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5 ways to digitize your business cards

These tools get contact info where you need it -- on your phone.

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Evernote power tips for email, Post-Its, documents and more

Evernote is more than a digital notepad. Try these tools to see how versatile it can be.

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Google testing new results layout, but does it make ads less obvious?

Google for many users has changed the way it displays advertiser links

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Yahoo gets help from Yelp to fight Google

Yelp user reviews and business information will appear in Yahoo search results.

Microsoft refines Outlook Web App's text editor

The improvements are meant to automate pasting tasks and reduce formatting problems

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Should your Facebook profile influence your credit score? Startups say yes

Two companies using Facebook profiles to generate credit scores, their stands side by side at Cebit, are chasing different customers -- although they are competitors in the trade show's Code_n startup contest.

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Facebook walks on optical networking's wild side

The social network is using technologies that others may take years to adopt

Price, power, privacy: why trust issues should influence your tech purchases

Vendors say they're selling products you can trust. Should you buy their promises, as well as their products?

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Groups ask US FTC to investigate Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp

The proposed deal raises concerns about WhatsApp users' privacy, two groups say.

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Khan Academy to offer free SAT prep

The tools were co-designed with the authors of the new SAT test, which will go back to a 1,600-point scale.

Facebook Messenger arrives for Windows Phone

The app joins other recent additions to the selection on WIndows Phone, including Instagram and Vine

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Mastering Metro apps: 4 ways they can work for you

Even Start menu diehards should give these winners a try.

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Group hug: The future of Microsoft Office is shared and social

No more working in isolation. Your colleagues and the entire wisdom of the web will be there for you when you need it.