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Going Online To Outsource Your Chores

Listings for odd jobs used to run on community bulletin boards. Then, Craigslist took over. Now, start-ups like TaskRabbit and Postmates use technology to connect people looking for part-time jobs with employers who need help. Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Brad Stone describes his experience with them.
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Metro Punts Again On Cell Phone Coverage Until 2015

Those frustrated with spotty cell phone service on the Metro may not get a reprieve until as late as 2015, as Metro's GM is asking Congress to extend their deadline by two years.

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The Brain Of The Beast: Google Reveals The Computers Behind The Cloud

For years, Google has kept mostly silent about the technology that has made it one of the leaders in cloud computing. Now, for the first time, Google has opened the doors of its data centers to the outside.
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Farmer Tackling Monsanto's Seed Policy Gets A Day In Supreme Court

Whether food giant Monsanto's practice of patenting crop seeds is legal when farmers have little opportunity to find alternatives may finally get a review from the Supreme Court this year. It has agreed to hear a case in which a farmer planting Monsanto seeds without paying.
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Social Media Advice: When To Wish Happy Birthday?

Social media experts Baratunde Thurston and Deanna Zandt answer questions about how to behave in the digital age. This week's topic: When a person has hundreds, perhaps even thousands of friends on Facebook, what's the rule for wishing them a happy birthday?

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