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Best Buy

Best Buy dreams of laptop revival amid 'crashing' tablet sales

Shoppers aren't in a rush to upgrade their aging tablets. That sounds a lot like the PC market.

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kindle ebook

Amazon says cheaper e-books are better for everyone in latest Hachette war salvo

Amazon argues for price elasticity as messy dispute with Hachette drags on.

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twitterdm

Twitter tweaking Direct Messages for easier use across devices

Private conversations will fully sync across devices -- except for the messages you delete.

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Verizon FiOS getting faster uploads to match download speeds

Now's the perfect time for Verizon to generate some good will.

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kindle ebook

Kindle Unlimited launches: 600,000 all-you-can-read e-books for $10 per month

Amazon's new subscription e-book plan includes more than 600,000 titles, but no major publishers.

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shazamrdio

Shazam adds full in-app song playback for Rdio subscribers

Rdio users are no longer limited to short song previews, with support for other streaming services coming soon.

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Sundar Pichai

How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows

Come for the awesome new Android features, stay because...well, it's just getting way too hard to switch.

on greenbot.com

yoapp

Stupidly simple app phenomenon Yo got hacked, and hacked, and hacked again

A popular app that took eight hours to make has a few security flaws. Who'd have thunk it?

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razerjunglecat

iPhone game controls take a new shape in Razer's Junglecat

Razer's first iOS game controller is pocket-friendly, for a price.

squareorder

Square Order wants to be your new take-out app

Square's latest consumer-facing app lets you order ahead from local cafes and coffee shops.

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endlesstv

EndlessTV is a cool way to watch free videos without ads

New app provides a continuous stream of videos, without the ads.

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Report: U.S. Internet providers allow 'permanent congestion' and want cash to clear it up

Congested connections aren't a net neutrality issue, but they're an argument for more competition.

on pcworld.com

Why Apple is winning in China

The Chinese market could be the key to Apple's future. Judging by the company's most recent quarterly earnings, that future looks good.

AOL traces mystery spam flood to security breach; passwords and more stolen

E-mail addresses and encrypted passwords compromised for oughly 2 percent of accounts, AOL says.

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lytroillum

Lytro returns with Illum, a very expensive light field camera

The latest Lytro camera looks like a DSLR and costs a cool $1600.