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Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

Bad Karma? PayPal President Reports Stolen Credit Card

Just weeks after a claim that PayPal compromised the credit-card data of one of its users, the company's president claimed his card got skimmed.
Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants

Groupon Unveils Self-Serve, DIY Deal-Making Tool for Merchants

The Chicago-based website released Deal Builder, an option that allows business owners to automatically build a custom promotion.
Following Takedown, Flappy Bird Hatches Anew on eBay for $100,000

Following Takedown, Flappy Bird Hatches Anew on eBay for $100,000

After Flappy Bird was inexplicably removed from app stores by its developer over the weekend, the free game has now resurfaced on eBay to the tune of $99,900.
Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

Not Just for Weddings: Set Up a Registry for Your New Business

If you ask, your supporters may just buy you office equipment and supplies.
Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

Investors Unnerved: Is Twitter Too Difficult to Use?

The social media company's stock plunges 20 percent on report of slow user growth.
App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

App Developer to Facebook: We Had 'Paper' First

FiftyThree, which created its own award-winning app entitled Paper in 2012, may take legal action against Facebook for its much-ballyhooed new reader app of the same name.
5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

5 Key Milestones in Facebook's History

On Facebook's 10th birthday, founder Mark Zuckerberg wants the social network to be relevant to everyone, not just the teens who were among its first users.
On Facebook's 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media Powerhouse

On Facebook's 10th Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg Reflects on the Long Journey of Creating a Social Media Powerhouse

In an exclusive interview with the 'Today' show, Zuckerberg says Facebook remains focused on its next big move.
The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

While many people believe they have the next million-dollar idea, in reality their vision could be a total dud. Here are 10 things needed to make your invention a success.
Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

By presenting dense technical text in a simple visual format, patent maps can be efficient tools for reading a competitive landscape, preforming due diligence and even forecasting upcoming trends.
Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Swallow This 'Password' Pill to Unlock Your Digital Devices

Yes, this is as far out as it sounds.
9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

9 Reasons Why Most Startups Fail

There are all sorts of pitfalls for entrepreneurs. These are the ones that trip up the majority of startup founders.
Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Why a Dog-Eat-Dog Mentality Doesn't Work

Thinking that you have to annihilate your competitors to dominate your industry may not be the best approach to scale your company. Here is why.
How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

How the Timbuk2 Brand Went From Basement to Famous

To scale his bag company Timbuk2, the founder had to keep his startup mentality when growing his brand.
Google Just Made 'Glass' More Useful, Less Dorky

Google Just Made 'Glass' More Useful, Less Dorky

New 'Titanium Collection' pairs the internet-connected device with stylish prescription glasses and sunglasses.
The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

The Latest Wearable Tech Buzz: It's For the Bees

One might wonder how a scientist would go about attaching anything to a tiny, buzzing insect. The answer might surprise you.
Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Kid Inventor Whose Marshmallow Launcher Impressed Obama Gets VIP Ticket to State of the Union

Joey Hudy wowed President Obama at the White House Science Fair and has since secured a spot as Intel's youngest intern.
On the Mac's 30th Birthday, Apple Does Some Horn Tooting

On the Mac's 30th Birthday, Apple Does Some Horn Tooting

The often tight-lipped company is having a relatively effusive celebration to mark three decades of its game-changing computer. It's even asking for some fan input.
8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

8 Ways the 'Internet of Things' Will Impact Your Everyday Life

From scheduling oil changes to monitoring you baby's health, new sensors will make your life easier to track in the next few years.
Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Afraid of Sharks? No Problem. Just Check Twitter.

Scientists in Western Australia have outfitted more than 320 sharks with transmitters that trigger warning tweets when they arrive within one kilometer of popular beaches.
Pinning in Motion: Pinterest Said to Be Testing Posts With GIFs

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

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.
Hershey's Foray Into 3-D Printing Could Allow You to Be Your Own Willy Wonka

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.
Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

Google's Next Crazy Project: Smart Contact Lenses

The tech company's latest 'smart' project aims to have serious health benefits.
Tired of Coffee? Try This Spray-On Caffeine Instead

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.
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