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Web-Based Subscription Businesses Surf A New Wave

Subscription-based business models are nothing new. But right now, e-commerce subscriptions are exploding. And in some cases, companies that make a unique pitch about their product line can win customers away from large retailers like Amazon.
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Hoping To Pass On Your iTunes Collection? Good Luck

Robert Siegel talks with Jonathan Zittrain, co-director of Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about what happens to your iTunes library when you pass away.
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When A Kickstarter Campaign Fails, Does Anyone Get The Money Back?

On Kickstarter, the largest crowd-funding site, a handful of entrepreneurs have raised millions of dollars more than they expected. But if they fail to deliver their promised product, questions arise over whether the supporters are donating money or making a purchase.
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Social Media Advice: Do Politics Belong On Facebook?

Social media experts Baratunde Thurston and Deanna Zandt answer questions about how to behave in the digital age. This week's topic: How should you address touchy subjects such as religion and politics on Facebook?
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Tech Week Ahead: Amazon Hints At New Kindle

Melissa Block looks ahead to the week's tech news with Laura Sydell. They cover a big upcoming announcement from Amazon.
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Mobile Mobilizing For Election 2012

More than 80 percent of American adults own a cell phone. Today's campaigns are scrambling to find new ways to engage voters and donors through their handheld devices.

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Mining New Political Data: Music And Politics

As Election 2012 enters its final stretch, both parties are experimenting with new data sources -— like music preferences or web searches -- to glean insights about potential voters.

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