Android projects on GitHub and serves them as artifacts.
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In case you were wondering if the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket couldn't get any cooler, watch this: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ca6x4QbpoM

Just wauv!!
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It’s the 2015 Dakar: An annual off-road endurance race that tests the driving, navigating, repair skills, and pure grit of those willing to enter.
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I have talked about the weirdness that is Audible before, especially how their sales teams don't seem to understand math, and how they are using discounts to prevent me from becoming a loyal customer. 

Mind you, I love Audible. I'm an audible member, and I will pay whatever they ask me to. The problem is just that they keep trying to prevent from paying full price. 

Let me illustrate this to you.

I'm an audible member, which means that you get a fixed amount of credits (one credit = one book). My current membership is 'Gold', meaning I get 12 credits for $149.50 (or $12.5 per credit). 

So, about a month ago, I ran out. I had used up all my credits and was just about to issue an early renewal. but as I was in the process of doing that, Audible asked me if I would like to get 3 extra credits for $29.90 ($9.97 per credit)

In other words. Would I like to get 12 credits for for $12.5 each, or 3 credits for $9.97 each?

The answer was obvious, I got the three credits. Why would I pay more if I had the choice not to? At the time I was thinking this was a one time deal, but today I ran out again. I used up my 3 extra credits and since I want to buy another book, I once again went to Audieble to get an early renewal.

But guess what. Once again, Audible is now asking me if I want another 3 extra credits for $9.97. Yes, Audible, I would... I had actually planned to renew my membership for the full price (which I was perfectly willing to do), but since you keep giving me a discount, why bother?

Now, since I have now bought three new 'cheap' credits at a discount, Audible is now saying that it's a one-time only promotion. Of course, they also said that last time, until I ran about of credits. So it seems to me that I can just keep not renewing my membership, and keep getting these discounts, because Audible's discount team is so obsessed with getting people back that they will keep offering them to me.

This is mixed with constant emails from them offering me to get a free book, or 3 for 2, or other form of discount. What Audible doesn't seem to understand is that, when a person like me are reading 20-30 books per year, and have already decided to become a member, there is no need to give me a discount. I would have renewed my membership long ago, at the full price, and I would have been perfectly happy about it. 

Discounts are for those who needs a push, and it should always be a limited deal. Don't do discounts just for the sake of doing it.

Also, a discount should not undercut the value of becoming a member. It should undercut the value of not being a member. In other words: Original price -> Discounted price -> member price.
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Speed through South America with these shots from the 2015 Dakar Rally.
Leaving Buenos Aires on January 4, more than 500 competitors started the annual Dakar Rally: a two-week off-roading adventure through Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia.
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Quick Cam Auto is now Drive Cam #drivecam
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