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Word’s secret design sizzle: Learn the built-in tools for better-looking documents

Word offers a trove of templates, color schemes and other handy tools to make your documents look surprisingly professional.

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Apple-loyal sales reps get updated CRM in Daylite

Marketcircle has released version 5 of its Daylite CRM application for Mac desktops and iOS devices

Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Posts containing Bitcoin, Obama and other terms were censored by moderators, Reddit says.

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Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube

The company's program works similarly to others offered by Facebook and Twitter.

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With "Baidu Inside," the Chinese firm takes aim at hardware market

The search giant is partnering with hardware vendors to build electronics equipment using its technology

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Was Steve Jobs a jerk? Hiring case questions his character

Plaintiffs say materials such as Walter Isaacson's biography are permissible as evidence. Others call it character assassination.

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Google opens the floodgates for new 'social' ads

Participating businesses can now distribute ads across the Web, which look like Google+ posts.

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Yahoo sales sag with mixed results in ads

The company reported an increase in search revenue, with flat results in display.

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Twitter brings the data back home by acquiring Gnip

Twitter is acquiring longtime data analysis provider Gnip

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Google's Titan drone purchase about more than Internet access

Titan's team will work both with Project Loon and the Google Maps teams

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Google said to be eyeing a boost to encrypted sites in search results

The move, in early discussions, would add a layer of security for Web users.

Rapid Reaction: Businesses unfriend Facebook

Puzzled by Facebook's news feed algorithm some businesses are dropping their presence on the social network in frustration. Zach Miners of IDG News Service breaks it down.

Microsoft ends free custom email domain support for Outlook.com

Start paying for Office 365 if you want to manage email addresses with a personal domain, Microsoft suggests.

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LinkedIn tackles China with a startup approach

The company hopes to grow its China user base to as high as 50 million