Links for 12/19. The best stories in economics, energy, investing and other remarkable news..
Meet Trustonic, a New Approach to Mobile Security – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD

Salesforce Unveils New Ways to Motivate – Arik Hesseldahl – News – AllThingsD

Welcome to Crony Capitalism | The Big Picture

Rare Shocks, Great Recessions | The Big Picture

Startup Minteye Says Its Sliding Captchas Will Fool Spambots Without Driving You Mad | MIT Technology Review

UBS Says Italian Bond Futures Are a Buy: Technical Analysis – Bloomberg

Curing Outer Space Insomnia | MIT Technology Review

Spanish Bad Loans At New Record, Deteriorate At Fastest Pace Since June | ZeroHedge

‘Peak Farmland’ Is Here, Crop Area to Diminish: Scientific American

Nokia on the edge: Inside an icon’s fight for survival | Mobile – CNET News

Google in 2013: Five things to watch for | Internet & Media – CNET News

Japan’s Shinzo Abe prepares to print money for the whole world – Telegraph

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2013 | ZeroHedge

Carry an airport departure board in your pocket – CBS News

The Right to Die Is the Right to Live | VICE

Dan White: The economic return of Iceland has proved that the joke was on us – Irish, Business –

“Papa Says It’s Safe”: 20 Astounding Gun Ads | Mother Jones

Commentary: Newton and the Fatal National Identity of America – SPIEGEL ONLINE

DARPA begins work on 100Gbps wireless tech with 120-mile range | ExtremeTech

Programmer creates 800,000 books algorithmically, starts selling them on Amazon | ExtremeTech
Amazon, Advertising’s Sleeping Giant, to Awaken in 2013 | Adweek
CSPI To Beyonce: Walk Away From Pepsi Deal | Adweek

This Is Not a Profile of Nassim Taleb – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education