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Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to PC World and Wired, and is a technology columnist for Executive Travel magazine.

Dropbox update eases worries over offline access to business data

New Dropbox APIs mean any app could become a hybrid online/offline system, allowing true access from anywhere, anytime.

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Businesses are loaded with customer information, but unable to act upon it

Business owners think they have a great understanding of their customers, but a new survey shows they're completely clueless.

13 technologies fit for the Founding Fathers

Imagine how it must have been for the Founding Fathers around this time in 1776, when they had to sit down, write, and ratify the Declaration of Independence. Let's give our forefathers a high-tech leg up with these 13 technologies, and let freedom (and even some free products) ring.

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Fake Twitter-follower market is adapting, growing, and getting ever cheaper

The market for buying social media fans is more vibrant than ever, and services designed to detect scammers are proving increasingly useless.

Tablets in bed are damaging sleep and killing productivity

Experts urge consumers to keep phones and iPads out of the bedroom.

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Study: Management blocking IT projects due to rampant "fear"

As IT projects are killed left and right, 8 percent of the workforce insists that the photocopier is out to get them.

Microsoft consolidates startup support activities with Microsoft Ventures

Pssst, want money for your startup? Microsoft would like to speak with you

Trouble with Bitcoin as the government muscles in

Cease-and-desist letters, extreme volatility, asset seizures—it's all in a day's work for the world's most interesting currency.

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Facebook rolls out updated Page Insights

More useful data analytics coming later this summer.

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Today's workers demand flexibility, mobility—and Facebook

The corporate office is dead. Long live Starbucks.

Evernote adds Reminders, extending task-management options

Alarms galore arrive on the must-have app.

The end of Symbian: Nokia ships last handset with the mobile OS

Two years ago, Symbian was still the #1 mobile operating system. What happened?

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Dunkin' Donuts flap proves the power of social media and a cool head in business

Video doesn't lie: When an angry customer took her complaint online, the donut shop came out on top.

Cities search for solution to phone-theft epidemic

With smartphone theft exploding, businesses face extreme risks

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Make your employees happier: Limit multitasking

Over-reliance on digital communications may be impacting job happiness and performance.