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10 open-source alternatives for small business software

Forget costly software suites. Take advantage of these free applications to cut your costs and funnel more money into building your business.

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Gimme shelter: Wall Street braces for hurricane season

Heading into the heart of hurricane season 10 months after Sandy slammed the New York metropolitan area, Wall Street has had time to reassess and revamp backup plans.

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NYSE builds business around resilient infrastructure services

After the terrorist strikes of Sept. 11, 2001, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) learned some valuable lessons in keeping a time-sensitive financial trading network alive during a time of crisis.

Analytics company, Brinqa, puts a price on risk

An analytics company is trying a novel approach to evaluating risk: by putting a price on it.

Sorry, libertarians: Bitcoins are currency and can be regulated under U.S. law, says judge

If Bitcoins are the currency of choice for a computerized Wild West, the sheriff in town is trying to impose some order.

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Malware steals Litecoins, Bitcoin's younger sibling

A simple piece of malicious software is circulating that steals Litecoins, a virtual currency based on the Bitcoin system.

California orders the Bitcoin Foundation to stop turning digital dollars into real ones

A foundation created last year to shepherd Bitcoin's software development has received a stern warning from a California financial regulator.

Payleven's chip-and-PIN readers land in Apple's retail stores

Mobile payments startup Payleven has struck a deal that calls for Apple to start selling chip-and-PIN readers in its retail stores across Europe.

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Review: Virtual Piggy makes e-commerce child's play

Virtual Piggy is a free service that allows children to shop online safely and securely. It's relatively easy to use, and allows for plenty of parent-child communication, but it's a bit buggy.

NeatReceipts scanner makes filing a snap

Whether you’re looking to make tax time a little easier, or a giant stack of business cards is threatening to swallow your desk, NeatReceipts can help.