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Amazon announces ten-dollar increase to free-shipping minimum

Amazon’s free shipping minimum went up Tuesday from $25 to $35 -- the first price increase in over a decade -- in an apparent play to boost Amazon Prime subscribers.

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Obamacare

Ailing Obamacare site to get a "tech surge"

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting the IT trauma team giving urgent care to the Obamacare website, which has badly malfunctioned since its launch almost three weeks ago.

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Smule Nation lets you unleash your inner Bieber on the world

Smule, maker of popular music creation apps, now lets you enjoy—or critique—the work of others via its Smule Nation website.

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iCloud lock

iCloud-hosted data inaccessible for some users

For the past week, and counting, some iCloud subscribers have been unable to access their iCloud-hosted app data, and their apps have been unable to sync with the service.

Hands-on with Kidoodle.TV, a Netflix just for kids

For $5 a month, Kidoodle.TV can help you feel better about letting your kids watch so much darn TV.

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George Takei

Who's actually writing your favorite celebrity's tweets?

Inside the world of social media ghostwriters.

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Exploring Google Search's tenuous relationship with pirated content

Mountain View says it filters copyright-infringing content from its autocomplete function, but not all search filters are created equal.

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How Yahoo could have improved its logo

Yahoo has a new logo, but we think the company could have done better.

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Time to fix Yahoo's new logo

We were underwhelmed by Yahoo's newly redesigned logo. But because we live to serve, we have a few ideas for livening things up.

Remains of the Day: Face-off

Now you can report bugs to Apple in style. Elsewhere, Apple puts a new face on FaceTime and Android takes a shot across Apple's sleek and sophisticated bow.

Yahoo Wishlist

Yahoo’s email genie grants wishes for new, less terrible usernames

Yahoo on Monday began doling out new usernames in an ongoing effort to clear the decks of old accounts.

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Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

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define_awesome

Define awesome: Google beefs up dictionary in search

Google unveiled some cool new features to the dictionary function in its search.

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MTV VMA

MTV Video Music Awards: Where to stream and follow all the hot young talent

This collection of videos, information, and links will put you in the know on all the nominees and their illustrious bodies of work. Or just their bodies.

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IC on the record

Government turns to Tumblr and Twitter for new intelligence transparency drive

Not just for kittehs and Pr0n, government taps Tumblr for its Intelligence transparency site.

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Football Tech

Why the NFL and YouTube would make such great teammates

According to reports, Google is talking to the National Football League about putting out-of-market games on YouTube. Evan Dashevsky thinks such a deal would make sense for the NFL, for Google, and for fans.

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