Kara Swisher

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Holiday Giving: An Online Guide

Don’t miss this Wall Street Journal story on finding charity information on the Web as you are contemplating your annual giving.

Money quote: “Over the past couple of years, the nonprofit watchdogs that help donors have added more information to their sites, and they’ve increased the number of organizations they follow. Moreover, information about thousands of charities–including Internal Revenue Service returns and governance details–is now available free on the Web.”

See this chart below for some information on charity watchdog groups (click on the image to make it bigger):

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus