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The 76ers have raided the Spurs' coaching pool, Grey's Anatomy is still on, and Wall Street moguls are doing their best to bully both Apple and BitCoin. Welcome to your trends report for Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

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What: Spurs
Where: Twitter
Why; The 76ers finally got their man. Brett Brown accepted the team's head coaching offer on Monday, according to several league sources. The former San Antonio Spurs assistant will receive a four-year, guaranteed contract.
www.philly.com/philly/blogs/deep-sixer/Sixers-get-renowned-skill-development-coach.html

What: Lavabit
Where: Reddit
Why;  The Lavabit shut-down came just a few weeks after a human rights activist revealed that she was contacted by NSA leaker Edward Snowden using the service. Within 24 hours after Levison announced he was shutting down, another [Maryland-based] online security company, Silent Circle, turned off its encrypted e-mail service too.
arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/lavabit-founder-under-gag-order-speaks-out-about-shut-down-decision/

What: Payday 2
Where: Google search
Why: The following games are among those scheduled for release this week, according to Gamestop.com.
www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/sns-mct-bc-vid-newgames-20130725,0,108158.story

What: Grey's Anatomy, Sandra Oh
Where: Twitter
Why; Grey's Anatomy will be losing one of its top surgeons
www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/08/13/sandra-oh-to-leave-abcs-greys-anatomy-after-season/2650937/

What: Apple
Where: Twitter
Why: Activist investor Carl Icahn said he has amassed a "large position" in Apple Inc and believes the stock could be worth as much as $700 a share if Chief Executive Tim Cook pushed for a larger stock buyback.
www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/13/us-apple-icahn-idUSBRE97C0S320130813

What: BitCoin
Where: Reddit
Why; Things are getting serious for Bitcoin this month: a federal judge declared it real money, Bloomberg gave it an experimental ticker (XBT), and New York’s financial regulator announced an interest in regulating it.
www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/08/12/every-important-person-in-bitcoin-just-got-subpoenaed-by-new-yorks-financial-regulator/

What: Tony Swatton
Where: Digg
Why; Tony Swatton is the most famous blacksmith in Los Angeles. But he’s not forging horseshoes. Rather, Swatton has banged out a place in Tinseltown as the go-to guy when a big-budget movie or hit TV show needs custom metalwork.
www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/hollywood-blacksmith-tony-swatton/

What: Jamaal Charles
Where: Google search
Why:Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles had his ailing right foot examined by two orthopedic surgeons and they confirmed the Kansas City Chiefs' diagnosis of a mild strain.
sports.yahoo.com/news/chiefs-running-back-jamaal-charles-133543130--nfl.html

What: Sinkhole in Florida
Where: Google search
Why: A Florida time-share resort where a sinkhole devoured a building Sunday night said that it is open for business and next week's guests should "come on down."
www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-florida-sinkhole-20130812,0,961250.story

Rising searches on Google*

otakon
    +450%
breaking bad
    +200%
beyonce
    +190%
powerball numbers
    +190%
pga
    +170%
powerball
    +130%
ravens
    +120%
ravens schedule
    +100%
m&t bank
    +80%
baltimore ravens
    +60%

*Past seven days

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