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Photograph by Julian Stratenschulte/AP Photo

Forget the Batphone. Here Comes the Merkelphone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is getting a new phone. In fact, she’s buying almost 10,000 of them, for something in the neighborhood of $31 million. This summer, the German government will get the first of about 9,600 hack-proof handsets. The...

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The Inner Balance app coaches you through breathing exercises designed to reduce stress.

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The Inner Balance app coaches you through breathing exercises designed to reduce stress.

Inner Balance Promises Stress Relief for IPhoners: Rich Jaroslovsky

In a classic “Seinfeld” episode, George’s father adopts what’s supposed to be a stress-reduction technique. Except that, instead of reciting it softly to himself, he bellows to the rafters: “Serenity now!” The Inner Balance Trainer is a $99 device from...

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The New York Times is hoping to attract young readers by meeting them where they hang out.

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The New York Times is hoping to attract young readers by meeting them where they hang out.

Hey Kids, Forget Netflix! Come Party With The New York Times

The New York Times has plenty of paying readers, about 1.61 million as of September. But if there’s something the Times wants more than paying readers, it’s young paying readers. It wants kids out of college willing to plunk down a few bucks...

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Yuri Milner, co-founder of investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, predicted three websites that will survive until 2113.

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Yuri Milner, co-founder of investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, predicted three websites that will survive until 2113.

Three Websites That Will Last 100 Years: Yuri Milner Predicts

Yuri Milner, the Russian investor whose early bet on Facebook made him a billionaire, thinks three websites will endure for 100 years. Not surprisingly, the world’s largest social network was one of them. The other two he named are Google...

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LivesOn.org promises that ”when your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting.”

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LivesOn.org promises that ”when your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting.”

Tweet in Peace: LivesOn Keeps Twitter Feed Alive Even If You Aren’t

For some there might be no finer way to spend the afterlife than insulting TV presenter Piers Morgan. Dave Bedwood, a 38-year-old Briton, says he can help you do just that. Almost 7,000 people have signed up for LivesOn.org, which promises that ”when...

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TSL Education is an important resource for teachers to share information.

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TSL Education is an important resource for teachers to share information.

From Newspaper Insert to Social Network: TSL Scores With Teachers

More than a century ago, TSL Education began as a newspaper insert for teachers. Today it’s a digital media company with a a fast-growing social network that helped it make about $120 million in sales last year. TSL Education is adding...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism about mobile, but the numbers aren't there yet.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed optimism about mobile, but the numbers aren't there yet.

Facebook Is a ‘Mobile Company,’ But Is That a Good Business?

Mark Zuckerberg described Facebook today as a “mobile company,” but he has a long way to go to prove that mobile is a viable business. Zuckerberg’s opening statements on Facebook’s earnings call lasted about seven and a half minutes, and...

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg introduces Graph Search at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

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Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg introduces Graph Search at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

First Impressions of Facebook’s New Graph Search

If you follow directions, Facebook’s new search engine is pretty amazing. But veer off course, and the results reveal just how limited the tool is right now. During an event today at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, Facebook introduced...

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