Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Is online retailer Amazon about to do to TV's what it did to bookstores? A published report says Amazon is coming out with its own box to attach to TV's. Businessweek says this would compete with Apple TV, Roku and -- possibly with cable and satellite companies. And from Britain comes the story of the four-year-old whose parents took her in for therapy when she became "distressed and inconsolable" without her iPad. Research about the early childhood effects of tech is ongoing, but it's an issue parents have to deal with here and now. 

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Is Amazon about to do to TVs what it did to bookstores?

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Posted In: Amazon, television, cable TV, netflix

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Big data competes with gut instinct in determining how multimillion dollar contracts are meted out in the NFL draft.
Posted In: Sports, football, NFL

I want my iPad! How to handle toddler tech tantrums

What do you do when your child can't live without their digital tablet?
Posted In: iPad, family, family tech, kids