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Daniel B. Kline

Daniel B. Kline is an accomplished writer and editor who has worked for the Microsoft Windows 8 Finance app and The Boston Globe, where he wrote for the paper and ran the Boston.com business desk. He also made regular appearances on Radio BDC and hosted the Boston.com live blog during the Boston Marathon bombing coverage. His latest book "Worst Ideas Ever" (Skyhorse) can be purchased at bookstores everywhere. In addition to his financial writing, Kline wrote a syndicated opinion column that appeared in hundreds of newspapers. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Celine, son, Joshua, and cats Caroline and Cookiepuss.

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Sat Nov 22

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Dankline published an article 10:24 AM

3 Reasons Black Friday Doesn't Matter Anymore

What was once a shopping tradition may soon slip into irrelevancy.

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Black Friday Kicks Off Do-or-Die Period for These 3 Microsoft Products

The Windows-maker is entering its first holiday season with Satya Nadella as its CEO and the period could prove critical to a number of consumer efforts.

Thu Nov 20

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Dankline published an article 2:06 PM

Comcast Still Battling Customer Service Problems

Comcast has pledged to get better, but progress is slow at best and problems keep cropping up.

Wed Nov 19

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Dankline published an article 3:02 PM

There's $2.1 Trillion Sitting Overseas, How Do We Get It Back on American Soil?

Not bringing money home allows multinational corporations to avoid giving Uncle Sam his 35% cut.

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Dankline published an article 2:31 PM

Wal-Mart vs. Amazon: Will Price Matching Decide the Holiday Winner?

The physical retailer has taken away a perceived advantage from its online foe.

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Dankline published an article 1:46 PM

Verizon Finds a Sneaky Way to Make It Harder for Customers to Leave

The change at Verizon could end up costing competitors Sprint and T-Mobile more money.

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Dankline published an article 1:34 PM

1 Reason the Amazon/Hachette Deal Is Bad for Consumers, and 2 Reasons It's Good

The publisher and the retailer finally made a deal and it may ultimately lead to lower prices for you.

Tue Nov 18

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Dankline published an article 3:24 PM

3 Steps to Protect Your Finances on Black Friday

It's easy to make mistakes and fall into debt during the holiday shopping season.

Fri Nov 14

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Dankline published an article 5:01 PM

Did Sony Make a Huge Mistake in Not Following Microsoft's Xbox One Holiday Price Cut?

The PS4 still starts at $399 while the rival system can be purchased for $349 with a game included.

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Dankline published an article 4:56 PM

Does AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile Offer the Best iPad Deal?

Buying the Apple tablet with a data plan is not as easy as you would think.

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Dankline published an article 11:58 AM

Obama vs. the FCC: Who's Got Your Back on Net Neutrality?

Exactly how open the Internet is and for whom remains a big question.

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Dankline published an article 10:52 AM

Google Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick: Which Should You Choose?

The two devices are similar, but one is better (with a major caveat).

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Dankline published an article 10:32 AM

Can Microsoft's Windows Phone Win Customers With Lower-Priced Devices?

Microsoft might have reached the point where it's offering a good-enough product with a price that lures customers away from higher-end phones.

Wed Nov 12

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Dankline published an article 3:39 PM

The Real Markup On Your Bar Tab Revealed

You knew that it cost more to drink while dining out; but you may be surprised by how much.

Tue Nov 11

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Dankline published an article 5:11 PM

Should Domino's and Papa John's Fear Pizza Hut's Big Menu Changes?

Yum! Brands' pizza chain is offering a new menu built around customizing your pizza.

Mon Nov 10

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Dankline published an article 6:02 PM

3 Reasons Amazon Should Give Fire TV Stick to Prime Members for Free

Making the $39 streaming device free with a Prime subscription could enhance the company's membership program and bring it more revenue.

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Dankline published an article 3:39 PM

Taylor Swift Deals Another Blow to the Streaming Music Model

Spotify says it's trying to fix a broken system and fairly compensate artists.

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Dankline published an article 12:23 PM

What Is the Amazon Echo? Useful Virtual Assistant for Your Home or Snazzy Speaker? Time Will Tell.

Amazon announced the new Echo device, but is not selling it just yet so it's hard to judge if it will live up to its potential.

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Dankline published an article 12:07 PM

Microsoft Just Put Billions at Risk by Giving Office Away

The company is now allowing editing on the free versions of its Office apps, which removes a powerful reason to actually pay for them.

Sun Nov 9

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Dankline published an article 8:29 AM

Sheryl Sandberg Proves You Don't Have to Be a Visionary to Become a Tech Billionaire

The tech executive followed a road that very few have traveled.

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