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Microsoft starts accepting Bitcoin payments in its online stores

Bitcoin is accepted by Microsoft only in the United States for now

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Working conditions? Amazon's robots have no complaints

Cutting-edge fulfillment centers fitted out with Kiva robots fuel speculation that humans days in the working force could be numbered

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Slow Cyber Monday may be productivity boost for the boss

Fewer people likely to be shopping online today, meaning work is actually getting done

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Why Apple should add Touch ID to its Macs

Password security is the obvious reason, but Apple Pay is the better reason

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Apple Pay: The 5 lessons it teaches IT and business alike

Tired of being ineffective and unloved? It's time to act different

Report: Amazon building ad system to compete with Google's

The system may resemble Google's AdWords for keyword-targeted ads

Amazon seeks U.S. exemption to test delivery drones

The online retailer plans to use drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less

Mt. Gox CEO selling Bitcoins.com, will give some proceeds to burned investors

The domain will go on sale July 24 with an opening bid of $185,000

Has Apple opened the door to bitcoin apps?

An update to the App Store guidelines suggests cryptocurrency apps are welcome

Apple to buy Beats for $3 billion in streaming music gambit

The acquisition of the subscription music service had been rumored for some time

Amazon plays dirty, E.U. plays ostrich in the bozo parade

E.U. beats up on free speech and U.S. business competitiveness, while Amazon hits below the belt in negotiations with a book publisher

EBay flaw could be used to hijack accounts, researcher says

The auction site hasn't patched the flaw after four days, so the researcher decided to go public

Dark Wallet -- threat or no threat?

A new digital wallet extends the anonymity of people conducting bitcoin transactions

NetSuite looks to stay relevant with revamped HTML5 user interface

Cloud ERP vendor also announces a new b-to-b portal and updated software for services businesses

Mozilla to press ahead with in-Firefox ad plans

At the same time, the company reassures users that the browser won't become 'a mess of logos'

Bitcoin lacks 'credibility and trust,' SEC says

The securities regulator warns of frauds and scams involving the virtual currency

Alibaba's business model and the Chinese market make its IPO hot

Alibaba's IPO in the U.S. could surpass the $16B offering from Facebook

Google Now gets smarter for real-world scenarios

New features on mobile app make the Google Now personal assistant more useful

Google's same-day delivery service hits New York and West Los Angeles

Google Express Shipping lands on both coasts, and is still free for now

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