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South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed
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South Korea Is Building What Could Be the Future Standard in Wireless Speed

The country is investing $1.5 billion to make 5G wireless internet nationally available by the end of the decade.
Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon
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Cable Wars: Intel Builds a Web TV Service, Sells It to Verizon

With this deal, Verizon might be looking to take on cable rival Comcast.
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs
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Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

The popular social-media site is toying with the idea of allowing users to add the animated images to their pinboards.
Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH
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Faster Food: This Restaurant Delivers Burgers to Your Table at 90 MPH

A cafe in New Zealand is using a pneumatic tube system to deliver burgers to customers at an astounding speed.
Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205
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Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction.
Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages
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Spotify Musicians Can Now Sell Merchandise on Their Artist Pages

Hoping to improve its artist relations, Spotify is letting musicians sell merchandise through their profile pages without taking a commission.
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka
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Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

A multi-year agreement between a 3-D printing tech company and a global leader in chocolate could bring sweet results.
Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It
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Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

The online retailer patents 'anticipatory shipping' technology, which uses your order history to predict what you'll buy next.
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999
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How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'
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Why You Should Revolt Against the 'Robot Uprising'

Machines have the potential to wipe out 47 percent of the U.S. workforce -- unless small business can help stop them.
Not Fun and Games: Weak Wii U Sales Leads Nintendo to Lower Forecast
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Not Fun and Games: Weak Wii U Sales Leads Nintendo to Lower Forecast

Japanese gaming company expects to see an operating loss at the end of fiscal year.
Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses
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Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

The tech company's latest 'smart' project aims to have serious health benefits.
Photoshop's Latest Feature: 3-D Printing Capability
Apps & Software

Photoshop's Latest Feature: 3-D Printing Capability

In the latest update to its ubiquitous Photoshop program, available today, Adobe has added 3-D printing capabilities.
At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart
Leadership

At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has given the boot to her second in command, Henrique de Castro, just a little over a year after pilfering the exec from rival Google.
Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead
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Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

The inventors claim that topically applied caffeine offers a consistent level of energy without the jolting buzz-then-crash that comes with drinking caffeinated drinks.
A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory
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A Possible Perk for Coffee Addicts: Better Long-Term Memory

Researchers have provided another reason to embrace our coffee addictions, with a new study suggesting caffeine may improve long-term memory.
The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes
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The Weather Channel Gets Unseasonably Dumped by DirecTV Amid Carriage Disputes

DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel from the screens of its roughly 20 million customers early Tuesday morning after the two couldn't come to terms on carriage fees.
GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook
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GameStop Shares Plummet on Weak Outlook

GameStop lowered its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings guidance after suffering declines in video-game sales during the holiday period.
U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality
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U.S. Court of Appeals Overturns Net Neutrality

In a ruling published Tuesday, a Washington D.C. court struck down portions of the Federal Communications Commission's rules.
Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million
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Groupon Scoops Up Fashion Flash-Sale Site Ideeli for a Cool $43 Million

The Chicago-based daily deal giant takes another step in its quest to become your go-to destination for doing or buying 'anything, anytime, anywhere.'
Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.
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Remember 'Draw Something'? Its Founder Is Now Writing Something -- A Screenplay.

Draw Something creator Charles Forman has written a film treatment about the unintended consequences of civilian drones -- and now he wants your feedback.
Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group
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Facebook Buys Social Startup Branch to Spearhead New 'Conversations' Group

Facebook has snapped up Branch for a reported $15 million and appointed the Branch team to run its new Conversations group in New York.
Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance
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Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.
Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France
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Angry Protesters Attack Uber Car in France

Be glad you weren't in this Uber car when French taxi drivers turned violent.
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process
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Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365
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GoDaddy Teams Up With Microsoft to Offer Small Businesses Office 365

The domain registrar will now offer its small business customers the latest productivity and management tools, courtesy of Microsoft.
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