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Amazon Taps Post Office For Sunday Deliveries; A Win-Win?

The Postal Service has struck a deal. Starting with New York and Los Angeles, it will deliver Amazon's packages on Sundays. More cities will be added next year. The early analyses are that both sides of the deal will benefit.
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Amazon, The U.S. Postal Service And The Push To Expand Same-Day Delivery

Amazon will use the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand the service to other cities. How the push toward same-day delivery is transforming online shopping and the retail industry.

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Five Things That Have Gone The Way Of Blockbuster

As the video rental store closes its last doors, Weekend Edition takes a look at other once-ubiquitous things that have disappeared, or are well on their way.
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Inescapable Melodies: The Legacy Of Video Game Music

Some of the most memorable melodies of the past few decades came not from the pop charts but from video games.

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Tech Week: Twitter Takes Off, Audie Cornish In Silicon Valley

In this week's round-up of tech coverage from NPR and beyond, we look back on Twitter's big debut, All Things Considered's week of innovation stories from California and Google's reveal about its mystery barge in the San Francisco bay.
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Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

The Barbershop guys meet us in St. Louis this week. They'll weigh in on the Miami Dolphins' bullying debate, and ask whether a California high school's mascot is offensive.
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Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

Restaurants with a "weak" reputation are more likely to write fake positive reviews, a study finds. But chain restaurants, which do not benefit greatly from Yelp, are less likely to commit review fraud.
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Lost Luggage? Airlines Have Got A Brand New (Electronic) Tag

By 2014, airlines will introduce an electronic tag system that allows you to track your suitcase's exact location on your smartphone during your travels.
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Neflix To Stream Original Series Based On Marvel Characters

Netflix and Disney have announced a deal that calls for Marvel Television to develop four original live-action series. The new series will star relatively minor characters from Marvel's catalog.
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Third-Graders React To Video Games Tracking Their Play

Last week's story about what video game companies are doing to make their games more addictive made an impression on some Washington, D.C., third-graders. They wrote in with their thoughts.

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