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The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the details.

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Here’s how Nintendo will get people to use its smartphone apps

Nintendo's first smartphone app arrives in March with a new rewards scheme to get players hooked.

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Apple is reportedly seeking exclusive content for the Apple TV

Taking a page from Netflix and Amazon, Apple may be in search of the next House of Cards or Transparent.

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Why cord cutters shouldn’t live in fear of broadband data caps

An optimistic outlook on Internet data limits, overage charges, and the potential threat to streaming video.

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Improved comments come to Google Apps on mobile

Google added new commenting features to its mobile productivity apps for iOS and Android Wednesday.

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Skype offers early access to free group video calls on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile

Skype celebrates its tenth anniversary of free video calling by adding free group video calls to its mobile apps (a feature already available on Skype for desktop). Eager Skypers can sign up to get it earlier.

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Periscope live streams arrive inside Twitter, no separate app required

Twitter users on iPhone can access Periscope live streams without a separate app (but no broadcasting or commenting).

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T-Mobile admits Binge On throttles all video, blames everyone else for confusion

T-Mobile's John Legere decides to "help clarify" how Binge On throttling works after weeks of dodging questions.

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Apple doubles down on its Reno data center

Apple is doubling the size of its data center campus near Reno to support iCloud, iTunes, and other Internet services.

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Amazon WorkMail can now be yours for $4 per user per month

After nearly a year in preview, Amazon's WorkMail hosted email and calendar service for enterprises is now generally available.

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Is Dropbox planning a P2P option? New patent suggests it's looking beyond the cloud

Dropbox has been granted a patent on a new peer-to-peer file-sharing technology that suggests it may be planning an alternative to its existing cloud-based service.

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The Beatles start streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and more on Christmas Eve

The Beatles join the streaming revolution on December 24 with the group's catalog coming to nine different services.

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Spotify gets a Party mode with adjustable moods

Spotify keeps pushing beyond the basic playlist with an interactive Party mode.

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Now you can share your Project Fi data with your tablets

Google has expanded its cellular service to support up to nine data-only devices per account, with no extra fees.

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Apple Music locks up Taylor Swift’s 1989 concert video as an exclusive

With 1989 concert stream, Taylor Swift becomes a major marketing point for Apple Music.

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Pandora’s Thumbprint Radio combines all your interests into a personal mega-station

Pandora's personalized Thumbprint Radio hopes to take on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Google Photos keeps it simple with shared albums

Google Photos now lets users collaborate and add the shared albums to their own collections.