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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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France Bans Free Delivery. Will it Hurt Amazon Prime?

The country is trying to protect its local bookstores.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Why Windows Phone Will No Longer Run Android

The company is moving its Android-powered phones to its own Windows 8.1 operating system.

Sat Jul 19

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Microsoft Layoffs Include an End to Original Video Production

The cuts are part of some wide-sweeping changes at the technology giant.

Fri Jul 18

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Aereo Shut Down, But Does It Have a Future as a Cable Company?

The company wants to try again -- this time actually paying for the content it delivers.

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Should Google or Facebook Buy Time Warner With Fox Rebuffed?

The media giant may be for sale after its board turned down an unsolicited offer from Fox.

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Will Amazon Launch a $9.99 All-You-Can-Read Kindle Service?

The offering won't be the first of its kind, but it will be the first from a major book player.

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Why the FCC Extended the Deadline for Public Comment on Net Neutrality

The federal commission has been inundated with responses from people who are against its proposed rules, which would create an internet fast lane.

Thu Jul 17

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Is There Room for YouTube and Yahoo! in Original Video?

The two companies are trying to compete in what has become a very crowded space.

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Does the Comcast Cancellation Call Prove Customer Service Has a $100 Billion Problem?

Comcast is in the news for a bad interaction with a subscriber, but the problem goes deeper than that.

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What the Court Ruling Against Fox in DISH Hopper Case Means for Streaming TV Services

The decision keeps the Dish Hopper online while paving the way for further court battles.

Wed Jul 16

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Why AT&T and Verizon Are to Blame for Expensive Mobile Data

The phone giants -- with an assist from the FCC -- have charged for roaming in a way that makes it hard for other companies to lower prices.

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What Do Microsoft's Layoff Plans Tell Us About Satya Nadella's Vision?

The company looks to be making its largest cuts ever, partially due to redundancies created when it bought Nokia's mobile phone business.

Tue Jul 15

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Why the Cost of Spotify and Other Music Streaming Services Must Increase

People love to stream music, but the current setup does not pay the bills for the music industry.

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Anthony Cumia Fired: Is This the Beginning of the End for SiriusXM?

The satellite radio company faced significant challenges even before severing ties with one of its most popular hosts.

Mon Jul 14

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Why WWE Network's Weak Subscriber Numbers Are a Problem for the Future of Wrestling

The wrestling organization's digital streaming service has not been the immediate success many expected it would be.

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