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Are stores pass in the era of online shopping? The idea of having to wander around a sterile, overly lit cavern does not appeal
Financial Times | May 4, 2018 04:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Law enforcement demands smartphone 'kill switch' Police and prosecutors from across the country told smartphone manufacturers on Thursday that they must take steps to solve the epidemic of thefts involving mobile devices and they need to do it right away.
MSNBC | Jun 13, 2013 10:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'Kill switch' pushed as solution to smartphone thefts The theft of mobile devices smart phones and tablets is now the fastest-growing street crime in America and the incidents are turning more violent, according to the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
MSNBC | Jun 12, 2013 5:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Car-sharing industry hits some bumps in the road Peer-to-peer car sharing is only a few years old and as this new business model expands, its running into a few roadblocks. Some states are asking questions about liability issues. Most insurance companies dont allow policyholders to rent or otherwise use
MSNBC | Jun 5, 2013 6:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Data breaches cost consumers billions of dollars Data breaches are bad for business, but the resulting fraud can be devastating to the people whove had their personal information compromised. A new report from Javelin Strategy and Research released on Wednesday concludes that a single massive data breac
MSNBC | Jun 5, 2013 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Toy chicken recalled for being too darn loud Sure it's cute. But this dancing chicken is just too darned loud. Fred Meyer is recalling a $20 Easter toy sold in four western states because the music it plays is too loud and could possibly cause hearing damage.
MSNBC | May 31, 2013 6:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Americans just don't like their Internet provider Americans are not big fans of their cable TV service or their cell phone service. But they really hate their internet service provider, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
MSNBC | May 21, 2013 3:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Tough drunk-driving law may be buzzkill for light drinkers Imagine having a drink with dinner at a restaurant only to be pulled over on the way home and slapped with a DUI. That could happen under a proposed plan to toughen the drunk driving laws across the country, and it has restaurateurs alarmed.
MSNBC | May 17, 2013 9:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How to protect a prepaid debit card It's like cash, only better. Or so say the marketers. Prepaid debit cards are usable wherever credit cards work, protect your privacy, and are - of course - compact.
MSNBC | May 15, 2013 7:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Prom dress prices giving families taffeta shock Inspired by celebrities on the red carpet, influenced by couture photos circulated on Pinterest and armed with price information from online browsing, American girls plan to spend more when they shop for prom dresses this year.
MSNBC | Apr 24, 2013 2:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend