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Blah Blah Car

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Looking for a way to get around Europe; put your money where your mouth is.

Nicolas Brusson is Chief Operating Officer of Blah Blah Car. An unusual name yes, but there's a good reason behind it. Blah Blah Car is a ridesharing company and when you sign up you fill out information about yourself such as whether you're make or female or if you want music in the car. Then there's a chat index where you can indicate how much you like to talk while in the car. The options are blah, blah blah or blah, blah, blah.

“People found that very funny actually and we realized that that's the only thing that people remembered about the service. So like not the name, not the URL, not the cars just this funny feature.”  read more »

The Counterfeit Euro

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Europe’s economic situation might be unraveling the region; but some people are cashing in on the financial crisis.

Since late 2009 Europe’s financial standing has taken a severe hit. Much like here at home reasons for this include easy credit conditions, high risk lending, real estate bubbles and slow growth conditions. Now the ongoing turmoil is threatening the euro which earlier this week hit a 17 month low against the dollar and an 11 year low against the Yen.

But as the euro contains to drop in the global marketplace counterfeiters see the currency as a business opportunity. The European Central Bank says the number of fake euro banknotes found in the second half of last year is up to 3100,000 bills. This is a 4.7% increase from the previous six months.  read more »