Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Aug 20, 2013

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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Buying Instagram followers with the help of cybercriminals

Aug 20, 2013
Cybercriminals are selling Instagram followers with help from an old computer virus called Zeus.

Hi-tech glove turns words into touch

Aug 20, 2013
Design researcher Tom Bieling has made something called the Lorm Glove, which could soon help people who are deaf or blind communicate.

Tesla adds another trophy to the shelf

Aug 20, 2013
A hot car, a stock price doing back flips into positive territory -- for a young company, Tesla is having a great year.

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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