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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. Follow him on Twitter @worstideas 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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Wed Jul 30

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T-Mobile CEO Strikes Out at AT&T Again

The outspoken mobile phone boss is touting lower prices while laughing at his rivals.

Tue Jul 29

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Dankline published an article 12:36 PM

Is Apple Preparing to Challenge Amazon's Book Business?

The two companies compete in a lot of areas, but Amazon has thus far controlled the digital book market.

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Dankline published an article 11:28 AM

Will Fox Pay What Time Warner Wants?

Part of the reason the media giant's board turned down the deal is that it did not feel enough money was being offered.

Sat Jul 26

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Dankline published an article 12:11 PM

Can Entrepreneurs and Inventors Save RadioShack?

The struggling retail chain has a new product line coming to its shelves that could be the beginning of a new identity for the brand.

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Dankline published an article 8:13 AM

Amazon Prime Continues to Grow Despite Price Bump

Despite a price increase, the company said more people signed up in the second quarter of this year than in the previous one.

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Dankline published an article 7:06 AM

Does America Still Run on Dunkin'?

The doughnut maker reported slower than expected U.S. growth and has lowered its projections for the year.

Fri Jul 25

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Will Tesla's Model 3 Make Electric Vehicles Mainstream?

The Model 3 is still two years away but when it gets released it may bring a whole new set of buyers to electric vehicles.

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Dankline published an article 10:03 AM

The Truth Behind Comcast's $1.50 Retransmission Fee

The cable giant tacks on an extra $1.50 each month for many of its customers.

Thu Jul 24

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Dankline published an article 10:24 AM

Will Comcast's Customer Service Ever Get Better?

An internal memo about a recorded service call that went viral suggests the company is at least aware it needs to change.

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Dankline published an article 10:01 AM

Could Amazon Wallet Create a Whole New Way to Pay for Things?

Amazon has launched a beta test of Wallet, which might be the beginning of something much bigger.

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Dankline published an article 8:10 AM

How Microsoft's Job Cuts Will Affect the 'Shadow Workforce'

The company indirectly employs a large number of vendors and contractors who will now work under new rules.

Wed Jul 23

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Dankline published an article 12:41 PM

Will the NBA Double Its Television Rights Fees?

The league is looking to follow other sports and take in much more money for the right to televise its games.

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Dankline published an article 9:12 AM

Will Fox Buy Time Warner?

Rupert Murdoch is at it again, trying to pull one of the biggest deals in the history of media.

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Dankline published an article 7:42 AM

Netflix Price Increase Doesn't Slow Growth

Any fear that raising the cost of a new subscription would hurt growth for the streaming service seems unfounded after it released its latest letter to shareholders.

Tue Jul 22

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Dankline published an article 2:29 PM

France Bans Free Delivery. Will it Hurt Amazon Prime?

The country is trying to protect its local bookstores.

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Dankline published an article 10:17 AM

Latest eBay Data Breach Shows Deeper Security Concerns Than Reported

Two NYU professors have uncovered a flaw in the company's system that makes private data public.

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Dankline published an article 9:38 AM

Could Carlos Slim Steal T-Mobile From Sprint?

The Mexican billionaire may be interested in making a play for the rising mobile phone carrier.

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Dankline published an article 8:10 AM

ACSI Index Shows Falling Customer Satisfaction; Will it Damage the Economic Recovery?

A drop in the American Customer Satisfaction Index may lead to less spending.

Mon Jul 21

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Dankline published an article 1:59 PM

Selling Xbox One Without Kinect Pays Off for Microsoft

Sales of Xbox One doubled in June, but still did not top Sony's PlayStation 4.

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Dankline published an article 10:58 AM

Why the Amazon-Hachette Battle Didn't Cost the Retailer its Top Brand Ranking

The online retailer weathered a minor scandal and stayed atop the YouGov BrandIndex.

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