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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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The Home Depot, Inc's Data Breach Will Not Doom Its Business

The chain has handled its breach better than Target handled a similar issue, but falling consumer interest in the topic of security may make the affair a non-story.

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What Do 50 Million Amazon Prime Members Mean for the Company?

The online retailer makes more money from its paying members, and there may be more of them than people thought.

Sun Sep 21

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Sprint's iPhone for Life: Good Deal or Gimmick?

Sprint is offering Apple's new iPhone 6 with a different deal than its competitors.

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Why Is Microsoft Corporation Still Pushing the Xbox 360?

It's about more than the games as Microsoft wants to operate a store in your living room

Sat Sep 20

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Dankline published an article 9:03 AM

AT&T and Verizon Fight FCC Over Faster Broadband Requirements

The two internet service providers don't agree with proposed rules that could lead to faster internet for many.

Thu Sep 18

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Sprint's $100 Family Share Pack Excludes a Key Group of Customers

The company has a bold new plan to help it gain customers from rivals, but it won't extend the deal to people already using its service.

Tue Sep 16

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Dankline published an article 9:27 PM

What's in Store for the Starbucks Verismo Single-Serve Coffee Maker?

Starbucks has struggled to gain traction in a U.S. market that is dominated by Keurig's K-Cup brewers.

Mon Sep 15

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HBO vs. Netflix: Can the Streaming Leader Be Taken Down?

Time Warner may offer HBO Go as a digital streaming service which would not require a cable subscription. Should Netflix be worried?

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Dankline published an article 1:51 PM

Amazon.com Does Its Bit to Help Save the U.S. Postal Service

The relationship with the online retailer has been a rare positive for the beleaguered government entity.

Sun Sep 14

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Dankline published an article 3:00 PM

Netflix vs. Hulu Plus: Is the Battle Already Over?

The two companies started as rivals, but one has pulled ahead, which could ultimately be good for the other.

Fri Sep 12

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Dankline published an article 3:25 PM

Will Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon End Subsidized Phones?

One carrier has already eliminated the practice, and the others are all offering alternatives to the long-standing practice.

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Dankline published an article 12:56 PM

Could T-Mobile Really Pass AT&T in Mobile Subscribers?

CEO John Legere has moved past targeting Sprint and is now looking toward a loftier rival.

Thu Sep 11

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Dankline published an article 10:35 AM

Comcast Is Now Working Harder to Annoy Its Customers

Like a kid with a bad reputation in school, Comcast should be on its best behavior, because everyone is watching.

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Dankline published an article 10:28 AM

Will a New Layout Save MSN.com?

The homepage has a new look and a new concept that ties it more closely with Windows 8.

Tue Sep 9

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Dankline published an article 6:18 PM

Is WWE's Dividend Sustainable?

The company is still paying shareholders even though it's losing money.

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Dankline published an article 12:40 PM

Is Netflix Planning to Take on YouTube?

The digital streaming service is reportedly testing adding short clips on its app.

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Dankline published an article 9:44 AM

Can Microsoft's Cortana Save the Windows Phone?

The company has moved into third place in smartphones, but remains well behind the market leaders.

Mon Sep 8

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Dankline published an article 9:31 AM

Amazon Fire Phone Isn't Going to Succeed With This iPhone Strategy

If people really want something, they will jump through hoops to get it. If they don't, or don't know they do, then making it less available is a bad strategy.

Sat Sep 6

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Dankline published an article 9:05 AM

Keurig 2.0 Can Survive Knockoff K-Cups

The company had hoped to keep unlicensed portion packs off its new 2.0 brewing system.

Thu Sep 4

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Dankline published an article 3:40 PM

Will This Price Cut Make People Buy Xbox One?

Microsoft is offering a one-week promotion that gives buyers a free game when they purchase an Xbox One.

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