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Twitter to list which music is most tweeted about

Mar 27, 2014
After the failure of their music app, Twitter tries to get back in the game.
Posted In: Twitter, apps, Music, billboard

In which Kai Ryssdal has to settle for $22.40

Mar 25, 2014
The individual results from Amazon's e-book price fixing settlement.
Posted In: Amazon, e-books, Kindle

New contact lenses have night-vision capability

Mar 24, 2014
Researchers at the University of Michigan have been experimenting with graphene.

First tweets don't age so well

Mar 21, 2014
In which the Marketplace team and Vladimir Putin reflect on the past 8 years.
Posted In: Twitter

NCAA bracketeers cried today

Mar 20, 2014
ESPN says Warren Buffett's $1 billion bet is almost certainly safe.
Posted In: NCAA, Warren Buffett

Grumpy Cat gets recalled; gets grumpier

Mar 19, 2014
Ganz and Toyota had bad days.

Only half of us will accept robot domination

Mar 18, 2014
However, a study from MIT suggests half of us... will.

The 5 second rule actually works

Mar 14, 2014
In which science completely validates conventional wisdom.
Posted In: five second rule, studies

Amazon Prime's $99 bargain

Mar 13, 2014
When being the biggest seller of stuff online just isn't enough.
Posted In: Amazon Prime

Don't tase me, drone

Mar 12, 2014
An intern gets tased as part of a product demonstration.

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