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Cost of the “Invisible Boyfriend” or “Invisible Girlfriend” service, an app designed to send you texts, calls and voicemails that help convince friends and family you’ve found love. Just under $25 gets you 100 texts, 10 voicemails and a handwritten note. [Business Insider]
Percent of people who trust information from online search engines, a value that has for the first time eclipsed trust in traditional media sources, which is at 62 percent. [Quartz]
The collapse of the Soviet Union may have led to a 150 percent increase in Russia’s gray wolf population in the following decade. Given his record with tigers, who knows how many wolves Putin’s taken down. [BBC]
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39.11 million subscribers
Netflix earnings came out Tuesday, and the company exceeded Wall Street expectations, presumably because I elected to take a staycation in Q4 rather than go outside. The company announced that it ended the quarter with 39.11 million domestic and 18.28 international subscribers. That’s a whole lot of people thinking about finally getting into “Freaks and Geeks.” [Re/code]
FIFA, an organization that occasionally finds the time to plan some soccer games in between scandals, has set up a $100 million World Cup Legacy Fund for Brazil in an attempt to limit the negative impacts that hosting the event might have had on the nation. Brazil spent $15 billion on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. [Associated Press]
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