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The Real Reason Big Tobacco Loves E-Cigs – Businessweek

Apparently, the nicotine business never changes—with smoke or without. Big Tobacco fought government overseers for decades, but eventually traditional cigarettes became heavily regulated products. Now the Food and Drug Administration is working on a package of regulations for e-cigarettes devices, which vaporize liquid nicotine with heat, rather than burning it …

Boneyard: Where airplanes go to die.

Julie Johnsson has a nice piece in Businessweek about how Boeing is buying up old 747s in order to sell more new 747s, referring to “desert storage” of the planes that are going to be taken out of service in hopes that at some future point someone will want them. …

A Captive Wi-Fi Audience Pays Off – Businessweek

Our need to remain constantly connected everywhere is definitely paying off for inflight Internet provider Gogo. The company reported its first quarterly earnings since going public in June, and it shows that not only are more domestic flyers signing up for its pokey airborne connections, but that they’re also paying …