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Surface Pro 3 hands on: Better laptop, yes; better tablet, maybe

As I walked back from Microsoft’s Surface event earlier today, one question kept creeping into my mind: Did Microsoft(s MSFT) improve the new Surface …

How To Effectively Manage an Outsourced Content Marketing Team

A vital part of running an outsourced content marketing team is hiring the right people in the first place. When looking to build your team, it is very important to reflect on your goals and match your organization with freelancers who will help you reach them.<p>Search through your personal network …

A new way to clean (and reuse) the waste water that comes from dirty industries

A startup called Axine Water Technologies has developed a new low-cost way to clean the waste water created by industries like oil and gas …

Nuclear Fusion Just Got a Little Closer to Becoming a Reality

When physicists first split the atom in 1938, in the process known as nuclear fission, the feat led very quickly to the bombs that destroyed …

Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting

Cozy is tackling another part of the rental process today with the launch of a new feature for credit checks.<p>The startup, which raised a Series A led by General Catalyst last year, already allows landlords to perform tasks like screening tenants and collecting rent. Now, when a landlord finds an …

CVS Action Brings Call For A Food Fight

Well, that didn’t take long.<p>Just hours after CVS announced last Wednesday that it would halt sales of tobacco, public health activists and their media allies seized the opportunity to advance a notion championed by such anti-”Big Food” luminaries as <i>The New York Times’</i> Mark Bittman and the Dean of …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.<p>This week, WinCo …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

With Paper, Facebook Stops Trying To Be Everything For Everyone

Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Facebookers hope to Paper over the problems of its primary app with a new, content-sharing, stand-alone app. Will Paper perform like Facebook Messenger or like Poke?<p>This is no Paper tiger. Whether Facebook’s new stand-alone take on a news feed app flops or takes off, …

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Porch.com Scores Big Win With Lowe’s Partnership

Finding the right professional for home improvement projects isn’t exactly easy and most homeowners are pretty anxious about who gets to work on their homes. That’s why Angie’s List can charge for its service, for example. Many homeowners, however, also ask for recommendations in the stores they …

Court tells Yelp it must reveal some critics' identities

A court ruling forcing Yelp to disclose the identities of several anonymous critics is getting bad reviews from free-speech advocates.<p>A Virginia appeals court ordered the San Francisco site to identify those responsible for seven negative reviews of a carpet cleaning company, citing a state statute …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

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Sprint’s Framily plan isn’t Amway, but it’s a distant cousin of multilevel marketing

Since writing my post about Sprint’s interesting spin on the family plan on Tuesday, I’ve received a bunch of comments about how similar Sprint’s(s …

'A Very Old and Terrible Lie': Lone Survivor and Morality in a War Zone

“A true war story is never moral,” wrote author Tim O’Brien in his award-winning 1990 story collection <i>The Things They Carried</i>, based on his …

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This Dumb Year: The 47 Lamest Moments in Tech 2013

In tech, dumb moments come in an array of flavors — but some years have definite overarching themes. 2012, for instance, was the year of the apology. …

Flurry Finds Christmas App Download Spike Continues, But Lessens As People Get Used To Smartphones

Mobile analytics and ad platform Flurry has released its annual report on the state of app downloads over Christmas for 2013, and as is usually the case, consumers clearly went crazy for apps this year. Unwrapping a new iPad will inevitably prompt a spike in software downloads, but Flurry is …

$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

Federal regulators this month opened a new era in the treatment of a deadly liver virus that infects three to five times more people than HIV. Now the question is: Who will get access to the new drug for hepatitis C, and when?<p>The drug Sovaldi will cost $1,000 per pill. A typical course of treatment …

The Day the Rob Ford Story Stopped Being Funny

Of the four men in the most famous image of Ford hanging out in the drug house, one is dead, two are out on bail and the other remains the Mayor of Toronto<p><i>PLUS: The Definitive Rob Ford Timeline</i><p>It's been fun, I'm not going to lie. During the past three weeks in Toronto, you've never had to wonder …

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

In A Divided San Francisco, Private Tech Buses Drive Tension

<i>Part of a series on</i> income inequality <i>in the San Francisco Bay Area</i><p>If you want to understand the tension between tech workers in San Francisco, who often make six figures, and many of the city's other residents, try standing on the southwest corner of 24th Street and Valencia around 7:30 on a …

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Ban Companies From Using Credit Checks On Potential Employees

Since the Great Depression, many unemployed Americans have struggled to find a job once employers check their credit history. Many of these people fell on hard times after the housing bubble burst or faced an unforeseen medical issue. Warren argues that since research has shown that a person's …

Bitcoin is so 2013: Dogecoin is the new cryptocurrency on the block

It was only a matter of time before the 2013 meme of the year tried to turn his success into financial gain. Enter Dogecoin: a Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency that seems to have started as a joke and is beginning to actually accumulate some value. As with most things meme, there's a community on Reddit …