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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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Comcast Customer Service Takes a Step in the Right Direction

The company is finally taking concrete steps to treat its subscribers better. It won't be an easy road.

Sun Sep 28

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Is Another Microsoft Xbox One Price Cut in the Offing?

The company has already lowered the base price in Europe and a U.S. cut would make sense.

Fri Sep 26

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3 Reasons Microsoft Corporation's Windows 9 Will Succeed

Windows 8 has been a failure, but the company has seen this pattern before.

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Sprint and T-Mobile Take Their Smartphone Battle to Twitter

John Legere may finally have some competition when it comes to social media.

Thu Sep 25

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Can Netflix Conquer Europe?

The company has launched in six new countries.

Wed Sep 24

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Why It Makes Sense for Apple to Do Away With the Beats Music Brand

The company has denied it, but it looks to be moving to integrate the streaming service into its iTunes brand.

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As the Battle Heats Up Between Amazon and Google, Which Needs the Other More?

Tech companies are often both competitors and partners. For Amazon and Google, the advantages of continuing to work together -- even if they're both working toward hurting the other -- outweigh cons of not doing so.

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3 Reasons the BlackBerry Passport Will Fail

Though the smartphone maker has lost most of its market share, it's still trying to reach consumers.

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Is Sony Betting Its Future on PlayStation 4 and Games?

Not much is going right for the company so it's doubling down on an area which has been doing well.

Tue Sep 23

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Can Offering Amazon Prime Help AT&T Sell Cable Subscriptions?

It's an odd match, but if you look a little between the lines, it might make sense.

Mon Sep 22

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The U.S. Government Is Working Hard to Keep Your Cable Bill High

Proposed rules that would have forced pay TV companies to offer a la carte pricing weren't even voted on.

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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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Here's Why Amazon Inc's Gaming Strategy Is Destined to Fail

The company is taking a different approach to games than its competitors in the space.

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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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Dankline published an article 7:37 PM

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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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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