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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Whether you're a big company or a small business, online influence and visibility is a big deal. So it's no surprise that for years, people have sought to buy online buzz. And now there's a new twist in this game. Cybercriminals are selling Instagram followers with help from an old computer virus. And we continue our weeklong look at technology that helps people with disabilities approach the world in new ways.

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Tesla adds another trophy to the shelf

A hot car, a stock price doing back flips into positive territory -- for a young company, Tesla is having a great year.
Posted In: tesla, electric cars

Hi-tech glove turns words into touch

Design researcher Tom Bieling has made something called the Lorm Glove, which could soon help people who are deaf or blind communicate.
Posted In: disability, Tech, blind

Crowdsourced 'Danger Maps' reveal contamination in China

With the financial help of Internet company Alibaba, Liu Chunlei has been crowdsourcing so-called 'Danger Maps' to make pollution information publicly available.
Posted In: China, pollution, alibaba

Buying Instagram followers with the help of cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are selling Instagram followers with help from an old computer virus called Zeus.
Posted In: instagram, social media, cybercrime