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As Starbucks Adopts 'Square' Payments, Will Other Merchants Follow?

You could soon pay for a latte at Starbucks simply by walking into the store with a smartphone in your pocket and giving the cashier your name. Square, a San Francisco-based payments startup unveiled a deal Wednesday with the world's largest coffee chain that will move its mobile payments products into Starbucks stores around the world.
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Virtual Harassment Gets Real For Female Gamers

Many online video games give players the option of texting and talking to each other for a more interactive experience. For female gamers, it may often bring harassment, sexual threats and taunts. The New York Times reporter Amy O'Leary explains how the online community is responding.
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Wisconsin Teen Looks To Repeat As Texting Champ, FAWC

Competitors will be in New York City this afternoon for the annual LG U.S. National Texting Championship. There's a $50,000 top prize at stake, BTW.
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The Thin Line Between Hate Speech And Real Threat

Wade Page, who police say killed six people in a Sikh temple on Sunday, had long been on the radar of groups that track white supremacists. But you can't be arrested for hateful thoughts. And observers say finding the real threats has gotten harder for police with the rise of the Internet.
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A Comics Crusader Takes On The Digital Future

Comic-book writer Mark Waid is legendary among comics fans. But after a long career on paper, he's launched a digital line of comics, hoping to reach fans on smartphones and e-readers. But some store owners are worried that digital comics will mean the end of their business.
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How His Life Was Hacked In The Cloud

It only took an hour for Mat Honan's digital life to be destroyed. First, his Google account was taken over and deleted, then his Twitter feed was used to broadcast a racist and homophobic tirade. Then hackers erased all the data on his iPhone, iPad and MacBook. He lost all the photos of his one-year-old daughter.
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One Clue To Romney's Veep Pick: Whose Wiki Page Is Getting The Most Edits?

If campaign aides get busy scrubbing those Wiki pages, it could be a sign that a choice has been made. That's what happened in 2008. Right now, Republican Sen. Rob Portman's Wiki page seems to be getting the most activity.
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How Internet Browser Roles Are Changing

Microsoft and Google are battling it out to be the most popular Internet browser. Renee Montagne talks to Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the current browser war.

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