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Porn and Innovation On Line, Prostitution and Direct Payment, Small Business Branding for Not-So-Small Businesses (#3Links)

A very simply string, #3Links offers a selection of interesting articles chosen among our reading lists of the last few days.

Porn Is No Longer A Leading Indicator of Web Innovation

Evetybody knows that the Internet porn industry is far bigger that we think. For “ages”, the offices of XXX website developpers were the cradle of major technological breakthroughs related to video streaming, online payment, and so on.

But that time is over. ReadWriteWeb presents the new innovation driver: the gaming industry.

That should make the Montreal mayor happy.

Um….Meet the ‘Street Worker’ who accepts Square for payments.

If you thought the story of the homeless guy accepting payments with Square was pushing it, wait ’til you see this prostitute who’s also taking advantage of Square for less than conventional transactions.

13 Ethical Mom-And-Pop Brands That Are Actually Owned By Giant Corporations

A small local North Carolina brand owned by Clorox, a brand of organic seeds property of über-candymaker Mars, Unilever managing the destiny of Ben & Jerry’s (bet you didn’t know that?): here’s a very interesting list of apparently small businesses, but that are really under the thumb of giants.

How do they get away with it? How much do they succeed in distancing from their parent company? Very relevant in a time when people are more and more drawn to buy small and local.

And you, what reads caught your attention this week?

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