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In the U.K., there are plans afoot to charge a higher fee to park a larger car, even in your own driveway.

Remember Swivel, the data mashup site we blogged about? Here’s another new data visualization site, called ManyEyes, run by IBM’s Visual Communications Lab. And here’s a thoughtful review of ManyEyes vs. Swivel.

Standardized test scores in Illinois are up dramatically; why?

An interesting new fantasy baseball site,, has a trading floor and prizes of up to $100,000. True devotees should read this commentary by Aaron Brown, author of The Poker Face of Wall Street.

There’s another apple/orange on the loose.

(Hat tips: Brandon Adams, Chris Barncard, Eric Samuelson, Hannah Koenker, Peter Carr)